MFA Alum Tristan Shone (aka Author and Punisher) mentioned in

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Meeting uninhibited collaborator M. Geddes Gengras, harpist Mary Lattimore, drone duo Natural Snow Buildings, and industrial artist Author & Punisher

Organic Machines: Author & Punisher

By Marc Masters and Grayson Currin for Pitchfork Media on April 22, 2013

Author & Punisher is Tristan Shone, a scientist, sculptor, designer and musician living in San Diego, CA. Listening to Author & Punisher’s records-- particularly last year’s great Ursus Americanus and the forthcoming Women & Children-- what’s most striking is Shone’s aggressive and agile blend of styles. Traces of doom, dubstep, industrial, noise, and honest-to-goodness pop show up within Shone’s best songs. His music is immediate but mysterious, a chimera that’s recognizable but strange...But seeing Shone play his music is a much different experience: He renders these songs using massive devices he builds himself to control an onstage laptop. A bit like a cyborg, Shone grapples with and writhes among his machines, making music that’s not necessarily alien with tools that are.


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