Mark Guiliana: Song for Investigating Consciousness

From Grammy-nominated drummer and composer Mark Guiliana’s latest full-length record, Music For Doing (released 28 January), the experimental track “Song for Investigating Consciousness” incorporates the unexpected as it expands and contracts across its more-than-five-minute runtime. For the single, Guiliana is joined by David Binney on sax and Daphne Chen on violin; each lends additional theatrical dimension.

Interview: Cire Trudon Creative Director Julien Pruvost

Steering the French heritage candlemaker into a fragrant future

“We’re an old-new brand,” Julien Pruvost, creative director at Cire Trudon says of the French candle and fragrance company, which was founded in 1643 but refreshed in 2006. Pruvost, who has been with the luxury maison for more than a decade, stewards their illustrious history as he expands their collection of beloved, sophisticated scents. From a store on rue Saint Honoré in the 17th century to …

Japanese Breakfast: Nobody Sees Me Like You Do (Yoko Ono Cover)

Death Cab for Cutie’s Benjamin Gibbard serves as executive producer on the forthcoming tribute album Ocean Child which celebrates the songs of iconic artist and activist Yoko Ono through 14 inspired cover versions. Among the extensive talent—which ranges from David Byrne and Yo La Tengo to Sharon Van Etten, Jay Som, Stephin Merritt and Amber Coffman—Japanese Breakfast contributes an endearing iteration of the classic “Nobody …