From The Desk Of Jason Falkner And R. Stevie Moore: ’50s West Coast Bop Jazz

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 all week.

Moore: My bassist father Bob brought 12-inch LPs home when I was a young boy. I thought they were the coolest motherfucking things in the world. Mainly labels like Bethlehem, Contemporary and Prestige. The fiery smooth music on these vinyls blew my mind forever. My actual third all-time favourite genre. Oops, this post is bad. Maybe? Absentminded scatterbrain.