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John Mills-Cockell by Robert Beatty
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Electronic composer and synth pioneer Mills-Cockell on his genre-defying work with Syrinx and Intersystems—early forays beyond pop and psychedelia.

Andrew Blauvelt’s Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia by Clinton Krute
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What began as an art project with the overt purpose of confronting and confounding “straight” society ended up as something resembling a pro football game for people on psychedelics, and nearly as profitable.

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.”

Mind Over Mirrors by Steve Gunn
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Performance, improvisation, and chasing the perfect drone.

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

Peacers by Meg Remy
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Meg Remy of US Girls talks to the former Sic Alp about anger, publicity, lyrics, and Roald Dahl.

Itasca by Andrew Aylward
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Splash Mountain, LA, and the definition of “psychedelic.”

from The Crocodiles by Youssef Rakha
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1. On the twenty-first birthday of a poet, ostensibly of our group, whom we knew as Nayf (his real name’s not so very important)—on June 20, 1997, to be precise—the activist Radwa Adel went to visit a relative in one of Cairo’s neighborhoods.

David Kilgour & Robert Scott by Clinton Krute
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The Clean, The Heavy Eights, The Bats, and smoking hash with Alex Chilton.

Skygreen Leopards by Andrew Aylward
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Short, sweet, and sad (but funny).

Brandon Shimoda by Daniel Moysaenko
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Brandon Shimoda dives into travel, dragon’s whiskers, the poetry of decision-making, spirits-within-spirits, and city versus country.

Steven L. Anderson by Rachel Reese
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BURNAWAY Magazine’s Rachel Reese visits Steven L. Anderson’s studio to discuss the Deleuzian escape nature offers, and the ethical guidelines to channeling power through art.

Cass McCombs and Ariel Pink by Mónica de la Torre​
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“When we walk around with all this weight on our shoulders, we justify our boots.”

Daniel Wiener by Alexander Ross
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“Wow, that’s quite a baroque nightmare happening there on your wall … . It’s petrified dragon skin, right?” I’m imagining dinner guests arriving at some home where Daniel Wiener’s acid-trip sculpture Flame Meander is threatening to crawl down and fuse with someone’s spinal column. 

Vegetable Woman: Laurie Weeks by Jennifer Coates
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Laurie Weeks’s Zipper Mouth takes readers on a mind-bending journey through the body’s ins and outs. Weeks talks with Jennifer Coates about the novel’s psychedelic dimensions and the creative parallels between writing and growing plants.

Mixtape: Oneohtrix Point Never by Tauni Malmgren
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Combining art, ’80s music clichés, advertising strategies and analog synthesizers, Oneohtrix Point Never, aka Daniel Lopatin, creates experimental ambient music.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra by Peter Moysaenko
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The style of Unknown Mortal Orchestra is at once new and incredibly varied, ranging from funk to psychedelia to garage riffs to surf vibes.

Michael Williams by Steve DiBenedetto
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The first painting I ever saw by Michael Williams was called Hippie. I was in Miami for the damn art fair where I had some work up in the year of the absolute worst economic climate—2008? 

Katharina Grosse by Ati Maier
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I enter Katharina Grosse’s latest installation at MASS MoCA and I am awed by the sheer dimension of the piece and by the intensity of the encounter.

John O’Connor by Bruce Pearson
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I was hooked on the pop-psychedelic appearance of John O’Connor’s drawings, all of which are generated by an array of different systems that are mind-boggling in their eccentricity and range. 

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