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Tabs Out | Rene J Nunez – Poems E on Magnetic Tape

Rene J Nunez – Poems E on Magnetic Tape 5.19.20 by Tony Lien No Rent Records is possibly the most prolific label I can think of. By the time I received this tape in my “to-review” box, they had already released eight other albums. At the time of finally writing this piece, they are up […]

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Tabs Out | Modal Zork – Klog Borp

Modal Zork – Klog Borp 5.6.20 by Tony Lien Modal Zork is the sole moniker of Jojo Nanez – weirdo synth extraordinaire. His work, if you are so far unfamiliar, is highly-defined and concept driven – his various releases documenting alien worlds and their colorful denizens through the expert utilization of hardware synths and effect-drenched […]

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Tabs Out | Concrete Colored Paint – Through a Lens

Concrete Colored Paint – Through a Lens 4.8.20 by Tony Lien Orb Tapes has been experiencing exponential growth in variety and scope since its founding in 2015. With releases that span from experimental metal to lost recordings of legendary Sun Ra, it’s obvious that with each venture into new sonic territory the label remains true […]

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Tabs Out | Cop Funeral – Hot Lonely Singles

Cop Funeral – Hot Lonely Singles 3.23.20 by Tony Lien It’s always interesting to explore the discographies of label owners’ personal work. This is especially true when it comes to the music of Josh Tabbia – who releases music as Cop Funeral and co-runs the prolific (and ultra-diverse) label Already Dead Tapes. I’ve been a […]

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Tabs Out | New Batch – Garden Portal

New Batch – Garden Portal 3.12.20 by Tony Lien Northern Minnesota is a frozen wasteland six months out of the year, so even the mention of Garden Portal (and the moderate wintertime temperatures of Georgia – where the label is ran from) is enough to slap a wistful smile on my face. Imagine, then, how […]

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