Septic-tank-prog roadtrips, poop jokes written backwards, a literal anvil. The Oregon-based composer, multimedia artist, instructor and champion of friendship discusses three important albums.
Battling the beast of boredom, choosing the bloodstream over the live stream, being cooler than Santa Claus. The Portland-based abstract sound musician discusses three important albums. Daniel’s picks: Alvin Lucier – Music On A Long Thin Wire Die Kreuzen – S/T Diamanda Galás – Litanies Of Satan Daniel’s wonderful new
BANDCAMP. INDEX: 1: 15 August 2018 2: 16 August 2018 3: 23 August 2018 4: 5 September 2018 1: 15 August 2018 I struggle to think of this as the final Black Spirituals album as a duo, given that I’ve always visualised their music as eschewing the notion of
Seattle’s Nordra is constantly transforming. Throbbing electronics collapse into dismally prophetic horns; into voice under digital stutter; into sludge guitar unmoored from percussive drive. These mutations are not just the product of mastery – Monika Khot has an incredible knack for extracting serenity from catastrophe, or resolution from ambiguity, or
Every time I listen to Surfacing, I fall for Faith Coloccia’s voice that little bit more. Those melodies aren’t as simple as they first seem. She wields gravity and balance to carry one note into the next, riding vocal swoops into updrafts of momentum and holding tones for
I first heard improvisatory duo Black Spirituals (based in the Bay Area and Atwater, CA) after picking up their incredible “Of Deconstruction” record last year. As the below interview will illustrate, both have a fascinating means of understanding and articulating sound, as well as the way in which sound connects