Crucial Listening #102: Biliana Voutchkova

Photo by Francis Malapris

Crucial Listening #101: Stefano Pilia

Photo by Matilde Piazzi

Crucial Listening #100: Yiorgis Sakellariou

Review: Beast Nest – Sicko

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.


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.

Review: ex.sses – RELIC

A lattice of paradoxes. No-directional black hole rhythms.

Crucial Listening #70: Paul Nataraj

Sitting in a room, Hip Hop Connections, looking for a breadfruit tree. The Blackburn-based artist, radio DJ, podcast producer and lecturer discusses three important albums.

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