Day-Glo Dreams

Neon in the moonlight... There exists a particular sound that seems to leap out the speakers in vivid colors, engulfing its surroundings and drawing you into its world. I've come to refer to this as the day-glo sound. There's a four dimensional character to it... you can hear the neon in the air around you. … Continue reading Day-Glo Dreams

High Desert Neon

Back to cruising into the wilderness, through Ramona where Chicago beatboxes hold sway and the sound of TR-707's chugging alongside Main St. Threading the expected strains of Larry Heard and Armando, I dreamt of playing Can's Future Days and Basic Channel in my apartment there. Long hazy August afternoons and the sounds of Electric Ladyland … Continue reading High Desert Neon

Démis Roussos – Souvenirs

Démis Roussos Souvenirs Philips 1975 When confronted with its sleeve, my initial impression was that this must be a Nashville country record — either that or a Laurel Canyon singer-songwriter elpee — or perhaps some combination of the two. The cowboy hat, the beard, the seemingly airbrushed sleeve all seem to point to some confessional rootsy endeavor. Upon closer … Continue reading Démis Roussos – Souvenirs

Hundreds

Here's a little graphic of The Parallax 100 in mosaic form, prepared in anticipation of the next 100 (which will be unveiled precisely one month from today). So check out this blast from the past, if you're so inclined, and get reacquainted with the original list. And so, the countdown begins...

Journey Of The Dragons

Galaxy 2 Galaxy Galaxy 2 Galaxy Underground Resistance (dedicated to the memory of Chris Hani, Bruce Lee, Brandon Lee & Yoshihiro Hattori. May your journey through the stars be peaceful.) Additional programming by Juan Atkins. Galaxy 2 Galaxy1 1. Galaxy 2 Galaxy. Journey Of The Dragons. Galaxy 2 Galaxy. Mad Mike and Juan Atkins. Underground … Continue reading Journey Of The Dragons

Duppy Dunza

It was in that moment that she could see the connections, like a lattice of accord stretching over what once seemed like a tangle of happenstance. Red Money flowing through back channels, black plastic in Mass Production on factory floors; gravity's pull drawing notes ringing from the desert sands. Hada Raykoum and rhythm boxes coiling … Continue reading Duppy Dunza