Soft Focus At Atp UK



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  • 2010
    • Soft Focus at ATP UK: Pete Kember
      On this third episode of Soft Focus at ATP UK, Ian Svenonius sits down with one of the world’s greatest rock and roll experimentalists, Pete Kember. Famous for tripping out audiences with his musically minimalist contraptions under such monikers as Sonic Boom and E.A.R., Kember’s band, Spacemen 3, have left a peculiar and lasting mark on English rock and roll history.moreless
    • Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore
      In the second of this UK-based round of Soft Focus, Ian saddles up beside Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon, perennially fine composers, writers, and artists—and one-half of Sonic Youth. After twice escaping certain disaster, first at the hands of a disappearing interviewee and second at a few hapahazardly placed plastic water bottles, Ian recaptures this episode and once again delivers on his promise of insightful, fruit-bearing conversation.moreless
    • J Mascis
      J Mascis
      Episode 20100811
      As a founding member of Dinosaur Jr., J Mascis has been one of our favorite Fender-wielding frontguys for the better part of a quarter century. Even during that band’s intermittent sabbaticals of the late 90s and early aughts, he kept at it, pulling together durable outfits such as Witch and J Mascis and the Fog and also kicking around with Mike Watt and helping to get the Stooges back together. In this special interview conducted in the United Kingdom, J opens up to Ian about the secrets of songwriting, an east-coast punk upbringing, and his near total disregard for the bass guitar.moreless