Left Field

Left Field: Mica Levi on Making Music Sound Like a Mushroom Trip in Her ‘Monos’ Score

Spin’s ‘Left Field’ column focuses on the latest in experimental music each month, featuring interviews with and capsule reviews of artists at the fringes of…
Will Gottsegen / October 9, 2019

Left Field: Pharmakon’s Self-Cannibalizing Noise, Plus Psychedelic Sitar, Piano Minimalism, and More

Margaret Chardiet’s harsh somatic noise has been a staple of the New York City underground music scene for the past ten years. As Pharmakon, she’s released three…
Will Gottsegen / August 29, 2019

Left Field: 75 Dollar Bill’s Folk Without Folk, Plus Improv Drone, Operatic Rock, and More

Spin’s ‘Left Field’ column focuses on the latest in experimental music each month, featuring interviews with and capsule reviews of artists at the fringes of…
Andy Cush / July 30, 2019

Left Field: Tim Hecker on Wrestling With Ambient Music, Plus Minimal Jazz, Analog Synthscapes, and More

Spin’s ‘Left Field’ column focuses on the latest in experimental music each month, featuring interviews with and capsule reviews of artists at the fringes of…
Will Gottsegen / May 31, 2019

Left Field: Fennesz on Making His Most Ambitious Album Yet, Plus Blissful Ambient, Loopy Math Rock, and More

Spin's 'Left Field' column focuses on the latest in experimental music each month, featuring interviews with and capsule reviews of artists at the fringes of…
Andy Cush / April 30, 2019

Left Field: Sarah Louise and Dolphin Midwives Push Past Their Instruments’ Limits

Welcome to Left Field, a new Spin column that aims to investigate and celebrate music at the fringes of genre, sensibility, and commercial appeal. Our…