Posts tagged with "Brad Rose"

Of Making Deliberate Music: A Line in the Sand project

December 4, 2014

Of Making Deliberate Music: A Line in the Sand project To think that A Line in the Sand – one of the year’s more ambitious and noteworthy projects headed up by core musicians Nathan McLaughlin, Joe Houpert, Josh Mason, and Cody Yantis – all started because of a surplus of empty tape cases lying around seems somewhat comical, but the creative spark... 

Charlatan – “Nightmaring”

August 12, 2014

Charlatan – “Nightmaring” With Local Agent, his fourth LP as Charlatan, Brad Rose launches deep into the sci-fi sonics and futuristic anxieties he’s obsessed over for years, both figuratively (in the darkly celestial tinges of his endless catalog under various guises and in the Digitalis imprint’s rewarding din) and literally... 

Charlatan – Night Circus

July 21, 2014

Charlatan – Night Circus Night Circus is an apt title for this, the glitchy noises and far-out electronics hinting at a world that’s familiar yet slightly off from the sights and sounds we know so well. The title track exemplifies this mood the best, with samples that sound as if they’ve been pasted together to... 

Hedonism, Recorders, and Kids’ Songs: Bobby’s Year-end Feature

January 20, 2014

Hedonism, Recorders, and Kids’ Songs: Bobby’s Year-end Feature 2013 had quite a few memorable moments for me, musically. In October, I was given the honor of stepping in as Decoder’s Blog Editor, a position that only cemented my understanding of the undeniable wit, uncanny ear, and impeccable writing style lent from the writers of Decoder. Aside from that,... 

Indian Weapons, ‘Messiah’

July 1, 2013

Indian Weapons, ‘Messiah’ Sunshine Ltd., 5/17/2013 Describing an ambient/noise tape in six-hundred words can be a daunting task, especially when the writer is still attempting to understand the genre. This spring’s Debacle Fest really helped me understand how this type of community and its music works — and sometimes doesn’t... 

“Letter” from an Editor

May 2, 2013

“Letter” from an Editor When I started writing about music several years ago, I was still wrestling with a complex against documenting things I enjoyed. That never seemed like enough reason. As a consequence, I may draw too close a line between frustration and motivation; frustration sometimes being a big part of what motivates...