Brian Magill: “A Sound That Nobody Really Knew”

Brian Magill: “A Sound That Nobody Really Knew”

This is an interview with Brian Magill, recorded by phone on 15 December 2018.

This program is sponsored by J Jean Portraits, & Peggy’s Vegan Hot Sauce. For more information about our sponsors, follow the link. We are also now a part of the They Might Be Giants Dial-a-Song Network!  This week’s TMBG DAS is, “Mrs. Bluebeard.”


Topics Include:

The House of Records “Switched-On Eugene” release event, the Numero Group approach, three years on the project, started playing classical as a child, skipped out between 11 and 19 to pursue architecture, graduated U of O with a BS in Music (piano) & sang in the choir, discovering Stratosfear by Tangerine Dream at 15, began pursuing electronic music at various college labs parallel to his other school work, actually stolen recordings, the intersection of sci-fi & electronic music, doing it all yourself with a sound you like, Carl Juarez introduces Brian Eno & Pere Ubu, the New Dreamers on KLCC, meeting people and discovering music, starting Another Green World on KLCC with Nathan Griffith in 1984, the legendary Halloween shows, Waiting For Toast, The PM Show, Carl & Brian’s xerox design aesthetic, Diane Arbus, the packaging of Switched-On Eugene, the influence of DIY punk aesthetic in Eugene at the time, The Carrion Commandos, recording bands and booking shows, where the comp misses the mark and what it gets right, other impending releases, Phyllyp Vernacular is retired, the influence of the reel to reel recorder, outlying industrial areas, Clock Facelift & Fervent Torpor.

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