Adam
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Adam

From Newcastle, England. Interested in the relationship between philosophy and music. Vocalist in Waheela.

Avant GardeNoise RockPost-PunkReviews

Writing about the avant-garde means writing about limits and at the limits of meaning. It’s about confronting something that makes words tremble. It’s writing driven by an uneasiness that occurs when language confronts something unfamiliar. It’s writing that, for this very reason, typically results in abstraction, hyperbole and retreat. I’ll

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Hip-HopMusicReviews

Last year, Alap Momin took CVLT Nation on a journey through the new heavy. What we learned was that heaviness, for Momin, is not simply about volume. It’s not about finding the next loudest thing. The new heavy is about liminal moments – standing on sonic thresholds facing out onto

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FeaturedHardcoreNoise RockPost-Punk

“This is a reignition, not a reunion.” This is what Cedric Bixler-Zavala told the crowd in attendance at Dublin’s Vicar Street, the first date of At the Drive-In‘s European tour. Having watched them the following night at London’s Roundhouse, I now know that while I hate reunions, I’m clearly a

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FeaturedFeaturesHip-HopInterviewsNoise

There’s little pleasure to be had interviewing artists in the spotlight. The most pressing questions have already been asked, and the interesting answers have already been given. The fun is to be found by interviewing those artists in the shadows; the bastions of the avant-garde and the unsung heroes of

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Avant GardeBlack MetalFeaturedFeaturesInterviewsPost Rock

Formed in 2005, Locrian have been operating according to their own unique sonic agenda for a decade. While doom music has been trending and bands have been slowing the tempo down, Locrian have been going about their business differently but no less loudly. Their unique mash-up of genre – a

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Avant GardeFeaturedNoise

It had been months in the making, but there I was. Reading my Japanese Independent Music book and picking up whatever scraps I could online of the supposed ‘hot spots’ for Japanese noise music could not have prepared me for what I was about to see. I had reached noise

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