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Logos on the classic methods behind his genre-bending club experiments
As Logos, James Parker has explored a lot of musical territory across his decade-long career: drum and bass, dubstep, grime (both in his productions and as a founding member of London club night Boxed), “weightless” club music and, on this year’s Imperial Flood, a head-spinning combination of ambient, dub techno and often unclassifiable textures. As I speak to him at his London studio to discuss the twists and turns of his musical journey, he pinpoints the thing that ties it all together.
music  interviews  production  logos 
june 2019 by markogara
Aquarium Drunkard » Brian Eno Interviewed On KPFA’s Ode to Gravity, February 1980
Go ahead and clear the next two hours. In 1980, Berkeley radio KPFA’s “Ode to Gravity” host, Charles Amirkhanian, sat down with Brian Eno to discuss the various aspects of his recording career up to that point (Eno would have just been finishing his first collaboration with David Byrne). While hour one is entertaining in and of itself, what you really don’t want to miss is the second hour. Recorded 32 years ago, Eno runs down a sort of linear history of the use the recording studio as a compositional tool — including various audio examples — beginning with Elvis, running up to the, then, modern era. A great conversation, it’s a fascinating listen especially in retrospect, as number of Eno’s — let’s call them ‘predictions’ — have long come to fruition over the past decade. Also interesting is the conversational turn towards the end of the interview with Eno discussing copyright, clearance, and what would soon be defined as sampling.
music  brianeno  interviews 
november 2013 by markogara
RA: Machine Love: Laurel Halo - Interview
Sounds on the run: we talk gear with the perpetually moving Hyperdub producer.
ra  machinelove  music  interviews 
august 2013 by markogara
Joe Bussard – Frederick, MD : Dust & Grooves ~ Vinyl. Music. Culture
Few people have devoted as much of their life to records as Joe Bussard has. 
Born in 1936 in Frederick, Maryland, he started playing records on his parents’ phonograph and by the end of World War II, he had the collecting bug. During the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, he led thousands of record expeditions through the mid-Atlantic region and the South, looking for 78s of jazz, blues, ethnic and down-home/bluegrass music. These expeditions went well beyond the typical digger routes of mining thrift stores or finding out-of-the way record stores. For Joe, record collecting has always meant driving into the backwoods, parking your car, and walking door-to-door asking the locals if they had any records in the house and, if so, would they be willing to sell them. It is not an exaggeration to say that over 50,000 records have passed through Joe’s hands or circulated through his collection. 
 In addition to his status as a collector, Joe is single-handedly responsible for the creation and operation of Fonotone Records, an independent record label responsible for documenting and preserving bluegrass, folk and blues music of the 1950s,1960s and 1970s (including the first recordings of guitarist John Fahey). A musician himself, Joe performed on guitar, banjo and vocals with his group Jolly Joe and His Jug Band, as well as performing and recording with many others. He has also been hosting radio programs since 1956, when he set up his own pirate radio station out of his home.
records  interviews  collection 
april 2013 by markogara
What's The Secret To Great Infographics? | Co.Design: business + innovation + design
In the early aughts, Kim Rees loaded a single website and had a life-changing experience. It was IBM’s Glass Engine, an interactive visualization of composer Philip Glass’s work. The software featured some amazing capabilities, like rearranging over 60 of his compositions with a few clicks of a mouse. Since graduating from NYU with a computer science degree in hand, she’d worked on interactive installations, Flash games, and more traditional web design with partner Dino Citraro. But the Glass Engine was different. It was information she could actually hear and feel.
data  infodesign  periscope  interviews 
april 2013 by markogara
RA: Joy Orbison & Boddika: Their own thing - Interview
Joy Orbison (real name Peter O'Grady) burst on to the scene in 2009 with "Hyph Mngo" through Hotflush Recordings, a single that was notable for its ubiquity (it was voted RA's #1 track of that year) and striking singularity. Something almost immediately felt different about this artist—a belief that only deepened by what came after: No rushed sound-alike follow-up to "Hyph Mngo." No online mixes. Barely any press presence. The Joy Orbison discography has developed at very much its own pace, with no 12-inches sounding quite the same—from the sputtering, sun-drenched garage of "J. Doe" to the woody, rolling house textures of "Wade In."
music  joyorbison  interviews 
july 2012 by markogara
A Tour Through Windom with Aaron Horkey | Hi-Fructose Magazine
Nestled away in the tiny town of Windom is one of the great art shows of the year. For its opening, fans and collectors from around the country descended upon this sleepy town to take in Aaron Horkey’s Midwestern Heart retrospective show. Though Horkey has shown in settings alongside contemporaries such as James Jean and David Choe, Midwestern Heart remains in the town of Horkey’s childhood, accessible to his friends, family and the local community.
art  illustration  posters  aaronhorkey  interviews 
june 2012 by markogara
Interview with Alan Moore
Kurt Amacker: I thought we could discuss the initial ownership dispute you had with DC back in the 1980s, wherein you and Dave Gibbons expected to get the rights to Watchmen and its characters back a year after the trade paperback went out of print. But, it never went out of print--and one suspects DC probably knew it wouldn't.
interviews  alanmoore  comics  writing  watchmen 
march 2012 by markogara
Graphic NYC: Chris Ware on Building a Better Comic Book
I feel that a book influences, and has as much of a contributing effect, on the story as the drawings, ink, colors and paper,” Chris Ware observes. “To me, a book is a fairly obvious metaphor for a human body: aside from the fact that it has a spine, it’s also bigger on the inside than it is on the outside, and it can harbor secrets. One can either be put off or invited into it depending on how it’s structured and what’s offered as the point of entry. It can affect how the whole story is felt. I like books. They’re my life.
interviews  chrisware  comics  illustration 
march 2012 by markogara - An Andrei Tarkovsky Information Site
WELCOME. is meant as a tribute to Andrei Tarkovsky, arguably one of the most significant filmmakers of the 20th century. This non-commercial site is aimed at Andrei Tarkovsky scholars and other interested parties. The site was initially launched on August 1, 2001. Donations of materials relevant to this project are gratefully accepted. Submissions may be done via email to or by regular mail to the address at the bottom of the page.
tarkovsky  film  interviews  posters 
march 2012 by markogara
The importance of being axonometric - interview - Domus
For years Michael Stoll has been collecting and publishing paper material online that would otherwise be lost. His Flickr account now contains more than 100 sets of images personally scanned from his archive: a panorama of information design spanning from the early 20th century to the present day, including user and instruction manuals, illustrated reports, urban representations and maps. This heritage is also an obstinate record of the power of information. When we arrived at the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences, one of the three universities at which he teaches Media Theory and Information Design, he promptly took us on an extensive tour of lecture theatres and workshops, while describing the work of his students and how the goal of his teaching is to produce designers who appreciate the autonomy of all forms of knowledge.
cartography  infographics  interviews 
february 2012 by markogara
Shine On…and On (Extended Sentimental Remix) « The FADER
In the new issue of The FADER, our last Vinyl Archeology column of 2006 is dedicated to the stories about some of producer and rapper J Dilla’s greatest tracks, as told by the people who were part of or were affected by their creation, everyone from Erykah Badu to Just Blaze to the members of Slum Village and many more. To further our tribute to Dilla, who died earlier this year at the age of 32, we’ve put together an extended version of the article with more in-depth reminiscences and more discussed songs.
interviews  dilla 
january 2012 by markogara
Interview with Rod Modell of Deepchord/Echospace.
music  interviews 
august 2011 by markogara
RA: Mike Paradinas: Planet µ-Ziq - Interview
One of electronic music's most well-known, long running and divisive labels, it's hard to imagine an imprint as large—in every respect—as Planet Mu to be headed up by one person. But for over a decade-and-a-half, Planet Mu has been steered by Mike Paradinas, the man formerly known as μ-Ziq, from IDM to breakcore to dubstep and everything in between and beyond.
music  interviews 
june 2011 by markogara
Red Bull Music Academy - Fennesz - Session Transcript
Christian Fennesz talks about his love of improvisation and loathing of rehearsals, why he never listens to his old records and why, no matter how innovative you get, you can’t beat a great melody.
interviews  music  fennesz 
april 2011 by markogara
Guernica / The Straight Dope
David Simon would be happy to find out that The Wire was hyperbolic and ridiculous, and that the “American Century” is still to come. But he's not betting on it. An excerpt from Bill Moyers Journal: The Conversation Continues, forthcoming from The New Press.
interviews  writers  tv  wire  davidsimon 
april 2011 by markogara
RA: Machine love: Donnacha Costello - Interview
RA looks into the studio of Irish techno artist Donnacha Costello to see what hardware he's using—and how he's using it.
ra  machinelove  music  interviews 
january 2010 by markogara
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