All posts by Jason Simpson

J. Simpson is attempting the unlikely, seeking to master 3 separate, but interlocking traditions: music, audio production, and writing. As you can probably imagine, he drowns in sound and wallows in noise, and writes down the effects, using himself as a guinea pig for psychoacoustic experiments.J. Simpson has written about music for REDEFINE, Freq Magazine, The Active Listener, Weirdo Music, and Chain DLK, and writes about horror for Amazing Stories. He is the founder and author of the Forestpunk journal, as well as co-founder of the Bitstar art and music collective. He also makes music with the love of his lifetime in the band Meta Pinnacle, and solo under the name Dessicant. He lives in Portland, OR.
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3 Moons – Jefferson Zurna Band Interview: Inward Revolutions & Astrological Mythologies

Thousands of years ago, the ancient Greeks would pilgrimage to Eleusis, in Attica, to watch a reenactment of the abduction of Persephone by Hades into the Underworld. These rites, known as the Eleusinian Mysteries, offered the ancient Greeks a tactile connection to the Myths of Demeter and Persephone, as well as an intrinsic understanding of...Read...
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Kikagaku Moyo – House in the Tall Grass Album Review (Guruguru Brain Records)

In reviews for Kikagaku Moyo’s House in the Tall Grass, some have implied that the Japanese psych folk up-and-comers are simply rehashing old ground. Consider a sentence from Danny Riley of The Quietus, who writes, “The problem comes when artists fail to recognize the elements of their chosen influence that have the potential to catalyze...Read...
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Junior Boys – Big Black Coat & Jessy Lanza – Oh No: Comparative Album Reviews

Following Junior Boys’ world tour for their 2011 record, It’s All True, Jeremy Greenspan was exhausted, burnt out, and questioning everything. Looking for something fresh and exciting to put his energy into — and without the weight of baggage or expectations — Greenspan and his creative burnout led him to working with fellow Hamilton, Ontario...Read...
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Harmonia Complete Works Reissue: Recalling an Influential Krautrock Supergroup

Psychedelic electronic music lost one of its leading lights on July 20, 2015, when pioneering kosmische musician Dieter Moebius succumbed to a longstanding battle with cancer, leaving behind a constellation of friends, family, and artistic collaborators to mourn his passing and reflect on his legacy. To commemorate his passing, the German label Grönland Records has...Read...
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