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Episode 26: LANE DISCIPLINE - with kranky

Episode 26: LANE DISCIPLINE - with kranky

Kranky co-founder Bruce Adams sits down to discuss his new book,You're With Stupid: kranky, Chicago, and the Reinvention of Indie Music. (UTPress) Adams explains the unique conditions that put Chicago at the heart of the ‘90s indie rock scene, the emergence of the kranky aesthetic, and sings the praises of Labradford.

Interview recorded between Urbana and Montreal, August 2022
Produced and mixed in Montreal, October 2022


Labradford - “Listening in Depth” (Prazision, kranky, 1993)


Tim Hecker - “harmony in blue iv” (Harmony in Ultraviolet, kranky, 2006)

Sebadoh - “Gimme Indie Rock” (Gimme Indie Rock!, Homestead, 1991)

Archers of Loaf - “Plumb line” (Icky Mettle, Alias, 1993)

Smashing Pumpkins - “Cherub Rock” (Siamese Dream, 1993)

Jessamine -  “Secret” (Jessamine, kranky, 1994)

Slint – “Good Morning Captain” (Spiderland, Touch & Go, 1991/1995)

Tortoise - “Djed” (Millions Now Living Will Never Die, Thrill Jockey, 1996)

Spacemen 3 - “Feel So Sad” (Recurring, Fire Records, 1991)

The Art Ensemble Of Chicago – “Urban Magic  (in 4 Parts)” (Urban Bushmen, ECM, 1982)

Designer [Casey Rice]- “Vandal” (Vandal, Organico, 1996)

Labradford - “New Listening” (Prazision, kranky, 1993)

Labradford - “Recorded And Mixed At Sound Of Music, Richmond, Va.” (E Luxo So, kranky, 1999)

Labradford -  “Wien” (Fixed::Context, kranky, 2001)

Labradford - “S” (Mi Media Naranja, kranky, 1997)

Stereolab / Nurse With Wound - “Simple Headphone Mind” (Simple Headphone Mind, Duophonic Super 45s, 1997) 

Gastr del Sol – “The Harp Factory On Lake Street” (The Harp Factory On Lake Street, Table Of The Elements, 1995)

AMP - “Celestialreturn” (astralmoonbeamprojections, kranky, 1997)

Massive Attack - “Inertia Creeps” (Mezzanine, Virgin, 1998)

Magnog - “Shapeshifter" (Magnog, kranky, 1996)

Roy Montgomery - “The Soul Quitens” (Temple IV, kranky, 1995)

Windy + Carl -  “Surfacing” (Depths, kranky, 1998)

Jessica Bailiff - “Beautiful Soul"  (Even in Silence, kranky, 1998)

Grouper - “Disengaged” (Dragging a Dead Deer Up A Hill, Type, 2008/ kranky, 2013)

Low - “Remember” (Secret Name, kranky, 1999)

Liz Phair - “Girls! Girls! Girls!” (Exile in Guyville, 1993)

J Dilla “33” (Another Batch, 1998)

Wadada Leo Smith - "Images" [excerpt] (Spirit Catcher, Nessa, 1979)

Angel Bat Dawid - “The Oracle” (The Oracle, International Anthem, 2019) 

Christina Vantzou - “The Magic of the Autodidact” [edit] (N°2, kranky, 2014)

Dead Texan  - “The Struggle” (The Dead Texan, kranky, 2004)

Stars of the Lid - “The Lonely People (Are Getting Lonelier)” (The Tired Sounds Of, kranky, 2001)

Bowery Electric - “Deep Blue” (Lushlife, Beggars Banquet, 2000) 

Kevin Drumm - “Deep Breathing Doesn’t Work” (May(Part 2), 2017)

Labradford - “Lake Speed” (Labradford, kranky, 1996)


Sound Propositions is written, recorded, mixed, and produced by Joseph Sannicandro.

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Sound Propositions features conversations with artists exploring their creative practices and individual aesthetics, conceived of as a counter-narrative to a dominant trend in music journalism which fetishizes equipment and new technologies. Each episode combines interviews with music, field-recordings, and experimental sound design.
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