Archive for January, 2012

Doing Things Wrong on Purpose: The Nils Frahm Interview

Posted in Uncategorized on January 30, 2012 by erinlyndalmartin

Nils Frahm is an exceptionally gifted German pianist, composer, and recording engineer for many contemporary luminaries, such as Peter Broderick and Dustin O’Halloran. His own music is extraordinarily intimate, perhaps due to his tendency towards capturing ever bit of ambient sound–breathing, fingers on keys, the squeak of his bench all make it into the mix on his latest record, Felt, which also features a piece of felt dampening the strings. I was fortunate enough to speak with Frahm here.

Obsessed and Mystified: The Red Horses of the Snow Interview

Posted in Uncategorized on January 27, 2012 by erinlyndalmartin

Red Horses of the Snow, a duo formed in 2008, has released their first proper album, Territories, after releasing an album of demos several years back. I spoke with the band here.

Making Dream Noise: The Jasmina Maschina Interview

Posted in Uncategorized on January 18, 2012 by erinlyndalmartin

Australia’s Jasmine Guffond, recording as Jasmina Maschina, has recently released one of the most sonically interesting albums I’ve heard in quite some time. From floaty vocals to found city sounds, her record Alphabet Dream Noise is full of surprise and wonder. Read what Jasmina has to say about the record.

Retrieving Her Soul: The Larkin Grimm Interview

Posted in Uncategorized on January 16, 2012 by erinlyndalmartin

The enchanting singer-songwriter Larkin Grimm has returned with Soul Retrieval, a warm, spiritually aware collection of songs inspired by Sufi poetry and the Muslim women of Morocco, among other influences. Read all about it here.

Penning a Tragedy: The Julia Holter Interview

Posted in Uncategorized on January 12, 2012 by erinlyndalmartin

Photo by Jose Wolff

I’m always looking for more women who aren’t afraid to make experimental, complex, layered albums. Check my love of Alexis O’Hara, Meredith Monk, and Jocelyn Pook for evidence, to name a few. Therefore, I was thrilled with Julia Holter’s new record, Tragedy. I was even more thrilled when she agreed to an interview.

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