Author Archives: captainfreakout

To Participate More Fully in the World ~ An Interview With Mario Diaz de Leon

Mario Diaz de Leon is an artist and professor from the US who has worked across different musical genres and styles as both composer and performer. We had the chance to talk with him over email, a conversation presented below

To Participate More Fully in the World ~ An Interview With Mario Diaz de Leon

Mario Diaz de Leon is an artist and professor from the US who has worked across different musical genres and styles as both composer and performer. We had the chance to talk with him over email, a conversation presented below

*Press A* 2022 ~ The Year’s Best Videogame Soundtracks

This year, the soundtrack world reflected the videogame industry’s predilection for safe(r) bets, with almost half of our list consisting of sequels. But it also pointed at a more established, regularized field in which house names such as Olivier Deriviere,

*Press A* 2022 ~ The Year’s Best Videogame Soundtracks

This year, the soundtrack world reflected the videogame industry’s predilection for safe(r) bets, with almost half of our list consisting of sequels. But it also pointed at a more established, regularized field in which house names such as Olivier Deriviere,

Physical Reality as Processed Spirituality ~ An Interview With Fire-Toolz

David Murrieta Flores (ACL): Hi Fire-Toolz! To begin with, please talk to us a bit about how Fire-Toolz came into being, and how it relates to other projects you have (like Nonlocal Forecast or MindSpring Memories). Fire-Toolz (FT): Fire-Toolz was

Physical Reality as Processed Spirituality ~ An Interview With Fire-Toolz

David Murrieta Flores (ACL): Hi Fire-Toolz! To begin with, please talk to us a bit about how Fire-Toolz came into being, and how it relates to other projects you have (like Nonlocal Forecast or MindSpring Memories). Fire-Toolz (FT): Fire-Toolz was

The Immensity of Oceans ~ An Interview With Oksana Linde

Oksana Linde is an artist from Venezuela with Ukrainian heritage, whose recent debut, Aquatic and Other Worlds, presents her electronic works from the 1980s to the public for the first time. Her oeuvre puts the participation of women in experimental

The Immensity of Oceans ~ An Interview With Oksana Linde

Oksana Linde is an artist from Venezuela with Ukrainian heritage, whose recent debut, Aquatic and Other Worlds, presents her electronic works from the 1980s to the public for the first time. Her oeuvre puts the participation of women in experimental

Conor C. Ellis ~ Dreamless

Commonly, the hazy and indeterminate quality of ambient music makes it easy to associate with mental states in which the unconscious takes over, directing your attention in patterns novel to your understanding. There’s something of a contradiction in the clarity

Conor C. Ellis ~ Dreamless

Commonly, the hazy and indeterminate quality of ambient music makes it easy to associate with mental states in which the unconscious takes over, directing your attention in patterns novel to your understanding. There’s something of a contradiction in the clarity

Worlds Of Their Own ~ An Interview With Patricia Wolf

A Closer Listen had a chance to talk with Patricia Wolf, who recently released her second album, See-Through, via Balmat. The exchange took place via email; we present the resulting text, minimally formatted and edited for clarity. David Murrieta Flores (ACL): Hi Patricia,

Worlds Of Their Own ~ An Interview With Patricia Wolf

A Closer Listen had a chance to talk with Patricia Wolf, who recently released her second album, See-Through, via Balmat. The exchange took place via email; we present the resulting text, minimally formatted and edited for clarity. David Murrieta Flores (ACL): Hi Patricia,

Beautiful Errors ~ An Interview With Wobbly

Jon Leidecker, aka Wobbly, has produced experimental electronic music since the 1980s, whether on his own or as part of San Francisco collective Negativland. His work has constantly questioned the relationships between musicians and their tools, composition and improvisation, as

Beautiful Errors ~ An Interview With Wobbly

Jon Leidecker, aka Wobbly, has produced experimental electronic music since the 1980s, whether on his own or as part of San Francisco collective Negativland. His work has constantly questioned the relationships between musicians and their tools, composition and improvisation, as

*Press A* ~ Tasty 2021 Leftovers

The curse of listing our favorite releases of the year is that a few soundtracks always arrive too late for us to properly digest. Here are two albums that would have been worthy additions to our list of 2021’s best

*Press A* ~ Tasty 2021 Leftovers

The curse of listing our favorite releases of the year is that a few soundtracks always arrive too late for us to properly digest. Here are two albums that would have been worthy additions to our list of 2021’s best