Criticism is haunted by an element of collusion, an unspoken pact with the...– Maggoty Lamb interviews visionary music critic David Toop for The Guardian. Sometimes I feel like David Toop should never be read in anything less than book-length formats. He says so much in every sentence, yet every one leads to five more. This is interview is interesting because it comes in...
SFW: Do you think it’s viable for a lot of other people to have the same...– Ani DiFranco interview on SF Weekly. There’s a few points in here worth looking at really. There’s some interesting things about the lack of protest songs in contemporary pop music. I don’t personally think that the reason for the scarcity is anything to do with people being...
RA: Label of the Month: Swamp 81 →
Great interview with Loefah. Such a cool head, very old school but not blinkered at all. He knows the score. Very inspiring stuff.
Foxy Digitalis Interview with Olli Aarni (Nuojuva) →
Lovely interview with Olli Aarni, who is responsible for some of the loveliest music coming out of Finland (or anywhere else really) right now. Has a new tape out on Hooker Vision which I can’t recommend enough.
I was born with a sense that my time was running out. Not long ago, I too began...– Com Lag: Slow Media and the occupation of online time - Ryan Alexander Diduck. Interesting thoughts here. I’d imagine almost anyone who spends a fair whack of their time on the internet, or at least in front of a computer or phone, can relate to much of it. Slowing down is difficult and...
Village Voice Interview with Daniel... →
Really good interview with the man behind Ital, Mi Ami and Sex Worker.
Her Noise: Feminism and the Sonic →
Really wish I could go to this. Don’t sleep, Londoners.
Little White Earbuds Podcast 115: Ben UFO →
Really cool interview with one of the UK’s finest DJs and one of the heads of Hessle Audio. Podcast mix sounds great from what I’ve listened to so far, but then you wouldn’t expect anything else from him. Has he ever played here? Would love to see a set from him soon either way.
Jeff Mangum - Vicar St.
1. I don’t get the idea of cult heroes. 2. A lot of those lyrics are messed up. 3. A lot of those songs are pretty boring standard folk songs. 4. The idea of Jeff Mangum urging a crowd of 1500 people to sing along freaks me out. 5. Three of those songs were very, very good. Good enough to make it worthwhile.
Machine Love: Dadub →
“The Italian dub techno duo talk mastering, live shows and world politics.” Interesting thoughts on what it means to master someone’s record.
Mixmag: Scuba - The Life Aquatic →
Really good interview with Paul Rose here. Want to go back to Berghain right now.
24/192 Music Downloads And Why They Make No Sense →
Following on from my post about Neil Young and his ideas of high fidelity music, here’s a solid, factual rebuttal of what he was talking about. Says what I was trying to avoid getting too into, simply because I don’t know enough of the hard details to get the point across and didn’t want to get bogged down in number-crunching. No such worries here though and it’s well worth...
Floating Points - Podcast for Resident Advisor →
Get on it. Can’t wait to see him live after missing his last visit due to DJing in a different room in the same venue at the same time.
Interview: Phil Elverum
Here’s a very short interview I did a little while ago with Phil Elverum. He’s playing the Button Factory tonight in support of Earth. Should be a good one. What are your plans for the upcoming tour with Earth? Is it a solo show or will there be a band with you? I am still working out what exactly it will be. It will be solo though. Chances are I’ll play guitar and sing, but...
Some Recent Writing
Here’s some things I’ve written recently. Review of Katie Kim’s fantastic second album, Cover & Flood. Interview with Dylan Carlson of Earth. Interview with Neil O’Connor of Somadrone.