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On the cover Ash B., 2016 © Wolfgang Tillmans
Comes with a flexi disc by D.A. Spunt

112-page color
English edition


I don’t write music. We never did. Sonic Youth never did. Our writing is sitting around and playing, and reforming it. — Kim Gordon

In America we have this history where we forgive the oppressor and vilify the outsider. — Taylor Mac

I mean, I see the life politic, the life that we live all together as people, is the sum of what people throw into their world. — Wolfgang Tillmans

The last twelve months have seen Wolfgang Tillmans’ return to music after a nearly thirty-year absence, Taylor Mac’s one-time-only 24-hour concert performance, and the first release of Kim Gordon’s music under her own name.

PARISLA 15—an issue devoted to music—brings together conversations with these artists, as well as interviews with Carrie Brownstein (with Kim Gordon), Josh Da Costa and Matt Fishbeck about Solid Rain, Pulitzer Prize-winning Caroline Shaw, art and music entrepreneur Aaron Bandaroff on Know Wave, and Chloé Maratta and Flannery Silva of Odwalla88 (joined by Dean Spunt of No Age).

Issue 15 also features a conversation between LA-based curators Sohrab Mohebbi and Aram Moshayedi, and writer Gaye Theresa Johnson about her first book Spaces of Conflict, Sounds of Solidarity: Music, Race, and Spatial Entitlement in Los Angeles, essays on Lady Tigra and on Black Sabbath’s final tour by Noah LyonYelli Yelli in her own words, a piece by associate editor Evan Moffitt on Berlin and Bowie, an excerpt from The Standard Book of Color by Andrew Berardini, and a report from Standing Rock by Oscar Tuazon.



M.O.P, Mash Out Posse, is an American hip hip duo composed of rappers Billy Danze (Eric Murray) and Lil’ Fame (Jamal Grinnage). They grew up together in the neighborhood of Brownsville, Brooklyn and formed a gang called Mash Out Posse.With a desire to express themselves through rap, they formed a hip-hop group named after their gang. Originally, Fame was the DJ of the group. With encouragement from his older brother, Fame began to write his own rhymes.
I felt this morning going back to the 90’s.

2001: Cold As Ice


2000: Ante Up


1994: Rugged Neva Smoove


L.A.-based music producer Steven Ellison, known by his stage name Flying Lotus, debuted the schizophrenic beats and deeply layered textures of his sixth studio album, You’re Dead!, to a crowd at the Orange County Observatory last night. Flying Lotus (affectionately dubbed “FlyLo”) has produced each album around a central concept: the year of his birth (1983), his hometown (Los Angeles), cosmology and spacetime (Cosmogramma). You’re Dead!, he told the audience, is both a mockery of and meditation on human mortality.


Flying Lotus – You’re Dead! from Warp Records on Vimeo.


“FlyLo” performed wearing a skull-like mask with glowing pits for eyes, behind a scrim drenched in hallucinatory screen projections. Dismembered bodies flew through fields of bloodred strobe. The imagery–also featured in a gruesome mandala on the album’s cover–is reminiscent of his early days producing musical interludes for Cartoon Network’s NSFW late show, Adult Swim.


You’re Dead! was released worldwide on October 6.


WEEKLY WRAP UP | NOV. 3-7, 2014

Las Pozas, Mexico

This week on the blog we visited Pentti Monkkonen‘s new exhibition; we saw Black Coffee; we listened Thursday Afternoon; and we passed by The Fondation Louis Vuitton.