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Mark Fosson’s Solo Guitar by Daniel Bachman
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I met Mark in 2012 on a two-week tour from Montreal to Kentucky. He had just released a set of home recordings from 1976 called Digging in the Dust on the Tompkins Square label, and we had a great time driving around and getting to know each other.

The Endorithm 2 by Keith Connolly
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A selection of recent and reissued music by Madrigal, Ulver, Royal Trux, and Bill Orcutt

Field Recording by Bill Orcutt
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I had the idea of making solo music that would incorporate all my weird stuff—all my various oddball rhythms, tics, repetitions, stims, and stutters—and use them as the basis of a new idiom for the guitar.

Stephen O’Malley by C. Spencer Yeh
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“There might be more passion in amateurism than with much of the known, famous stuff. Those are the kinds of energies in music I’ve always found attractive, regardless of quality, expertise, or skill.”

Field Recording by Che Chen
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Of all the weddings I went to in Mauritania, this one had the most intense music. Here, I know, the audio quality is sort of insane and blown-out sounding, but that’s actually what it sounded like in person. 

Michael Morley & Alan Licht
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“Oh no, this is sounding too beautiful, too seamless, and too much like it was planned. I have to unravel it.”

Tashi Dorji & Shane Parish
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“I don’t have a specific idiom that I’m aspiring to, and I’m not creating some sort of homage or giving a reference point for people to hang onto. I’m just playing whatever’s in my head, literally.”

Masaki Batoh by Ben Chasny
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“I still seek for eternity, which maybe is like a rainbow-colored butterfly flying away, suddenly in front of your face.”

Doug Hream Blunt by Gary Canino
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“When it came to music, I always saw myself playing a punching bag. That’s just what I do on the guitar.”

Flying Saucer Attack by ​David Keenan
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“I do like feedback. It’s good for people. It is!”

75 Dollar Bill by Cal Lyall
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Stepping into 75 Dollar Bill’s practice space in Greenpoint is a bit forbidding at first. The building has a hermetic, industrial flavor compounded by the taste of wet paint.

Ryley Walker by Andrew Cedermark
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Into the mystic with the Chicago-based guitarist and songwriter.

Peter Jefferies by Tobias Carroll
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A return to live performance after a decade-long absence.

Richard Dawson by Cian Nugent
Richard Dawson

On being nothing, looking outward, and the obstinant relevance of that popular art form, song.

Chris Forsyth by Andrew Aylward
Chris Forsyth

Love, devotion, surrender, and the Phillies.

David Kilgour & Robert Scott by Clinton Krute
The Clean

The Clean, The Heavy Eights, The Bats, and smoking hash with Alex Chilton.

Craig Leon by Scott Davis
Craig Leon

Interplanetary folk music, the production tricks behind the Ramones’ success, and how to produce a classic song.

William Tyler by Andrew Aylward
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Composition for solo guitar and its discontents.

Mary Halvorson by Steve DiBenedetto
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The virtuoso jazz guitarist on unhinged sonic excursions. 

Bill Orcutt by Keith Connolly
Bill Orcutt

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.

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