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Mind Over Mirrors – Strange(r) Work Music Video (w/ Musician & Director Timothy Breen Interview)

Like leaves in the wind, a repetitive keyboard line flutters about on “Strange(r) Work”, as if to usher in the fall season. Though plenty beautiful in aural form, the evocative nature of Mind Over Mirrors — a project by Chicago musician Jaime Fennelly, who is now joined by Haley Fohr of Circuit des Yeux —...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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Flatsitter Artist-Musician Interview: On Interactive Albums, Surround-Sound Installations, Visual Poetry & More

Jax Deluca and Kyle Marler of Flatsitter discovered one another years ago on an Amtrak train, in what one might call an act of divine timing, or a perfect illustration of the “right place, right time” adage. What emerged from this meeting is a male-female powerhouse duo, who use an array of interdisciplinary techniques to...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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LA Priest – Inji Album Review (Domino Records)

With a Prince-like smoothness, in slides LA Priest on “Occasion”, the album opener for Inji. Without pretension and full of confidence, “Occasion” is immediately arresting — the perfect blend of lip-biting vocals and sexy-slow bass and guitar lines that twirl back and forth, in contrasting harmony from one ear to the next, like two lovers...Read...
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Dfalt – Self-Titled Album Review (Daylight Curfew)

“Some boys began to drink beer and whiskey, a few began to smoke marijuana” — so says a voice seemingly beamed in from a middle twentieth century nature documentary on the partying habits of young men. It’s an interesting sample, but perhaps a bit misleading. “A Few Began to Smoke”, the first track on Dfalt’s...Read...