The latest iteration of ‘Various Paradigms’ is LIVE this morning at The Believer! Check out my interview with Brett Hool and John Kibler of the L.A. based duo WE ARE THE WEST! We’ve got the exclusive pre-release details on their new recording – the third EP in a four part series – recorded live in the high deserts of Santa Fe! WATW is interested in exploring the convergence of sound and space. The two often take to the road to record in experimental locations, searching out how the acoustics of place converge with live narrative. They have performed in storm drains and shipping containers, sheep farms and convents, and most frequently converge in the underground parking garage of an office building on Santa Monica Boulevard the Saturday before each full moon! Discussed: time, song as forum, Vonnegut in Indianapolis, Matthew Barney’s River of Fundament, Gianni Celati, righteous dreams, and flashes of the specific!
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