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Cream Juice and the Conversation: A Moment with Man Feelings

October 24, 2013

Cream Juice and the Conversation: A Moment with Man Feelings I’m sitting in an upscale coffee shop that once employed me, albeit only for a week, listening to some of the most frantic music I’ve ever let myself indulge in, a bit of duo virtuosity going by the, may I say it, stomach-turning moniker Cream Juice. When I write about albums I like to have... 

Finding an Artistic Center: An Interview with Jon DeRosa

October 22, 2013

Finding an Artistic Center: An Interview with Jon DeRosa It’s a sunny late afternoon in Berlin. Industrial trucks are delivering packages and furniture, children are playing variations on pat-a-cake in the street, and young professionals are returning home from work on their bicycles. Wild at Heart, the mainstay alternative music club in the Kreuzberg district,... 

Coast-to-Coast with Palmbomen

October 17, 2013

Coast-to-Coast with Palmbomen Prior to a few summers ago, Kai Hugo had never been to America. The Dutch producer, better known as Palmbomen, grew up longing for a tropical environment. Palmbomen means “palm trees” in Dutch, a species that’s (not surprisingly) non-existent in his hometown. The music Kai releases... 

In Other Worlds, In Other Places, In Other Times: An Interview with Lieven Martens Moana

October 15, 2013

In Other Worlds, In Other Places, In Other Times: An Interview with Lieven Martens Moana Lieven Martens Moana is of many worlds. He projects to the sea, as a two legged marine mammal, searching for the most mysterious of sounds lingering in the secret depths of Earth’s crevasse. On land, he finds the winged sounds of both flight and wind, breeze grazing gently and palpably into his... 

I Am A Mirror: Partikel III, An Interview with Nordvargr

October 8, 2013

I Am A Mirror: Partikel III, An Interview with Nordvargr Henrik “Nordvargr” Bjorkk and Japanese noise master Merzbow (Masami Akita) are both incredibly prolific artists whose experimental audacity sends them smashing through genre boundaries and making monuments out of the rubble. In the recent Partikel trilogy from Cold Spring Records, their genre-bending... 

A Night Drive with Daniel Avery

October 4, 2013

A Night Drive with Daniel Avery Picture a dark, empty highway after midnight. You’re behind the wheel and the only things guiding you are your headlights. You’re either alone or with a friend in the passenger seat… but nobody is speaking. This very situation is the formula for a one-of-a-kind introspective trip....