Discussed: Mark E. Smith, alien landings, Maya Angelou, chess, Erik Satie, basketball and more
"I'm boggled by it all for better or worse"
"I kinda just do my own thing and try to be as open-minded as possible"
Adam Forkner breaks down the nearly 20 records he's self-released since 2009
"It's like Suicide, but with a bloke in a trench coat calling you a cunt"
"My mom has a stability about her—a calm, a graceful way. And she can kick anyone's ass at Scrabble."
Radiophonic references and flash-fried waveforms
"The way he affected the audience made a gigantic and everlasting impression on me"
We take the UK's top dance duo on a tour of their favorite city: Detroit
"Right now it seems like it's the beginning of me rattling the cage, of making some people nervous"
Discussed: Tim Hecker, Neil Young, William Gibson, Frank Gehry and six other reasons to not blame Canada
"I would have rather had the rest of the car cleared out, anything but that music"
Discussed: Panorama Bar, Nick Land, 'Soulnessless', New Yorkers, Getting Internet-ed
"Music can bring vegetables to life, and I should know because I'm a vegetable"
"These releases were little talismans of vile beauty only to be taken out in select company"
A second (and third!) opinion on 2013's top releases
Discussed: kimchee pancakes, Bergen, meditation podcasts, William Onyeabor