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He Is Not Appreciated: Two Books on The Fall by Clinton Krute
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In the wake of Mark E. Smith’s passing, two recent releases—Excavate!: The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall and Slang King: M.E.S on Stage 1977–2013—chronicle the legacy of The Fall.

He Is Not Appreciated: Two Books on The Fall by Clinton Krute
horiozontal, black-and-white headshot of The Fall's Mark E. Smith. He takes up the right half of the frame and looks off to the right with his lips pursed.

In the wake of Mark E. Smith’s passing, two recent releases—Excavate!: The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall and Slang King: M.E.S on Stage 1977–2013—chronicle the legacy of The Fall.

Camilo Restrepo’s Los Conductos by Clinton Krute
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Camilo Restrepo’s debut feature, Los Conductos, traces the wanderings of a wiry mendigo named Pinky, in a sepulchral unnamed city.

Becoming Peter Ivers by Clinton Krute
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The life of mutant-pop songwriter Peter Ivers was really something.

David Behrman’s Music With Memory by Clinton Krute
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We often think of music as flowing from memory or being committed to memory. Music With Memory—the title of a new LP of three ’80s-era performances of works by the composer David Behrman—implies some conversation and interplay between the two. 

Albert Serra’s The Death of Louis XIV by Clinton Krute
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From deep within Louis XIV’s billowing gray afro—more a cloud than a sun—the once lively eyes of Jean-Pierre Léaud gaze out vacantly. Over the course of Serra’s simultaneously tedious and fascinating film, Léaud’s Sun King drifts and snoozes through his remaining days in a state of almost catatonic nonchalance, occasionally stopping to doff his hat or eat a fig to the great applause of courtiers.

Terry Allen by Clinton Krute
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“Making music work to the lyric, and making the lyric work to the note.”

Trees, Grass, & Collectivist Rock by Clinton Krute
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Träd, Gräs och Stenar and the democratizing power of the riff.

Andrew Blauvelt’s Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia by Clinton Krute
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What began as an art project with the overt purpose of confronting and confounding “straight” society ended up as something resembling a pro football game for people on psychedelics, and nearly as profitable.

Alasdair Roberts by Clinton Krute
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The Glasgow-based singer just released a self-titled album of music rooted in and pushing Scottish folk traditions. With Krute, he touches on individuation, syncretism, and the risks of nationalism.

Joshua Abrams & Nathan Bowles by Clinton Krute
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Memory, texture, and tradition.

Looking Back at 2014 #5
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Selections by Deana Lawson, C. Spencer Yeh, Andrew Bourne, Orit Gat, Clinton Krute, and Brian Evenson.

Numero Group’s Music from the Mountain Provinces by Clinton Krute
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The allure of “ethnomusicological” records is, for me, only partially derived from their exoticism. 

David Kilgour & Robert Scott by Clinton Krute
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The Clean, The Heavy Eights, The Bats, and smoking hash with Alex Chilton.

Mike Cooper & Steve Gunn by Clinton Krute
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Blues, free improvisation, Portugal, and the abstract truth.

Bill Orcutt’s Gerty Loves Pussy by Clinton Krute
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Composed of the first line of every review on the first four pages of a google search return for “Bill Orcutt, review,” accessed on Wednesday, February 4, 2014.

Matías Piñeiro by Clinton Krute
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Matías Piñeiro makes intricate films that play with literature, history and language. His Shakespearean Viola opens on July 12 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center alongside a retrospective of his films.

Cheap Fun by Clinton Krute
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Jacques Rivette’s Le Pont du Nord and Bob Byington’s Somebody Up There Likes Me are abstract in different ways, but for the same reason: lack of funds.

Sensations’ Fix’s Music Is Painting in the Air (1974–1977) by Clinton Krute
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Sensations’ Fix has been in need of some attention for a while now.

Studio Visit: Bjorn Copeland

Watch a BOMB Extra Video with artist Bjorn Copeland, whose band Black Dice has a new album, Mr. Impossible, out now.

The Day He Arrives by Clinton Krute
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Clinton Krute peers into the inscrutable world of filmmaker Hong Sang-soo, exploring the puzzles of The Day He Arrives.

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