avant-garde

7.9.18

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.

5.15.18

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.

8.11.17

Robert Christgau on 'The Bob's Burgers Music Album' as Avant-Garde Art

The Dean of American Rock Critics reviews the Fox cartoon's 112-track compilation album and finds something not entirely unmusical.

7.5.17

DIY Electronic Productions Are Challenging What Opera Can Be

Welcome to opera in the 21st century.

10.31.16

From AAAA to Murcof, Here's the Six Best Sets We Caught at MUTEK Mexico 2016

The 13th edition of the Mexico City music festival featured plenty of international headliners, but the homegrown talent stole the show.

9.19.16

The Elegant Panic of serpentwithfeet

The Brooklyn artist's new 'blisters' is an avant garde five-song EP that swells and glistens. How did he get here?

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6.27.16

Julia Kent Uses Her Cello to Mediate Between Worlds

A conversation with the Canadian-born, New York City-based artist merging post-classical and electronic music.

6.2.16

Graded Variations: How Gage Became the Most Exciting Producer in the UK

Following the release of a new EP on Crazylegs, we spoke to the 'Mercury' man about his journey from the playground to the club.

6.1.16

Your Consciousness Will Get Hella Swole From Watching Bile Sister's "Scent, a Mental Concept" Video

Don't forget to bring sunscreen with you when you go to an alternate reality.

5.19.16

Listen to a Track From Loom's Mind-Melting New EP on Sound Pellegrino

Check out the title track from the club music producer's forthcoming Burnt Glass release.

4.4.16

Tim Hecker Doesn't Care About Institutional Acceptance—He Just Wants to Orchestrate Sonic Anarchy

How 15th century chorales and digital narratives inspired the Canadian composer's latest album 'Love Streams.'

3.21.16

Jean-Michel Blais' "Nostos" Music Video is Full of National Geographic-Worthy Vistas

The French-Canadian avant pianist's debut album 'II' comes out April 8 on Arts & Crafts.

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