At BOMB editor Andrew Bourne & frozen reeds proprietor Ian Fenton's behest, I wrote a little something about Roland Kayn, centered around the issue of the latter's "A Little Electronic Milky Way of Sound" 16-disc boxed set & digital FLAC package, one or both of which everyone should own and consume episodically. Here's a sip:
The Winter 2017-2018 Issue #142 is currently sitting on newsstands worldwide; I recommend that you read the magazine in a well-lit place away from your computer while consuming caffeine, as that is my personal preference. Aside from the fact that the quarterly has recently celebrated its 35th anniversary and is one of the last standing print publications with a 10k+ circulation covering contemporary art, music, and general transgressive cultural activity, this particular issue brings together several relevant ca. now threads, including pieces on Milford Graves, Jlin, Meredith Monk, Tuli Kupferberg's YEAH, and more. That said, the article can be read, along with most of this issue's content, on BOMB's site:
Kayn has been a central figure in my own artistic practice for the greater part of the past decade and research on him & Norbert Wiener in particular has been crucial in my current phase of delineating as much algorithmic control over formal tenets in music as possible.