“Dialogue Over A New Analog”
Written by Jason Reed
October 27, 2017
Earlier in the year I had the chance to sit down with indie musician and author Damon Krukowski (of Galaxie 500 and Damon & Naomi fame) at Amoeba Music in Los Angeles to talk about the recent release of his new book entitled “The New Analog,” an ambitious treatise on the ways in which “noise” (both literal and figurative) are a critical (and often unexamined) part of our overall music listening experiences.
Damon is the perfect explorer to journey into the (at times admittedly contentious) world of audiophilia, where firmly held opinions and beliefs often clash with objective, scientific analysis. As someone whose articles have been referenced in college courses (see his widely referenced Pitchfork article about streaming music royalties here), it would be an understatement to say that Damon’s insights and expertise are held in high esteem in the music world. It was with recognition of his tremendous knowledge and humble demeanor that I was eager to talk to him further about his latest book.
“The New Analog” is destined to be recognized as one of the top music-related books of the year for its insight and thought-provoking analysis. Be sure to pick up a copy directly through publisher New Press here or on Amazon.com. We also highly recommend Damon’s 6 episode podcast “Ways of Hearing” which further explores the topics addressed in his book. Also, to stay up on Damon’s various other projects check out his official website www.dadadrummer.com.