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Q&A: Deastro On Cartoons, Apocalypse, and Salvation

November 13, 2009
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Q&A: Deastro On Cartoons, Apocalypse, and Salvation

The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson was once quoted as saying his most ambitious, idiosyncratic arrangements were intended as a “teenage symphony to God.” Michigan’s Randy Chabot could perhaps be said to have attempted something similar, but with harmonic synths instead of singers and a backdrop of outer space instead of surf and sand. His...
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Q&A: Max Tundra On Sappy British Music, Taking His Sweet Time, and Friendster

November 12, 2009
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Q&A: Max Tundra On Sappy British Music, Taking His Sweet Time, and Friendster

Max Tundra is Ben Jacobs, a British pop (but not Brit-pop) composer known for an OCD approach to spry, MIDI-sequenced melodies. It had been six years since the last album by Max Tundra when Jacobs released 2008′s Parallax Error Beheads You, an album of creative tonal displacement collected under a title conjuring up an...
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Q&A: Amanda Blank Gets Deep

September 17, 2009
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Q&A: Amanda Blank Gets Deep

Hailing from Philadelphia, MC Amanda Blank has been blowing heads with the way she works a rhyme for a good five-plus years, though only in the wider public eye for the last three or so. After guesting on singles and mixtapes from Spank Rock, Aaron LaCrate, Britney Spears, and Ghostface Killah, Blank now steps...
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