This year's Coachella Festival has wrapped, and it was a great weekend for fans of indie music. Sunday's closing night sets in Indio, CA, included Kanye West, the Strokes, Duran Duran, and PJ Harvey. Other highlights of the three-day event: Mumford & Sons' coming-out show as global best-sellers; Arcade Fire's epic multimedia performance; Erykah Badu'sspine-shifting soul revue, and Cage the Elephant's ebullient stage dives.
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 »