Shaun Flynn’s poster for Skull Defekts show at Floristree

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By Gerry Mak in New Design on Wednesday 13 April 2011

My friend Shaun Flynn designed one of the best show posters I’ve ever seen, a lattice portrait of Asa Osborne of Zomes and Lungfish, for a recent show headlined by a Daniel-Higgs-fronted Skull Defekts.

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Zomes’ Earth Grid

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Wednesday 9 February 2011

Not to be all up in Thrill Jockey’s, er, jock, but they are just killing it with all their recent additions to their roster — Daniel Higgs-fronted Skull Defekts, Liturgy, and now Zomes. Asa Osbourne, fellow Lungfish bandmate of Daniel Higgs, is out with another batch of blissed-out tape beat and keyboard compositions.

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Liturgy signs to Thrill Jockey

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Tuesday 16 November 2010

I got to know Thrill Jockey as the label for mellow, contemplative art/jazz bands that wind up being played on NPR. Of late, though, they have been signing some really left-field acts such as Daniel Higgs, Future Islands, Barn Owl, and now Brooklyn-based ‘transcendental black metal’ band Liturgy. I think it’s a good fit because […]

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Daniel Higgs’ Say God

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Thursday 21 October 2010

I cannot truly do Daniel Higgs’ latest double LP, Say God, justice with words. All I can say is that you’ll either find it non-sensical in the context of conventional expectations of modern music and its usual themes, you may feel uncomfortable with its candid and spiritual content, or you might find it revelatory.

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Daniel Higgs

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Friday 3 July 2009

Daniel Higgs came to prominence as frontman for Baltimore hardcore band Reptile House and later Lungfish, the first non-DC band to sign to Dischord. Now primarily playing solo, improvised, experimental sets with a banjo and a jaw harp, Higgs has become a bit of a Baltimore icon and counterculture prophet, spouting mystical, Eastern-influenced philosophy and […]

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