William Basinski

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


“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.”

MusicfestNW 2012

Portland, OR; September 5-9

Toronto International Film Festival 2012

Is TIFF the FAO Schwarz of film festivals?

Hopscotch 2012

Raleigh, NC; September 6-8

Thrill Jockey 20th Anniversary: Bettina Richards

“We appeal to the musical omnivore.”

Thrill Jockey 20th Anniversary: Guardian Alien (Greg Fox)

“Without trying to play the piece, we play it.”

Thrill Jockey 20th Anniversary: Rhyton

“There is a strong feeling where the music is an abstraction, or an overarching figure, and that is leading us. You feel somewhat disembodied, but in a good way.”

Thrill Jockey 20th Anniversary: Man Forever (Kid Millions)

“It’s about sound rather than self-expression, and it’s a nuanced difference but it is different.”

Thrill Jockey 20th Anniversary: Dan Friel

“I wanted those heavy, otherworldly textures that I got from listening to noise and psych and industrial stuff, and I wanted to learn how to write a simple, good, moving melody.”

R.M. O'Brien and Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez

An interview with two Wham City-affiliated artists… in comic form!

The Music Tapes

“There’s no one reality. I think that there are layers upon layers of realities, and that’s what we actually experience.”

Jens Lekman

“I had a broad palette of every color I liked. For this album I decided to use the same palette but only use the more sombre colors.”

Willie Lane

“I’m not trying to capture a composition on tape, but it’s more like injecting a tape with sound.”



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