Episode 135 - Jacob Bannon (Converge, Wear Your Wounds, Deathwish)

This week on Talking to Ghosts we have Jacob Bannon! We talked about the crazy tour schedule that goes with the Converge universe of bands, making Wear Your Wounds a full project with a steady band of collaborators, and how he made abstract art in the dunes for an artist residency. Then! We talked for about 20 straight minutes about MMA and how he was a judge for awhile.

Jacob Bannon has a lot of projects, but here are a few: Wear Your Wounds, Dunedevil Art Book, and Deathwish Records.

Our 5-year anniversary cover art is by the awesome Alicia Gaines (check out her band Ganser).

This podcast was produced, recorded and edited by Michael Kurt and Wes Mueller.

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Episode 133 - Marcus Fischer

This week on Talking to Ghosts we have sound artist and musician Marcus Fischer! We talked about sound art, the residency he did in Florida, and having a healthy balance between work creativity and personal creativity.

Marcus has a lot of great art and music, if you are in New York you should definitely check out his work at the Whitney Museum’s Biennial exhibit running May 17 - September 22, 2019.

Produced and recorded by Michael Kurt and Wes Mueller.

5-year cover art by Alicia Gaines.

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Episode 132 - Drowse

This week on Talking to Ghosts we have Kyle Bates from the experimental ambient band Drowse. We talk about his artist residencies in both Iceland and Japan, working within the curation of The Flenser, and getting past self doubt.

Drowse has a new album called Light Mirror coming out on June 7th!

Episode 131 - Cory Doctorow

This week on Talking to Ghosts we have author, activist, and journalist Cory Doctorow! We talked about his work to fight the copyright directive in Europe, Little Brother 10 years later, and his writing process. This is a long form interview with a deep look at encryption privacy tools, housing advocacy, cooperative ride sharing apps, and a lot more!

Cory’s new book Radicalized, a series of novellas, is available now in hardcover from Tor Books, or in DRM-Free eBook/audio formats from his website. His journalism can be found on Boing Boing and his work with the Electronic Frontier Foundation can be found on their website.

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Episode 130 - Sigsaly

This week on Talking to Ghosts we have Vancouver EBM / techno project Sigsaly! We talk about forming Sigsaly's sound after performing as Koban for 10+ years, playing the community center in high school, and finding a new and exciting audience.

Sigsaly has a few releases up on Bandcamp that you should definitely check out. If you are in Chico, Olympia, or Victoria BC - go see them live this month!

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Episode 129 - Catching Up! (Feat. Sandra Lanz)

This week on the podcast we catch up after both being out of town for vacation. Sandra Lanz was hanging out, so we roped her into talking to us too! Tune in for stories about our luxury house vacations, wearing Cradle of Filth T-shirts at church, and how we should make time to just be outside and chill. 

Sandra is wrapping up her run on Archie Comics' Betty & Veronica


Episode 128 - Omniflux

This week on Talking to Ghosts we have Omniflux! Wes was out sick, so Michael talked to Omniflux about trying to find a studio space that feels right, growing up without western influence, and the OhGr / Lead Into Gold / Omniflux tour.

At some point, Michael thinks it’s omnifluxmusic.NET, but it isn’t… it’s definitely omnifluxmusic.com that you should check out! 

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Episode 127 - Divide & Dissolve

This week on Talking to Ghosts we have Australia-based progressive doom metal band Divide & Dissolve! We talked about making their album and performance deaf accessible, working on empathy, and how accessibility fights colonialism. 

Divide & Dissolve just announced their tour with Deafheaven, so definitely check that out!

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Episode 126 - Blackwater Holylight

This week on the show we have Blackwater Holylight, who are a doom/ heavy psych metal project from Portland. We talked to them about forming a supergroup with the talented folks they knew, making their debut album, and setting time aside for practice. 

Blackwater Holylight’s debut album is out now on RideEasy Records.

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