“On some level, music, sound consciousness and religion are all one…”
Christopher Olson (@standardgrey) is a Canadian writer and artist based in Japan.
Recent sound work can be heard on SPOOX, Framework : Afield, Instagrambient: 25 Sonic Postcards, and as part of The Disquiet Junto. He has lectured on sound matters at Center A and the Or Gallery in Vancouver.
His obsessive musical hoarding tendencies and occasional scribblings between paid gigs are aired out here.
The 2012 Year-end List
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It’s all about the love. Go buy some records.
Wire: Depression is increasingly common amongst teenagers…
Burial: They seem to have people all around them, but that’s actually not true. Sometimes you’re surrounded by mates but you’re not surrounded by friends. You feel protective of people, because no matter who we are, we all return to quite a vulnerable place, a flat, mates, a family, a room or whatever. You can see through all that stuff, a lot of young people artificially take on adult issues, that have maybe been pushed at them, or maybe they’re living out an adult relationship, proper life issues, maybe their family isn’t looking out for them anymore, other serious stuff that you can’t take lightly. I’ve seen that if you take on that stuff early on, it fucks you up. My new tunes are about that, wanting an angel watching over you, when there’s nowhere to go and all you can do is sit in McDonalds late at night, not answering your phone.
On the subject of the Wire…