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Catchy Dissonance with Nathan Graves

I talked with my cousin, Nathan Graves, who fronts the band With a Gun for a Face and writes solo music under the name Kurtz. Nate’s music is usually pretty dark and dissonant, but strangely catchy. The more I listen, the more I like it.

This podcast episode is a bit longer than previous Composer Quest episodes, but we got into a pretty interesting discussion about avant garde art. Hope you enjoy!

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Right click to download Ep. 4, or open in iTunes.

For more With a Gun for a Face music, visit Bandcamp or Facebook. Nate’s solo music, visit Kurtz on Bandcamp or Facebook.

Episode Playlist

  • 0:43 – “Everything Burns Alike” – Kurtz (The Song a Week Sessions: Volume 1, 2012)
  • 3:00 – “Parade of Horribles” – With a Gun for a Face (Corporate Callosum, 2012)
  • 4:25 – “Robot Weekend” – Grass Party
  • 5:14 – “Severance (live)” – With a Gun for a Face (Live at Hell’s Kitchen, 2011)
  • 7:33 – “Neuro Theater” – With a Gun for a Face (Corporate Callosum, 2012)
  • 11:14 – “Dying Fall” – With a Gun for a Face (Goodnight, Ladies, 2010)
  • 14:30 – “The Living” – With a Gun for a Face (Corporate Callosum, 2012)
  • 17:40 – “Artery” – With a Gun for a Face  (Corporate Callosum, 2012)
  • 22:12 – Live version of new With a Gun for a Face project, Autocrat.
  • 28:40 – “Birthings” – With a Gun for a Face  (Corporate Callosum, 2012)
  • 31:11 – “Killing Hour” – With a Gun for a Face  (Corporate Callosum, 2012)
  • 44:08 – “Autocratic Intelligence” – Kurtz (The Irrational, 2011)
  • 44:42 – “Approaching the Digital Infinite” – Kurtz (The Irrational, 2011)
  • 47:14 – “Paranoia” – Rat People (2011)
  • 48:33 – “Happy Cancer” – Rat People (2011)

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2 comments

  1. Maia says:

    I haven’t had much experience with the genre that With a Gun for a Face plays, but learning about the underlying complexities of this band’s album and Nate’s compositional techniques makes me want to listen to more of their music.

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