11.28.12: Top 25 Cassettes Of 2012

Here is the Tabs Out Top 25 of 2012. Like any year-end list, it’s not perfect. Some tapes didn’t make the cut because none of us picked them up. Or we just totally spaced on them and forgot. Either way, here is. There are links to all of the labels that released these jams. Please, please, please check them out and grip up what ya can!

#1 Bastian Void “Fluorescent Bells” (Field Hymns)
#2 V/A “Duets” compilation (Tranquility)
#3 Brett Naucke “Home By Now” (Field Studies)
#4 Grasshopper “The Day America Forgot” (SicSic)
#5 Crystal Palace “Spirit Quest” (Rotifer)
#6 Colored Mushroom And The Medicine Rocks “Sunshine Units” (Wagon)
#7 V/A “Inscriptions Vol.2” compilation (Sacred Phrases)
#8 Lace Bows “Pollen Futures” (Hooker Vision)
#9 J.D. Emmanuel “Peaceful Kingdom Concert 1982” (Sonic Meditations)
#10 Quiet Evenings / Former Selves split (Constellation Tatsu)
#11 Quintron “Singing House Demo Vol.1” (Spirit Candle)
#12 Voder Deth Squad “II” (SicSic)
#13 Jonathan James Carr “Well Tempered Ignorance” (Field Hymns)
#14 Tearist “Purple Video” (Nostilevo)
#15 Run DMT / Tracey Trance split (C.G.I.Friday)
#16 Aaron Dilloway “Tractor Cuts” (Robert & Leopold)
#17 The Aleph s/t (Tape Drift)
#18 Quicksails / Head Boggle split (Discriminate Bonus Series)
#19 Rambutan “Typhoon Shapes” (Cae-Sur-A)
#20 Mark Bradley / No Mind Meditation split (Goldtimers)
#21 Bil Vermette “Archives I” (Field Studies)
#22 Rust Worship “Deposit Of Despondency” (Tape Drift)
#23 Caldera Lakes “Live At Ogden Theatre” (Dokuro)
#24 Steve Kenney “Dawn Widow” (Imminent Frequencies)
#25 Developer / Moth Cock split (A Soundesign Recording)

tranquility-150x150Episode #16 | 12.08.12 | Bastion Void, Blues Control, Pleasure Island, Super Minerals, Cenote Glow, Thou, Liveshitbingepurge, Former Selves, Red Red Ruby, Jonathan James Carr, Mike Shiflet, and an interview with Ryan McGill (Afterlife) and Franklin Teagle (Afterlife & Tranquilty Tapes) [Play] [Download right click/save]

Tranquility Tapes Sampler | Thoughts On Air, Imperial Topaz, Event Cloak, Confused Kundalini, Andreas Brandal, Glass House, Big Sky, Subtle Body, Ghostrider, Afterlife [Download]

Episode #15 | 11.13.12 | THEMED EPISODE: The Body | Lungwash, Vestigial Limb, Torture Corpse, Original Tongues, Spine Scavenger, Reverse Mouth, Controlled Bleeding, Bones of Seabirds, Melvins, Wet Fur, Second Family Band, Nova Scotian Arms, and Hair Police [Play] [Download right click/save]

Episode #14 | 10.16.12 | The Subtraction, Cutts, Erotic Pots, Swung, Matthew Akers, Derek Rogers & Hashem Assadullahi, Kplr, Quintron, Afterlife, Rambutan, Arabian Blade, Uneven Universe, Bermuda Link, Josh Lay, Neckhold, and Sam Goldberg [Play] [Download right click/save]

Episode #13 | 10.06.12 | Hive Mind, Drainolith, Mark Lord, Red Electric Rainbow, Greg Davis, Calypso Borealis, Kevin Greenspon, Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk, Bil Vermette, Circuit Wound, and an interview with Kevin Greenspon. [Play] [Download right click/save]

Episode #12 | 09.09.12 | Social Drag, Shroud of Winter, Doglady, DJ Ludes, Horaflora, Consessionaires, Hunted Creatures, Crystal Palace, John Weise, and Zen Body [Play] [Download right click/save]

Episode #11 | 08.05.12 | VOICE OF THE VALLEY EPISODE | Tusco Terror, Leslie Keffer, Moth Cock, Sword Heaven, Emeralds, Bee Mask, Night Burger, Trogpite, Grasshopper, and an interview with Stoney & Nathan Bowers of Tusco Embassy. [Play] [Download right click/save]

Episode #10 | 07.22.12 | Mass Ornaments, Nick Forte, Christopher Merritt, Run DMT, Terco Wrecker, James Fella, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, Levial Mana, Droughter, Miracle Blues, Dirty Hole, and Kevin Greenspon [Play] [Download right click/save]

Episode #9 | 07.07.12 | Revelation Blitz, Tearist, Sunwatcher, Soloing Over Alanis Morissette, Rust Worship, Tendrills, Skeleton Warrior, Ophibre, Bedroom, McCord, Loopool, and Mutant Ape [Play] [Download right click/save]

Episode #8 | 06.16.12 | Noise Altar, Hvide Sejl, Olymphia, Sean McCann & Greg Manata, Quicksails, Cremation Lily, Pork Lion, 2673, Jason Crumer, Smokey Emery, Caldera Lakes, Hostage Pageant, and M. Geddes Gengras [Play] [Download right click/save]