22-year old Austin Peralta passed away yesterday. Official reports haven’t been released as to the cause of death. Son of skateboard legend Stacy Peralta, this super talented guy was a musical force to be reckoned with. He had two CDs out in Japan by age 16. Still budding, his prowess earned him respect from jazz greats as well as the music community forged by Brainfeeder. Read our interview from a few issues ago with Peralta. Here we pay tribute to some of his fine moments, starting with his performance at the Tokyo Jazz Festival at age 15. —Daiana Feuer
November 22nd, 2012 · 1 Comment
July 22nd, 2011 · 2 Comments
Brainfeeder audio-visual artist Strangeloop’s latest Fields is a beautiful and mesmerizing experiment in sound and image. He celebrates its release with a gallery exhibit at Gus Harper Studios this Saturday, and speaks here about being in a metal band, what the real apocalypse looks like, and the DMT trip that showed him his rhythm. This interview by Lainna Fader.
June 23rd, 2011 · No Comments
May 25th, 2011 · 2 Comments
Tokimonsta is a piano-student-turned-producer who makes beats for Brainfeeder. Her new Creature Dreams EP is out now and fans of her All City and Art Union releases will be happy to know that she picks up where she left off. Toki speaks now about girls, touring, and the danger of knowing too much. This interview by Kristina Benson.
April 28th, 2011 · No Comments
Endless Planets is the 20-year-old’s first album released stateside, and one that more readily recalls jazz history written by Charles Mingus and Max Roach than records spawned in the alternate reality of Madlib’s Yesterdays New Quintet. More often than not, Endless Planets laces up its desert boots and treads the same territory as McCoy Tyner’s Sahara.
APR. 29: BRAINFEEDER SESSIONS w/ SAMIYAM + MONO/POLY + CHERRY CHAN + BRANDON TAY + AUSTIN PERALTA + STRANGELOOP + KIAT
April 25th, 2011 · No Comments
March 30th, 2011 · 4 Comments
In honor of Low End Theory’s Japan benefit show tomorrow, we are posting VJ/artist/electronic musician Strangeloop’s guide to sci-fi, avant-garde anime and films that feel like DMT trips. He brings the psychedelic visuals that accompany the sonic landscapes of Flying Lotus. This interview by Lainna Fader.
March 15th, 2011 · 8 Comments
Pianist Austin Peralta has been traveling jazz’s interstellar space ways since he was 15 and his new album, Endless Planets, hangs naturally in the Brainfeeder universe. He speaks now about life and death and the few feelings worth feeling in between. This interview by Lainna Fader and Miles Clements.