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Magnetic Adventures: Out to Lunch with Constellation Tatsu

September 27, 2013

Magnetic Adventures: Out to Lunch with Constellation Tatsu Constellation Tatsu is an Oakland-based cassette label whose varied releases in a prolific catalog share one thing in common: adventure. San Luis Obispo transplant Steven Ramsey churns out his releases in batches, and on the digital copies of these analog gems, the genre tag “Adventurous” is a testament... 

Techno, Art, and Arcology: Inside the World of Huerco S.

September 19, 2013

Techno, Art, and Arcology: Inside the World of Huerco S. The sounds emanating from Huerco S.’s debut LP, Colonial Patterns, draw you toward the interior of a decaying warehouse, inexplicably tucked away in a forgotten corner of a dark, expansive wilderness. This makes more sense when you meet Brian Leeds, the man behind the music. This is not to say that... 

Escaping The Kosmische Ghetto: An Interview with Arp

September 17, 2013

Escaping The Kosmische Ghetto: An Interview with Arp Currently residing in New York City, Alexis Georgopoulos spent a fair amount of his early career charting out mutant noise-funk and tech-dance sounds with Bay Area groovers Tussle. Since leaving that band in the winter of 2006/2007, Georgopoulos dove head first into a slew of heady, rhythmic-focused... 

Live Report: Motor VII featuring Pete Swanson, Goodwin, Black Hat, & Mood Organ & The Lo-Fi (8/29/13)

September 5, 2013

Live Report: Motor VII featuring Pete Swanson, Goodwin, Black Hat, & Mood Organ & The Lo-Fi (8/29/13) An off-shoot of Seattle’s Debacle Records, MOTOR is a bi-monthly showcase of local electronic talents, which focuses on five current core members, including Samuel Melancon, Andrew Lench, Jayson Kochan, Jonathan James Carr, and Timm Mason. While each of the five core members perform and DJ during... 

Devotion Actualizes: A Look at Silent Land Time Machine and Indian Queen Records

September 4, 2013

Devotion Actualizes: A Look at Silent Land Time Machine and Indian Queen Records I’ve been thinking a lot lately about devotion. Never mind why. People seem to decide to become devoted to something, and then they are. It doesn’t make sense at first, like when two of your friends decide to get married way younger than everyone else thinks they should and people quietly wonder...