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by PopMatters Staff

29 Aug 2016

If there was  a sole heir to the spacey, futuristic musical stylings of Parliament Funkadelic or Sun Ra's Arkestra, it just might be Mndsgn.

Dan Kok: If there was a sole heir to the spacey, futuristic musical stylings of Parliament Funkadelic or Sun Ra’s Arkestra, it just might be Mndsgn. With this heavily funk inspired track and a psychedelic space-cult video to accompany it, the LA producer has made his influences fairly clear. There’s a sense that, to his credit, Mndsgn doesn’t take himself or the music too seriously. But with that mentality, the song ends up being mostly fun without being all that memorable. [7/10]

by PopMatters Staff

29 Aug 2016

Melodic, ethereal, uplifting ; if any song could literally take you to another planet, it would be this one.

Photo: Marthe Vannebo

Chris Ingalls: A producer’s producer who’s manned the boards for everyone from U2 to Bob Dylan to Brandon Flowers, Lanois seems to enjoy bouncing back and forth between experimentation and straightforward pop/rock. On “Deconstruction”, he’s definitely embracing the former, employing some fuzzy, guitar-centric ambient soundscapes reminiscent of Robert Fripp (and perhaps taking a cue from Le Noise, the 2010 album he produced for Neil Young). Lanois provides a unique, somewhat soothing mood with this particular sonic departure, and I can only hope the rest of the album is this interesting. [8/10]

by PopMatters Staff

29 Aug 2016

"Talent" has an  urgent groove, interesting pop culture references and some instantly recognizable Joey Santiago guitar riffs.

Photo: Travis Shinn

Adriane Pontecorvo: Banging from the very first beat. This song layers cool on cool, laid-back vocals and driving, droning guitar, all leading to a simple chorus that’s easy to shout along with. The Pixies spend the entire two minutes at maximum power, a well-oiled machine. They’re at their tightest here, not a piece out of place from its speedy beginning until it glides to a final stop. A satisfying burst of energy. [8/10]

by G. Christopher Williams

29 Aug 2016

We continue our  discussion of the early episodes of Kentucky Route Zero by focusing on its third act.

In anticipation of our discussion next week of Kentucky Route Zero, Act IV, we have been featuring our previous discussions of the game.

If you missed our episode on Act I, you can find it here, while our episode on Act II is available here.

by Sachyn Mital

29 Aug 2016

onDeadWaves cover of  Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb" is an attentive take on the classic song.

James Chapman and Polly Scattergood (Photo credit: Cat Mook)

UK based onDeadWaves is the musical project of James Chapman (Maps) and Polly Scattergood. The duo released their debut album of dreamy rock (onDeadWaves) earlier this year on Mute. Subsequently the band found themselves with some spare time and a lot of caffeine on a late night where they recorded their take on Pink Floyd’s classic “Comfortably Numb”.

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Best of the Moving Pixels Podcast: Further Explorations of the Zero

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"We continue our discussion of the early episodes of Kentucky Route Zero by focusing on its third act.

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