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Reward the Curious: Jan Vormann and Sébastien Preschoux Discuss Their Vibrant Lego and String Installations

Berliner Jan Vormann and Parisian Sébastien Preschoux create clever, site-specific art installations that interact with their immediate environments. For Vormann, a 25-year-old fine-art student at the Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee, it …

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The Crêpes: Fredrik Lindson Discusses Some of the Records that Influenced His Pop Side-Project with Studio's Dan Lissvik

Flowered Up Phobia I think this one was of the first records I bought as an aware buyer. Flowered Up was a very hedonistic band that was part of the …

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House Arrest: The Juan MacLean Quizzes Virgo's Merwyn Sanders About Chicago's Glory Days.

Twenty-plus years after the original release of their seminal self-titled album, Chicago house pioneers Virgo are seeing their masterwork reissued and receiving a whole new round of praise in the …

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Bubblin': Iron Curtis

Who: Iron Curtis Where: Berlin, Germany Like many house acts, Johannes Paluka’s primary influences can be traced back to classic sounds of Detroit, but as Iron Curtis, this German producer …

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Post Docs: Talking Trash (Culture) with the Visualists Behind Double Dagger and Black Dice.

Last summer, Soundscreen Design debuted The Artist Music Journal, a limited-run book series. For each edition, a visual artist or musician puts together a 24-page book drawing inspiration from their …

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Trailer Trash Tracys: On Their Forthcoming Album, the Stripped-down London Shoegaze Quartet Enters a World of Echo

Born in the midst of the last decade’s dance-punk mess, London four-piece Trailer Trash Tracys sought to carve out a different kind of musical space using pared-down instrumentation, cavernous reverb, …

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LA Story: Ariel Pink and Warpaint contemplate fake Michael Jacksons, first crushes, and 10 days of silence.

Former home-recording maestro Ariel Pink has not only expanded his live and recorded line-up to include a full band, but he’s also made the switch from the Animal Collective-curated Paw …

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Bubblin': Doc Daneeka

Who: Doc Daneeka Where: Swansea, Wales Another offering from the UK’s fertile pool of post-garage producers, Doc Daneeka (a.k.a. Mial Watkins) originally sought to make drum & bass, but he …

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