A couple Thursdays ago, I
had the opportunity to talk to one of the more unique and compelling
personalities in music: Andrew WK.
You may be familiar with a
little album he recorded earlier this decade about partying. I Get Wet
is a solid indicator of his grand vision: life is simple and fun is
good. The record was about as subtle as a brick to the face
- a gleeful
exercise in stupid fun that garnered critical and commercial success.
Those seeking a little more
complexity - or perhaps, if they're shameless,
"indie cred" - in their
music, will be delighted to know that Mr. WK has a rapidly-expanding
discography. He's recently released music with artists from Lee
"Scratch" Perry to Nardwuar, the Human Serviette. A hip-hop mixtape is
soon to be released, as well as an instrumental piano album on Thurston
Moore's Ecstatic Peace! Label.
Andrew and I had a long and
enlightening talk about a whole bunch of things. Browse these links to
get some of Andrew’s perspective, thing-by-thing:
HIS UPCOMING INSTRUMENTAL PIANO ALBUM,
NEW SENSATIONS" IN DESOLATE
PARTS OF CANADA
GHOSTS N’ STUFF -
"STRANGE PLACES" AND "THICK AIR"
A BIG FEELING OUT" – MORE THAN MUSIC
THE GREATEST PEOPLE THAT EXIST"
COVERS, AND "SOME
"WHERE YOU FROM"
ON CRITICS AND MUSIC WRITERS (US!) –
"IT'S JUST IDEAS"
conducted by Andrew Kai-Yin MacKenzie
published July 11, 2009
photo credit: captured from "she is beautiful"
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