For this exclusive STARK REALITY PLAYLIST, Guest Ben Norton features jazz, punk, hardcore, noise and avant-garde classical tracks from his own musical project Peculate, Meshuggah, Tigran and Shastakovich, among others.
Ben Norton is a journalist, writer, and filmmaker, and founder/editor of the independent news site MULTIPOLARISTA where he does original reporting in both english and spanish, with many articles and videos up at The Grayzone News and also on Rokfin . He also co-hosted the Moderate Rebels podcast with journalist Max Blumenthal His work has been published in dozens of media outlets, and he has done interviews on Sky News, Al Jazeera, Democracy Now, El Financiero Bloomberg, Al Mayadeen, teleSUR, RT, TRT World, CGTN, Press TV, HispanTV, Sin Censura, and various TV channels in Mexico, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Bolivia.
Less ppl might know this but Ben has played in bands (hardcore, punk, metal, etc) for decades and is a seasoned guitarist and musician. He has a project called Peculate with a new album, ‘Your Own Person Abyss’, a hybrid of metal, jazz, avant classical, noise, screaming.
link to the new album:
ALBUM ART BY FRANCISCO GALÁRRAGA: INSTAGRAM.COM/FRANCISCO.GALARRAGA
To hear the in-depth STARK REALITY INTERVIEW WITH BEN NORTON, CHECK OUT EPISODE 39 OF STARK REALITY