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Random Truths About… Spires That in the Sunset Rise

Spires that in the Sunset Rise

“I do think the band name has worked, because I don’t completely understand it and that is how I feel about our music.”

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Random Truths About… Stephen Hartke

Stephen Hartke

“The fact is, I don’t listen to recorded music every day. I rather think we hear too much music nowadays, and it ceases to be special.”

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Random Truths About… Jana Hunter

Jana Hunter

“People can affect a powerful force in their lives through music, as much or more than any art. But change is a person’s responsibility and privilege.”

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Random Truths About… Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear band photo

“Naming music is hard and weird.”

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Random Truths About… Brightblack Morning Light

Brightblack Morning Light

“A tired mind won’t change, so maybe some music can awaken aspects of the mind that allows for a rebirth.”

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Writers on Music: Gayle Brandeis

gayle braindeis

“in general, music tends to trigger emotion on a very deep level for me, and that is what I want to access when I write.”

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Random Truths About… Jenny of Erase Errata

“I think music is very powerful at setting the mood. If you want to feel happy or sad or empowered or hopeless, particular songs can help you accomplish that.”

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Random Truths About… John Olson of Wolf Eyes

Wolf Eyes

“I’m named after my dad’s best friend who died in Vietnam. Appropriate or not, that’s what I got to work with.”

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Random Truths About… Keith Fullerton Whitman (AKA Hrvatski)

Keith Fullerton Whiteman

“I think that some of my music can make people feel a wide range of human emotions in a short period of time.”

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Random Truths About… Mick from Vibracathedral Orchestra

Vibracathedral Orchestra

“There’s something so spiritual and necessary about music that I’m sure people’s lives would be different without it.”

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13 Questions for Electronic/Ambient/Rickety-Old-Machine Composer Ethan Rose

Ethan Rose

“Music is expanding and fragmenting into all of these amazing things. It is scary and beautiful.”

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Random Truths About… Cloudland Canyon

Cloudland Canyon

“I am not very proud of my vices, but I made the experience that people without vices usually don’t have virtues either.”

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Writers on Music: Stephen Clarke

Stephen Clarke

“I love the three-minute song. It can tell a story as well as a 300-page novel, plus you have the music element that you don’t get in books.”

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Random Truths About… Mike Doughty

Mike Doughty

“This nonsense that weed is some kind of light non-drug is pure fiction; a major problem in our society. Whether or not people should choose to stop, they ought to face facts.”

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Random Truths About… The Diminisher of Bablicon

1. What’s the first piece of music you listened to today? Today it was" Jerusalem" (an epic stoner metal piece) by that band Sleep. The sounds they’re able to get on that album are awesome. The first time I heard it, we were waiting in a car in downtown Philly and this DJ played the […]

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