Author Archives: Anna-Lynne Williams

Best Albums of 2009

I end every year by making a list of my favorite albums. Some years there are as many as 30 albums that I couldn’t live without, but this year there were really only 10 for me.

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A Week of Concerts in Denton, TX

This past February, I spent a month in the mythologized town of Marfa, TX, recording an album with Robert Gomez for a project which has since been named Ormonde.

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Interview: Choir of Young Believers

Choir of Young Believers

“I think total democracy in bands can sometimes be a bad thing musically.”

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Snowshoes and Hunters: An Interview with Midlake

Midlake

“I guess we got into more of this British folk thing and a ‘fair maiden’ thing as I call it, but I don’t think we really sound like these bands, though there is more than a hint of it on the new album.”

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Eau de Colonia: An Interview with Nina Persson of A Camp

Nina Persson of A Camp

“Melancholy is not really the right word to describe the mentality. Swedes are more…serene and mellow, and not afraid of the dark, and this is something that I still think is a big part of my personality.”

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Sergius Gregory Making Quiet Music in Homer, Alaska

Sergius Gregory has taken the musician-in-a-cabin experiment leaps farther than the likes of Bon Iver.

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A Sight for Sore Eyes: An Interview with Klum

musician Klum

“I assume people don’t really know who is singing what because sometimes we don’t even remember who sings certain parts that are on the record. The most important thing to us is just that it’s good.” -Brock Flores

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Someplace New: An Interview with Uncle Owen Aunt Beru

Uncle Owen Aunt Beru

“If I can make anything that another person would want, then I must give it away. Sometimes other musicians want to trade music, or collaborate with me after hearing one of my songs, so sharing my music freely has given some very rich experiences.”

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Go to the Radio: An Interview with Psychic Ills

Psychic Ills

“People go places because they’re already heading that way, or because they give themselves over to be taken somewhere. If our music does that, that’s cool, but I wouldn’t say that it’s designed only for that reason.”

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Brave New Music: An Interview with Frida Hyvonen

Frida

"I could mention…Neneh Cherry’s Raw Like Sushi, on vinyl from the local store, and Michael Jackson’s BAD, which I stole from my brother. You had to learn to dance really smoothly to it or the vinyl would skip. I’m sure someone could find traces of all of those early loves in my music, and not least in the way I dance."

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Planting Seeds: 13 Questions with Mia Doi Todd

Mia Doi Todd

“I like to listen to the arc of a record, like reading a book from start to finish. I make records that way.”

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Only Love is All Maroon: An Interview with Bon Iver

Bon Iver

“With all your lies, you’re still very lovable.”
– “For Emma” by Bon Iver

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Writers on Music: An Interview with Robin Benway

Robin Benway

"For a band that’s just starting out, it’s still fun and exciting and very Kerouacian to be in a van and touring the country. That’s the spirit I wanted for Audrey, and listening to that music definitely helped to infuse the book."

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You Know This Gloom: An Interview with The Notwist

the notwist

“In the end it was all about finding a way to express something that you cannot express otherwise.”

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Writers on Music: An Interview with Mysterious Skin Author Scott Heim

Scott Heim

"I was just out driving in my car, and five totally different things came on–an old New Order song… a track from the new Portishead record… a Brian Eno Music for Films song… ‘Touch and Go’ by the Cars… and then this campy ’70s disco song called ‘Let’s All Chant.’ I love how this weird mix put me in five different moods within twenty minutes or so."

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