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Guest Column: Nick Soulsby - "Let the Sun Come in"

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Guest Column: Nick Soulsby - "Let the Sun Come in"

Posted March 16, 2019, 3:19 p.m.

Swans Defy Music’s Law of Diminishing Returns Author Nick Soulsby picks nine highlights from the band’s extensive catalog. “When…When we were young. We had no history, so nothing to lose. Meant we could choose, choose what we wanted then, without any fear or thought of revenge. But then you grew old and I lost my ambition…” "God Damn The Sun” – Swans The music industry is a meat grinder churning through a constant stream of new faces and styles as each fresh generation chooses the sound that will make it standout from parents, elder siblings, more senior years at school. We’re all familiar with one-hit wonders and flash-in-the-pan flavors of the month who peak only long enough ...

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Guest Column: Knaaves - "The Road To Return, The Path Of Forgiveness"

Regular Columns Guest Column: Knaaves - "The Road To Return, The Path Of Forgiveness"

Posted March 2, 2019, 2:52 a.m.

Amanda Daniels is a Milwaukee-based musician and dedicated vegan. She has had the opportunity to tour the United States, Europe, and Australia as a member ...

John Morgan Askew on production, engineering and composing

Regular Columns John Morgan Askew on production, engineering and composing

Posted Jan. 27, 2019, 4 p.m.
Beyond Casual Observation

In the previous installment of Beyond Casual Observation, we visited with three films to briefly illustrate the pleasant entanglement of music and storytelling in cinema ...

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Guest column: Josh Allamon (Reservoir)

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Guest column: Josh Allamon (Reservoir)

Posted March 19, 2017, 8:49 a.m.

Its 7:55 on a Monday morning. I’m sipping a cup of hot water and Folgers coffee crystals as I stare at the French press I'm always forgetting to buy coffee for. I’ve just returned from a trip out west to visit family and the jet lag is lingering. I’ve been thinking a lot about that trip. What I’d hoped to get out of it. What it did for me. How changing your setting never really changes much of anything. Life has been different these past several months. Its nothing tangible that has seemed to ...

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Subverting Authority

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Posted Dec. 22, 2018, 1:48 p.m.
Against Orthodoxy

With startling revelations our systems of authority are thought to be illegitimate, God dies, and the state cannot be justified ...

Soundtrack in film

Regular Columns Soundtrack in film

Posted Sept. 30, 2018, 4:05 p.m.
Beyond Casual Observation

Thanks to insight from professionals in the field, and the freedom to explore the use of sound in film, Beyond ...

Musings on the need to be ...

Regular Columns Musings on the need to be ...

Posted Sept. 9, 2018, 12:02 p.m.
era vulgaris

Afterimages Wreckages of the pastEternally damned to repeat it.Exploded views incinerated by the electricity of truthPierced by the arrow ...

Only Death Is Real #1

Regular Columns Only Death Is Real #1

Posted Aug. 12, 2018, 4:15 a.m.
Only Death Is Real

There’s so much music released, whether physically or digitally, that keeping up with what’s going on becomes almost ...

The Anxiety of Influence

Regular Columns The Anxiety of Influence

Posted July 16, 2018, 10:45 a.m.
Against Orthodoxy

In February 1996 late novelist David Foster Wallace released a modern masterpiece, Infinite Jest, uncovering a wellspring of contemporary criticism ...

Amy Oden: Making Punk a Drag Again

Regular Columns Amy Oden: Making Punk a Drag Again

Posted July 2, 2018, 3:51 p.m.

Amy Oden is a Baltimore-based musician and filmmaker. Her work includes the feature documentaries From the Back of the Room ...

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