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Arc Light Editions proves that second is the best with reissue choice number two: Ingram Marshall’s Fog Tropes/Gradual Requiem!

In 1979, a performance artist named Grace Ferguson asked composer Ingram Marshall to prepare sounds for a piece she was working on. Marshall decided to walk around San Francisco and ended up recording fog horns, along with the sea and other sounds. Show More Summary

Premiere: JAWS - “Stay Free”

As most comedy movies play out, characters being funny never actually talk about where they learned or picked up their wit or humor. While walking around the office in which I work, I never hear people being funny. It’s all just refurbished...Show More Summary

Music Review: EMA - The Future’s Void

EMA The Future’s Void [Matador; 2014] by Ed Comentale Rating: EMA is cool. It’s an established fact. She has big, fat storm clouds in her eyes. She’s brooding and sloppy and humid and careless, and she seems to be making up all her own rules. Show More Summary

The Haxan Cloak emerges from the murkiest depths of London for assorted US tour dates

The Haxan Cloak is the sound of Bob from Twin Peaks creepin’ up on ya as you absentmindedly laugh at Saturday morning cartoons. It’s the sound your cat is hearing when his eyes get big and he’s staring into a corner — you know, THAT corner. Show More Summary

Cerberus: The Charles Ives Singers - The Unbuilt

By Grant 'Gumshoe' Purdum on Apr 07 2014 I had to pick one last 2013 tape to review out of a pile of Albert’s Basement goodies and came up with this convincingly caffeinated, ‘caw’ing cassette of cacophany and mind-crags. The Charles...Show More Summary

Watch: Chimurenga Renaissance - riZe vadZimu riZe

It’s not every day that you get to watch an album, so if you don’t mind, I’ll respectfully shut up the fuck up and let Tendai “Baba” Maraire, his collaborators, and the accompanying film do all the talking. Music video movie streaming...Show More Summary

Film Review: The Unknown Known (Dir. Errol Morris)

The Unknown Known Dir. Errol Morris [Participant Media; 2014] by Derek Smith Rating: “Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.)” –Walt Whitman For over three years, Donald Rumsfeld was voice of the War in Iraq. Show More Summary

Mix: Chocolate Grinder Mix 104 - Easy Like Someday Morning

(MP3 DOWNLOAD) - (PODCAST) It’s all been said about spinning and drifting. “It’s all been done” was done before it even started being finished. And this armchair meta’s been beaten into the moldy cushions, and it’s likely that no one ever wanted it. Show More Summary

Noxagt return bearing merciless gifts, release new LP Brutage and new compilation Collection 1

The brutality of Norwegian trio Noxagt (pronounced “nox-act”) has, along with their previous relationship with US-based Load Records, allowed for easy comparisons with Lighting Bolt. But if you dissociate the electrostatic moniker from...Show More Summary

Watch: Serious Thugs - “Ur Not a Baller”

In an exhibition from last year about links between the economy and everyday life, Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz re-enacted various ‘Class Drag’ performances from the life of Lorenz Hannah Cullwick (1833–1909), a domestic servantShow More Summary

Premiere: yeule - “ENDING”

It’s 47° outside. Totally damp. My car smelled heavy of reefer from the night before. Heartburn like a motherfucker. Hung over just enough. Struggling because Yoncé still in this mouth like liquor. But I can’t. Not even Rick can help jack me up. Show More Summary

The Body share new short film At the Mercy of It All inspired by and including music from their latest full-length I Shall Die Here

So I was hanging out with the guys from The Body the other day (we were having a picnic if you must know), and they were talking about how glad they were that I wrote about their recently released collaborative LP with The Haxan Cloak,...Show More Summary

Cerberus: Ninni Morgia / Silvia Kastel / Ultrillo Kushner - Live at Hemlock, San Francisco

By Grant 'Gumshoe' Purdum on Apr 04 2014 Live at Hemlock, San Francisco might be the best release yet from Ultramarine, a well-respected label that sticks with its artists rather than releasing one-offs from raw-doggin’ randoms. Ninni...Show More Summary

Watch: Armand Hammer - “Willie Bosket”

It’s important to remember that, though trap music is most closely identified with triple-time hi-hats, the genre takes its name not from percussive onomatopoeia, but from street slang, and further, that the trap is not just an institution, but a system of institutionalization. Show More Summary

Film Review: The Missing Picture (Dir. Rithy Panh)

The Missing Picture Dir. Rithy Panh [Strand Releasing; 2014] by Derek Smith Rating: Much like last year’s masterful The Act of Killing (TMT Review), Rithy Panh’s The Missing Picture uses cinema’s uncanny ability to bring memories to life, to breathe new life into the past by recontexualizing it through the framework of the personal and the political. Show More Summary

Music Review: The Body - I Shall Die Here

The Body I Shall Die Here [RVNG Intl.; 2014] by Matthew Phillips Rating: In his plan of hell, Dante places suicides in the second ring of the seventh circle — the circle of violence. Here, harpies nest among the gnarled thorn trees that incarcerate the souls of those dead by their own hand. Show More Summary

Blackest Ever Black plans release for long-unreleased full-length Dead Unique from Mick Hobbs’ Officer! project

You ever misplace a sandwich right in the middle of eating it? You know, like, “Oh, tasty! Mayonnaise!” and then all of a sudden it’s like, “Hey, what the heck, that sammy was just here!” Happens to the best of us, that’s for sure. Anyway,...Show More Summary

? Listen: Maria Minerva - “The Beginning”

Staggering toward the end of night. City streets echoing and amber lit. Music lingers out from a ground-level apartment. It’s lush in vocals. It’s lush in beat and sound. It’s lush. Taking a minute on that stoop gives ample amount of time for a smoke. Show More Summary

Film Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Dir. Anthony & Joe Russo)

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Dir. Anthony & Joe Russo [Walt Disney Studios; 2014] by Robert Ham Rating: I’m not sure anyone could have predicted that of all the film franchises currently orbiting the world of Marvel Comics that Captain America would turn out to be the most exciting one. Show More Summary

Interview: Britt Brown (Not Not Fun, Robedoor, LA Vampires)

by C Monster • April 2014 In February, the dynasty of Not Not Fun celebrated a decade of releasing music. Drawing from rock, “experimental,” psychedelic, dub, noise, and house influences, the label has been home to a plethora of musicians...Show More Summary

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