Welcome back, thanks for being here with us. Emil Amos of the Drifter’s Sympathy podcast is with us today on Transmissions. Perhaps you know his work with OM, Grails, Holy Sons, or the records he releases under his own name, like Zone Black, his latest record of library style sounds, synthy 80s soundtracks, hip-hop beats, and ambient music. It evokes a mythic ‘70s—an area we linger in this conversation.
We recently caught up with Emil Amos to discuss Neil Young, Wu Tang, the upcoming season of Drifter’s Sympathy, the vinyl manufacturing crises and the shadowy history of his father’s friendship with David Crosby.
In addition to his music projects (Holy Sons, Om, Grails, Lilacs & Champagne), the tireless Emil Amos has been cranking out one of the most captivating podcasts of the past few years. With Drifter’s Sympathy, Amos tells “disturbing and often humiliating stories about growing up in a small town in the ‘90s,” while outlining the “birth and trials of the ‘outsider,’ the classic loner archetype in all cultures and literature.