In this afternoon’s reading: interviews with William Gibson and Lindsay Hunter, Mykki Blanco and Kathleen Hanna in conversation, touring literary artifacts with Neil Gaiman, and more.
Morning Bites: Revisiting Swans’ “Cop,” Guernica on Class, Feral Cat Lit, M. Geddes Gengras, and More
Revisiting a thirty-year-old Swans album; talking with Vanessa Veselka; writers exploring the idea of class in America; an interview with M. Geddes Gengras, and more.
Ishi, the new album from M. Geddes Gengras, is a beautiful and melancholic work. Composed of three lengthy ambient compositions (four if you’re buying it digitally or on CD), Ishi summons up a host of complex emotions. I checked in with Gengras via email to learn more about the album’s origins (it’s named in tribute to Ishi, the last member of the Yahi people, who died in 1916), his collaborative process, and more.