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Recap of all our posts (and some video playlists and guest mixes) for early March!
Big Ears 2018: A Preview – 12 Hour Drone
We’re heading to Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, TN at the end of March and in the meantime we compiled a playlist of artists performing at 12 Hour Drone
An immersive new experience featuring 19 genre-defying artists at The Standard from midnight on Saturday to noon on Sunday during the festival weekend.
Watch: The Two Most Dissonant Chords on the Guitar
Mini-documentary on North Carolina guitarist (and 1/2 of Ahleuchatistas) Shane Parish.
See also – Shane Parish / Ahleuchatists – Live at Hopscotch
MES/The Fall Special – Birthday Song
Collecting Fall-related writings/tweets/crosswords/playlists on what would’ve been Mark E Smith’s 61st birthday.
Review – Ancient Ocean – Neró: A Collection Of Works 2010-2016
J. Brodsky reviews Nero – Field Hymns release that compiles 6 years of output from Brooklyn musician Ancient Ocean (aka John Bohannon).
See also – Ancient Ocean – Live at Deep Thoughts JP
New Names to Learn – Tender Mercy
50thirdand3rd writer Noisecrumbs compared the music of Louisville’s Tender Mercy (aka Mark Kramer) “the song that plays as the inevitable tragedy unfolds at the end of a dystopian sci-fi film” and, as he also pointed out
That should’ve said ‘LOW-KEY, INDEPENDENT, sci-fi film’. Not some blockbuster shit.
— NoiseCrumbs (@NoiseCrumbs) March 9, 2018
Bandcamp page for Tender Mercy lists tags such as “post-meditative”, “astral folk” and ambient folk”, but regardless of tag names Mark’s music and live performances are experiences like no other.
Hnry Flwr Interview / Playlist
We’ve been trying to get hold of the creator of the Message (aka Brooklyn musician Hnry Flwr) for some time now and we were worried sick that we, perhaps, misunderstood or didn’t get the message.
Lo and behold, Hnry Flwr finally blessed us with answers to all our burning questions and we feel that we got a bit closer to understanding the Message. Plus, he also gave us an extensive playlist of personal favorites by the likes of Kikagaku Moyo and Andy Shauf!
See also – Hnry Flwr – Live at Deep Thoughts JP
Review – Jason Wietlispach – Oak Creek Recordings
Another review from J. Brodsky – this time taking on debut from Milwaukee musician Jason Wietlispach (released via his own imprint Soultrane). There’s also a two-song sampler of the album available on Mixcloud.
Listening Room – March 2018: Pt.1
A round of listening recommendations/suggestions from our followers
Featuring Melvins, Interbella, A Place Both Wonderful and Strange, Nurse Predator, Lord Snow, Angles 9,, Mick Karn and more!
Last, but not least there’s a mix that Petridisch made in anticipation of Big Ears! It features Jaga Jazzist, Aine O’Dwyer, Gas, Anoushka Shankar and many more!