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Pitchfork is an American online magazine launched in 1995 by Ryan Schreiber, based in Chicago, Illinois, and owned by Condé Nast. Being developed during Schreiber's tenure in a record store at the time, the magazine developed a reputation for its extensive focus on independent music, but has since expanded to a variety of coverage on both indie and popular music.

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Laurie Spiegel: Resident Visitor: Laurie Spiegel's Machine Music

Retrospective and Interview by Simon Reynolds, Pitchfork, 6 December 2012

The experimental pioneer's groundbreaking work with computers in the '70s and '80s helped lay the foundation for many of today's electronic noise makers. ...

Worth Their Wait: The UK Music in the late '70s/early '80s

Retrospective by Simon Reynolds, Pitchfork, 2 September 2014

Originally published in the first edition of our print quarterly The Pitchfork Review last winter, this story finds author Simon Reynolds looking back on his ...

Various Artists: Close To the Noise Floor – Formative UK Electronica 1975–1984

Review by Simon Reynolds, Pitchfork, 3 May 2016

THIS 4XCD BOX draws on electro-punk, industrial, synthpop, dark ambient, and more, including key early tracks from the Human League, Throbbing Gristle, and Orchestral Manoeuvres in ...

Alan Vega: Infinity Punk: A Career-Spanning Interview With Suicide's Alan Vega

Interview by Simon Reynolds, Pitchfork, 19 July 2016

Following the musical iconoclast's death at age 78 – an in-depth conversation from 2002 that includes tales of dangerous old New York, what it meant ...

Public Image Ltd's Metal Box

Retrospective by Simon Reynolds, Pitchfork, 1 November 2016

PIL'S SECOND ALBUM, Metal Box, is a near-perfect record that reinvents and renews rock in a manner that fulfilled post-punk's promise(s) to a degree rivalled only ...

Burial: Why Burial's Untrue Is the Most Important Electronic Album of the Century So Far

Retrospective by Simon Reynolds, Pitchfork, 26 October 2017

Delving into the politics, emotion, and musical history behind the disquieting masterwork a decade after its release. ...

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