The Emergence of A New Black Avant-Garde: Experimental Music and TextBy Cisco Bradley
“Just speaking my truth makes it political because of the systematic oppression that is happening in this country. Even if I am not trying to be political, my story just is political.”
Art of Darkness: Wrekmeister HarmoniesBy Marshall Yarbrough
Horror, darkness, despair, violencethese are not themes you tend to find in much of contemporary music . . . here there is nothing extraordinaryfrom a generic or musical standpointabout a band tackling such themes. Here, what makes Robinson’s project extraordinary is simply the depth and thoughtfulness with which he does so.
Make Your Pointe: Visible Cloaks' ReassemblageBy Mik Pointe
Visible Cloaksa two-man group: Spencer D and Ryan Carlileoften use quick, abnormal rhythms, which come across like organic splashes of sound.
OuttakesBy Steve Dalachinsky
I recently heard a friend of the Dalai Lama purport that, according to Buddhism, when you understand the nature of the world you are happy.
Highly Selective Listings
Brooklyn Rail Highly Selective Music ListingsBy The Editors
Listings chosen by the Editors of the Music Section