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The Whimsical and Grotesque Tape Manipulations of Cal Fish

July 25, 2017

The Whimsical and Grotesque Tape Manipulations of Cal Fish Over the last decade or so, the affordability of cassettes has made them into more and more widely appealing medium for a slew of independent labels and artists. Producing cassettes remains an extremely cheap alternative to vinyl, though CD-R imprints often take the cake for craftiness and inexpensive... 

Songwriting Like a 9–5: Erin Osmon on Jason Molina

July 20, 2017

Songwriting Like a 9–5: Erin Osmon on Jason Molina In 2008, just after completing the final studio album he would ever record, Jason Molina wrote a long message on his Blackberry to a friend asking for songwriting advice. His first piece of guidance began: “Wake up one hour earlier than usual. Don’t fuck around with this hour. Have a glass of water... 

Suzanne Ciani: The Emotion of Sound

July 6, 2017

Suzanne Ciani: The Emotion of Sound Suzanne Ciani has been on the electronic music frontlines since the seventies. A prominent figure on the West Coast, Ciani worked with Don Buchla as he developed his legendary Buchla modular music systems. Instantly enamored with its sonic possibilities, she became an expert in designing modular patches,...