October 19-21, 2011 -- SPIN helped curate PUMA Social Sessions, a series of free, daytime shows during the CMJ Music Marathon. While music fans browsed PUMA's Union Square shop, checking out fresh styles like the Lazy Slip and GV Special, some of CMJ's top talent took the stage.
Alessandro Cortini tends to surround himself with darkness. The Italian producer is most infamous as a torturer of modular synths and other bleak electronics for Los Angeles’ most famous industrial-goths, Nine Inch Nails. His previous solo LP, Sonno, slinked out on Prurient’s Hospital Productions — a bastion of the crepuscular, if there ever was one. And… More »