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Experimental Music Festival Obey Convention Draws Unconventional Voices

We present interviews with three of the festival's most uncompromising voices. Debby Friday explores feminine aggression through her self-styled blistering Bitchpunk. Korea Town Acid is a classically-trained pianist who creates intricate, eclectic beats. Layia combines field recordings, instrumentation, and live vocals in dense ambient collages.

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Pure Intuition Without Any Limits: An Interview with oOoOO and Islamiq Grrrls

The newly-formed electronic duo of oOoOO and Islamiq Grrrls discuss their experimentally-minded new album Faminine Mystique releasing this Friday.

Music

Eluvium: Shuffle Drones (album review)

Ambient composer Eluvium's Shuffle Drones reimagines a common feature in any modern music player.

Television

The Hidden Gender Roles in 'Narcos'

Narcos has a "no girls allowed" quality that threads throughout the show -- to its detriment.

Music

VISIONIST - "No Idols" (Singles Going Steady)

"No Idols" is both a compelling celebration of the human form, identity and desire and the intensity of nature's uncaring demand for survival.

Television

Game Theory and Marx: 'Narcos' as a Capitalist Parable

Narcos depicts the narcotics industry as a form of capitalism run amok, an unending game motivating its central criminals.

Music

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith: The Kid

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s compositions spotlight timbre over bombast, invoking the calm of a mother’s song.

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Last Gang/eOne

Film

'The Teacher' Shows That Communism's Impact Still Resonates

Director Jan Hrebejk uses a Bratislavan high school to explore abuse of power and the effects of group complacency endemic to the time.

Music

Dean Hurley: Anthology Resource Vol. 1: △△

The Twin Peaks soundtrack collection exposes a key architect for one of the most daring shows of all time.

Interviews

Noah Preminger Talks About His Bold Jazz Protest Album, 'Meditations on Freedom'

Protest music is both an empathizing artform and an empowering oppositional force. Saxophonist Noah Preminger has taken his own stand, releasing his sixth album on Inauguration Day.

Visual Arts

Maximal Minimal: The Legacy of Versatile Artist Tony Conrad

The former member of Lou Reed's The Primitives yearned to free himself of composition, to strive toward a new paradigm found in minimalism.

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Zed Books, London

Music

KMFDM: Hell Yeah

KMFDM's 20th studio album is a stirring, brutal rally cry against fascism, conformity, and America’s new administration.

Music

World Listening Day Remembers Electronic Pioneer and Deep Listening Creator Pauline Oliveros

Deep Listening opens possibilities for experiencing music in new ways, in effect teaching its pupils how to listen to listening itself.

Music

The Isley Brothers and Santana: Power of Peace

At a time of great political and social upheaval, Power of Peace positions itself as a message of love and unity over hate and division.

Music

Gaudi: Magnetic

The producer's interplay between drum and bass forms the album's heart. A resonant, visceral listen.


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