“An Exercise In Rediscovery” : Metavari Reimagines Debut Album As ‘Soft Continuum’

Before Metavari became a one man operation, the Midwest band was a full-on post-rock outfit that consisted of five members. In 2009 the band released their debut Be One of Us and Hear No Noise, played SXSW, and shared the stage with bands as diverse as The Appleseed Cast, Maserati, This Will Destroy You, Tortoise, […]

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Joel Grind : Echoes in a Crystal Tomb

When Joel Grind isn’t making speed metal in Toxic Holocaust or producing and mastering other artists in his Pacific Northwest studio, he can sometimes be found behind synthesizers. His work under his own name is a mix of darkly lit electronic music that tows the line between deep space Komische, horror/sci-fi scores, and pure atmospheric […]

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RIP Lil Bub

Lil Bub, the little cat with dwarfism from Bloomington, Indiana that captured the attention of many(including Robert DeNiro) died on December 1st fighting a bone infection. Born as a runt and with many medical issues, the tiny cat was adopted by recording studio owner Mike Bridavsky, who then turned her unique appearance into an internet […]

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Natasha Giordano : Mono No Aware

Natasha Giordano self-describes herself as an artist “who investigates sounds as inner places.” Listening to her Soundtracking The Void debut Mono No Aware I would say that’s a pretty accurate description of the sonic world she creates. The three tracks on this stunning EP evoke quiet moments inside one’s own head. Lying in bed with […]

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Forty-Six

On Monday I turn 46-years old. It’s a rather anti-climactic age. It’s not 40-years old, or 30-years old. It’s certainly not 18, 16, or 13-years old. And you’re still a hell of a ways off from 65 or 80-years old. It’s just a 4 of hearts or 5 of spades in a deck with kings, […]

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