Review: Phil Maguire – ijzer en staal

Analogic drone design / the chemical dance of iron and steel production.

Crucial Listening #74: Yuko Araki

Thrash at the rehearsal room, transcending cheap music, collapsing nature and artifice. The analog noise artist discusses three important albums.

Review: Derek Piotr – Making And Then Unmaking

Folk tradition and the eternally searching self.

Review: Hannya White – No Preview

Giddy love songs for splayed electronic presets.

Crucial Listening #73: Chris Corsano + Bill Orcutt

The opposite of politeness, sucky sucky bloodsuckers, ego destruction on the subway. The two improvisatory collaborators discuss their important albums.

Review: MUSIC RESEARCH STRATEGIES – Eleven Postures

Sudden tumbles and harnessed echoes, in a beautiful set of percussive improvisations by Marshall Trammell.

Crucial Listening #72: Ka Baird

Snot-caked pants, wild banshee shit, the cadence and emphasis of Robert Ashley. The New York-based composer and multi-instrumentalist discusses three important albums.

Review: Kumi Takahara – See-through

Fragments of memory and narrative for piano, strings and voice.

Review Machinefabriek – With Drums

40+ drummers in collision.

Crucial Listening #71: Sarah Feldman

12 seconds of Stockhausen, high-altitude Frank Ocean, the brilliance of SOPHIE. The Vancouver-based composer and music educator discusses three important albums.