Audition and Its DiscontentsBy John S.W. MacDonald
Musicophilia is a medical short-story book brimming with anecdotes about peoples musical afflictions and talentstheir amusias, dysharmonias, dystimbrias, and synesthesias.
Is Piracy Killing Independent Music?By Alex Cummings
Piracy is an everyday feature of the New York landscape.
PrefabulousBy David Shirley
Antiques! snarls Prefab Sprouts composer/lead vocalist Paddy MacAloon in the opening bars of Faron, the first track of the bands 1985 pop masterpiece Steve McQueen.
A Steal at Any PriceBy Todd Simmons
Its ancient history at this point that Radiohead released their first new record in four years with a pay-what-you-want download on their website, months in advance of a standard release.
Indie BaroqueBy Katy Henriksen
The cover of Les Ondes Silencieuses, the latest release by French experimental musician Colleen (neé Cecile Schott), features a black and white illustration of her playing the viola da gamba in an enchanted forest at night; inside she’s depicted playing the spinet.