An evocative album draws from Ukrainian sci-fi, in Cluster Lizard’s “Star Corsair”

Truly imaginative electronic music can let you screen science fiction in your mind’s eye. Dive into Cluster Lizard’s LP, close your eyes, and let their sounds be a score to legendary Ukrainian author, philosopher, and dissident Oles’ Berdnyk.

Underwater electronic futurism, in the words of James Stinson (Drexciya)

At the turn of the 21st century, one Detroit duo was way ahead. Almost two decades later, the world is revisiting Drexciya and their imagined underwater future – the time is right, and the deepest insights come from James Stinson speaking in his own words.

Peter Kirn - November 5, 2018

Watch a half hour documentary on the sound of Star Wars Rogue One

For lovers of sound design – cinematic or otherwise – Star Wars is always good reason to nerd out. But Rogue One is something different, as the first film to be a standalone or spinoff. On the music side, it meant a new composer who wasn’t John Williams (Michael Giacchino). But perhaps the less known […]

Peter Kirn - March 29, 2017

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