Features

Forcing Myself To Play Instruments I have No Right Playing: An Interview with Earn

August 14, 2013

Forcing Myself To Play Instruments I have No Right Playing: An Interview with Earn In one way or another, Matthew Sullivan has had a hand in some of the most engaging sounds released over the past decade, be they noise, ambient, drone and everything in-between. Recording solo material most notably as Earn, Privy Seals and Vague Apology, Sullivan traverses howling transmissions of squalling... 

It May Take All Day: An Interview with Birds of Passage

August 12, 2013

It May Take All Day: An Interview with Birds of Passage Few new sound projects are as transfixing as New Zealand poet and musician Alicia Merz’s Birds of Passage oeuvre. Her music, which is defined by a lilting sense of sadness and deeply intimate approach to subject matter, has a sense of wisdom and virtue about it that very few of her peers share,... 

Frozen Piss Sculptures, Lemon Coffee, and Yogurt Language: An Interview with Èlg

August 8, 2013

Frozen Piss Sculptures, Lemon Coffee, and Yogurt Language: An Interview with Èlg Following his 2008 release, Tout Ploie (Kraak/S-S Records), which featured a highly psychedelicized update on the French pop stylings of Serge Gainsbourg and Bridgette Fontaine & Areski, Èlg (a.k.a. Laurent Gerard) set off in a new direction. Informed by his work in Reines d’Angleterre and Opéra Mort... 

Never Surrender Forever: A Sip From The Juiceboxxx

August 2, 2013

Never Surrender Forever: A Sip From The Juiceboxxx The last time I spoke with Juiceboxxx, he was prepping his debut LP, I Don’t Wanna Go Into The Darkness, and raising funds for his dream project, the Thunder Zone Energy Drink. In order to encourage donations, JB offered different perks for various levels of money donated, from a free download to a... 

A Man Who Would Come Here of His Own Free Will: Sin-Eater Festival, June 21st – 23rd Ratlinghope, Shropshire, UK

August 1, 2013

A Man Who Would Come Here of His Own Free Will: Sin-Eater Festival, June 21st – 23rd Ratlinghope, Shropshire, UK “I give easement and rest now to thee, dear man. Come not down the lanes or in our meadows. And for thy peace I pawn my own soul. Amen.”  — The Sin-Eater’s Prayer Ratlinghope is not an easy place to find. A hamlet (not even that) in deepest Shropshire, just a few miles from the Welsh...