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Free Radicals

Free Radicals
Free Radicals

Spotify's "Fake" Ambient Artists Make Good Music, Actually

The faceless composers filling playlists for the streaming giant are actually a lot better than the tradition of corporate mood music that preceded them.
Colin Joyce
7.21.17
Free Radicals
Free Radicals

Félicia Atkinson’s Music Is Full of Whispers, Both Intimate and Terrifying

The French composer’s ‘Hand in Hand’ is an ASMR-like meditation on the physical qualities of sound.
Colin Joyce
5.26.17
Brian Eno
Brian Eno

The Lonely Indulgence of Brian Eno’s New Album

Finding discomfort in the gauzy infinity of ‘Reflection.’
Colin Joyce
1.6.17
Best of 2016
Best of 2016

The 25 Best Experimental Albums of 2016

From church organ drones to locked groove pranks.
Colin Joyce
12.14.16
Features
Features

Why Are People Brushing Their Teeth at Noise Shows? An Investigation

Untangling the densely woven web of an oral hygiene conspiracy.
Colin Joyce
11.14.16
Features
Features

A Look at the Noise Producers Using Classic Rock Tropes to Create a New, Uncanny Americana

Free Radicals: Recent releases from Black Dice, Wolf Eyes, and a host of others look to 70s rock structures to shape their unsettling ooze.
Colin Joyce
10.18.16
Free Radicals
Free Radicals

Dean Blunt, Inga Copeland, and the Power of Art That’s From Nowhere

The second installment of Free Radicals examines the complicated sense of place in new records from the Hype Williams family tree.
Colin Joyce
6.3.16
Free Radicals
Free Radicals

A Crop of Producers Are Discovering New Emotions Buried in Everyday Sounds

The first installment of Free Radicals looks at records from Matmos, Wanda Group, and Good Willsmith that find joy, pain, and transcendence in musique concrète structures
Colin Joyce
3.9.16