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Swallowed Up Like an Atom: An Interview with Boduf Songs

June 20, 2013

Swallowed Up Like an Atom: An Interview with Boduf Songs The February release of Boduf Songs‘ fifth full-length – the expansive, multifaceted Burnt Up on Re-Entry from London’s Latitudes imprint – saw Mat Sweet build upon the relative accessibility offered by its 2010 predecessor This Alone Above All Else in Spite of Everything whilst maintaining... 

Playing Buried Music: An Interview with Lee Noble

June 17, 2013

Playing Buried Music: An Interview with Lee Noble Following a slew of cassette and LP releases on Bathetic Records, Moon Glyph, bumtapes, Sweat Lodge Guru, Deep Tapes, Hands in the Dark, Tape Drift, A Beard of Snails, Existential Cloth, and a floppy disc for Oral Traditions, Lee Noble has certainly built a name within the DIY music scene. Currently... 

Going Gonzo with Duck Dive

June 12, 2013

Going Gonzo with Duck Dive Indonesian musician Duck Dive creates a hypnotic sort of music that eschews the usual traditions of songwriting. It is tempting to label the music as “experimental,” but that takes away from how natural the sound feels like. It’s a free-flowing sonic exploration of tinkling synthesizer sounds,... 

In the Lab with Chemical Tapes: An Interview with Rob Gibson

June 11, 2013

In the Lab with Chemical Tapes: An Interview with Rob Gibson One of the most interesting and worthwhile labels to emerge in recent times is surely Chemical Tapes. Look at their catalogue and you will notice not only a roster of gifted artists (Tidal, Benge, Machinefabriek to name just a few), but also an aesthetic sense of design that is both unadorned and beautiful,... 

Essay: A Case for Experimental Music

June 7, 2013

Essay: A Case for Experimental Music We come into this world knowing nothing, feeling everything. All stimuli are new, the whole world an ever-expanding source of wordless wonder. Then the world is explained away, its possibilities bounded by logic, and some of the magic is lost. But sometimes we hear a new sound, or see a new sight, and... 

Serious Sauce Back in Bizniss: An Interview with Andy Todryk of MJMJ Records

June 6, 2013

Serious Sauce Back in Bizniss: An Interview with Andy Todryk of MJMJ Records After a nearly two year hiatus, the Serious Sauce series from MJMJ Records is back. The third installment in the label’s “beat tape series” is the combined debut effort from Minneapolis producers Psymun and Damacha. The mixtape is a delightfully harmonious mix of instrumental hip-hop merged and...