Andrea Parker

Andrea Parker: Queen of the Shadows One of the many fascinating things to emerge from the fallout of rave's initial explosion — when genres split into sub-genres and spun off into orbits of their own — was a new crop of post-everything musicians that grew to confound expectations during the second half of the decade. Typically in thrall to … Continue reading Andrea Parker

Terry Riley – A Rainbow In Curved Air

Terry Riley A Rainbow In Curved Air (Columbia Masterworks: 1969) In the process of putting together that seventies list, it hit me just how many great space records, minimalist outings, electronica slates, and kosmische flights of fancy came out over the course of the decade. Not that it's particarly surprising — after all, sprawling instrumental two-trackers are … Continue reading Terry Riley – A Rainbow In Curved Air

’70s Bonus Beat: The Heartbreaking Exclusions

Just 101 more albums that were in the running... ...Barbara Mandrell’s Treat Him Right Antonio Carlos Jobim’s Jobim The Isley Brothers’ The Heat Is On Black Sabbath’s Black Sabbath Steely Dan’s Can't Buy A Thrill Eddy Grant’s Walking On Sunshine Queen’s News Of The World Chrome’s The Visitation Neu!’s Neu! '75 Yoko Ono’s Fly Blue … Continue reading ’70s Bonus Beat: The Heartbreaking Exclusions

45 From The 70s

This list came about naturally enough a couple months back, when my sister-in-law Leah decided that she'd like to do a 'top 45 of the '70s' list for her 45th birthday. Although she's Gen X to the core, the 1970s were crucial in shaping her musical tastes — which roughly put center primarily on canyon, country, and … Continue reading 45 From The 70s

202.1

Well now... that's over. A year spent in deep freeze, playing catch up with the furies. Knee deep in source code, putting things together. For Real... yeah. So it's a new year and a new song (and a new toad). Hooking up the gear soon; rebuilding the studio. Talk Around Town (Parallel Universe flickering in … Continue reading 202.1