Thursday, June 30, 2022

From the Archives: Mike Garson on playing the piano (Part 4...

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This post continues my conversation with Mike Garson, which took place May 4, 2004. I sat down with him backstage at the James L....

Alx Czo shares what it feels like to release music on...

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The revival of analog releases and recording methods is more than a kitschy approach to music in a world dominated by on-line hits and...

Beach House offer most riveting album yet with ‘Bloom’ – out...

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Too often, lately, I have heard lush, layered records only to feel dizzy and nauseous by the end. So-called chill wave has often been...

Ursula 1000: Revealing the musician in the DJ (An Indieethos exclusive)

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If one misconception has plagued the man behind the expressionistic, retro-infused handle Ursula 1000 over his 10-plus-years of recording original music and spinning records as...

Love of Everything’s new 7-inch offers pure 90s indie sound

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The word "indie" is so abused by the mainstream media nowadays. But in the early part of the nineties, this term came into the...

Independent Ethos Radio Hour – episode 1

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It's here, the first episode of The Independent Ethos Radio Hour on Joltradio.org. To sum it up, this was recorded just after I attended...

Kate Bush’s “new” album ‘Director’s Cut,’ a track-by-track review

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Back when I had a weekly space of print in my college paper, Florida International University's "The Beacon," I had the chance to preview...

My review of David Bowie’s new album in ‘Miami New Times’

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So I received the email early last night from David Bowie's management, regarding his new album the Next Day: "You'll be receiving the David...

David Bowie is 65: screw ‘comeback’ tour, where’s some new music?

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUgN1QG6Rfg Today David Bowie turned 65, and celebrities and fans are off Tweeting for him to do a comeback tour. I could offer a long...

Ambient music artist Dirk Serries offers insight into his craft: An...

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Before he coined the term "ambient music," Brian Eno released an album called Discreet Music. Inside the 1975 album's liner notes he described listening...