Author Archives: captainfreakout

Siete Catorce ~ Agnosia

Siete Catorce is a Mexican producer closely associated to the ‘ruidosón’ movement, a musical reaction to a country torn apart by war, all the once joyful dances bathed in neon lights of border cities now a ghostly presence amidst bullet-riddled

Siete Catorce ~ Agnosia

Siete Catorce is a Mexican producer closely associated to the ‘ruidosón’ movement, a musical reaction to a country torn apart by war, all the once joyful dances bathed in neon lights of border cities now a ghostly presence amidst bullet-riddled

*Press A* ~ The Music of the Sonic and Mario Rivalry (pt. 2)

Videogame soundtracks continue to rise in quality and prominence, with many now available digitally or physically to appreciate as stand-alone works. *Press A* is an article series on A Closer Listen celebrating the finest the medium has to offer, past

*Press A* ~ The Music of the Sonic and Mario Rivalry (pt. 2)

Videogame soundtracks continue to rise in quality and prominence, with many now available digitally or physically to appreciate as stand-alone works. *Press A* is an article series on A Closer Listen celebrating the finest the medium has to offer, past

*Press A* ~ The Music of the Sonic and Mario Rivalry (pt. 1)

Videogame soundtracks continue to rise in quality and prominence, with many now available digitally or physically to appreciate as stand-alone works. *Press A* is an article series on A Closer Listen celebrating the finest the medium has to offer, past

*Press A* ~ The Music of the Sonic and Mario Rivalry (pt. 1)

Videogame soundtracks continue to rise in quality and prominence, with many now available digitally or physically to appreciate as stand-alone works. *Press A* is an article series on A Closer Listen celebrating the finest the medium has to offer, past

Ricarda Cometa ~ Ricarda Cometa 2

“Down with Memory as a source of custom”, said Brazilian modernist Oswald de Andrade in his Cannibalist Manifesto, “[and] personal experience renewed”. No remembrance, no history, which is to say no death, should inform the practice of life, an all-consuming

Ricarda Cometa ~ Ricarda Cometa 2

“Down with Memory as a source of custom”, said Brazilian modernist Oswald de Andrade in his Cannibalist Manifesto, “[and] personal experience renewed”. No remembrance, no history, which is to say no death, should inform the practice of life, an all-consuming

Rudi Arapahoe ~ A False Memory of a Sports Party

“Just be yourself”. This commonplace answer to many an existential query implies an absolute knowledge of the self, as if it was an unchanging object we’ve extensively and definitively investigated at some past point in time. And yet we change,

Rudi Arapahoe ~ A False Memory of a Sports Party

“Just be yourself”. This commonplace answer to many an existential query implies an absolute knowledge of the self, as if it was an unchanging object we’ve extensively and definitively investigated at some past point in time. And yet we change,

Iannis Xenakis ~ Persepolis

The story and context of Iannis Xenakis’ Persepolis is not only quite interesting, it is perhaps the key to understand what it was meant to do. Commissioned for the 1971 Shiraz-Persepolis Arts Festival, an Iranian institution which lasted from 1967

Iannis Xenakis ~ Persepolis

The story and context of Iannis Xenakis’ Persepolis is not only quite interesting, it is perhaps the key to understand what it was meant to do. Commissioned for the 1971 Shiraz-Persepolis Arts Festival, an Iranian institution which lasted from 1967

Mukqs ~ 起き上がり

Mukqs’ latest effort, entitled 起き上がり, which is Japanese for “the rising” or also “to erect”, seems to raise the ageless myth of language fragmentation in a time when the matrix of a shared language does not come from the lofty

Mukqs ~ 起き上がり

Mukqs’ latest effort, entitled 起き上がり, which is Japanese for “the rising” or also “to erect”, seems to raise the ageless myth of language fragmentation in a time when the matrix of a shared language does not come from the lofty