Ever the reductionist, three decades deep into a sprawling, marrowy discography, Japanese noise legend Tori Kudo has produced what he’s called a “life work” that, unsurprisingly, defies simple classification.
A selection of recently reissued music by Basil Kirchin, High Rise, Michael Cosmic, and Phill Musra Group.
A selection of recent and reissued music by Circuit des Yeux, Áine O’Dwyer, German Oak, The Yardbirds, Davy Graham, and more.
Featuring selections by Jem Cohen, Keith Connolly, Britton Powell, Alan Courtis, Byron Westbrook, and more.
A selection of recent and reissued music by Elysia Crampton, Brother Ah, Anom Vitruv, C-Schulz, and Frans Zwartjes
In the spirit of all Augusts, endured and half-remembered, some music-memory beach reading from two parallel realities.
A selection of recent and reissued music by Madrigal, Ulver, Royal Trux, and Bill Orcutt
A selection of recent and reissued music by Don Cherry, Pierre Henry, Dominique Lawalree, and Phew
Selections by Domenick Ammirati, Sebastian Black, Gabriele Beveridge, Amina Cain, Will Chancellor, Keith Connolly, Nicholas Elliott, Wendy Ewald, Joe Fyfe, Lindsay Hunter, Ellie Krakow, Evan Lavender-Smith, Jonathan Lethem, Rebekah Weikel, and Jack Whitten.
“People discouraged me when I sang as a child, said, ‘You can’t carry a tune in a bucket.’ People still say that. Well, fuck it. I haven’t been trying to carry a tune. I’ve been essaying, expressing my interests in abstract terms, devil take the hindmost.”
“As to the church organ itself, it seemed almost like a sample machine, like it could tap into sounds from different eras.”
Actress’s Ghettoville and the marketing of isolation.
Bill Orcutt discusses his new solo album A History of Every One, bending genres in Harry Pussy, Bob Dylan, authenticity, and the history of blackface.
Listen to a collaboration between Bill Orcutt and Loren Connors, recorded August 30, 2012 at Georgia NYC. Following the session, Keith Connolly conducted a brief interview with Orcutt and Connors.
Van Dyke Parks discusses his recent collection Songs Cycled, the synesthetic quality of his work and unpopular pop music.
Fairport Convention helped to bring traditional music into British folk rock back in the ’60s. Connolly traces Thompson’s evolving style from his Fairport days to his latest solo album, Electric.
For 25-plus years Neil Michael Hagerty has been in the business of catalytic transformation. To DC-cum-NYC punk outfit Pussy Galore, he brought a blues-guitar semiotics that helped to define a signature style of trash. He then quit to form Royal Trux with Jennifer Herrema, behind which the now-thriving Drag City record label was launched.