Every Grasshopper jam starts with a great big nothing sound, on or near the cusp of silence, so soft and unassuming that it almost isn't there. Then, ever-so-glacially, the frame fills with sound: Josh Millrod's penetrative trumpeting fed through the maw of Jesse DeRosa's distortion-hemorrhaging Ele ... More >>
2012 MATA Festival
Friday, April 20
Better than: Figuring out how to play the Koyaanisqatsi German Blu-ray on an American TV.
Between Charles de Gaulle interpreted by a coloratura soprano, a Deliverance-style duel pitting a player piano against a live pianist, and a 13-piece chamber suite ... More >>
One-man haunted house Oneohtrix Point Never has been bleeping on the Yes In My Backyard radar since his two-disc escape-from-sanity synth meditation Rifts dropped in 2009, leaving a bloody trail of John Carpenter zone-outs and Tangerine Nightmares. In the two years since, he's been a leading ... More >>
via Hydra Head RecordsA figurehead of the New York noise scene and tireless agony enthusiast, Dominick Fernow is a record label owner, record store proprietor and synth molester for Cold Cave. But he cut his blood-caked teeth with Prurient, a sadistic power-electronics therapy session that le ... More >>
My Chemical Romance's fearless leader talks about mocking his own concept albums and rebelling vicariously through his hair.
What are your favorite post-apocalyptic movies?
Night of the Comet, Mad Max obviously--I actually prefer the first one. A Boy and His Dog. I think those are like the ... More >>