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Automatic writing, hypnosis and loss: FACT meets Drag City’s LA dreamer Jessica Pratt
Automatic writing, hypnosis and loss: FACT meets Drag City’s LA dreamer Jessica Pratt
Words by Maya Kalev •  31st January 2015 • No Comments
“I like how there's room for people to make their own interpretations and for things to remain mysterious. “That’s always been my experience with music. You colour in things in the same w [...]
“There is no gender, no colour and no genre”: Dawn Richard on her groundbreaking new album <I>Blackheart</i>
“There is no gender, no colour and no genre”: Dawn Richard on her groundbreaking new album Blackheart
Words by Daniel Montesinos-Donaghy •  30th January 2015 • 
The first words on Dawn Richard's sophomore album are an admission: "I thought I'd lost it all." Her vocals are spare, echoing slowly into blank space; the intonation of that line simultaneousl [...]
Articulating the instrumental: an interview with drone trailblazer Noveller
Articulating the instrumental: an interview with drone trailblazer Noveller
Words by Ned Raggett •  28th January 2015 • 
“You said NOV-ell-er. I pronounce it No-VELL-er." “You said NOV-ell-er. I pronounce it No-VELL-er. It doesn't have any specific meaning outside of something that appealed to me at the time. [...]
“It’s the first project where I’ve felt like I needed to say something”: FACT meets Steve Spacek
“It’s the first project where I’ve felt like I needed to say something”: FACT meets Steve Spacek
Words by Laurent Fintoni •  27th January 2015 • 
“It was just an amazing time. A time of experiencing things with no preconceptions, with a real innocence.” Steve White, the singer and producer known as Steve Spacek, is reminiscing about  [...]
“Making mistakes is the most exciting thing you can do”: Andy Stott tears up the rulebook once more
“Making mistakes is the most exciting thing you can do”: Andy Stott tears up the rulebook once more
Words by John Twells •  12th January 2015 • 
“I used to do everything just on the computer,” Andy Stott tells me, from his recently-built home studio in Manchester. Stott has been through a number of metamorphoses throughout the years [...]
Dancing on the volcano: Felix Kubin remembers the home-taping teens who sparked Germany’s new wave
Dancing on the volcano: Felix Kubin remembers the home-taping teens who sparked Germany’s new wave
Words by Chal Ravens •  6th January 2015 • 
In the early 1980s, a scattered network of West German teenagers armed with four-track tape recorders, knackered drum machines and the noisiest objects they could find in their parents' basements  [...]
Don’t Fear The Reaper: Panda Bear faces death on his most ambitious album yet
Don’t Fear The Reaper: Panda Bear faces death on his most ambitious album yet
Words by Aimee Cliff •  5th January 2015 • 
“I think there’s something inherently exciting in that search to understand something, to learn something,” says Noah Lennox, aka Panda Bear. “I’d rather make a lunge for something and  [...]
We Been Ready: Inside the global resurgence of Baltimore club
We Been Ready: Inside the global resurgence of Baltimore club
Words by Chris Kelly •  18th December 2014 • 
Until recently, Baltimore club was thought dead and buried, one of the first casualties of the blog-buzz cycle. But with Jersey club lighting up festivals and clubs in the US and abroad, its Balti [...]
Sun Ra, blunts and hip hop: Ras G on creativity, rappers and the importance of record shops
Sun Ra, blunts and hip hop: Ras G on creativity, rappers and the importance of record shops
Words by Laurent Fintoni •  13th December 2014 • 
In the Amharic language Ras means head and has since become an Ethiopian title for prince or chief. Used by countless artists in the past decades to denote a spiritual affiliation with the Rast [...]
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