In Conversation: Forest Swords Finds the Barest Way to Beauty
The British producer and sound collagist talks about opening himself to collaboration and simplifying his sound on his latest—and best—album, “Compassion.”
Dancing Through the Elements at Day for Night
Houston’s most innovative music and arts festival offers plenty of opportunities to get lost.
Oil City Lights: How Houston’s Day for Night is Putting the “Arts” in “Music and Arts Festival”
The Gulf Coast humidity means things often get melded in Houston, but one gathering is blurring the line between music festival and art installation in a new way.
Another Green World: Our Favorite Non-Musical Forays from Musicians
The new semi-animated Toro Y Moi concert film got us thinking: when it comes to making things that aren’t music, which musicians have done it best?
Konono N°1: “Konono N°1 Meets Batida”
The Conogolese rhythm aces’ hypnotic swirl of customized kalimbas and booming, trance-inducing percussion gets smoothed over—but only slightly.
FLOOD’s Best of 2015: Our Favorite Songs
We moved, we grooved, we were soothed.
Nominees for Fifty-Eighth Grammy Awards Announced
Kendrick Lamar leads the way with eleven nominations, including Album of the Year.
FLOOD’s Best of 2015: Music (#25–5)
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. 2015 has been rough in a lot of ways, but it’s been an incredible time for music….
WATCH: Live Inside Björk’s Throat for “Mouth Mantra” Video
“Vulnicura” is out now via One Little Indian.
FLOOD’s 10 Best Records of 2015 (So Far)
From the emergence of the new hip-hop King to the reemergence of the experimental soundscape Queen, the first half of the year has been as unpredictable as it has been excellent.
WATCH: Björk’s Gorgeous “Stonemilker” Video Is Made for Oculus Rift
It’s still pretty wonderful if you don’t have the VR headset, though.
LISTEN: Björk Performed a Surprise DJ Set for Tri Angle’s Fifth B-Day
The hour-long mix features Brandy, Death Grips, and Kate Bush
Sound Board: The Week’s Best Tracks
Our picks for the best tracks out there for the week of March 16–20, 2015. Headphone-tested, FLOOD-approved.
WATCH: Björk Bares It All in “Lionsong” Video
The Icelandic firebrand has released the first video off of her latest album “Vulnicura.”
Most Anticipated Albums of 2015
At the close of 2014, we celebrated our favorite albums of the year, and with the turn to a new year, it’s only fitting that we give our excitement an outlet…
Björk To Be Honored with MoMA Retrospective Exhibition
New York’s Museum of Modern Art has announced an upcoming retrospective exhibit dedicated to the art and music of Icelandic auteur, Björk. Björk promises to “offer an experience…
After Björk had literally (and awesomely, intellectually) deconstructed the sound of the universe on “Biophilia” in 2011, it is a surprising, stinging disappointment to discover that this, her ninth record is…a breakup album? But, of course, Björk would never do anything so insipid as whine about a broken heart.
Björk’s New Record “Vulnicura” Is Out Now
OK, so even sooner than we thought. Björk has just suprise-released her new record Vulnicura on iTunes, a couple of months ahead of its announced date…