2010: The Year Sound Art Broke

The world has surely gone mad this week, as it appears that people suddenly care about things like sound art and field recordings. It must be Spring. Following is a roundup of the last few days sudden massive interest in sound. To set the mood, please enjoy this clip of Suzanne Ciani on 3-2-1...

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Why We Do This: The Fall

The Fall: The Wonderful and Frightening World of Mark E. Smith is a marvelous BBC documentary from a few years back that I was pointed to by Richard Metzger. It is available to see on YouTube in nine parts. The first part is above. Around when nickname: Rebel started up, me and Mike used to

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And this is interesting… Part 2

or, I swear, I shall close every last one of these tabs, continued. CD Baby Interviews Dave Allen (currently a music marketing genius, formerly a member of Gang of Four and Shriekback), with much coverage of Dave’s challenge to musicians to be brilliant or get out of the way. Be sure to...

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What the Future Sounded Like

What the Future Sounded Like

I’ve watched this documentary on EMS (Electronic Music Studios) every few months since I first discovered it. MAKE magazine blogged it a few days ago. I recently saw this awesome ad for the EMS VCS3 (below) at the excellent Issues Newsstand in Oakland, CA. Watch all three parts. Comprised...

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All Fours by Swamp Baby Out Today

All Fours by Swamp Baby Out Today

Old friend and occasional collaborator Michael Hotter releases his band Swamp Baby’s CD today, Tuesday, April 27, 2010, on Collar City Records. Full Color, 6 panel jacket, with original artwork by Phil Pascuzzo (again!). Get yours here. or download here:

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Food For Witches – New from Scientific Maps

Food For Witches – New from Scientific Maps

Scientific Maps have unleashed their new record Food For Witches on the world. It is available now on iTunes. Cover art by book cover design genius and SM drummer Philip Pascuzzo. Driving force by former nickname: Rebel man Aaron Smith. On the B3nson Recording label. The release party will be...

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Record Store Day 2010 is GO!

Somewhere in the world, Record Store Day has already begun as I write this. I’ve still got about a dozen hours until it gets going here. Pitchfork has a very fine guide to the event(s). Bob Gamber of Monterey’s Vinyl Revolution, A Truly Unique Record Store Providing The Monterey Bay...

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Weirdo Records

Record Store Day is just two weeks away! We’re starting the countdown with this awesome stop-motion spot by Linda Aubry Bullock for Cambridge’s Weirdo Records.

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Bits and Bobs – Real quick Version

NEWAVE Minicomix brick gets rave review from The Onion’s AV Club Strotter Inst. and Offset Needle Radius Vs. birdorgan will be playing next Friday, April 2 at 119 Gallery in Lowell, MA Steve Goodman’s (AKA Kode9) Sonic Warfare book, which was written about here previously, now has a...

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fognozzle says goodnight

fognozzle says goodnight

fognozzle, the noise act I was part of in the mid-90s with Mister Pete Von Petrin, that was relaunched solo a couple years ago by Pete has announced it’s retirement. Following is the statement released today on facebook: Crawling back into my hole. Attached is a link to a free download the...

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Jah Wobble – Blow Up

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Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien talks 6Music

I wasn’t quite sure what to say about 6Music, other than “they’re really cool, and I’m psyched that they have played my music, so speak up and save this awesome station”. It also seems weird to be a non-license-paying foreigner trying to muck about in another...

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Brown Cuts Neighbors – Radio Disease Killer

A BCN music video featuring early electronics effects provided by Peter Barvoets. Performing are James Kopta, Jason Martin and myself. Song and video were recorded at the Schenectady Public Access studios. More information on the Radio Disease Killer quack medical device. It does have a switch...

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Brown Cuts Neighbors Have A Request

bcn – bogarts, originally uploaded by lookseeseen. First up. BCN has a facebook fan page at: http://www.facebook.com/BrownCutsNeighbors Does anybody out there have visual documentation of shows and other live Brown Cuts Neighbors interventions? 1989-91 most desired, but other eras good...

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