♫♪  Tabs Out: Laser Focus #8 - Digitalis Recordings

Tabs Out is an all-cassette podcast that’s been documenting the prolific tape underground with joyful obsession and humorous expertise since 2012. Tiny Mix Tapes has teamed with Tabs Out for a show called Laser Focus, in which tape aficionados/fetishists Mike Haley, Dave Doyen, and Joe B hone in on a specific label or artist. Check out the archive here.


If you are a fan of experimental tape labels or experimental sounds in general, then chances are you won’t need much of an introduction to Digitalis and its founder Brad Rose. The long-enduring label has been a linchpin around these parts for over a decade, releasing some of the most dazzling LPs, CDs, and cassettes by a wide array of artists, from Pulse Emitter and Jerry Paper to Tom Carter and Keith Fullerton Whitman, and back again. With his history of releasing a massive amount of magnetic tape upon the world and writing about them for both FACT and his now-defunct Foxy D site (which has since been spun off into Decoder), it’s safe to say that Brad Rose is a champion of the format. So it just made sense for us to give him a call to talk about his label, beer, and poop (a.k.a. The Trinity).

Tapes included:

- Giant Claw “Tunnel Mind”
- William Selman “Chaîne Opératoire”
- Transfixed Movement “Stagnant Progressions”
- Analog Concept “Air Rings Vol. 2”
- Ant’lrd & Gardener split
- Joshua Davison “Return To The Origin Of The Cosmos”

Digitalis founder Brad Rose

Cover art for Brad Rose’s novella, “The Solatarium”

• Digitalis Recordings: http://digitalisindustries.com
• Digitalis Recordings: https://soundcloud.com/foxydigitalis

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