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Side-by-Side: Metaphysical Circuits’ May Batch

May 29, 2014

Side-by-Side: Metaphysical Circuits’ May Batch Jeffrey Scott Mathews’ Roman Ego leads off the new Metaphysical Circuits triptych with Three Pillars Forming, an all-too-brief set of densely elegiac synth suites that haunt the psyche well after the tape’s end. Broken out into a series of nine miniatures of grim but bright kosmische musik,... 

Side-by-Side: Hausu Mountain’s Mugen Series, Vol. 5-8

May 22, 2014

Side-by-Side: Hausu Mountain’s Mugen Series, Vol. 5-8 Chicago oddity outhouse Hausu Mountain has had a hell of a year, highlighted/underlined/bolded by a string of the label’s strongest outings yet, with entries from Black Hat, Lockbox, Sugarm, William Selman, Moth Cock, and a Jerry Paper/Andy Boay split. HausMo now returns rather swiftly with another... 

Downloads For Development: An Interview with David Bleckley of Community Voice International

May 20, 2014

Downloads For Development: An Interview with David Bleckley of Community Voice International When you explore musical traditions anywhere in the world, at least one prevailing pattern will become clear: people will make use of whatever resources they have to share music with each other. Can’t afford a guitar?—Build your own! No internet access?—Record on cassettes! Second only to basic... 

An Interview With Holly Overton of Juniper Rising

May 14, 2014

An Interview With Holly Overton of Juniper Rising Brooklyn’s Juniper Rising are making waves lately with their ingenious and individual take on an idea so fresh and new, it’s shocking it hasn’t been done already (or at least not as well): combine today’s garage rock ‘n’ roll with a vibrant streak of the greatest country music. As... 

Acoustic Anomalies and Other Phenomena: The Music of Marcus Rubio

May 9, 2014

Acoustic Anomalies and Other Phenomena: The Music of Marcus Rubio I first came across Marcus Rubio’s work through his collaborative release Only the Imprint of an Echo Remains with poet and Kendra Steiner Editions label head, Bill Shute. Rubio used select spoken word pieces read by Shute as the raw materials for his electronic compositions that found him manipulating...