Interview: Martin Dosh

Martin Dosh has found his widest audience as part of Andrew Bird’s band, but the Minnesota musician’s own work is just as worthy of attention. In May 2008, Dosh released his fourth solo disc, Wolves And Wishes, which follows his now-familiar but certainly not stale method of building up soundscapes through a careful rearrangement of live improvisation with his collaborators—including Bird, Happy Apple saxophonist Michael Lewis, and guitarist Jeremy Ylvisaker, who also plays in Bird’s live band. The A.V. Club sat down with Dosh in advance of the CD release.

Originally published on June 16, 2008. Read the complete article.

Review: Ladytron, Velocifero

Sometimes an important part of creativity is defining the boundaries and staying firmly between them. The UK synth-pop band Ladytron has excelled at this, producing four albums that together carry such a signature sound that it would be a formula if it weren’t done so well. Velocifero continues the quartet’s stock in trade of dark, dance-floor-ready electronica, building on the fuller, more forceful sound of 2006′s excellent Witching Hour.

Originally published on June 2, 2008. Read the complete article.

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