avant-garde

In Memoriam

Scott Walker Taught Me How to Fake It Til I Make It

Remembering the influential and unorthodox artist who died this week at the age of 76.
Zachary Lipez
3.29.19
Premieres

Cruel Diagonals 'Disambiguation' Is a Lonely, Decay-Obsessed Wonder

The brilliant debut album from Megan Mitchell's experimental electronic project brings together a field recordings, disquieting beats, and an eerily clear voice.
Alex Robert Ross
7.10.18
Interviews

Jenny Hval Has Something to Tell You

We spoke to the experimental artist about algorithms, being "chill," and why her new 'Long Sleep' EP is an avant-garde reawakening.
Andrea Domanick
5.29.18
Noisey News

Glenn Branca, Avant-Garde Pioneer, Dies at 69

The influential and innovative composer died of throat cancer last night, according to his wife and collaborator Reg Bloor.
Alex Robert Ross
5.15.18
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Robert Christgau on 'The Bob's Burgers Music Album' as Avant-Garde Art

The Dean of American Rock Critics reviews the Fox cartoon's 112-track compilation album and finds something not entirely unmusical.
Robert Christgau
8.14.17
Essays

On Brian Eno and the End of De-Civilization

Eno's new album 'Reflection' is arrhythmic and unpredictable. In the Age of Trump, it's also a clarion call for meditation.
Keagon Voyce
2.21.17
PROFILES

The Elegant Panic of serpentwithfeet

The Brooklyn artist's new 'blisters' is an avant garde five-song EP that swells and glistens. How did he get here?
Annalise Domenighini
9.20.16
Premieres

Jute Gyte's 'Perdurance' Is a Modern Classical Black Metal Masterwork

Stream the challenging, punishing new album from one of black metal's most intriguing outliers.
Kim Kelly
6.2.16