Tabs Out | Jeff Brown – Forgive The Trespass

Jeff Brown – Forgive The Trespass 9.23.20 by Tony Lien Jeff Brown – not only one of Seattle’s ambient heroes, but also a thoughtful music journalist – is back with a free-floating electric 12-string excursion that certainly shimmers and expands with the best of the genre.  As it often goes with longform ambient pieces, I’m […]

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Tabs Out | Kil Gore Trout – Sound Experiments For Reel To Reel Tape

Kil Gore Trout – Sound Experiments For Reel To Reel Tape 6.29.20 by Tony Lien Though I was already intrigued by the homage to Kurt Vonnegut’s fictional alter ego, I was sold by the fact that “Sound Experiments For Reel to Reel Tape” by Kil Gore Trout was recently released on tape via Fargo, ND […]

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Tabs Out | Reflex Condition – Unknown Restraints

Reflex Condition – Unknown Restraints 0.0.20 by Tony Lien As far as UK labels go, it’s hard to talk about the experimental cassette scene without mentioning Third Kind Records. Going on seven years since its founding in 2013, owner/operator Nicholas Langley has continuously been able to curate a catalog that satisfies just about any taste […]

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Tabs Out | Butoh Sonics – Annihilate this Memory

Butoh Sonics – Annihilate this Memory 5.22.20 by Tony Lien Check out this bio description from Bandcamp regarding music collective Butoh Sonics:  “Phantasmagoria of sound sculpture, electronics, guitar debris & dance theater. Post-futurist clangor, dada/ambient improvisions and enchromatic jazz. Throw off the yoke of anxiety and oppression, embrace sonic sensorial immersion! Join with the eternal […]

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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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