Bex Burch :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview

On her International Anthem debut There is only love and fear, xylophonist Bex Burch creates a world of sound that jumps between jazz loops, found sound, ambient soundscapes, and propulsive, rhythmic "messy minimalism." But those individual components equal something more than the sum of their parts. Burch joins us to discuss the choice between love and fear, her "messy minimalism," and welcoming the sounds of nature into her record—and realizing that her record was in and of itself a natural sound: "I am part of nature singing my song . . .

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