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The Collapse Board Interview: Ed Kuepper

The Collapse Board Interview: Ed Kuepper

In a way that I can’t quite explain, Ed Kuepper seems to epitomise everything best in Australian music and perhaps everything best in some bigger…

2014 – A Half Year in Review (from that Collapse Board whippersnapper)

It’s almost July, kids – you know what that means? Well, over here in the US, Americans take that as a cue to load up…

SOLIDARITY TIME – Word Up for Joanna Gruesome

Today, kids, we are going to stand up and applaud. So Drowned in Sound interviewed Alanna McArdle lately. It’s an innocuous, friendly chat really, with…

Some Songs from Last Year: Slow Reader gets There in The End – Part 1

Some Songs from Last Year: Slow Reader gets There in The End – Part 1

I seem to have been tongue-tied for the last half of last year; I couldn’t…

The original transcript of The Guardian Kathleen Hanna interview

The original transcript of The Guardian Kathleen Hanna interview

Running meant we thought we were worth saving. That's why the record is called Run Fast.…

Bringing Up The Rear – Wallace’s Last Minute Best Of 2013

Bringing Up The Rear – Wallace’s Last Minute Best Of 2013

The worst thing about end of year polls is that they all come out in…

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Various Artists – Song Reader (Capitol)

Various Artists – Song Reader (Capitol)

Beck’s sheet music-only “album”, Song Reader, proved surprisingly divisive as a concept.  Some lapped up the intended, vaguely Luddite reminder of pop music’s origins as a DIY and ephemeral home entertainment;…

Millions – Max Relax (Stop/Start)

Millions – Max Relax (Stop/Start)

By the unwritten law of lazy-ass journalism (and trust me – for a sound as lazy as this, we’ll need to respond in kind), I’m obliged to point out that…

Peter Escott – The Long O (Bedroom Suck)

Peter Escott – The Long O (Bedroom Suck)

Right-o. We need to sound out this love thing a little more. First off. You might recall that, some months back, I dithered over the electric bedroom project Scraps. Now,…

Plastikman – EX (Mute | Create/Control)

Plastikman – EX (Mute | Create/Control)

You know what? I’m-a gonna lift this straight out of the press release. Plastikman, aka Richie Hawtin recorded “EX” at the Guggenheim, New York’s iconic art museum. This very special…