Christopher Matthew Jensen

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  • 4 years ago | Essays

    When you push things too far, funny things happen. Rules shatter, reality subsides, sovereign components mash against each other with such force that glitches burst forth like dazzling sparks. Language breaks down. Emotions twist. And gawkers usua...

  • 7 years ago | Essays

    Amid the copious stacks of records, instruments, and recording equipment strewn about bassist Jacques Wait's wooden apartment floor, the members of the band France Has the Bomb are discussing their unusual moniker, a suggestive, dadaist handle in ...

  • 8 years ago | Reviews

    VARIOUS ARTISTS Twin Cities Electropunk Vol. 4 Avenpitch At best, electropunk, as a genre, is an acquired taste. At worst, it's easily dismissed on the grounds that most of the people in this town who listen to it are either personal friends with ...

  • 8 years ago | Reviews

    SKOAL KODIAK Three People Are Keep Having Grape Emergency's self-released Anchoring otherworldly noise with primordial rhythm, Skoal Kodiak may be the most propulsive dance-inducing rock band ever to perilously teeter on the brink of total disarra...

  • 8 years ago | Essays

    A Painted Saints song is first an image in Paul Fonfara's mind:"A stuffed deer on a wall, wondering where its legs are.""A folk-y Mexican tin painting of the Virgin Mary with bright red and yellow halos faded from years of sun.""A gypsy reading te...

  • 8 years ago | Reviews

    To Kill a Petty BourgeoisieThe PatronKranky If ever there was a record to unite the seemingly disparate worlds of pop, ambient, and noise music, this is it. Composed loosely around a fictional love story between two merging corporations, The ...