Beyond Race Magazine: Joseph A. Peragine

- (Jonathan Mason of Beyond Race Magazine)

Joseph A. Peragine, a solo artist from Cincinnati, gives listeners an intensely personal view into his psyche, highlighting his struggle with paranoid schizophrenia. His pieces often open with a single theme, which he slowly repeats and develops, luring his audience into a world of desolation and sometimes utter hopelessness.

Mixing in sounds of unanswered telephones and door knocks alongside spliced and fluttering conversation, Peragine’s music creates a highly individualized-life that seems to take place all within the mind.