Tyler Etters Interview on Post-Engineering

May 12, 2015

1. How did you came up with the name of the band?

I've been releasing photocopied communiques under the 'Northern Information' name for almost a decade now. It was based on the idea that one-way immutable communications can actually be more effective than bi or omni-directional (via the internet, for example), that in their isolation more meaning must be interpolated by the receiver, and more subjective importance can be placed on it. Northern Information specializes in this sort of thing. Since everywhere is 'north' of some other place, the name is ridiculously vague. The name brings up more questions than it answers. Where is 'Northern'? Presumably Northern Illinois. But why is the information there coming to me? Is music itself the information? Or...

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