Mark Lesseraux – Transmissions (2003-2012)

Every now and again, you happen upon an artist whose stellar output and formidable back catalog encourages reflections on why they're still working the underground circuit while acts like Coldplay and Carly Rae Jepsen are granted the privilege of infiltrating our daily lives with their paint-by-numbers pop.  Indeed, the capricious listening habits … [Read more...]

Artists-on-Albums: AOA # 7 (Mark Lesseraux on the “Ambient Paradox” with a Review of Avec Laudenum)

Mark Lesseraux on… "The Ambient Paradox" with Stars of the Lid’s Avec Laudenum (Sub Rosa, 1999/Kranky, 2002) In the early 1970s music critic Richard Williams wrote a now infamous review of a John Lennon and Yoko Ono album. The lion’s share of the piece focused on the “experimental” side two of the record. What Williams was not aware … [Read more...]