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BRAIN PULSE MUSIC

posted January 17th, 2012

Relax, brainiacs — Brain Pulse Music is here! After years of researching the bioelectric functions of the human brain, combined with the traumatic aftershocks of Japan's Great East Earthquake, Masaki Batoh has emerged from his furthest incursion into the deep space and mystery of the human condition with an album meant to calm and aid in the healing of all around him. It has been Batoh's long-standing intention to create a machine that would interface with brain waves in a therapeutic way allowing the... (read more)

Artists in this story: Masaki Batoh

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WE HAVE MONOTONIX

posted January 12th, 2012

Remember when getting up off the floor and going to a rock show felt like a fun thing to do (it totally still is, but keep reading, ok?)? One where the potential for an exciting, possibly dangerous experience that could leave you with scars, the kind where you could eat the bar and lose your shirt and wet yourself and still go home with the chick (or dude) with the shaved head (or...)? Those memorable instances of pure, vacant joy are always aided and abetted... (read more)

Artists in this story: Monotonix

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HOLY SHIRTS! THE BONNY WINNERS

posted January 11th, 2012

Now when the music stops, find yourself a chair and sit on it. No pushin' people on the ground, no sittin' before the music stops, no "duck, duck, goose digressions," for Christ's almighty sake. And no, you can't go to the bathroom right now. This is important. No poutin' shoutin' or fuss aboutin', alright? Now, if you are lucky enough to be in the grace-a God and he wills that you win our little contest, your good friend and soundsystem operator Brigadeer Damus will take... (read more)

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THE FAUN OF THE OPERA

posted January 9th, 2012

Dawn McCarthy heads the Faun Fables stable, and therefore is clearly no stranger to the stage. Typical Faun Fables performances are often quite theatrical, and of course, their Transit Rider album was itself a musical that, when toured, was performed theatrically. We're psyched to see Dawn dust off her acting hat once again, this time in The Crucible's production of MACHINE: A World Premiere Fire Opera. Dawn plays a lead as Brigid in the production, based on a sci-fi short by Derek J.... (read more)

Artists in this story: Faun Fables

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DIRTY THREE ARE COMING

posted January 6th, 2012

It's been a wicked dry spell of seven years since the filthy unit of Mick Turner, Jim White, and Warren Ellis graced the world with a full-length of any kind. Sure, they've had their hands in many different pies in between then and now, as men are wont to eat fruit from different trees like the evolved chimps they are, but nothing comes close to what occurs when The Dirty Three lock themselves in a room with the tape rolling to milk whatever... (read more)

Artists in this story: Mick Turner, Mick Turner & Tren Brothers, Dirty Three

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SEE AZITA TO BELIEVE AZITA

posted January 5th, 2012

AZITA moved some waves in 2011 for GODdamn sure - releasing Disturbing The Air, an LPs-worth of piano and voice composition-waves; playing dates in the US o' A and over the waves into Europe, as well as landing in top ten spots in waves all across the planet - and we're expecting even more of her in 2012! Why shouldn't we? Her muse is clearly peaking and her key-playing and vocal chording is more precise and powerful than ever. AZITA never misses an opportunity... (read more)

Artists in this story: AZITA

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HOWLING HEX A/V CLUB

posted January 3rd, 2012

Achtung baby humans and adult humans alike! All tableau vivant still-lifers have been reassigned to re-education at Camp David. Please vacate space and enter the multiverse to visi-grab the new The Howling Hex moving picture music video, available for viewing mandatory ahora. You will learn how to "read" the media, represented in trite-but-ubiquitous tabloid form (a sample prototype that every American can understand), in order to scan coded messages from God and absorb vibrational knowledge on a variety of histostorio-cultural fronts, including tidbits on JonBenet,... (read more)

Artists in this story: The Howling Hex

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WOLFROY DONE GONE TO (TURKEY) TOWN

posted January 3rd, 2012

When we first listened to the newest record from Bonnie Prince Billy, we didn’t know the title of the album, but we heard a distinct voice stalking the players, making his violent presence known. And it’s not unusual for a Bonny record to channel a muse or, in the case of Wolfroy Goes to Town, create a character to carry the weight, but we never expected Wolfroy to be an actual entity! We begged the 'Prince' to let us see this roaming conspirator... (read more)

Artists in this story: Bonnie "Prince" Billy

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DISTURBING THE AIRWAVES FROM LONDON

posted December 22nd, 2011

Ever wonder what AZITA sounds like with a British accent? Us too! So we were pleased as punch when she winged on over to London to jam not only live in the clubs, but also on the radio, allowing us (and more importantly, YOU, right?) to electronically eavesdrop on her singing and playing like the bird (of prey) that she is. Resonance FM's Arctic Circle Radio program had the honor of hosting AZITA on the head-crushingly early side of a Monday morning back in November... (read more)

Artists in this story: AZITA

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WHAT'S BIG, BLACK, AND SHAPED LIKE A BANANA?

posted December 21st, 2011

Why, a Black Bananas iron-on patch, ya dummy! Yeah, boy - fill your tolerated-one's XXXmas stockings with Black Banana iron on patches this Twistmas! Mount them on your Menorah! Deck your neighbor's wife's halls with boughs -- of patches! For real, these Black Bananas iron-on patches are ragin' and pre-determinedly legendarily legendary. Who (or what) else defines legendary better than Jennifer Herrema? There is no location on any piece of fabric on the planet that this patch won't make shamefully shameless! Buy it... (read more)

Artists in this story: Black Bananas