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Live Report: Panabrite, Midday Veil and Master Musicians of Bukkake @ Chop Suey (7/18/13)

July 24, 2013

Live Report: Panabrite, Midday Veil and Master Musicians of Bukkake @ Chop Suey (7/18/13) The small bar/show space at Seattle’s Chop Suey played host to a trio of local artists, two of which were celebrating the release of their respective records. An eclectic lineup on paper, Midday Veil, Master Musicians of Bukkake, and Panabrite offered their own unique blends of experimental, ambient,... 

Side-by-Side: The Latest Works of Cody Yantis

July 24, 2013

Side-by-Side: The Latest Works of Cody Yantis Colorado artist Cody Yantis has been developing a distinctive sort of primarily guitar-based composition over the past few years. His 2011 debut LP, Kerning (Blackest Rainbow), showed him exploring a more drone-centered take on Loren Connors-style guitar meditations, fleshing out his sound with subtle... 

Did Somebody Mention Patchouli? An Interview with Glen Steenkiste of Hellvete

July 22, 2013

Did Somebody Mention Patchouli? An Interview with Glen Steenkiste of Hellvete I remember that glorious day as if it had been yesterday. Surprisingly, the heat was oppressive in the moderate climate of Eugene, Oregon. As droplets of perspiration fell from my forehead to the ground, I decided to play some files that my Turkish friend had sent me. Een Duvelse Zak Is Nooit Gevuld,... 

No Thinking, All Feeling: An Interview with Cooper Crain of Bitchin Bajas

July 16, 2013

No Thinking, All Feeling: An Interview with Cooper Crain of Bitchin Bajas Cooper Crain records sprawling synth and guitar-based drone music as Bitchin Bajas, a Chicago-based project that recently grew from a solo side-project into a full trio. Dedicated to “all the experimental tape pioneers before” the band, Bitchitronics, following the decidedly upbeat Krausened... 

Bringing Back the Beat: An Interview with Adamantios Kafetzis of Teranga Beat

July 11, 2013

Bringing Back the Beat: An Interview with Adamantios Kafetzis of Teranga Beat Teranga Beat is a relatively new Dakar-based record label that specializes in rare recordings from Senegal and Gambia. I had a chat with the founder, record collector cum archivist Adamantios Kafetzis, who runs the label, sometimes from his hometown, Athens, Greece. Diego Aguilar: First off, thanks... 

Auris Apothecary’s Nintendo Soundtracks

July 8, 2013

Auris Apothecary’s Nintendo Soundtracks Beginning in January 2011 with the soundtrack to The Legend of Zelda and wrapping up in June with Contra, Bloomington, IN-based imprint Auris Apothecary issued its first batch of Nintendo soundtrack bootleg on cassette, an impressive cache of sentimental new objects for the intersection of the music... 

Our True North Strong and Free: An Interview with Weird Canada

July 2, 2013

Our True North Strong and Free: An Interview with Weird Canada Canada is a relatively enormous country, though it has only a fraction of the population of the United States. Despite its large size and far-flung metropolitan areas with not much in between, there is a fertile experimental/DIY music and arts culture in the “Great White North.” Up until... 

The Holistic Tape Basket

July 1, 2013

The Holistic Tape Basket First off, to everyone that’s been with us since the site relaunched earlier this year, we wanted to let you know how much your “attendance” has been appreciated. We’re new to the format, but the writers that have joined us and the readers to jump onboard since then have made...