Tristan Kneschke


Tristan has written for a variety of sites, including Decoder Magazine, The Wild Honey Pie, No Film School, Premium Beat, Subrewind, and Rock On Philly. He enjoys traveling to places his mother warns him about.

Articles by Tristan Kneschke

Evan Caminiti at Issue Project Room

During Caminiti’s live performance, Toxic City Music takes physical form, a cloud enveloping the audience as its menace roams the space.

Maelstrom Chats RAAR Label, Desert Raves, Self-Hypnosis

French electronic producer Maelstrom specializes, as his moniker would suggest, in overt menace. Co-owner of the RAAR imprint, Maelstrom’s gritty distortion and aggressive synths are omnipresent in his latest effort, Her Empty Eyes.

Movements in Modular 2nd Edition at National Sawdust

The second installment of the Movements in Modular series at Williamsburg’s National Sawdust brings back another adventurous electronic expedition, improving on its first edition.

Moogfest Elevates Electronic Festivals to Cerebral Heights

Durham’s electronic music festival is an absolute joy in the middle of May.

The Black Angels – Death Song

Their first album in four years, Death Song continues The Black Angels’ tradition of groove-based psychedelic rock and trippy op-art album covers.

Festival Preview: Moogfest 2017

An exciting roster of over 150 participating artists are heading to the 11th edition of the electronic music festival.

Sigha – Metabolism

Metabolism’s twelve tracks showcase a schizophrenic range of styles that make for a pleasantly unpredictable and rewarding listen.

Loren Connors, Isobel Sollenberger, Steve Dalachinsky at Issue Project Room

Resisting the urge to blast listeners with distortion, feedback, or even furious playing, Loren Connors savors his long chords the way a sommelier tastes an exemplary vintage.

Movements in Modular at National Sawdust

No longer do New Yorkers need to head to fringe electronic music festivals to see someone tinkering with a modular creation – now, it’s right in our backyard.

Daniel Klag – Devotional

Devotional’s quartet of songs envelops the listener like a warm blanket in February, slowing time itself.

Rootless – Distant Cities

Rootless frontman Jeremy Hurewitz continues exploring ambient guitar work with Distant Cities, his first release on Virginia-based cassette label Otherworldly Mystics.

Floor Overhead – A Passive Bludgeoning Force

Floor Overhead’s majestic A Passive Bludgeoning Force presents deconstructed guitar work that is epic in scope yet maintains its calm, evoking the wide expanses of nature.

Vijay Iyer and Wadada Leo Smith Strip Jazz Naked

Wunderkind Vijay Iyer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith take the stage for a bare, abstract jazz set.

Schnellertollermeier’s Brutal Jazz Explorations

Rock comes full circle with the “brutal jazz” sound of Switzerland’s Schnellertollermeier.

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