I spent a great Saturday asking the hard questions at Wired.
From Nelson Riddle and Prince to Danny Elfman and Siouxsie and the Banshees.
The trend is virally replicating.
But in the end, it was used to describe bands like My Bloody Valentine, Cocteau Twins, Swervedriver and pretty much anyone else, like drone minimalists Spacemen 3, who didn’t fall into the comfortable confines of easily classifiable music.
A chat with the man behind the aural soundscapes of Slowdive.
Just like that, The Beatles’ police protection disappeared, and the band was hounded out of the country, and roughed up along the way.
Lost hopped aboard the indie rock legend’s bandwagon during its season four finale, perhaps in hopes of righting its own sinking ship.
“He was an almost uncategorizable force of nature,” said El-P. “Wild, hilarious, proud, loving, tough, outspoken, spontaneous and brilliant.”
And where Hitchcock leaned on the striking scores of Bernard Hermann to propel his movies, Night seems to be borrowing ideas from … the Pixies?
The influential artist’s experiments have ranged from drone, psychedelia and trance rock to jazz, gospel and ragged blues, sometimes all at once.
The mesmerizing reunion virus infected Hollywood on Saturday night, as Swervedriver’s ax pyrotechnics mind-melded with Film School’s phased anthems at the Henry Fonda.
“body horror was not my term. It was a term someone used to describe what I was doing, so it is not a category in my head that I use to make films.”
“Forget Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Bandor Hendrix’s Electric Ladyland as studio masterpieces, I’m talking about rare dub tracks that cut across the whole idea of what a song was meant to be.”
Money may not be ably to buy you love, but evidently it can buy you peace.
Our reliance upon fossil fuels could spell the end of our species as a whole if we don’t get our shit together.
It’s all an experiment. I want to find things that fire me up, and see if it works for the people.
Scientists are so beautiful. They come up with these things, and then the other side of the coin is that artists grab hold of them, and who knows what can happen? The world is always changing, that’s rule number one.
It’s a dream world now. But like I always say, everybody has access to a piece of paper and a pencil. But how many great stories are written?
I always like random access, and I like the idea that one thing relates to another. And this is part of the internet: It’s so huge, that it is really an unbounded world.
“ I stopped my son from playing videogames, and he began to develop all kinds of creative skills.”