Friday, August 2, 2019

Mixtape 95 - Toby Driver

Here is the 95th installment of the Dreams of Consciousness podcast, featuring an interview with Toby Driver of Kayo Dot, Vaura, and maudlin of the Well.

[Cover photo by Casey Mathewson]

Listen on Apple Podcasts (IOS)

Listen on Stitcher Radio (Android/IOS)

"Experimental", "progressive" and "avant-garde" are the ways Toby Driver's music is usually described. With his bands Kayo Dot and maudlin of the Well - as well as the music he's released under his own name - the prolific songwriter creates music that goes beyond the typical genre conventions of "metal" or "prog rock".

I spoke with Toby about his music school education, his approach to recording, and the upcoming Kayo Dot album Blasphemy. We also discussed his last "solo" album They Are The Shield and the final maudlin of the Well album, Part The Second.

My thanks to Toby for speaking with me, and to you for listening.


Kayo Dot - Thief
taken from the album Hubardo

Kayo Dot - Blasphemy: A Prophecy
taken from the album Blasphemy

Kayo Dot - The Assassination of Adam
taken from the album Coffins on Io

Toby Driver -  470 Nanometers
taken from the album They Are the Shield

maudlin of the Well - Rose Quartz Turning to Glass
taken from the album Part the Second



Kayo Dot, Maudlin of the Well, and Toby Driver on Bandcamp


Toby Driver on Facebook

Toby Driver on Instagram

Toby Driver on Twitter

Pre-order Blasphemy (Physical + Digital)

Official Download page for Part The Second

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Kevin Hufnagel