Marc Masters

Marc Masters appears in the following:

It's been a busy week in Iowa for Republican presidential hopefuls

Sunday, June 04, 2023

What a busy week of campaign events in Iowa means for the field of candidates vying for the Republican presidential nomination.


Hamish Kilgour, founding member of New Zealand's The Clean, has died at 65

Tuesday, December 06, 2022

Like the Velvet Underground before them, Kilgour and The Clean inspired tons of musicians to embrace impulsive creativity.


Tom Smith, founding member of noise band To Live and Shave in L.A., has died at 65

Saturday, January 22, 2022

The prolific artist was a mentor to generations of experimental musicians.


First Listen: Daniel Bachman, 'The Morning Star'

Thursday, July 19, 2018

With seven tracks stretched across 75 minutes and four LP sides, The Morning Star is the acoustic guitarist's most ambitious effort so far.


First Listen: Cavern Of Anti-Matter, 'Hormone Lemonade'

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Featuring former Stereolab members, the trio unfurls instrumental loops that build to ecstatic hypnosis.


Songs We Love: Reese McHenry With Spider Bags, 'Mexico City'

Monday, July 10, 2017

Reese McHenry's got a voice like a preacher turning a standard sermon into a cathartic epiphany. She's joined by fellow North Carolina garage-rockers Spider Bags for a collaborative album.


Songs We Love: Omni, 'Equestrian'

Thursday, July 06, 2017

The Atlanta trio's first single from Multi-task is built around twitchy, start-stop beats that instantly get pulses rushing and nerves tingling.


Songs We Love: Raymond Scott, 'A Rhythm Ballet'

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

A new compilation spans Scott's innovations in electronic music from 1961 through 1971, including a cartoonishly joyful "ballet" that whirs away like overcharged robots.


Songs We Love: Bill Orcutt, 'Ol' Man River'

Friday, June 02, 2017

Orcutt's guitar playing scrambles conventional logic, but his take on the song from the 1927 musical Show Boat might be one of his gentlest tracks ever.


First Listen: The Heliocentrics, 'A World Of Masks'

Thursday, May 18, 2017

This UK-based funk ensemble took its name from a Sun Ra album. One listen to A World Of Masks and you'll hear why.


Songs We Love: Woods, 'Bleeding Blue'

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Woods hadn't planned to make any new music in 2017, but after last year's election, the folk-rock band decided to focus on love.


First Listen: Fred Thomas, 'Changer'

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The singer of Saturday Looks Good To Me fills his new solo album with keen reflections on big decisions and life-altering memories.


First Listen: Half Japanese, 'Hear The Lions Roar'

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Half Japanese began in the late '70s as a band of primitive outsiders, breaking musical rules that founding brothers Jad and David Fair never even learned. Today, it remains surprising and vibrant.


Songs We Love: Windy & Carl, 'Christmas Song'

Thursday, December 22, 2016

The shoegazing tune feels a little like a lost Christmas carol: faded with time, but still echoing lightly through the winter air.


First Listen: Ryuichi Sakamoto, 'Nagasaki: Memories Of My Son'

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The veteran composer crafts a masterfully emotional and poignant score to Yoji Yamada's heartbreaking new film. The 28 tracks here are so patient, they can make the world seem to move in slow motion.


First Listen: Exploded View, 'Exploded View'

Thursday, August 11, 2016

A breathy voice floats over insistent beats in a mesmerizng collection of first takes. Singer Anika asks, "Can't you let me fly far and wide / Up to where I can reach the sky?"


Songs We Love: Ian William Craig, 'The Nearness'

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Listening to the music of Canadian singer and composer Ian William Craig is like watching a classic black-and-white movie slowly fade, decay and disintegrate.


Songs We Love: Mogwai, 'Bitterness Centrifuge'

Monday, March 21, 2016

New music from the Scottish rock instrumentalists is familiarly cinematic, full of mountainous waves that build momentum more through patience than velocity.


First Listen: Glenn Jones, 'Fleeting'

Thursday, March 10, 2016

The American Primitive-style acoustic guitarist makes albums that fit together beautifully, working together rather than merely occupying the same piece of vinyl.


Songs We Love: Rangda, 'The Sin Eaters'

Friday, March 04, 2016

"Underground supergroup" could be an oxymoron, but if it's possible that one exists, Rangda is it. The musical resumés of this trio – guitarists Richard Bishop (Sun City Girls) and Ben Chasny (Six Organs of Admittance) alongside drummer Chris Corsano (too many ...