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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.

Field Recording by Alan Courtis
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I’ve always enjoyed touring in Japan, not only because of its music but also due to its cultural peculiarities and the unique urban landscapes and soundscapes it possesses.

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.

Field Recording by John Fell Ryan
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Recording artist John Fell Ryan is the leader of the improvisatory electronic rock group Excepter, producing dozens of releases for various labels.

Field Recording by Aakash Mittal
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Aakash Mittal is a performing artist and composer who employs colorful dissonance, meditative silence, and angular rhythm to express environments ranging from the American West to the streets of Kolkata.

Field Recording by Lea Bertucci
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On a crisp morning in March, we approach the site. It appears in the distance on the windswept beach just as the sand gives way to dunes. The ocean roars to our right.

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.

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.

Marina Rosenfeld by Tristan Shepherd
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The artist and composer stages her latest entanglement of bodies, spaces, and sounds at the Biennale de Montréal this October.

Stephon Alexander’s The Jazz of Physics and Jace Clayton’s Uproot by Paul D. Miller
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We tend to forget that it was an artist, Nam June Paik, who coined the term “electronic superhighway.” It synthesizes some of the most intriguing aspects of how art, digital media, and language intersect in today’s global culture.

Peaches by Zachary Small
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“I grew up having to sing along to very patriarchal, male, straight viewpoints—lyrics that had nothing to do with me.”

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. 

Jon Gibson by Britton Powell
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Whether you’re drawing a straight line or zig-zagging through the history of American Minimalist music, there is one person you’re bound to meet.

Wadada Leo Smith by John Corbett
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“I think that creative improvisation music models the democratic principle. Heads of state and legislative bodies could learn a lot from this practice.”

Vince Staples by Simone White
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“Life has a soundtrack. And certain music is a soundtrack to a certain type of identity or feeling. 50 Cent, the Game, and those kinds of guys—they made us feel like our lives were worth nothing, basically.”

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

The Necks by Clare Cooper
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“There has to be a social music.”

Tortoise by Jason LaFerrera
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“Trying to describe it to somebody, like the concept, succinctly, is difficult… and always has been.”

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.

Mayo Thompson by Keith Connolly
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“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.”

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