Quindar: Twin-Pole Sunshade

Quindar is a newly formed musical project between Wilco’s Mikael Jorgensen and art historian James Merle Thomas (currently a postdoc scholar at USC). Their music, which remixes NASA’s audio and video archive, is a creative extension of Thomas’ research, which explores the connections between postwar American avant-garde art and NASA. The title song from their two-track EP “Twin-Pole Sunshade” walks listeners through NASA’s 1973 Skylab …

Butterscotch Records

The new label celebrates its launch with cuddly theremins and Wilco's Mikael Jorgensen on white vinyl

The newest record label on the New York circuit is Butterscotch Records, the brainchild of seasoned engineer and producer Allen Farmelo. For its launch this month, Farmelo (now a label head) combined forces with contemporary artists, a designer, a gallery in Soho and electronic instrument company Moog Music—giving the sense that Butterscotch Records is pretty serious, and pretty unique. CH visited the Judith Charles Gallery …