2012: Re-Labeling the Future

Imprints in the Time of Ephemera


2012: Apocalyptic Ends

Recovering the Noise of Crisis


Synthesis, Synchronicity, and Singularity

How Three of Hip-Hop’s Most Ingenious Independents Helped Make 2012 a Year to Remember


AFI Fest 2012

Orgies, Decapitations, and Euthanasia: Oh My


Patrick Wang [director of In the Family]

“You’re listening for the spirit of the thing, the heart of the thing, and the honesty of the thing.”


Maria Minerva

“When you break a song down into parts, it’s a monster.”


Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012

“The rest of the guys looked like they just got back from stuffing their heads up a drunken wolf’s ass.”


Treasure Island Music Festival 2012

A walk through the indie-prefixed music phenomenon


Eli Keszler

“What is the object really, if all you know is the documentation of it?”


Konx-om-Pax

“It was the most horrific, 10-minute-long, weird piece of shit I have ever heard in my life… So I sent him a message and asked him if he wanted to work with me.”


Sic Alps

“It’s like the slow-food movement for the music industry.”


New York Film Festival 2012

“I fucked her little brother! How do you know her?”


William Basinski

“I wish I never had to talk about 9/11 again, you know?”


Loscil

“What I’ve learned is that you put your music out there, and even if you have an intended place or way to be listened to, people will do their own thing with it.”


Oren Ambarchi

“I’m working on this piece — I’m trying not to work on it too quickly.”


MidPoint Music Festival 2012

Cincinnati, OH; September 27-29


Flying Lotus

“I was thinking to myself, ‘Everyone is gonna fuckin’ hate the next album, regardless of what I do.’”


ATP: I'll Be Your Mirror 2012

Something about Miss Piggy being a frogfucker…


Nick Edwards

“I have made whole records where I couldn’t necessarily tell you how they came about.”


Cooly G

“I’ve been a star in the hood just because of the clothes I wear, the trainers I wear, and the beats I make for the rappers I love.”