avant-garde

Premieres

Cruel Diagonals 'Disambiguation' Is a Lonely, Decay-Obsessed Wonder

The brilliant debut album from Megan Mitchell's experimental electronic project brings together a field recordings, disquieting beats, and an eerily clear voice.
Alex Robert Ross
7.9.18
Interviews

Jenny Hval Has Something to Tell You

We spoke to the experimental artist about algorithms, being "chill," and why her new 'Long Sleep' EP is an avant-garde reawakening.
Andrea Domanick
5.26.18
Noisey News

Glenn Branca, Avant-Garde Pioneer, Dies at 69

The influential and innovative composer died of throat cancer last night, according to his wife and collaborator Reg Bloor.
Alex Robert Ross
5.14.18
Design

Now, You Can Sleep in a Frank Gehry in Spanish Wine Country

Finally, our wildest Rioja-fueled design dreams are coming true.
Diana Shi
3.13.17
Essays

On Brian Eno and the End of De-Civilization

Eno's new album 'Reflection' is arrhythmic and unpredictable. In the Age of Trump, it's also a clarion call for meditation.
Keagon Voyce
2.20.17
Design

How Playgrounds Became Art Spaces in the 20th Century

Explore the history of the 20th century playground in ‘The Playground Project: From New York to Moscow.’
DJ Pangburn
1.12.17
Art

At MoMA, Revolutionary Russian Art Provides a Roadmap for Artistic Dissent

MoMA is tracing the history of artistic movements in Russia from 1912 to 1930.
DJ Pangburn
12.12.16
Art

How an Underground Mail Art Project Wove Through London in the 90s

Matthew Higgs’ ‘Imprint 93’ incubated a wide variety of experimental artworks.
DJ Pangburn
11.7.16
Art

Movies Jump Off the Screen in Cinema Series ‘Dreamlands: Expanded’

For the Whitney Museum’s ‘Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art,’ the Brooklyn-based Microscope Gallery is staging a series of expanded cinema events.
DJ Pangburn
10.31.16
Interviews

It Turns Out That Mike Patton Is as Good a Listener As He Is Screamer

We chat to Patton about the live debut of tētēma, his project with Australian experimental composer and pianist Anthony Pateras.
Noisey Staff
10.3.16
Interviews

Even by Late-70s San Francisco Standards, MX-80 Sound Were a Wonderfully Weird Musical Oddity

Stream the reissues of MX-80 Sound's first two albums 'Out of the Tunnel' and 'Crowd Control' and read an interview with vocalist and guitarist Rich Stim.
Tim Scott
8.15.16
Interviews

Even by Late-70s San Francisco Standards, MX-80 Sound Were a Wonderfully Weird Musical Oddity

Stream the reissues of MX-80 Sound's first two albums 'Out of the Tunnel' and 'Crowd Control' and read an interview with vocalist and guitarist Rich Stim.
Tim Scott
8.15.16
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