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In 2017, Paris-based electroacoustic composer Kassel Jaeger (born François Bonnet) and Chicago-born multi-instrumentalist Jim O’Rourke joined forces for Wakes on Cerulean, a kaleidoscopic duo recording filled with shape-shifting electronics and field recordings. On their brand-new second collaborative album, In Cobalt Aura Sleeps (Editions Mego), they aim to convey a similarly rapturous experience, but the piece […]
Current musical obsessions of Slo ’Mo DJ Tess Kisner, MC Rita J, and Reader digital content editor Tal Rosenberg
He’s tried punk, noise, and Fahey-style fingerpicking, but he’s about to reach his biggest audience yet with the jazzy, open-ended folk-rock on his new album.
This month’s stack of record reviews will get you better acquainted with Ben Frost’s defibrillating body music, Dawn Golden’s alchemical electro-pop, and lots more.
David Grubbs on why the experimental music of the 1960s was so rarely recorded at the time—and what changes when we listen to it today.
The musician, now based in Tokyo, contributes a new composition to the forthcoming compilation Air Texture Volume III.
Not everyone on this list graduated, but there’s no disputing the talent and vision of the players.
Reviews of 15 current releases from all over the world of music: Deerhunter, Altar of Plagues, and lots more
The second track off of Impossible Truth, the sophomore album from the instrumental guitarist, who plays at the Hideout Fri 4/26.
Our coverage of the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival
The latest studio effort from Australian guitarist Oren Ambarchi displays his rich sound world in all its splendor
Swedish saxophonist Mats Gustafsson shares his obsessive love of obscure records with a new website.
Sayonara, Japan! Pavement’s monitors engineer describes the last days of the band’s Japanese tour and finds the best soba noodles he’s ever had. Plus, robocop.