The Wire


An audio introduction to Marcia Bassett

January 2019

The US noise musician collates a selection of tracks from her numerous projects

Marcia Bassett is a prominent figure in the US underground noise scene, with her output spanning many solo and collaborative projects. Most recently, she released the album Rhizomatic Gaze as Zaïmph, a project she initiated in 2005. She first made an impact with the Philadelphia outfit Un in the 1990s, before going on to release music with the New York experimental drone group Double Leopards, Hototogisu and Tom Carter as Zaika, as well as her collaborations with Samara Lubelski and Margarida Garcia, among others

Here, Bassett compiles a playlist of tracks from all of those projects and more to give a broad overview of the scope and idiosyncrasies of her work.

Zaïmph’s Rhizomatic Gaze was reviewed in The Wire 420. Subscribers can access the full article via the online archive.

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