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1.“Fantastic_Voyage” s g David_Bowie 5 son keep 2.“Holland_1945” thahtarles Neutral_Milk_Hotel C ired insp 3.“Cicada_Sing_The_Galaxy” Natsumen

4.“Bottom_Feeder” Here_We_Go_Magic 5.“Freight_Train” Elizabeth_Cotten SH: What’s the emotion you most enjoy invoking in others through your music? CS: I think mostly this kind of, in a way, sadness; if you can bring people to tears, that’s a lot more satisfying than making people smile sometimes. And I mean bringing people to tears in a way as almost they discovered something about themselves. The most enjoyment I get out of music is when I really feel actually emotionally moved by it and almost to tears. Like for example, Henryk Górecki’s Symphony No. 3 [Symphony of Sorrowful Songs]. It’s a sombre, extraordinary piece. It came on the radio a while ago and I was just eating lunch and all of a sudden I’ve got tears coming out into my soup. And it’s a really powerful thing.

SH: Where do you see the music industry going? CS: I’m optimistic about it. Now that music is in the hands of the people a bit more than it used to be, it’s almost like there’s a middle class in music that’s growing that wasn’t here before. There used to be a ton of beginner bands and a few huge superstar bands. And gradually I think now that recording and releasing music has become a lot more easy and accessible, it’s almost like genres don’t matter anymore ... I’m really enjoying watching some of the boundaries disintegrate in terms of musical styles and success. I think it’s going to be really healthy. In terms of the money aspect, I don’t really give a damn about that ... Music is its own reward.

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On March 1, 2011, Burner Magazine is excited to unveil Burner 03: The Music Issue, with editorials and features of Yoko Ono, Saul Williams,...

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On March 1, 2011, Burner Magazine is excited to unveil Burner 03: The Music Issue, with editorials and features of Yoko Ono, Saul Williams,...

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