On paper, it sounds like bandwagoneering or the strangest midlife crisis ever, but Mould has always been an artist of startling integrity. His principles are as honest as the emotionally naked post-punk he pioneered in the 1980s; he's never cashed in on nostalgia by reuniting the Hüskers or his '90s pop trio, Sugar. Up until now, his solo tours were unguarded, cathartic, acoustic affairs: folk music executed with punk intensity. For Modulate, though, Mould has started a multimedia affair called the Carnival of Light and Sound, with self-directed art videos forming a backdrop to this new chapter of his solo career. And in an oddly intriguing act of synthesis, he's hinted about drum & bass versions of Hüsker Dü's best-loved songs.
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