Translational Drifts: Moogfest Volume 2

Drumming up anticipation for its upcoming May date, Moogfest releases Translational Drifts: Moogfest Vol 2—an unusual remix EP. The first volume saw five contemporary acts like Dan Deacon, YACHT and Moses Sumney covering electronic music pioneers like Laurie Anderson, Brian Eno and Devo. For Vol 2, Moogfest brought in Afrikan Sciences, The Haxan Cloak, Karen Gwyer to remix these previous tracks by their peers; plus …

A Conversation with Composer Cliff Martinez

The brains behind the film music for Solaris, Drive and Spring Breakers on his newest bloody project with Steven Soderbergh and more

A Q&A with film score composer Cliff Martinez at Moogfest this year attracted a mix of curious festival attendees and die-hard fans—many of whom cared much more for Martinez’s dark, ambient scores than the actual movie plots. The regular Steven Soderbergh collaborator (“Sex, Lies and Videotape,” “Traffic,” and “Solaris”) has reached even more prominence lately since scoring critically acclaimed films such as Nicolas Winding Refn’s …

Word of Mouth: Downtown Asheville

From rare books to locally-sourced eats, our guide to the mountain town that offers much more than just a spectacular view

You know you’ve reached the South when there is a Chick-fil-A or Cook Out off nearly every highway exit. You won’t find any fast-food chains in downtown Asheville, North Carolina, though (save for a Jimmy John’s). During our recent trip to Moogfest, we had the chance to visit the heart of the city, which is nestled between the spectacular Blue Ridge and Great Smoky mountains. …