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Interview

Daniel Lopatin On Scoring Uncut Gems

Every album Daniel Lopatin has made feels like a portal into an alternate universe. His earliest work as Oneohtrix Point Never, made almost solely on…
Miles Bowe | December 9, 2019 - 12:14 pm

2019 In Review

The 10 Best Electronic Albums Of 2019

In 2019, it’s difficult to say what isn't electronic music. Software dominates every genre, and everything we listen to and make is bought and sold…
Miles Bowe | December 6, 2019 - 11:33 am

List

The 13 Best Horror Scores Of The ’10s

The 2010s saw horror experience a cultural renaissance. It started the decade recovering from the dismal state of PG-13 studio cash-ins, eventually welcoming in a…
Miles Bowe | October 29, 2019 - 3:26 pm

Sounding Board

Vaporwave Finally Makes An IRL Connection At 100% ElectroniCON

"I just watched the Fyre Fest doc," George Clanton tells me backstage near the start of his own potentially madcap takeover of Brooklyn's enormous three-room…
Miles Bowe | September 3, 2019 - 2:56 pm

Interview

Panda Bear’s Next New Beginning

When Noah Lennox began writing his new solo album, Buoys, he started with just a guitar. Though previous Panda Bear albums have emerged this way,…
Miles Bowe | February 5, 2019 - 1:17 pm

Ultimate Playlist

31 Essential Horror Soundtrack Songs

It makes sense that we’re experiencing a horror renaissance. The genre took off during the Great Depression and has been there for us in difficult…
Miles Bowe | October 30, 2018 - 12:01 pm

Interview

The Beta Band’s John Maclean Looks Back At The Three EPs On Its 20th Anniversary

In the late '90s, musical genres that once felt as separate as continents began to shift into each other like tectonic plates, the great unifier…
Miles Bowe | September 28, 2018 - 3:35 pm

Interview

Catching Up With Jim O’Rourke

Jim O’Rourke is searching for a word he’s forgotten how to say in English. After more than a decade living in Japan, the experimental musician…
Miles Bowe | July 26, 2018 - 2:30 pm

Photos: Jenny Lewis @ Terminal 5, NYC 11/5/14

Jenny Lewis gave us an impressive new album this year, The Voyager. As Tom put it in his review, it was "impossibly glamorous." That power…
Miles Bowe | November 6, 2014 - 12:42 pm

Interview

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Horror Movie Guide

Kids have their fictional heroes. For some it might be Batman or Spider-Man or Katniss Everdeen. They're usually good guys. Ariel Pink's childhood hero was…
Miles Bowe | October 30, 2014 - 10:00 am

Photos/Videos: The Allman Brothers’ Last Concert @ Beacon Theatre, NYC 10/28/14

The Allman Brothers Band have called it quits after four-plus decades making music. They performed their final shows at the Beacon Theatre in New York…
Miles Bowe | October 29, 2014 - 12:19 pm

CMJ Photos: DJ Dodger Stadium, Blue Hawaii, Adult Jazz @ Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn 10/25/14

Brooklyn Bowl's Saturday CMJ showcase was a stacked lineup of exciting bands. The biggest name was DJ Dodger Stadium, who released the fantastic album Friend
Miles Bowe | October 27, 2014 - 3:57 pm

Download Lil Data Sup

The producer Lil Data is best known for appearing on the six-way DISown mix, one of the releases that put the PC Music label on…
Miles Bowe | October 22, 2014 - 4:46 pm

Trash Talk Get Their Own Converse

Converse has a history of getting bands to design custom sneakers, from Metallica to Big Boi to Pink Floyd (check out our official band sneaker
Miles Bowe | October 22, 2014 - 2:58 pm

Photos: Jessie Ware @ The Chapel, San Francisco 10/21/14

Jessie Ware has made major pop music strides with her second album, Tough Love, but it pays off, as Tom explained in his review when…
Miles Bowe | October 22, 2014 - 12:43 pm

Comments from Miles Bowe

Are you talking about the Against All Logic comp that came out in 2018?
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December 6, 2019 on The 10 Best Electronic Albums Of 2019
It didn't quite make the cut, but I loved that album. It sounds more like '90s Capcom music than the Fuck Buttons albums that were LITERALLY sampling '90s Capcom music
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December 6, 2019 on The 10 Best Electronic Albums Of 2019
That's so cool. When I was researching I read Vargas used to be in an industrial band which makes complete sense when in hindsight.
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December 6, 2019 on The 10 Best Electronic Albums Of 2019
Resonant Body is great! She's also an absolutely incredible DJ.
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December 6, 2019 on The 10 Best Electronic Albums Of 2019
Always check bylines. I only do certain pieces for Stereogum and they're also really cool and trust me enough to not tell me what to put on the list. Anima was the best Yorke solo album in my opinion. He takes to the whole modular James Holden feverdream vibe really well. You'd like #10 and #6.
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December 6, 2019 on The 10 Best Electronic Albums Of 2019
Agora is great and was on my personal list!
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December 3, 2019 on The 50 Best Albums Of 2019
Wow, I've never heard this. Thank you!
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October 31, 2018 on 31 Essential Horror Soundtrack Songs
Thanks and happy Halloween! This list and that Ariel interview (and all Halloween-themed stories) were a huge amount of fun to put together. Pom Pom is still my favorite album of 2014 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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October 31, 2018 on 31 Essential Horror Soundtrack Songs
One of the best surprises from making this list was learning that Tales From The QuadeaD Zone and Black Devil Doll From Hell are both public domain and available for free at Archive.org!
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October 31, 2018 on 31 Essential Horror Soundtrack Songs
That's because nearly all of the memorable music in The Exorcist is licensed, same reason The Shining or Demons I & II weren't included. "Tubular Bells Part One" by Mike Oldfield wasn't written for the movie, they just used it because it sounded cool. There is a small bit of original music by Jack Nitzsche, but it's not really as memorable. A cool fact though is the director William Friedkin later said that if he'd be aware of Tangerine Dream at the time, he would have had them do an original score.
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October 31, 2018 on 31 Essential Horror Soundtrack Songs
1. I love the first Phantasm and then they drop off so quickly in the sequels. Even with the original, I find it's usually a 50/50 split between people loving and hating it when I show it to them. 2. Re-Animator is the most enjoyable movie ever made. 3. It Follows almost made it! 4. I still love the look on people's face when I explain Halloween 3 doesn't have Michael Myers, but does have an army of androids.
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October 31, 2018 on 31 Essential Horror Soundtrack Songs
House and It Follows were definitely ones that almost made it! By the end of writing this I had so many I had to let go sadly. In terms of J-horror, I also wish I could have added Kairo. Thanks for your first post :D
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October 31, 2018 on 31 Essential Horror Soundtrack Songs
I was talking about the Fader profile in 2010. The Mature Themes one was for Spin, but it's also a great read.
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October 30, 2014 on Ariel Pink’s Haunted Horror Movie Guide
Heeeeey Dick and Raptor! From the second I sat down with Pom Pom back in September it has been my AOTY, nothing even compares. That ending to Sexual Athletics might as well be my favorite moment in his entire career. No joke: the first time I heard that shift in the song I was driving almost had to pull over. The only time I can remember that happening is when I put a burned-leak of MPP into my car and heard "In The Flowers" for the first time in late 2008. I'm fortunate because I got Pom Pom early enough that he hadn't begun making all of these comments yet (since it was before the interview cycle), but I think even if I didn't have that access and was hearing it from the recent leak I would feel the same. It's one of the most joyful records I've heard in a long time, and it feels like a payoff to his whole career up to this point.
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October 30, 2014 on Ariel Pink’s Haunted Horror Movie Guide
I'm curious what your issues are with it. To me Season Of The Witch wouldn't have this tremendously negative reputation if it wasn't for the fact that the title has Halloween III before it. There's so much going for this movie once you get past the fact that Michael Myers isn't in it. - It's got a genuinely creepy tone and some really disturbing moments (I actually hesitated adding the "magic pumpkin scene" into the article, but there it is.) - That ominous corporate villain is an early influence on what became a trend in Reagan-era horror movies such as The Stuff and (most significantly) John Carpenter's They Live. - Speaking of Carpenter... this time he was still heavily involved with the series and his score is the best in the series (yes, better than the original score). - And finally you've got the legendary Tom Atkins in the lead. Tom Atkins doesn't make bad movies.
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October 30, 2014 on Ariel Pink’s Haunted Horror Movie Guide
If you want to learn a little more about him I can't stress enough that you read David Bevan's profile on him when Before Today came out. It's a really powerful and moving essay.
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October 30, 2014 on Ariel Pink’s Haunted Horror Movie Guide
I'd like to officially and publicly announce that I ain't no dad.
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October 2, 2014 on Q&A: Caribou On The Inspirations, Experiences, And Complex Emotions That Define Our Love
We're both idiots! I spent like an hour trying to find it last night.
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September 25, 2014 on Polaris Winner Tanya Tagaq Responds To PETA Takedown
Aghhh I knew that too! Thanks for correcting my brain fart!
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September 12, 2014 on The 5 Best Songs Of The Week