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Madness! YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN + Swahili Blonde = On The Topic Of “Psych-Opera”, Genre-Crossing, Press Hype.

A post critiquing two female-fronted, genre-hopping experimental bands — and exaggerations. YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN Pitchfork describes YAMANTAKA // SONIC TITAN as “psych-opera.” Press point yarn. This is not psych-opera, dudes; at least, not in musical style. When in consideration of YT//ST, one is inundated with hype terminology — including the band’s calling themselves “Noh(能)-Wave”...Read...
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Battling The Pacific Northwest SADS With ONN/OF!

UK companies may have invented a earplug for you to shine directly into your brain to combat Seasonal Affective Disorder, but in Seattle, an exciting group show (featuring some REDEFINE favorites like Mandy Greer and No Touching Ground) is here to create warm fuzzies and give Seattlites a place to bathe in the energizing light...Read...
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2011 Year-End Respect For Album Cover Art: Fashion, Sculpture & Installation

Our third-annual album cover art feature uses interviews with artists and musicians to highlight the philosophical, thematic, and conceptual significance of great album cover artwork. THE BREAKDOWN    12 Collage + 14 Digital Illustration, Drawing, Design + 19 Illustration, Painting, Drawing + 8 Black And White Photography + 22 Color Photography + 6 Deluxe Packaging...Read...
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Battles, Nisennenmondai Live Show Review

Keeping score of Battles’ musical configuration from album to album can be perplexing, but the effort is more than worth the confusion. They began as an instrumental band (EP C), to add vocals (Mirrored), then lose vocalist Tyondai Braxton. For their latest, Gloss Drop, they’ve featured a whole host of guest vocalists. As Battles is...Read...
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TBA Festival 2011: Sarah Dougher – Fin de Siècle Performance Review

I had no idea what to expect from Fin de Siècle by Portland composer Sarah Dougher. The show turned out to be unlike anything else I’ve experienced in all of my five years attending the TBA Festival. Dougher’s performance was described in the TBA booklet as combining Leslie Scalapino’s abstract narrative of war, labor, and...Read...
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TBA Festival 2011 : tEEth – Home Made Performance Review

tEEth’s Home Made begins with two lovers coddling blissfully beneath a stretched white fabric. Assisted by a flashlight and a hand-held camera, they explore one another by gingerly brushing skin, squeezing folds, and following contours. All signs point to a relationship of pure love and appreciation, with no indicator of roughness save for an occasional...Read...
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Intuitive Navigation: Portland Event Recap

INTUITIVE NAVIGATION : An Evening Of Psychedelic Music, Movement, Wearable Sculpture Art & Film Thursday, August 25th, 2011 @ Holocene, Portland SEE ALSO: Initial Press Release & Event Announcement or FACEBOOK EVENT Billions And Billions Photography by Vivian Hua (1-3), missclarita (4) Swahili Photography by Kerosene Rose; Performance & Visuals by Kaitlin Bryson Midday Veil...Read...
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