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Inside the dual Japanese rock of Boris

Double releases, double-necked guitars, double mirrors, and double rainbows. When it comes to interviewing the unclassifiable Japanese group Boris, nothing can be single-minded.
Double bubble
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  October 15, 2011

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Faust are like the anti-Who: only the rhythm section remains.
Bureau B Records (2011)
By GARRETT MARTIN  |  February 11, 2011

Nucleus Torn | Andromeda Waiting

The consistency within Nucleus Torn - the experimental brainchild of Switzerland multi-instrumentalist Fredy Schnyder - is such that nothing is predictable.
Prophecy Productions (2011)
By MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  January 21, 2011

Pre-Weezer: The Metal Years

Rivers' edge
Rivers' edge
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 10, 2010

Marc Ribot | Silent Movies

This exceptional, eccentric guitarist has traced a slow evolution from screamer to dreamer.
Pi (2010)
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  November 05, 2010


Caitlin Berrigan’s 2009 video Transfer is simple and elemental.
The ICA’s concept-driven show
By ANNIE LARMON  |  February 19, 2010