New Jersey’s own Garcia Peoples open Nightcap at Wits’ End with an arch, vaguely evil-sounding riff that signals what’s to come: a set of songs that would feel equally at home soundtracking a backyard hang, a rousing game of D&D, or a solitary night at home considering the universe. Founding members Danny Arakaki and Tom Malach join us to discuss the band’s progward drift and open source creative flow.
We last caught up with Cornelia Murr on the heels of her 2018 debut, Lake Tear of The Clouds, via her Lagniappe entry covering Nina Simone and Patsy Cline. Enter 2020: in addition to recording Lake Tear’s follow-up (out winter ’21) Murr has made the most of lockdown by resuscitating an abandoned video shoot from the previous year. It’s oddly timely, and it’s great.
With a new book, reissue campaign, and new collaboration with Mary Halvorson’s Code Girl, it’s officially Robert Wyatt Season. Welcome to The Free Will and Testament of Robert Wyatt, a playlist featuring favorites and deep cuts selected by Aquarium Drunkard founder Justin Gage. An introduction to the strange but wonderful world of Robert Wyatt.
Rendezvous With The Sun, pt. 2. Via satellite, transmitting from northeast Los Angeles — the Aquarium Drunkard Show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 35. 7pm California time, Wednesdays.
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Joe Pera of Joe Pera Talks With You and Skyway Man join us on Transmissions to discuss their work together and SM’s new psych-folk opera The World Only Ends When You Die.
Growing’s music can be loosely defined as drone or ambient, but their body-vibrating towers of tone soar and scorch in ways often missing from those placid genres. By letting their guitar and bass buzz out into vast expanses, they are muscular but not quite metallic, hulking but never harsh.
This week Ty Segall’s hard rock trio Fuzz releases its latest slab of monolithic riffs, III. We convened Segall, Charles Moothart, and Chad Ubovich to weigh in on three other records by trios, Nirvana’s grunge classic In Utero,, Sonny Sharrock Trio’s no-wave shredder Dance With Me Montana, and Akuma no Uta by Japanese rockers Boris.
Black to Comm’s Marc Richter has been making electronic music since the early 00s, piecing found sounds into intricate, multilayered compositions.
We caught up with the composer as he talks about his beginnings in music as a young man in the Black Forest region of Germany, the experiences that pointed him towards electronics and the art and artists who have inspired his latest work.
Earl Freeman was a bassist, composer, multi-instrumentalist, poet, and artist. We spoke to Adam Lore from 50 Miles of Elbow Room and Michael Klausman from Wry Press about Earl Freeman: Poems and Drawings, the origin of the project, and the man himself.
On his forthcoming EP You Are Here, Los Angeles-based Lodge 49 composer and songwriter Andrew Carroll offers up a cinematic set of psychedelic pop songs—think Pet Sounds re-envisioned as a soundtrack to a lost noir gem, its character lurking in shadows cast against golden California light. Tonight on Range and Basin, part of the monthly Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard broadcast on Dublab, he joined host Jason P. Woodbury to share an advance listen of his new songs, which are presented here for advance listening ahead of their release October 30th.
Originally aired October 18th, this edition of Radio Free Aquarium Drunkard on Dublab features an episode of Chad DePasquale’s New Happy Gathering in the first hour, followed by Range and Basin, Doom and Gloom From the Tomb, and Personal Sky.
Oliver Coates’ Skins n slime is not an easy listen by any means. The record resolutely chooses to veer off-track, taking a sharp turn from its predecessor Shelley’s on Zenn-La’s experimental dance influences, into barren and decaying sonic surroundings. Except, that is, when moments of pure, keening beauty snake their way through the minuscule cracks Coates has left open, like delicate plant tendrils in search of a ray of sunshine.
Kevin Morby fled the midwest as a young man. What’s brought him back and how has it inspired his new album, the accepting and fervent Sundowner?