“You know, I’m not a minimalist composer, I didn’t grow up in that world, I grew up in a punk rock world. Limits have to be stretched, you have to test them – or break them.”
South London’s Green Lung reveal how Desertfest, a grandparent’s confusion, and the studying of song-structures help shaped the band and their impressive debut album ‘Woodland Rites’.
From his Historic debut efforts at Abbey Road alongside the Fab Four all the way up to his latest creative venture in his own recording studio in Santa-Barbara, Alan Parsons has made his mark in music history, as a technician behind some of rock musics’ most iconic albums as well as with his boundary-pushing work with the Alan Parsons Project.
Spotlights are a trio who describe the sublime music they make as dreamsludge, an apt description that takes in shimmering and dreamlike soundscapes and combines it with the heaviness of sludge to create an ethereal noise. Their new album Love & De …
With Earth’s first album in over five years due for release in May, Robin Ono talked to Dylan Carlson about the new record’s back-to-basics, raw approach, and working as a duo with drummer Adrienne Davies to re-imagine Earth’s core sound.
To me, listening to this album is like looking at snapshots of this whole journey through grief into myself, investigating who I am and processing these feelings. The title No More Running is a statement that I’m not running from myself anymore. It’s also a play on words, referring to a Brian Eno song called ‘I’ll come Running’.
Earlier this year we posted something on Facebook that took a look at the gender balance on the lineups of a number of ostensibly ‘math rock’ festivals. When we published the results we had a mixture of reactions from those that we’d picked as examples. The folks behind Bad Pond Festival got in touch to say it was something they were already aware of and were working to improve this year & for the future, so we asked Vlad and Rosie from their team a few questions to find out more.
Big Brave have a new album, A Gaze Among Them, out on May 10th through Southern Lord and from what we’ve heard so far it is going to be a very special record, so we sent Jamie Jones to have a chat with Robin Wattie from the band to find out more.
Africa is the final frontier when it comes to metal, but something is definitely brewing with bands like Nelecc from Kenya, creating their very own brand of atmospheric black metal. Guido Segers went to find out more.
Haken’s Charlie Griffiths talks about their new album, Vector, and fesses up to being a Dream Theater fanboy. . .
As any self-respecting psych fan will tell you, it is often not just about the music but also about the record labels themselves and you wont go too far into the world of psych before encountering Cardinal Fuzz. Known as The Cardinal, Dave Cambridge has been busy tripping out psych heads minds for years now with a catalogue of releases which simply defy any categorisation other than they are guaranteed to blow you mind. Martyn Coppack caught up with the man himself to talk all things psych.
Robin Ono caught up with Sunn O))) founding guitarist Greg Anderson to learn a little more about their latest studio session with Steve Albini as well as their approach to sound and live shows.
Wolfhounds guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Andy Golding took time out to explain the making of his debut solo album under the moniker Dragon Welding.
London guitar duo Markers have just released their brilliant debut album Heaven In The Dark Earth. We caught up with both of the bands members, Jason Carty and Jodie Cox to hear all about the album as well as discussing forthcoming live plans, the pair …
Pagan past, notorious music and wandering the verdant realm with Theudho.
With Southern Lord reissuing the first two Caspar Brotzmann Massaker albums, we caught up with Caspar himself to talk all about them, his memories of making them, the history of Massaker as well as his other musical projects both past and present and what he is working on next.
(((O))) FEATURED INTERVIEW
I’ve had some real problems in my lifetime dealing and living with mental health issues. I’ve not really felt comfortable talking about it until more recently. I feel like it’s important to talk about these things because people consider them ‘awkward’ topics. I used writing music as a means to channel it and I felt a lot better for writing music and going to shows and being able to put my time and energy into something I loved so much really helped me.