The Indiana-based producer composes intricate music from a blank slate, but her inspirations range from Nina Simone to discrete mathematics.
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 new series from UDP presents poets on vinyl.
After being prompted to do field recording for this project, I went into nature, looking for novel sounds, and was surprised to find that, in the end, what really caught my attention were my most immediate surroundings—my home and practice space.
“I was doing some plumbing work for a living and picked up a piece of pipe, blew into it, and it created a very good sound. So, I began building instruments.”
One way to understand the work of Erik Satie is to imagine a place somewhere between two opposite artistic poles: James McNeill Whistler and Robert Filliou.
Blues, free improvisation, Portugal, and the abstract truth.
Universal languages, performing in a trance, and the benefits of losing your work.
A banjo-playing cab driver and slipping the rug out from under the listener.
“Ambient” music, found sound, and valuing process over product.
Channeling acid-folk, drone, and straight up rock ‘n’ roll.
Language barriers, meaningless titles, and what it takes to “bake a cake.”
Musician Robert Beatty discusses his visual art, collaborative with filmmaker Takeshi Murata, and projects Hair Police and Three Legged Race.
Watch Matmos’s new video, directed by M.C. Schmidt, for “Luminous Rings,” a bonus track from their recent album.
East Vancouver’s Dirty Beaches talks over unfiltered Lucky Strikes about his recent visit to Tennessee, the gifts and curses of success, and channeling his father’s rock-and-roll youth.
Unlike the sharply critical records he became renowned for in the ’70s, Gil Scott-Heron’s I’m New Here is personal rather than political in nature, reeking of fatigue, if not perseverance.
Joan La Barbara staged an excerpt from her opera-in-progress Angels, Demons, and other Muses last Thursday. Nick Hallett describes the otherworldly sounds she created with the experimental music community Ne(x)tworks.