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Bruno Major Takes the Bob Ross Approach to Songwriting

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Bruno Major is a songwriter’s songwriter. The British guitarist knows where pop music comes from and sees where it can go. His deep study of melodic structure from classic Great American Songbook jazz standards and modern production methods of hip-hop and R&B results in songs that feel both timeless and timely. Chatting with the Northhampton […]

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Looking At Yourself From the Outside: An Interview with Margaret Glaspy

It’s a strange and scary time to be a musician in New York City, but singer-songwriter Margaret Glaspy is looking at the silver lining in these strange times. “It’s like the ultimate domestication,” she says from her apartment that she shares with her partner, jazz guitarist Julian Lage. “We’re touring musicians that are perpetually on […]

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Finding Sounds Unseen: An Interview with Chicano Batman

Chicano Batman have been a staple of the Los Angeles music community for just over a decade. Gaining notoriety from their funky fusion of psych, soul, rock and tropicália, the quartet has stretched their sound into beautiful and strange new places on the upcoming Invisible People, out next month. Working with longtime collaborator Leon Michels […]

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A Conversation With The Art Directors Of Bon Iver’s ‘i,i’: Aaron Anderson & Eric Timothy Carlson

Ahead of the 2020 Grammy ceremony, Discogs spoke with each of the nominees for Best Album Package about the importance of design and the physical record experience. Nominated for their work on Bon Iver‘s i,i were art directors Aaron Anderson and Eric Timothy Carlson. Together, they touched on the conceptual approach to their work and the importance […]

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A Home Made of Music • A conversation with the Grammy-nominated team of Anónimas & Resilientes

Ahead of the 2020 Grammy ceremony, Discogs spoke with each of the nominees for Best Album Package about the importance of design and the physical record experience. Nominated for the second time is the team behind Chaco World Music‘s Anónimas & Resilientes including producer Manuel Garcia-Orozco and art directors Carlos Dussán, Juliana Jaramillo Buenaventura and Luisa Maria […]

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The Typography of Tigers • A conversation with Grammy Nominees Andrew Wong & Fongming Yang

With the 2020 Grammy ceremony on the horizon, Discogs spoke with each of the nominees for Best Album Package about the importance of design and the physical record experience. Nominated for the second time are Andrew Wong & Fongming Yang of Taipei-based design studio Onion Design Associates for their work on The Muddy Basin Ramblers‘ Hold That […]

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Translating ‘Intellexual’ • A conversation with Grammy Nominee Irwan Awalludin

With the 2020 Grammy ceremony on the horizon, Discogs spoke with each of the nominees for Best Album Package about the importance of design and the physical record experience. The first conversation was with Singapore-born, Brooklyn-based designer Irwan Awalludin, who earned his first nomination this year for his work on Intellexual — the self-titled debut […]

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