Local Reviews: The VCR Quintet

Local Reviews: The VCR Quintet
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Like much of Ikue Mori’s pre-laptop, dual drum-machine work and Autechre’s slowly deteriorating sequences on their Untilted album, Joe Greathouse’s (aka Thrillhouse) VCR5 project works in a rhizomic fashion.  … read more

Local Reviews: Ghastly Hatchling

Local Reviews: Ghastly Hatchling
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It seems that everyone and his leather-clad dog in Salt Lake is a “noise band” these days. As you may have experienced, half of these follow the “turn on machines, wave hands around, tweak knobs in an angry fashion, call it a piece of music” aesthetic. … read more

Review: Moogfest 2006 Live

Review: Moogfest 2006 Live
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Moogfest 2006 Live MVD Visual Street: 07.17 Moogfest 2006 Live serves as a sequel of sorts to the 2004 feature, Moog, sort of a now-watch-these-instruments-in-action presentation. However, whereas the former release

Local Reviews: The Tenants of Balthazar’s Castle

Local Reviews: The Tenants of Balthazar’s Castle
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Michael Biggs’ (aka The Tenants of Balthazar’s Castle) music requires patience, but that patience is rewarded with intrigue. Divided into three movements, Biggs starts the set with “Room (Dream),” a fairly grumbling, sometimes explosive, sub-frequency driven mix of oscillated gestures and reedy snippets. … read more

Nine Inch Nails: The Latter Years

Nine Inch Nails: The Latter Years
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I love the band Nine Inch Nails. Is it rare to wholeheartedly devote yourself to everything a group (and, mostly, a single artist) puts out when you didn’t hear the music until your early 20s? This isn’t the stuff that got me through—and fostered—teenage angst. … read more