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Thursday, October 3 2013

The Transcendant Power of Extreme Music

Genres like metal can be experienced as a cleansing agent, removed of anger, sadness, pleasure, and bereft of space and origin. Momentarily, you are negated, a joyous flipside to nihilism.


Monday, September 27 2010

Swans: My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky

Michael Gira's legendary Swans return from over a decade of silence to create a heart-stopping album of sin, death, hope, and reclamation.


Tuesday, December 9 2008

20 Questions: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge warns PopMatters 20 Questions readers, "Pleasure is a cultural weapon. Use it wisely."


Tuesday, December 2 2008

Psychic TV/PTV3: Mr. Alien Brain vs. the Skinwalkers

In the shadow of the passing of Lady Jaye, Genesis P-Orridge sounds worn, defeated by the realities of this world.


Monday, October 29 2007

Michael Gira in His Own Words

Even after decades of creating powerful music, first through Swans and now with Angels of Light, Michael Gira finds the creative process mysterious, chaotic and a little frightening.


Wednesday, October 11 2006

Perpetual Motion: An Interview with Akron/Family

With its third album in two years Akron/Family takes another snapshot of its continuously evolving musical journey. Meek Warrior's free jazz freak outs may surprise some fans, but bass player Miles Seaton shrugs it off, saying, 'We just want to keep capturing wherever we are along the way.'


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