Manual Controller caresses "Salutations" out of '90s synth set-up

Published Nov. 10, 2012

Though "Salutations" is the first CD by Milwaukee-based electronic musician Manual Controller - whose family calls him Paul Schwarzkopf - Schwarzkopf isn't new to the scene. He says the record, "has been a dream of mine since I was 8," and his road to making it began with him behind the drum kit, making more traditional music with groups like Mokpoi, Calumet and Turpentine.


Orton lets the music do the talking

Published Oct. 9, 2012

Some musicians will talk your ear off about their work. British singer-songwriter Beth Orton is not one of those musicians. And that's just fine. Her music does the talking.


Industry Records unloads vinyl, equipment and rave tickets

Published May 3, 2006

After Matt Muente moved from Saukville to Milwaukee four years ago, he started going to rave parties and underground clubs. Inspired by a Chicago club, he used the same name for his record shop, Industry, which opened two years ago this month.


Amitai's solo debut CD reflects years of work

Published Aug. 11, 2005

Paul Amitai is a fixture on the Milwaukee scene and has been for a decade now. So, it might come as a surprise that Amitai is just now releasing his first solo CD, "River of Shadows." What's not unexpected is that the disc is as wide-ranging as Amitai's musical career to date.


Mount Sims reaches new musical heights

Published Jan. 18, 2005

Where does one go after "Ultra Sex"? For former Citizen King frontman Mount (Matt) Sims, whose debut carried that provocative name, the next step is "Wild Light," Sims' second disc, and first for German-based International DeeJay Gigolo Records.