Sunday, April 15, 2012

FFFreakout: Podcast #39 - with Marc Masters, experimental music journalist for Pitchfork and The Wire magazine

Fang Wizard “Satan Wrap” Pure Hex LP (Teen Beat
(Interview segment) 
Dylan Ettinger “Blue and Blue” Lifetime of Romance LP/CD (Not Not Fun
Neil Campbell and Robert Horton “Three-Wave Virtual Heart” Trojandropper LP (Zum
Nicholas Szczepanik “Totemic Vignette” We Make Life Sad (WeMe
Three Legged Race “Solid, Liquid, or Daughter” Wrong Element EP (Acoustic Division
(Interview segment) 
The Residents “Smelly Tongues” Meet The Residents CD (Euro Ralph
Ensemble Economique “Everything I Have, I Give To You” Crossing The Path, By Torchlight LP (Dekorder
Stare Case “Track #4” Lost In The Sun CD-R (AA Records)
Phil Blankenship “The Power of Equality” Sex Magik CD (Troniks
(Interview segment) 
Plums “Gumption” Untitled 2LP (self-released
MV Carbon “The Mystic Pinprick” Dislodged Perihelion LP (Ecstatic Peace!)
Chuck Bettis “Short Circuit Control” Urgency Renewal CD-R (Don’t Trust The Ruin
Gunn-Truscinski Duo “County Fair Getaway” Ocean Parkway LP (Three Lobed Recordings

On this week's podcast show, we chatted with music journalist, Marc MastersMasters is a regular reviewer for Pitchfork and The Wire magazine, and he co-writes The Outdoor for Pitchfork, which is their monthly column devoted to experimental and fringe music. In addition to contributing to other print and online publications, Masters also had his first book, No Wave, published back in 2007, offering a detailed history of that influential late seventies New York City scene. Along side his music writing, Masters also plays music of his own in the improvised rock group, The PlumsMarc picked out all the tracks heard on this week's show (with the exception of "Smelly Tongues") and our conversation covers his music writing and musical interests, music criticism in general, and his work with The Plums.

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