Simon Reynolds

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  • 5 years ago

    Last summer, Pitchfork launched Altered Zones, a site dedicated to the "explosion of small-scale DIY music": all those recent protean micro-genres that reach a hardcore audience through ultra-limited cassette or vinyl releases, but accrue a much l...

  • 5 years ago

    Daniel Lopatin, the young man behind the spacey and spacious mindscapes of Oneohtrix Point Never, operates out of a cramped bedroom in Bushwick, mostly taken up by vintage synthesizers, rhythm boxes, and assorted sound-processing gizmos, plus a gi...

  • 7 years ago

    In an enervated year for music, when pop was rightfully eclipsed by Far More Important Matters, Vampire Weekend were as close as our little community got to a polarizing controversy. Why, this very newspaper felt obliged to run two opposed reviews...

  • 8 years ago

    On their MySpace page, Rings designate their genre as "jungle." Maybe it's a private joke with their friends Gang Gang Dance, who identify as "big beat," but if the term wasn't already claimed, "jungle" wouldn't be a bad way to put it. There's som...

  • 9 years ago

    Burial, #89 albumphoto: Georgina Cook Discussed: Mastadon, Blood Mountain, #44 Boris, Pink, #76 Burial, #89 Wolf Eyes, Human Animal, #297 This year it felt like everyone I knew—people of widely divergent musical persuasions—were for once...

  • 9 years ago

    The death of vinyl was predicted almost as soon as the compact disc arrived, but music downloading and iPods have obliterated the CD's advantages (convenience and storability) while unexpectedly restoring the allure of vinyl. With music turning in...


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