Articles By: Solange Deschatres

Björk :: Biophilia (Nonesuch)

The latest project from multi-dimensional artist, Björk, adds yet another rich dimensional layer to the already complex creative stratosphere that makes up her ever-sprawling cosmic body of work. With Biophilia, she’s developed an intricate production that weaves together her trademark musical composition with poetry, essays, and the interactive world of modern mobile technology. [Release page] […]

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Trentemoller :: Into The Great Wide Yonder (In My Room)

(July 2010) As a product of the 80’s, I oftentimes make cultural references from that era when describing the sonic qualities of an album or an artist. Trentemøller is a Transformer. Whether building technological tracks meant for the dance floor, or designing mood altering works of art, he manages to stamp his unique Trente-quality into […]

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LOKAI :: The process of discovering something unexpected

Igloo :: Did the group get its name from the type of horse or the Star Trek character? How did you decide on the name? Florian :: We found out later that it was a type of horse and a Star Trek character. At the time when we started working together as a Duo, we […]

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Lokai :: Transition (Thrill Jockey)

(August 2009) Lokai’s second album appears to throw everything into the intellectual pot, leaving us a taste of deliciously ordered chaos wrapped in a warm, acoustic package. Multi-dimensional flavors pull out the organic fears, whimsical idealism and stark logic that reside in every human brain. Looming and ominous, the minor twilight-like guitar chords in “Roads,” […]

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David Daniell & Douglas McCombs :: Sycamore (Thrill Jockey)

(August 2009) Guitars weave complexity in their strings for yet another astonishing project. A first recorded collaboration between two known experimental artists, Daniell and McCombs, the work evokes all of the colors and textures of man and nature with the wicked twist of electronic processing. Undulations of string wavelengths spread in multihued cornucopias over ambient […]

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DOUG McCOMBS (TORTOISE) :: From bassist, back to basics, and beyond

(August 2009) Douglas McCombs may be a piece of the backbone of the revered experimental rock group, Tortoise, but recently he’s become the flesh and blood of some of his own artistic endeavors, particularly his latest collaboration with guitarist David Daniell. “We never really talked about it,” McCombs explains. “We just kind of started playing […]

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