Posted Oct. 28, 2019, 2:08 p.m.
In this installment of Beyond Casual Observation the moving picture becomes a partner with technological advancements and forges an enduring storytelling medium. Filmmaking is a ... read more
Posted Aug. 25, 2019, 2:13 p.m.
Jamie Stillman (EarthQuaker Devices - President/Product Designer) SPB: EarthQuaker has a reputation for high quality, versatile builds that artists can use in the studio, live, ... read more
Posted March 2, 2019, 2:57 a.m.
The genesis of San Diego-based Three One G is a personal one for the head of its operations, Justin Pearson. The history of Three One ... read more
Posted Jan. 27, 2019, 4 p.m.
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. ... read more
Posted Sept. 30, 2018, 4:05 p.m.
Thanks to insight from professionals in the field, and the freedom to explore the use of sound in film, Beyond Casual Observation has featured a ... read more
Posted March 10, 2018, 12:21 p.m.
Max Cavalera has been a prominent contributor to heavy music for decades. March 8th, 2018 marked 23 years since the release of an album Cavalera ... read more
Posted Feb. 27, 2018, noon
“Year by year, release after release, Father Murphy music became the soundtrack of our lives. It was always out of a necessity that we worked ... read more
Posted Nov. 6, 2017, 3:23 p.m.
Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum is a Grammy Award-winning and Juilliard-trained composer. She was born in New York City. She grew up listening to classical music “by the ... read more
Posted Oct. 22, 2017, 4:31 p.m.
In June of 2006 Seventh Rule Recordings released a collection titled, The Scar is Our Watermark. This was my introduction to Detroit’s Thoughts of Ionesco. ... read more
Posted Aug. 21, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Junior Bruce thrives on thick riffs: Deep riffs, memorable melodies, and grooves that bang our heads and pump our fists as they roam in to ... read more
Posted Aug. 6, 2017, 3:56 p.m.
Jeffrey Roy is busy. Check the link for his credits and you will see a vast list of projects. In this edition of “Beyond Casual ... read more
Posted June 18, 2017, 4:43 p.m.
Steve Von Till generously took time to speak to Scene Point Blank about the newest Harvestman release, Music for Megaliths. The unintentional dawn of Harvestman ... read more
Posted June 1, 2017, 1:47 a.m.
Reaching out from Stockholm, Sweden, guitarist/vocalist Johannes Persson of Cult of Luna generously took some time to talk about Cult of Luna, and their newest ... read more
Posted May 1, 2017, 4:04 p.m.
The divine inspiration. In the words of The Obsessed guitarist/vocalist Scott "Wino" Weinrich, the divine inspiration is when a song comes together in a single ... read more
Posted Feb. 1, 2017, 2:34 p.m.
Anthony Vialon took time to answer some questions from SPB about many things Floor which forms the backbone of this piece. Many thanks to Anthony ... read more
Posted Aug. 27, 2016, 10:23 a.m.
Amenra’s 2016 release, Alive, from Consouling Sounds is a compilation of live acoustic performances from 2014. Comprising that track list is material from Amenra’s 2009 ... read more
Posted Feb. 21, 2016, 3:34 p.m.
For this installment of "Beyond Casual Observation" Claudio Marino of Artax Film and Swedish band Tid took some time to speak about the processes of ... read more
Posted Sept. 6, 2015, 4:55 p.m.
Jason Alberts is an audio engineer with an extensive career in post-production, along with location sound. His recent work includes mixing on Paralytic, Dead Body, ... read more
Posted July 5, 2015, 3:37 p.m.
As young as 14, Jeff King was drumming in bands and in years after would continue writing music and touring. He was the final drummer ... read more
Posted April 17, 2015, 4:39 p.m.
The story of Nightbreed’s production goes back to the pre-internet days reading fangoria magazine and conversations among those who were into horror movies and fiction. ... read more
Posted June 25, 2014, 1:37 a.m.
Considering the phrase “making movie history,” one could allude to films with big budgets, big actors, new innovations, or otherwise. For the 1995 film, Heat, ... read more
Posted Feb. 17, 2014, 1:53 p.m.
For those who have seen The Take (a four-part British mini-series starring Tom Hardy) or for those who appreciate the differences between British and American ... read more
Posted Feb. 17, 2013, 4:34 p.m.
The Conversation is a film that uses sound to drive the story. Walter Murch handled mixing duties and Art Rochester worked as the sound engineer. ... read more
Posted June 22, 2012, 6:32 p.m.
"There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.” - Aldous Huxley The definition of a sequel ... read more
Posted April 10, 2012, 5:15 a.m.
BJ Rochinich plays guitar for the Morgantown, WV band Ancient Shores, who released the Step to the Edge 7" last year on A389 Recordings. Rochinich ... read more
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