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Bowed well

The Metal & Glass Ensemble rings out
Over the past decade, musicians Matt Samolis and Peter Warren have created intense, mesmerizing drones as Bowed Metal.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  May 28, 2008


Spring releases II: The quickening

Andr é Obin, Zer0 G, Dutty Artz, and DJ C
Last week I discussed a trio of new drone and improv releases by local artists, but there’s a bounty of homegrown beat-based recordings due out this spring as well.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  May 19, 2008


Meow mix

Katt and some other cats
Spring showers have yielded not only vibrant daffodils and vexing pollen but also a variety of recordings by local experimental musicians.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  May 13, 2008


Crème brut

No Fun comes north
There are few events in the noise and avant electronics social calendar that can compare the annual No Fun Festival in New York City.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  May 06, 2008


Room to improv

Paper Thin Stages' damaged charm
The members of Paper Thin Stages— Ed Hadley, Nate McDermott, and John Perotti — have been playing music together since grade school.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  April 30, 2008


Domestic, violent

Jason Lescalleet leaves the house
Jason Lescalleet makes shudderingly intense music: sometimes beautiful, sometimes harsh, rarely boring.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  April 22, 2008



Diary of an Afro Warrior | Tempa
Although producer Beni Adejumo (a/k/a Benga) may be a mere 21, he’s already a grizzled vet of the UK dubstep and grime scenes.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  April 22, 2008


Coachella it ain’t

The INC cometh and Cage's Variations VII
The International Noise Conference started as an acid-tongued spit take on the club-oriented Miami Winter Music Conference.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  April 15, 2008



Autechre loosen up
It’s been three years since Autechre’s Untilted , and it feels longer.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  April 08, 2008


Bouncement 3

. . . and other singular beats
Lately it’s seemed like Old Home Days for Toneburst, the influential artcore junglist collective that was a locus of Boston’s underground dance scene in the mid ’90s.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  April 08, 2008



Tim Haslett’s legacy
A week ago Monday night at Enormous Room, local DJs, friends, and family celebrated the memory of Boston music luminary Tim Haslett.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  April 02, 2008


Drone calls

Brendan Murray’s attention to the little things
For Brendan Murray, heaven often lies in the smallest of details.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  April 01, 2008


Noise boys

Wolf Eyes take their show on the road
For the better part of the past decade, Michigan’s Wolf Eyes have made some of the most feral, ear-stinging, metal-machine-gone-mad music this side of anywhere.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  March 25, 2008


Fleeting sounds

Remembering Tim Haslett, plus Morton Subotnick comes to town
This week saw the unexpected passing of Tim Haslett, a key figure in Boston’s underground music scene for many years.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  March 24, 2008


MGR versus Xela

New tracks
On March 25, Barge Recordings, a young Brooklyn label with roots in Boston, unveils the first in a series of split releases that will be available on vinyl and for MP3 download.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  March 25, 2008


Various artists: Obsession

Some of the finest psychedelic rock in the late ’60s and early ’70s was created far from the movement’s epicenters in the UK and US.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  March 18, 2008



Matters & Dunaway, and a noisy night at the Piano Craft Guild
Thomas Gallagher and André Obin stepped into the breach.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  March 18, 2008


Providence calling

Rare Youth’s avant output
It’s never been easy to get a handle on Providence’s dynamic experimental-music scene.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  March 12, 2008


Brethen of the Free Spirit

All Things Are from Him, through Him and in Him | audioMER
The Brethren of the Free Spirit are Dutch lutenist Jozef van Wissem and English guitarist James Blackshaw.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  March 12, 2008


Montreal express

Ghislain Poirier sweeps into Boston
When Montreal DJ and producer Ghislain Poirier plays  Beat Research at Enormous Room this Monday, he should feel right at home.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  March 04, 2008


Faulty ignition

Oneida at T.T. the Bear's Place, March 1, 2008
Since forming in the late ’90s, Oneida have been one of the most compelling and adventurous bands to emerge out of Brooklyn.
By: SUSANNA BOLLE  |  March 05, 2008

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