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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Oneohtrix Point Never – R Plus Seven Album Review

Oneohtrix Point Never's Daniel Lopatin has risen from a sea of anonymous downloads and esoteric electronics albums on limited edition cassettes. Watching his artistic evolution has been like watching a microcosm of an entire world of psychedelic bedroom producers, jamming their machines, drunk on information overload. Along with former member of The Skaters, James Ferraro,...
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Califone – Stitches Album Review (Dead Oceans)

Califone's honey-baritoned lead singer Tim Ruttili went looking for himself in the endless sands of the American Southwest, and with their latest, Stitches, returns with the band’s most vital and compelling record since 2003's Quicksands/Cradlesnakes. Stitches was recorded at various locations across Arizona, Texas and Southern California, where Rutilli's been living for the past few...
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Gunnelpumpers – Montana Fix Album Review

The incantatory nature of improvised music will not appeal to everybody. It's for a specialized sect, those that like to be surprised. It's the spirit of adventure that sends you off on random and unknown holidays, waiting to see what lies beyond the next corner. Like any other unplanned holiday, Gunnelpumpers' Montana Fix has its...
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