Zohra Atash is a singer, songwriter and musician whose projects include Azar Swan and Religious to Damn. She is also an irregular columnist at Slutist. Looker and Lamar talk with Zohra about her Afghani family’s turbulent story, her rich perspectives on various vocal techniques from around the world, and the importance of discipline, and craft.
Sam Hillmer is a musician, artist, and curator living in Brooklyn NY. He is the creator of seminal Brooklyn noise band/chamber ensemble ZS, the You are Here Festival (aka the maze) which he conceives and produces with his visual art duo Trouble, and outsider hip hop moniker Representing NYC. Looker and Lamar talk with Sam about running venues in New York, the internet and social space, and being open to bad experiences on tour.
Swiss musician Manuel Gagneux is the lead singer, guitarist, and mind behind the new rising band Zeal & Ardor, where he combines elements of black metal, electronic, and traditional black American music. Manuel talks with Looker and Lamar about the problem with calling artists "problematic", Negro spirituals, and his personal relationship with Satanism.
Robert A.A. Lowe
Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe makes music under the moniker Lichens, using voice and modular synthesizer to create spontaneous compositions that explore the physicality of sound. He is also a member of revered psych/doom metal band OM. Looker and Lamar talk with Robert about his roots in the 90s midwest avant rock scene, the electricity, nature, and the meaning of “immersive” music.
Hunter Hunt-Hendrix is a New York composer, guitarist, vocalist, and writer, who leads the band Liturgy, makes electronic music under the name Kel Valhaal, and enraged many people in the black metal scene a few years back with his unsolicited philosophical essay "Transcendental Black Metal". Looker and Lamar sit down with Hunter to riff on the ahistoricization of culture, nihilism vs. humanism in music, and the unlikely intersection of rap music and medieval chant as influences.