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Primavera Sound 2017

Photos and reviews of performances by the xx, Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, Aphex Twin, Angel Olsen, Sampha, and more from last weekend’s festival in Barcelona.

William Basinski on the Music That Made Him

The 58-year-old experimental composer on how Brian Eno inspired him to make his own subversive ambient sounds in the ’70s, what it was like to be an artist in pre-gentrified Brooklyn in the ’90s, and more.

Portraits and Live Shots From Pitchfork’s SXSW 2017 Day Parties

Featuring Lizzo, Priests, Jidenna, Vagabon, Noname, and more from last week’s shows at the French Legation Museum in Austin

A Conversation With Brian Eno About Ambient Music

The unceasingly curious composer on chance, minimalism, and the politics of form.

Wire’s Colin Newman on the Music That Made Him

The ever-curious 62-year-old Brit talks about the inspired lunacy of King Crimson and Todd Rundgren, ignoring Joy Division in the late ’70s, connecting with De La Soul’s shrewd sampling, and more.

The 50 Best IDM Albums of All Time

From Aphex Twin to Squarepusher to Flying Lotus, here are the braindance greats

The Secret of Jack White’s Success

Greil Marcus on the musical odes of sci-fi films Passengers and Arrival, Christian Marclay’s slippery sonic sculptures, Sleater-Kinney’s live album, and more.

Kraus Makes Noise Rock for Anxious People

Will Kraus is a young one-man band who is shouting and drumming his way to ecstatic catharsis.