Aquarium Drunkard: Sidecar/May 1, 2020
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Bandcamping: Quarantine Edition II
Bandcamp threw thousands of musicians a lifeline in March by waiving its fees for 24 hours, ensuring that all cash spent went directly to artists and labels. The music community showed up in a big way, spending $4.3 million. Every good deed deserves an encore, so Bandcamp is waiving fees again on Friday, May 1.
Just like last time, Tyler Wilcox has got some recent/random recommendations for you…and there’s a whole lot more in the Bandcamping archives. (Oh, and good to know: Bandcamp is waiving fees again on the first Friday of each month through July).
Brian Eno, Interviewed by Kristine McKenna, Saluted by Alan Moore (Arthur Magazine, July 2005)
Yet another reason to miss the great Arthur Magazine. Dig this talk with veteran writer/thinker/master interviewer Kristine McKenna, prefaced by an Eno appreciation by the great magician/writer/creator Alan Moore: "Brian Eno is one of our modern culture’s brightest lights, never more radiant than in that culture’s most obscure and interesting corners, someone we should all be grateful we’re alive at the same time as."
The End Is At Hand Vol. 5: God Is My Home
Our collaboration with BlackForrestry continues with another exploration into the sounds of the '60s and '70s Jesus People Movement. Here’s The End Is At Hand Vol. 5: God Is My Home. Continuing the tradition of the first four volumes, expect obscure Jesus-centric songs ranging in style from slow-burning psychedelia to loner folk. Glory!
Tuluum Shimmering’s Infinite Nostalgia
The UK-based musician known as Tuluum Shimmering (née Jake Webster) has a singular talent for channeling familiar songs into new forms, stretching the core of their nostalgic melodies into a cosmic infinite.
Bill Nace: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview
In May, Nace releases his first full-length studio album of solo material in Both, a riveting collection of long fractured drones, altered tones and insistent, nearly subliminal rhythms. Yet even though he’s the only player on the disc, the new record is still a collaboration. Bitchin Bajas’ Cooper Crain mixed and produced these tracks, playing an integral role in the way the finished product sounds: "...I knew I wanted to do something where we’d embellish certain elements or add stuff here or just change the quality of how you’re hearing...I just tried to go and improvise. To be open to the space and the recording to make sure that I was happy with what the base material was, and then from there we kind of started talking about what I wanted to do with it and ways I wanted to play around with it."