Exclusive interview with Bluetech’s Evan Bartholomew and Keyframe-Entertainment on Bluetech’s latest electronic music album Holotrope.
The 5th Drone Cinema Film Festival, featuring cutting-edge digital media artists working in dronge, glitch, and industrial ambient sound art, owes its existence to Kim Cascone. Best known for musical compositions, Kim released more than fifty records since 1984, and his indie label Silent Records serves as a cutting edge digital distribution hub for electronic sound art.
The Grateful Dead’s attitude toward American musical traditions was not simply a veneration of roots but an appreciation of roots for the new uses that could be made of them. For them the old music was a place where the profane time of contemporary America opened out into story, allowing room for imagination. The old music suggested things to them that that psychedelics affirmed and amplified.
Danny Goldberg’s new book “In Search of the Lost Chord,” an antidote to 2017, introduces us to inspiring political and artistic good examples, and bad ones whose mistakes we can learn from, like a guide to people, events and culture worthy of further research.
I’m honored to interview Mamone, a Grammy Award winning audio engineer and producer, and cofounder of Queer Appalachia Collective and the zine Electric Dirt, both dedicated to helping queer folk in Appalachia and the south find their voices, each other, and an audience.
An interview with Guy Blakeslee of the psychedelic rock band Entrance on art, spirituality, and musical influences. Blakeslee’s new song “Not Gonna Say Your Name” is a beautiful Americana masterwork of a protest song. Watch the music video premiere here.