I spent a great Saturday asking the hard questions at Wired.
The trend is virally replicating.
Backstory: Amy Ray’s previous solo efforts “Stag” and “Prom” filtered think-pieces on gender, politics and pop culture through winsome confessionals way more plugged in than her work with the Indigo […]
A chat with the man behind the aural soundscapes of Slowdive.
“Everyone was watching that show. Angelo Badalamenti had a huge influence on the shoegaze sound.”
The influential artist’s experiments have ranged from drone, psychedelia and trance rock to jazz, gospel and ragged blues, sometimes all at once.
“I think we can turn this around, but we can’t wait. We need the attention of everyone immediately.”
“I’m fucking angry and upset right now, and I’m also scared and trying to come to grips with balancing this incredible fatalism and the fact that I am still alive.”
“When people compare us to My Bloody Valentine, I think it’s because they were the last band outside of the mainstream to actually infiltrate the mainstream.”
I admire Walt Whitman–his idealism, generosity, grace, and joy.
Both are highly esteemed musicians, fronting genre-shredding outfits that offer up elaborate and cerebral musical explorations.
“I hope the grassroots is able to take back control of hip-hop, and in the process take control of its own destiny.”
“If blues culture had developed under the conditions of oppressive, forced labor, hip-hop culture would arise from the conditions of no work.”
“We must remember that sex is not dirty. It’s normal. Even when it’s dirty.”