The Sound Comes From Everywhere: A Conversation With Beatriz Ferreyra

It’s honestly difficult to know where to begin with Beatriz Ferreyra, an electroacoustic composer who has always walked a unique path. From her earliest days at Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM) beginning in 1963 through her recent works for Room 40, Ferreyra’s ear for sound and ability to craft expansive ideas, often from a singular aural source, is unmatched. Through her early work and studies … Continue reading The Sound Comes From Everywhere: A Conversation With Beatriz Ferreyra

Guitar Solos & Glam With Six Organs of Admittance

Ben Chasny scorched the aural plains with his latest Six Organs of Admittance offering, The Veiled Sea. While, of course, every Six Organs record is a guitar record, he’s never made a guitar record like this one. The Veiled Sea is absolutely dripping with snarling guitar solos. They’re everywhere on the album, the blood that pumps through its circulatory system keeping it pushing ahead. Building an album around … Continue reading Guitar Solos & Glam With Six Organs of Admittance

Reflecting on Connection and Creation with marine eyes

When I first heard marine eyes this spring, I connected with the vibrant warmth that permeates her recordings. Her music opens up beautiful sonorous worlds where listeners can find respite, an aural cocoon drifting in space as the soothing tones wash through the air. On her debut, idyll, she created a beautiful aquatic ambient world imbued with emotional expression. Beyond her solo work, she is … Continue reading Reflecting on Connection and Creation with marine eyes

Autonomous Until Death: An Interview With Reducer’s Hooly ‘The Human Aerial’

When Reducer’s newly released self-titled 12″ opens with a calm, unassuming voice saying, “Welcome to the night train,” there’s no hint at the all-out sonic chaos that’s about to ensue. Active in the mid-80s in Northampton, Reducer were as much ahead of their time as they are utterly timeless. Visceral instrumentation with dropkick beats and venom-soaked lyrics and vocals all combine to create the sound … Continue reading Autonomous Until Death: An Interview With Reducer’s Hooly ‘The Human Aerial’

The Death of Amibition: An Interview With James Ginzburg

James Ginzburg has been doing this for a long time. At a certain point, successes and failures blur together, becoming this formless morass that can hollow out the deepest of motivations and best of intentions. Cycling through those dark periods and finding a path to the other side is difficult in the best of times, fruitless in the worst. Yet, learning to find peace with … Continue reading The Death of Amibition: An Interview With James Ginzburg

Fly Pan Am’s Lifelong Curiosity

Fly Pan Am may have been dormant for a while, but their presence was always there, woven in the ethereal maze of not just Montreal’s experimental scene, but throughout different pockets of space around the world. Their early records on Constellation were a huge jumping-off point for me, and in a city and on label full of heavyweights, their work has always stood out. Their … Continue reading Fly Pan Am’s Lifelong Curiosity

Forbes Graham and the Perception of Sound

Multidisciplinary artist Forbes Graham works across mediums, exploring ideas of simultaneity, perceptibility, transformation, and collage. He often works with trumpet and electronics to create thought-provoking works that challenge listeners to dig deeper. Albums like Lagos Playground and Neighborhoods of x, y, z utilize sound collage and field recordings to build unique listening environments where expectations get subverted and possibilities seem endless. These pieces often have a narrative aspect to … Continue reading Forbes Graham and the Perception of Sound

New Perspectives: An Interview With Siavash Amini

Siavash Amini’s work often has a cinematic element to it. The Iranian artist combines disparate sounds into cohesive, expansive worlds. It’s music that can transport listeners to different dimensions, evoking images of colossal landscapes and wells of deep emotion. On his new album, A Trail of Laughters, Amini explores the darkness within his unconscious mind, digging through repetitive distressing dreams to find meaning and solace. It’s … Continue reading New Perspectives: An Interview With Siavash Amini

Let’s Get Stoned Together: Premiere & Interview w/ Jeffrey Silverstein

If there was ever an album that was ripe for a stellar tribute, it was Ted Lucas’s magical self-titled record. Portland, Oregon songwriter Jeffrey Silverstein was asked by Perpetual Doom to head up the project the label couldn’t have made a better choice. Silverstein, whose own solo work is quite wonderful itself, brought together a diverse array of artists to keep the spirit of Lucas’s … Continue reading Let’s Get Stoned Together: Premiere & Interview w/ Jeffrey Silverstein

Roads On the Horizon: An Interview With Eli Winter

Eli Winter’s guitar records are like a cold, clear spring, fueled as much by the feeling behind them as the dexterity in his fingers. The depth to Winter’s playing and songwriting style belies his age with his songs imbued with a range of experiences and hard-earned, well-worn truths. A timelessness pervades his work as he creates and explores new worlds.  Winter’s most recent offering is … Continue reading Roads On the Horizon: An Interview With Eli Winter