John Vanderslice’s Old Flame:

White Wilderness (Dead Oceans) is the latest album from the San Francisco-based John Vanderslice, and he’s joined on it by the classically trained Magik*Magik Orchestra. MMO artistic director Minna Choi arranged and conducted the Vanderslice-written music on the LP, which was recorded in a whirlwind three-day session by producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Walkmen, Bill Callahan). Vanderslice himself is no stranger to production, running the Tiny Telephone recording studio for 14 years and having produced records by the likes of Spoon and the Mountain Goats. Now he can add MAGNET guest editor to his resume, as that’s what he’s doing at all week. Read our brand new Q&A with him.

Vanderslice: Cryptome is the original WikiLeaks. Or, as they describe it, “Cryptome welcomes documents for publication that are prohibited by governments worldwide, in particular material on freedom of expression, privacy, cryptology, dual-use technologies, national security, intelligence, and secret governance—open, secret and classified documents—but not limited to those. The co-founder of Cryptome, John Young, was a former WikiLeaks advisor. There’s a long-standing rivalry between the two sites that includes open letters criticizing WL’s methodology and archives of Julian Assange’s fascinating posts on the Cypherpunks mail list. Prepare to go down the rabbit hole.

Video after the jump.