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...

The Black Hit Of Space

Been out all night, I needed a bite, I thought I'd put a record on I reached for the one with the ultra-modern label, And wondered where the light had gone It had a futuristic cover, lifted straight from Buck Rogers The record was so black it had to be a con The autochanger switched … Continue reading The Black Hit Of Space