Ever since his departure from Jellyfish at the peak of the band’s brief early-’90s run, Jason Falkner has relished his role as a self-made power-pop iconoclast. R. Stevie Moore’s championing of the DIY recording aesthetic stretches all the way back to the late ’60s, gaining underground momentum during the following decade’s punk explosion. Unlike Falkner, Moore has never been much for restraint, recording more than 400 albums. As one might surmise, new collaboration Make It Be casts Falkner as the editor/ringmaster of Moore’s wonky sonic circus—and the results should connect with fans of the former’s innate craftsmanship and the latter’s rampant eclecticism. Falkner and Moore will be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week.
Moore: The question mark—wow, we have been together forever. My all-time favourite exclamation symbol. So happy am I to be trapped in a world constantly stuck with indecision, confusion, vague lack of explanation. Nothing defined, therefore, my friend the ?: BFF. Sorry I don’t think I am doing this very well, forgive my instabilities. Hope it’s usable, it’s the best I can do. Just trying to fit in.