All posts by Troy Micheau

Troy Micheau dabbles in writing for REDEFINE and is the guitarist and basement-dwelling production wizard for the Portland electronic psychedelic band Swahili.
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Decibel Festival 2015 Live Show Review & Recap: Natasha Kmeto, Vril, Autechre, Tim Hecker, Dasha Rush & More

Autumn, how wonderful you are. Leaves are falling; fog is forming. It’s a wonderful time for reflection, don’t you think? In the spirit of fall, I present to you this recap of Decibel Festival 2015. But rather that splurge on all of the awesome things that have already been reported on, I thought I’d share...Read...
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Decibel Festival of Electronic Music Performance, Visual Art + New Media 2015 Seattle – Preview Guide & Picks

September is my favorite month in the NW for two reasons: optional sweater weather and Decibel Festival. The value of the first should be self-evident to anyone who enjoys being comfortable and the second, well, that just so happens to be the topic of this preliminary write-up. Decibel has brought together some of the finest...Read...
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Ariel Kalma Musician Interview: We Know Each Other Somehow (RVNG INTL Collaboration w/ Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe)

"For me, my individual works are those emotions via the music. The exploring, the playing, and the transmission... I transmit what I perceive, and then somebody, the listener, receives that transmission. It feels a bit preposterous to say that, but still, it is. I capture. I'm an antenna. I'm an area. I receive, I capture,...
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GRAMMIES – GREAT SOUNDING Album Review (Self-Released)

Everything you need to know about GRAMMIES’ new record GREAT SOUNDING can be found in its gloriously stupid title. The album constantly inverts itself, offering up increasingly next level instrumentation, song craft and emotional depth to an altar of self-sacrifice, producing a rare jazz gem that excels through humility rather than bombast. It’s an unconventional...
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Lee Gamble – KOCH Album Review (PAN)

"All I can say is that with these records, (KOCH in particular) is that apart from them working as just music to listen to, I'm concerned with the notion of dragging you in and out of some space. Like, where the fuck are you in all this? Being there. It's more ambiguous, less logocentric perhaps?"...
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