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Adrian Belew: Side One

Eddie Van Halen, Keith Richards, Tony Iommi, John Petrucci and now Adrian Belew. All talented guitar players whose careers accelerated faster than the public could bestow credit.
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Interview with: Buddahead

Before Buddahead, there was Raman Kia. He was born in Iran, where learning piano offered a respite from the harsh drumbeat of daily violence. Kia fled the country while still a boy, and studied in England before eventually settling in New York City. It was there that pal Leona Naess (daughter of Arne Naess, former husband of Diana Ross) nicknamed him Buddahead, and his lush adult alternative sound began to take shape.

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Interview with: Catalpa Catalpa

Self-described as “sliced, sample-damaged drone, raging feedback-drenched noise and candy-colored pop,” Catalpa Catalpa‘s debut album, Hardoncity, is awash in sound, anti-sound and samples. We like it. Two grade school friends screwing around with everyday sounds grew up and turned their project into an everyday experiment that’s pretty damned good. Plus, it’s available free to the public.
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