I am interested in constraint-based art, and I have found that I work best under pressure, so for the last two albums I released, I gave myself strict deadlines and rules to work within.
by Jack Blare
Lydia Lunch is the undisputed Queen of No Wave and is one of the most dynamic and influential artists of our time. She started Teenage Jesus & The Jerks in 1977. Since then she’s been part of numerous bands such as 8-Eyed Spy & Big Sexy Noise and worked with artists as diverse as Sonic Youth, Last Poets, Cypress Grove, Richard Kern, Christine IX, Brian Eno, James Chance, Robert Quine, Nick Cave and Rowland S. Howard of the Birthday Party. She’s published several books and memoirs like Will Work For Drugs, Incriminating Evidence & Paradoxia.
She was a pioneer in the genre of Transgressive Film and is known for her powerful spoken word performances and outspoken feminism. Lydia Lunch has been influencing musicians, poets and artists since she appeared on the scene in 1977 and bands like Sonic Youth and L7 were heavily influenced by her music and ideals. So was I, an unknown 20-something poet and noise musician from a small town in Canada. This is the story of how we first met.
On February 20, London’s resident So Kobayashi released the EP With You on RF, with two new tracks and two remixes. All songs both invite you to dance and dream. Start into the weekend with this chillout soundtrack!
We are proud to feature Baba Brinkman as our artist of the week. In over one and a half decades he has produced 19 albums. That is more than a record per year on average! Much more, with his thematic “literature” and “science rap” Baba has also done ten theatre shows over the time. During March and April, he is performing his newest program The Rap Guide to Consciousness Off-Broadway in New York City.
Released on February 16, the album A Poem Unlimited by U.S. Girls is already everywhere in the social media. Another beautiful record delivered to us by the label 4AD, home of trendsetting artists like Bauhaus, the Cocteau Twins, the Pixies or Lisa Germano, to name but a few.