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Yoko Ono Continues to Carve Her Own Path with Blueprint for a Sunrise

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Yoko Ono still feels an overwhelming desire to prove herself. It’s odd that she feels thus. Her art has long been reexamined and acknowledged as both innovative and influential (her previous album, 1996’s ambitious Rising, spawned an entire remix record, filled with interpretations from fans as diverse as Thurston Moore, Tricky and the Beastie Boys). [&hellip
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Q&A with Musician, Driving Instructor and Sound Sculptor Sushil Dade, of Future Pilot AKA

Written by Everett True on . Posted in Miscellaneous, Posts

When I called Sushil Dade on his cell, he asked me to call back in "three minutes because I’m sorting the money." Sushil is a driving instructor in Glasgow, a role he sees as being very close to both his paintings and work as prime "sound-clash" motivator in Geographic’s Future Pilot AKA. (Previous collaborations have [&hellip
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You Can Almost Taste the Sexual Tension in the French Kicks’ Taut Sound

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Back in the late 70s there was a Scots band called the Scars who, consumed by anger and sexual frustration (presumably) and a fierce inner belief, released a series of spunky, angular, buzzsaw punk singles with grating riffs that cut straight inside. Perfect in their own bile, the image was shattered once contact with the [&hellip
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Onyx’s Sticky Fingaz Erases the Line Between Movies and Music on Black Trash

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This is how Sticky Fingaz–a member of the multi-platinum, darkly humorous and very much more hardcore than you could ever possibly hope to be rap group Onyx–explains his Universal solo debut. "I’m erasing the lines between movies and music," he says on the company’s press release. "This album is like one big movie." The concept [&hellip
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Without Ghosts Conjures Up Pleasing Beats and Melodies

Written by Everett True on . Posted in Miscellaneous, Posts

Without Ghosts Bridge and Tunnel (Harmsonic) The Bridge and Tunnel cover also encourages further examination. These symbols are understated, but hold so much potential. Art reduced to a few simple components. I could sit and stare at this cover–or a larger version of same–for hours on end, deriving pleasure from my own imagination, without any [&hellip
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The Panoply Academy Legionnaires Think They’ve Created an Oddity with No Dead Time

Written by Everett True on . Posted in Miscellaneous, Posts

No Dead Time The Panoply Academy Legionnaires (Secretly Canadian) I mention this because it’s now 2001 and the modern music, the new sound, the disturbed and disturbing noises, the damaged art punk is being recorded on horse farms in southern Indiana and shoeboxes in Chicago, no room for silence or introspection, got to keep moving, [&hellip
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Mature Mark Eitzel’s The Invisible Man

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Mark Eitzel is much beloved by both British and American male music critics. This is probably because during his 12-year sojourn as singer with American Music Club, he created mature, introspective, tortured, too-many-beers-and-it’s-now-5-in-the-morning-and-I-still-haven’t-been-fucked music that a certain generation of older male music critics could empathize with. Emphasis on the "mature": there’s nothing "serious" hacks dislike [&hellip
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