Paik, Ernie, http://www.chattanoogapulse.com/topics/ernie_music_reviews_paik/index.rss en-us © 2014 The Pulse and Brewer Media. All rights reserved. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Love-filled Lullabies, Togolese Afro-funk Vashti Bunyan inspires, Vandou Game grooves.

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Your Turn on the Turntable After witnessing a friend complete a “Tough Mudder” run—a sadistic and grueling 10-mile obstacle course that subjects runners to electrical shocks, flaming water slides, plunges into ice-cold water and ...

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Local Release Mini-Roundup Ernie Paik takes a quick look a couple of new releases from local favorites Matt Downer and Future Virgins.

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Supernatural Fiddling, Spooky Fantasy Jessica Pavone morphs, Bob Drake surprises.

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Sonic Transparencies, Sweet, Sweet Harmonies Bitchin Bajas bubble, Margo Guryan remains unspoiled

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They’re Bringing Wookieback The Chattanooga homegrown record label Corner Room Recordings (cornerroomrecordings.com) emerged in the mid-’90s in the heyday of indie rock, when underground musicians were imbued with a D.I.Y. spirit ...

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Non-Cloying Kid Stuff, Deeply Avant Jazz What do little children like? I dunno—candy, toys or some kind of overpriced plastic wearable thing? Fake mustaches? Smartphones? When it comes to music, small children are probably not very discriminating ...

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Salaam Bombast, Bionic Spiders Bombay Royale boogies Bolllywood, Bennett/Wright mind-boggle

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Sound Collecting, Friendly Declarations Courtis/Moore’s aural cornucopia, The Bats’ early tracks

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Tribute to a True Original In the year and a half since the passing of native Chattanoogan Dennis Palmer—musician, visual artist and educator—it has become abundantly clear that his influence and inspiration is still deeply felt in the community...

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Embracing Electronics, Hammering Gleefully Phil Kay invites escapes, White Reaper isn’t afraid to rawk

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Local Releases From Old-Time to Noir-Avant-Funk Chattanooga’s music scene continues to diversify.

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Otherworldly Hostility, Reverent Visions Ben Frost warps genres, The Soundcarriers are minty fresh

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Car-on-fire Bar Rock, Sleepless with Synthesizer Alien Whale throws bottles, Matt Berry embraces his synth geek

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Inventing the Convulsive Blues “Ideally, free improvisation perhaps should be a requisite course for degrees in sociology, psychology, political science, etc., since it involves all these areas, as well as sound production.”

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Underground Saudi Metal, Above-ground Free Improv "Saudi Arabian” and “black metal band” are not exactly words one expects to see placed beside each other, but, with the way Al-Namrood guitarist/bassist Mephisto puts it, it makes complete sense.

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Seabrook’s Sonic Shrapnel, Seymaili’s Saharan Spin Shred your ears or swirl to West African rock

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Psychedelic Folk-Rock, New York Garage Fuzz Kikagaku Moyo flits, People brashly explores

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Aural Alchemy at Barking Legs One reason Reed is drawn to experimental music is because “it’s more about feeling than proficiency” and that it offers “true freedom of sound and expression.”

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Fascinating Not-Rhythm Colpitts answered some questions via email for The Pulse in advance of the June 26 Man Forever concert at Sluggo’s North.

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