John Garratt
PopMatters Associate Music Editor
Features // 23 Articles
Reviews // 609 Articles
Blogs // 50 Articles

Free Agent of Sound: An Interview with Rob Mazurek | 15 Sep 2015 // 8:02 PM

The heralded avant-jazz great Rob Mazurek speaks of space operas, working through grief with music, and, of course, the singularity.

Go! Fight! Win! Ash and the Art of Creative Resurrection | 9 Jun 2015 // 10:00 PM

Ash were a great band that worse themselves down after releasing a new song every two weeks for a year. Tim Wheeler tells us how he got his groove back.


Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood and the Rajasthan Express: Junun | 25 Nov 2015 // 2:09 AM

Junun is proof that any amount of common ground, no matter how small, can still helps ideas take flight.

Mogwai: Central Belters | 23 Nov 2015 // 8:30 PM

Mogwai celebrate 20 years of racket in style with Central Belters, a box set primed for fans to hair-split.


Jared C. Balogh Releases 'Music For Rhymers and Lyrical Designers' for Free | 16 Apr 2015 // 8:00 AM

Somewhat counterintuitively, modern composer Jared C. Balogh rediscovers his hip-hop roots by not rapping with his new release -- which, like most of his music, is available to download for free.

All India Radio: Ghost Songs: Remixed & Unreleased Tracks Vol. 3 | 27 Mar 2014 // 9:06 AM

Chilltronic outfit All India Radio give us more free rarities.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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