What happens when two supremely talented musicians collaborate on a new recording, and then throw some poetry into the mix? That’s the case with Broken Fall, the new album from Kid Millions and Sarah Bernstein. Millions demonstrates his fondness for frenetic rhythms, while Bernstein summons up fantastically atmospheric sounds with her violin and voice, creating a haunting and unpredictable sound from beginning to end. I talked with both musicians about the process of making this one, how it relates to their prior work, and how they got some of the album’s most distinctive sounds to emerge.
In our morning reading: Ryan Chapman interviewed Téa Obreht, David James Keaton on pizza horror, and more.
In our morning reading: thoughts on Dorothe Nors’s new book, an interview with Ben Loory, and more.
In our morning reading: new writing by Piper Weiss, thoughts on Jenny Boully’s essay collection, an interview with Michelle Dean, and more.
In our morning reading: excerpts of books by Antonio Tabucchi and Alice Anderson, new writing by Ursula Villarreal-Moura, and more.
In our afternoon reading: an excerpt from Marie NDiaye’s newly-translated novel, new nonfiction by Brandon Taylor and Colin Dickey, and more.
In our morning reading: a playlist from Kait Heacock, an interview with Isaac Fitzgerald, thoughts on the Oasis documentary, and more.
In our afternoon reading: Leslie Jamison and Charles D’Ambrosio in conversation, interviews with Chris Rock and Greil Marcus, Kid Millions on bad reviews, recommended literature from African writers, and more.