Episode 4: Anna Meredith

Episode 4: Anna Meredith

Composer Anna Meredith. Credit: Kate Bones

Composer Anna Meredith. Credit: Kate Bones

Anna Meredith's dynamic and varied compositions have put her in favor with contemporary classical and experimental electronic music fans alike. The Guardian has described her tunes as, “majestic bangers.”

During our conversation, recorded at the Big Ears Music Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee, we talk about how she writes these hard to categorize gems, her first U.S. tour experience, and how she works with her collaborators, while being a self-described ‘control freak’.

You can hear her music on her album Varmints, and also in the film Eighth Grade. That movie was one of the most acclaimed of 2018, and it was scored by Meredith.

*Music from this episode can be found on Bandcamp and on LP & CD from fine retailers.

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Episode 3: Jphono1

Episode 3: Jphono1

Jphono1 released   Meadow Magic Hour     in March 2018. CREDIT: Kevin Clark

Jphono1 released Meadow Magic Hour in March 2018. CREDIT: Kevin Clark

Jphono1 is the sometimes-solo/sometimes-not project of Carrboro, North Carolina guitarist, singer, and drummer John Harrison. His latest album, Meadow Magic Hour, features a full band, and came out earlier in 2018. John also fronts the band North Elementary, and co-runs Potluck Foundation, a label /family /cooperative of like-minded musicians in The Triangle area (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill) of NC.

Pedal Fuzz host Eddie Garcia (1970s Film Stock) spoke with John Harrison at his home in Carrboro, NC, just before heading out to a gig.

*Music from this episode can be found on Bandcamp and on LP & CD from fine retailers.

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Episode 2: Noveller

Episode 2: Noveller

Noveller / Sarah Lipstate // Credit: Priscilla C. Scott

Noveller / Sarah Lipstate // Credit: Priscilla C. Scott

Noveller is the atmospheric solo guitar project of guitarist Sarah Lipstate. With an extensive palette of effects pedals, Lipstate crafts complex and soaring guitar symphonies. She also has a signature guitar pedal from Dr. No Effects called Moon Canyon. Noveller has toured extensively, including support slots with St. Vincent, Iggy Pop, Mary Timony, and Wire. 

Pedal Fuzz host Eddie Garcia (1970s Film Stock) spoke with Noveller from her home in L.A., not long after she played Moogfest in Durham, NC.

*Music from this episode comes from A Pink Sunset For No One and Fantastic Planet, by Noveller.

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Episode 1: Nels Cline

Episode 1: Nels Cline

Nels Cline. Credit: Nathan West

Nels Cline. Credit: Nathan West

Guitar explorer Nels Cline is widely known as the lead guitarist in the band Wilco. For decades he's been honing a unique and diverse style running the gamut from jazz to rock to experimental. Cline has been featured on over 200 recordings, and Rolling Stone named him one of 20 "new guitar gods" and one of the top 100 guitarists of all time.

Pedal Fuzz host Eddie Garcia (1970s Film Stock) met up with Nels Cline at Big Ears Festival in Knoxville for a conversation that marks our very first podcast - hope you enjoy!

*Music from this episode comes from Currents, Constellations by The Nels Cline 4, and Lovers, by Nels Cline.

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