2015: Second Quarter Favorites

20 picks from the second quarter of the year


Illuminated Paths

“Everyone needs a release… not everything is lost through time.”


Atom™ & Tyondai Braxton

Two performing artists in conversation at MUTEK Montréal 2015


Karen Gwyer & Strategy

Two performing artists in conversation at MUTEK Montréal 2015


Peter Rehberg (Editions Mego)

“I’m happy I’m able to carry on doing this, instead of working somewhere, you know, normal.”


Max P (High Wolf / Black Myth Zone Chant)

“I wouldn’t be satisfied, as a performer, with an audience of people like me.”


Stellar OM Source

“Silence is scary for a lot of people, because you are just left with yourself. But this is the ultimate freedom.”


Lawrence English

“Everyone else bunkered down in the shelters there, but I was like, ‘I’m going to go outside and record this storm.’”


Chastity Belt

“OK, that’s cool, our picture is in The New Yorker.”


Book Review: Your Band Sucks: What I Saw at Indie Rock's Failed Revolution (But Can No Longer Hear)

As weird, compelling, and frustrating a read as the underground rock life probably is.


Favorite Mixtapes of May 2015

Common sins, lip-quivering catharsis, and sub-aquatic murk


Cankun

“I’ve always wanted to create sad/melancholic songs.”


メトロノリ

“I feel I have some kind of homeland (a background) in me, though I’m not sure where it is; while I’m in bed before I go to sleep, or almost in my dreams.”


Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York 2015

From PC Music, Tri Angle, and GHE20G0TH1K, to Raw Sound Transgression, La Monte Young, and Electronic Africa


D'A - Barcelona International Auteur Film Festival 2015

“A movie that begs one to ponder the essential marriage of ingenuity and faith, of wisdom and spirit, we can only find in the deepest beauty.”


Read The Label #5: K Records

“The regional nature of music has always fascinated me. Dividing the ‘Northwest’ region into several smaller regions also fascinates me.”


Revisiting "The Apu Trilogy"

Satyajit Ray’s newly restored masterpiece takes us to the presence of the sublime


Favorite Mixtapes of April 2015

Death drives, robo-cadences, and another “retail mixtape”


billy woods

“But one day it will be gone.”


Antoni Maiovvi

“Maybe if retro stuff is a thing now, maybe it’s time to explore something else.”

  

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