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Q&A – John Chantler 0


1: Analog or Digital?
plenty of both

2: What time did you wake up today?
6:30 am.  almost asleep again already.

3: Last thing you read?
Syrian Notebooks by Jonathan Littel

4: Whats your first memory?
Seeing my brother ride on the back of an elephant.

5: Tea Or Coffee?
Coffee. (preferably African, lightly roasted)

6: Last thing you cooked?
tofu, vegetables, rice noodles in a slightly sour soup (soy/lime/mirin)

7: If you’re reborn who or what would you like to be?
i could have another go at this being human thing…

8: What inspires you?
sunlight, surprises.

9: Last record you played?
Josh Abrams ‘Magnetoception

10: Favorite piece of musical equipment?
Serge ’73 Filter.

11: Last movie you saw?
Aloha (Totally garbage, transatlantic flight fodder)

12: Who do you love?
Carina, first and foremost.

13: Do you have any pets?

14: Are you useful?

15: Biggest fear?
That I will die before I’m done.

16: What do you value the most?

17: Famous last words?
Let me just switch this thing on…

John Chantler is an Aussie gentleman currently based in Stockholm, Sweden. His new record, the fantastic ‘still light, outside’ was recently released and can be purchased in all formats here.

Buckingham Nicks – The Coffee Plant Demos (1970-1973) 0


Buckingham Nicks
The Coffee Plant Demos (1970-1973)

1. Without You (Acoustic Guitar Vocal) – 3:42
2. Nomad (Acoustic Guitar Vocal) 2:10
3. That’s Alright (Acoustic Guitar Vocal) 3:11
4. Garbo (Acoustic Guitar Vocal) 3:14
5. Sorcerer (Acoustic Guitar Vocal/No Drum Machine) 4:45
6. Cathouse Blues (Acoustic Guitar Vocal) 1:44
7. Goldfish and the Ladybug (Acoustic Guitar Vocal) 3:04
8. Without You (Bass Vocal) 3:44
9. Nomad (Alternate Acoustic Guitar Vocal) 2:10
10. That’s Alright (Bass Vocal) 3:09
11. Garbo (Bass Vocal) 3:16
12. Sorcerer (Bass Drum Machine Vocal) 4:46
13. Cathouse Blues (Bass Vocal) 1:44
14. Goldfish and the Ladybug (Vocal Only)


Tonight in PDX! Golden Retriever + Ensemble, MSHR, Visible Cloaks 0


Golden Retriever
Visible Cloaks + Brenna Murphy (A/V set)
Jason Urick (DJ set)

at Holocene (1001 SE Morrison St, Portland, OR 97214)


Byron Westbrook, Joseph Hammer, $3.33 – LA – 8.12.15 0


Seattle tomorrow! No UFOs, Karl Fousek & Visible Cloaks 0


Karl Fousek
Visible Cloaks

At Chapel Space in the Good Shepherd Center (4649 Sunnyside Avenue North, Seattle, WA) as part of the Wayward Music series.
Friday, August 7th at 8pm, $5-15 sliding.


ali_fib – Sorapis – summer mix 2

Lago del Sorapis


Sorapis mix
summer 2015

Leonard Cohen, Minute Prologue
Bobby Charles, I Hope
The Roughnecks, You’re Driving Me Insane
Jerry Jeff Walker, Dust On My Boots
Michael Chapman, Back On Your Own Again
Roxy Music, Prairie Rose
Wings, Let ‘Em In (demo)
Peter Schickele / Stanley Walden / Robert Dennis, 4:00 AM, June; The Sky Was Green
Dorothy Carter, Summer Rhapsody
Piero Milesi & Daniel Bacalov, Camera 1° Parte
Laurie Anderson, Big Science
Gilius van Bergeijk, Over de Dood en de Tijd
Aki Tsuyuko, レム王子、旅に出る
Lena Platonos, Lego
Haruomi Hosono, 風の国
Annette Peacock, 7 Days
Brian Eno & Robert Fripp, Melancholy Waltz
Mocke, L’ouvrier Flan
Gabor Szabo, Mizrab
Caetano Veloso, Triste Bahia
Tom Zé, Carta
Jeanne Lee, Sundance
Nina Simone, I Love My Baby
Ornette Coleman, All My Life
Sly & The Family Stone, Time
Alvin Curran, Canti E Vedute Del Giardino Magnetico (part II)

DL link

PDX: Holly Herndon // Visible Cloaks + Brenna Murphy TOMORROW! 0


Holly Herndon
Visible Cloaks + Brenna Murphy (live A/V collab)

at Mississippi Studios (3939 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR)
Thusday, July 30th


Visible Cloaks – S/T LP 0


New full length Visible Cloaks album, LP/digital issue of the 2014 Visible tape for Sun Ark, remastered with additional tracks and new artwork by Ryan Boyle. Available HERE direct from new Portland-based label/shop Musique Plastique. Digital here.



SK KAKRABA – “BENEKPONGBILE” from forthcoming YONYE LP (2015) on Sun Ark Records.

Q&A – TINT 0


1: Analog or Digital?
I think both is the dream team. Phone voice memo to cassette, cassette to Ableton, Ableton to 2″ tape, tape to digital master, whatever’s clever.

2: What time did you wake up today?
9 AM. The maintenance man in my building arrived unannounced to paint over the repair to the gaping hole that appeared in my ceiling after some severe storms. The repeated rings of the dinky bell at my door woke me up and had me jumping into my pants like a frantic feline. Comedy.

3: Last thing you read?
I enjoy reading many books in tandem. Right now I’m reading Morton Feldman Says, Architectural Representation and the Perspective Hinge, Looking For Bruce Conner, Adhocism and Der Klang der Familie. I should also say it has been an equally horrifying and inspiring time to read the news lately.

4: Whats your first memory?
I can’t recall what came first, but it’s either an enormous black spider coming out of the faucet at the start of my bath or my mom’s smiling face hovering over me, singing “You Are My Sunshine”.

5: Tea Or Coffee?
Coffee. Whole milk, no sugar. Cardboard color.

6: Last thing you cooked?
Fancy lad faux sausages with mushroom, zucchini, bell peppers, and red onion with dollops of a black pepper, french mustard and sesame ginger dressing concoction for myself and my auntie Brigid.

7: If you’re reborn who or what would you like to be?
A tree. While I’d happily sway for years and years, I’d be content to become a piece of paper, furniture, a house or firewood. Even a stump makes an excellent resting spot.

8: What inspires you?
The moment after the present one. It is in that moment I’m offered the chance to say or do what I’ve only thought.

9: Last record you played?
Kim Jung Mi, “Now”. I’ve also been enjoying the James Holden NTS radio sessions.

10: Favorite piece of musical equipment?
My Ampeg Dan Armstrong “Smoke” guitar. I took the name Tint in honor of the body of my guitar, in reference specifically to the dark transparent shade of the lucite it’s crafted from.

11: Last movie you saw?
In the theater: Inside Out. At home: What Happened, Miss Simone?

12: Who do you love?
Her. I’m not certain who she is though. So by default, Bo Diddley.

13: Do you have any pets?
Not right now, though I like to say “Hi” to most street cats.

14: Are you useful?
Depends what I’m doing. I tend to unconsciously avoid tasks I feel I struggle with, but strive to transform my fear into motivation. That being said, I hope to never master anything. My friend said to me recently that every day she says to herself “ingenuity over virtuosity”. Upon hearing that I realized I’ve always felt that way but never had the words.

15: Biggest fear?
To put it lightly, it would have to be that if I was to be buried up to my neck in the sands of time with the ashes of my dreams blowing into my face, while being forced to observe the reels of my delusions.

16: What do you value the most?
It’s a tie for my hands and my tongue.

17: Famous last words?
Thank you.

TINT is Brooklyn transplant Zane Morris. His new 12″ EP ‘My New Murex’ is out this week on True Panther. Scope the vid.

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