Phil Cook :: Finding The Purity In Music

It seemed fitting that when I opened the Google Meet window to talk with Phil Cook, he was back in his native Eau Claire, Wisconsin, supremely bundled up. We’re talking winter jacket and stocking hat indoors in mid-November. As much as his music in recent years has pulled from the…

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Feast of Smoke :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview

On the self-titled from Feast of Smoke, husband and wife Paul and Amber Oldham wrap their voices together over stripped down guitars, trading noir haze and cryptic lyrics. Best known for his work as an producer, engineer, and his many collaborations with his brother Bonnie “Prince” Billy (including mastering work…

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En Movimiento Letra/Lyrics – Duki

 En Movimiento Letra; Duki  Las mami' vienen sola' si en el beat 'tá Taiko Quiero una que me cante como Jhené Aiko (Ah) Una nota cabrona, fumo y quedé psycho (God damn) Estoy tan alto que la vuelco como Michael (Ah) Si saben cómo soy, no me den el micro…

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Chris Spedding :: Songs Without Words

“Video Life” this is not. Prior to being reborn in the late 70s while riding the crest of British new wave, guitar guru Chris Spedding kicked off the decade with his solo debut, 1970’s Songs Without Words. Originally a Japan-only release, the instrumental jazz album found itself reissued and augmented…

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Wicked Lady :: The Axeman Cometh

Truth in advertising, folks, as the axeman has most definitely arrived. A heavy lidded instrumental, Wicked Lady cut this near seven minute riff ‘n fuzz ripper in 1970. Both a testament to the endless endurance of the power trio as form, and an example of basement recording as unintended aesthetic,…

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Lagniappe Sessions :: Kit Sebastian

Lagniappe (la ·gniappe) noun ‘lan-ˌyap,’ — 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. Shot out of a hyper-creative canon, Kit Sebastian (Kit Martin and Merve Erdem) landed with a formidable debut in 2019’s Mantra Moderne. Its audience held tightly to…

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Charlatan :: The Blades

Brad Rose builds worlds within worlds. With the recent relaunch of Foxy Digitalis, an online publication exploring the deepest corners of experimental music, they continue a project that has existed in various forms since the mid-1990s. Their label The Jewel Garden has been just as fruitful, cultivating Rose’s many projects…

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Aquarium Drunkard Book Club: Chapter Eleven

Welcome back to the stacks. It’s Aquarium Drunkard’s Book Club, our monthly gathering of recent (or not so recent) recommended reading. Your librarians this month are Justin Gage, Tyler Wilcox, Jarrod Annis, and Kyle Fortinsky. White Light/White Heat: The Velvet Underground Day-By-Day, Richie Unterberger: Todd Haynes’ recent/recommended Velvet Underground doc kicked off…

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Bondo :: 77

Via Los Angeles, Bondo is a four piece riffing on a vibe something like Spiderland floating in a quarry with Fugazi’s latter era instrumental explorations. 77, their five song ep, is the first taste. Out November 16. 77 by bondo Only the good shit. Aquarium Drunkard is powered by its patrons. Keep…

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