Music––History And Criticism

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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

Stephin Merritt by Franklin Bruno
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The prolific New York lyricist digs into songcraft on the occasion of his new autobiographical album, 50 Song Memoir.

Steffani Jemison by Ben Lerner
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Early film, nineteenth-century science fiction, and experimental musical languages serve a young artist’s explorations of race and our political present.

Big Star’s Complete Third by Andrew Hultkrans
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Reissued several times with different track listings and sequencing since its initial release, Third has finally been given the deluxe box-set treatment it has long deserved in the three-disc Complete Third, which gathers all known demos, rough and final mixes, and outtakes into one lovingly produced package.

Vijay Iyer by Mendi Obadike & Keith Obadike
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“Asymmetry is part of what makes us human, and it’s what makes our actions feel human. And we only know that because we can have a programmer make something play ‘perfectly,’ and it sounds terrible.”

John Corbett by Andrew Lampert
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“The records I don’t listen to are as important as the ones I do.”

Harry Bertoia’s Complete Sonambient Collection by Steve Roden
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If you don’t know Harry Bertoia’s work, you should know that he was somewhat of a polymath.

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. 

Taylor Mac by Katherine Cooper
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On being an outsider, the nature of authenticity, and the depths of pop-culture.

Paper Clip #31
Iggy Pop By Esther Friedman

Paper Clip is a weekly compilation of online articles, artifacts and other—old, new, and sometimes BOMB-related.

Paper Clip #18 by Tyler Curtis

Paper Clip is a weekly compilation of online articles, artifacts and other—old, new, and sometimes BOMB-related.

Paper Clip #16 by Tyler Curtis

Paper Clip is a weekly compilation of online articles, artifacts and other—old, new, and sometimes BOMB-related.

Supernatural Strategies by Nicholas Earhart
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Nick Earhart on the ghostly discussions in Ian Svenonius’s Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ‘n’ Roll Group.

Paper Clip #5 by Margie Cook
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Paper Clip is a compilation of artifacts, both old and new, and sometimes BOMB-related.

Dave Tompkins’s How to Wreck a Nice Beach: The Vocoder from World War II to Hip-Hop, The Machine Speaks by Douglas Singleton
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A review of How to Wreck a Nice Beach, a new book that tells the history of that most mysterious of musical instruments, the vocodor.

David Toop by Keith Connolly
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No-Neck Blues Band’s Keith Connolly queried David Toop on inchoate listening, eavesdropping, and the uncanny—as contemplated in Toop’s new book, Sinister Resonance: The Mediumship of the Listener. From the current issue, BOMB 113, Fall 2010.

Dan Graham’s Rock/Music Writings by R. H. Quaytman
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For the FIRST TIME EVER, world-renowned artist Dan Graham has published all of his HISTORIC rock-music writings together in one book for the AMAZINGLY UNBELIEVABLE price of JUST $18. 

Allora & Calzadilla by Carlos Motta
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An unseen tap dancer whose reverberating steps haunt an empty gallery, Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy,” a whistleblower atop a hippo made of mud: Allora & Calzadilla on the politics of site and sound, plus video.

Suzy Shaw & Mick Farren’s BOMP! Saving the World One Record at A Time by Alan Licht

This article is only available in print.

Give My Regards to Eighth Street: Collected Writings of Morton Feldman by Victoria Miguel
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This may well be the perfect autobiography.

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