Midday Veil – Great Cold of the Night Music Video (w/ Director & Musician Interviews)

“The basic concept has been sort of developing for years, due to our interest in mythology, especially ancient mystery religions that involve sacrificing or dismembering a god/hero and taking him into the underworld in order to give him a secret awareness of the processes of death and resurrection.” – Emily Pothast

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2012 Album Covers of the Year

Inside this feature are 98 album covers spanning a wide array of sonic and visual styles, each selected for its own unique contribution to the world. They are not ranked; instead, they are broken down into sections based on conceptual underpinnings or artistic mediums, and then are displayed on spectrums.

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Psychoactive Soundscapes: Top 20 Mind-Bending Albums For 2012

Reach for the stars true believers, or to quote Seattle’s THEESatisfaction: “Let the musicians, be your physicians.”

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Portland Musicians To Watch: Holocene’s 2012 Year-End Picks

With diverse dance nights and boundary-pushing local shows galore, Portland nightclub Holocene really does its part to build up the music community in Portland. To close out the year 2012, Gina Altamura and Van Pham have rounded up a list of their favorite local acts that you should pay attention to in 2013.

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Albums of the Year 2012: Staff Picks

As a staff, we all have our own unique musical tastes. Sometimes those tastes overlap stylistically and sometimes they veer off into strange directions galore.

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Robert Henke Artist Interview: Engineering Artistic Solutions

“I see a lot of similarities between fascinating engineering and fascinating art. Both have to do with craftsmanship; both have to do with finding a simple solution for a complex problem. And it has to do with elegance and needs inspiration.” - Robert Henke

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Charlie Salas Humara (of Grapefruit, Regular Music, Sun Angle) Musician Interview

Charlie Salas Humara has been a fixture in the Portland music scene for over a decade now, but these days, you simply can’t avoid him, his solo project Grapefruit, or his bands Sun Angle and Regular Music.

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Midnight Magic Band Interview: The Facts of Life…?

Party band Midnight Magic hide out in a stairwell and discuss everything from The Facts of Life and The Golden Girls to the virtues of friendship.

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Soft Fall Album Cover: The Music of Sun Airway & The Art of Japan’s NAM

In this bi-lingual Japanese and English interview, Jon Barthmus of Sun Airway and Takayuki Nakazawa, art director and designer for Japanese art collective NAM, offer their perspectives on designing an album cover together.

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Deep Time Band Interview: Making More Out Of Less

“I like pop music, but I get really bored with hearing the same sounds over and over again. I think it’s a good challenge to get something stuck in someone’s head but challenge them at the same time.” – Jennifer Moore

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Diplo – “Set It Off” Music Video (Director Ryan Staake & Producers Talk Infinite Stripper Pole)

“Several months before the request to make a video for ‘Set It Off’ came through, I’d shot some test footage of a friend pole dancing, and loved the look of it… there was definite sexiness to it, but the potential to add a bit of class to the depiction of beautiful, strong women showing off their skills.” – Ryan Staake, Director

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Good To Die Records: Year One, A Retrospective

A look back on a Seattle record label’s debut year — and all of the awesome shit that came with it.

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