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Botanica By MOMIX Live Dance Performance Review

Upon first seeing the trailer for Botanica, I thought: here it is, a performance that might actually make use of the exciting psychedelic potentials that movement has to offer! Botanica breathes like a nature painting come to life, rooted in hypercolored projected imagery and manipulation of the human body through the use of unusual costumes...Read...
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Christopher Mir Makes Chicken Scratch Enticing.

The childish use of color and scraggly linework of Hamden, Connecticut-based artist Christopher Mir are misleading; if these works strike you as digital MS Paint drawings made by a youngster, you’d be dead wrong. Herein lies the most well-rendered chicken scratch you’ve ever seen, set down with acrylic paints and enamel, and full of fascinating...Read...
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Grizzly Bear – “gun-shy” Music Video

Last year, the NSFW video for Kirin J. Callinan’s “Way To War (WIIW)” caught my attention with its punk rock Lars Von Trier visual choices. Just recently, the same director, Kris Moyes, released a music video for Grizzly Bear’s “gun-shy” — crystallizing what I would say is the best track from the band’s latest offering,...Read...
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Decibel Festival 2012: Robert Henke, Biosphere, The Sight Below Live Show Review (Optical Series)

Now in its tenth year, Seattle’s Decibel Festival has grown from a tiny electronic celebration to a world-renowned music festival without sacrificing attention to detail along the way. From fabric wristbands to the notable lack of corporate sponsors — save for ones that directly affect the electronic music scene in some way — Decibel has...Read...
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Bleep: Majeure, Chrome Canyon Get Sci-Fi With Analog Synths

Bleep is a column focusing on varying degrees of electronic music news, videos and MP3s. In this post, ’80s sci-fi influences electronics are given their due as Majeure and Chrome Canyon churn out analog synth-layered landscapes like nobody’s business. ++ SEE ALL: BLEEP POSTS or MUSIC COLUMNS   Chrome Canyon We begin with the well-reputed...Read...
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Tim Hecker, Daniel Menche, Lawrence English, Scanner (Substrata Festival 1.2) Live Show Review 2012

Music, just like any other art medium, beckons an emotional response. Sometimes when we get lost in beats, drum fills, guitar riffs, and lyrical dexterity, we don’t realize it. But at Substrata Festival, all those elements go out the window, and showgoers are left with an isolated core of noise as it is being created,...Read...
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