Tag Archives: Ross Simonini

Author Q&A: Ross Simonini (The Book of Formation)

Podiatric Calendar II by Ross Simonini

“I think the process should be an expression of the product, and vice versa.”

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13 Questions with Steve Parry

Steve Parry

“I believe in terms of feelings about music, music remains constant, fundamental to consciousness. I cannot imagine life without music!”

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13 Questions with the Experimental Delta Blues Junkyard Band Califone

Califone

“The songwriting and melodic approaches on Roots & Crowns feels like a new direction for us. The way we’re using sound, noise and collage on this one feels like we’re digging deeper into the roots of where we started.”

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An Interview with The Double

The Double

“Ambient noises and strange sounds in general tend to filter in all on their own. We enjoy this.”

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11 Questions for Belong

“Anybody, with just a little money saved, can produce and record a quality album in their bedroom. This has lead to an extreme amount of crap, but it also has allowed other people with great ideas to realize them on their own without having to spend a ton of money.”

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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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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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Gang Gang Dance

Ross Simonini interviews the percussion-heavy, experimental, psychedelic band that created God’s Money The music of Gang Gang Dance is a close relative of religion. Wild chanting and ritualistic drumming. Kate Bush and Grime and Oliver Messiaen. Every note used in a sort of ceremonial function. Song structures induce blurry meditation and psychedelic dance. There are […]

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Tristeza’s Harmonic Sea and Liquid Pyramids

Recently, San Diego has become one of the country’s musical breeding grounds. Bands like Pinback, Castanets and GogoAirheart have surfaced, one after another, each with their own, unique voice, each representing an entirely different genre of music. Among the first of all these groups was Tristeza, an instrumental quintet (two guitarists, bassist, keyboards, drummer), who […]

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Akron/Family

Akron/Family has written some of the best songs of the current century. They have released two albums on Young God Records, both of which juxtapose musical sensibilities of the most diverse sort. To love them is to love music, not genres.

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Interview with Ariel Pink

Ariel Pink was born Ariel Rosenberg in 1978. He was raised in Los Angeles in an area that is sometimes called Pico-Robertson and sometimes called Beverlywood. He still lives there, in an apartment, next door to the house where he grew up. His music is not contained within any genre. It is contained within every […]

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Interview: Geologist and Avey Tare of Animal Collective

“I don’t necessarily think lyrics are that important to getting into a song, as long as the feeling stays intact and the emotion doesn’t get lost.”

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“Keep Yourself Within Yourself”: An Interview with Inara George

Inara George

“The best thing about songwriting is that everyone does it differently.”

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Iron & Wine’s Woman King EP Review

“No hands are half as firm or gentle as they’d like to be.” -Sam Beam

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