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In

Coming from somewhere in the Interzone... And now we're “Down In It”, down there where the magic happens, the place where the dreamers dream, machines slipping in and out of sync and firing on all cylinders. Gearing up for the final approach, marking time on the roadmap to the future; push the button and the … Continue reading In

Bulletin Of The Coordinate Factualist

“What do you type on?” Writing about the great Ghédalia Tazartés got me thinking about figures will creep in and out of the peripheries, casually doing their thing, making waves that are ultimately (sometimes after the passage of decades) felt in the “mainstream” (insofar as a mainstream even exists anymore). Transmissions from the Interzone, bounced … Continue reading Bulletin Of The Coordinate Factualist

Dream

Welcome to The Pavilion Of Dreams. Well, the future is unwritten, isn't it? As I've noted over the course of the past couple years, there have been a roadblock or two and a lot to take in besides — plus everything we've all been dealing with “Lately”. Throughout it all, I've kept up the posts to a … Continue reading Dream

Rough Luck

Vertigo Vertigo Vertigo Vertigo Vertigo Vertigo Vertigo Vertigo Well, I guess it's been a rough couple of years. So many legendary figures have passed away in recent memory that they'd come to dominate the ranks of the monthly “hall of fame” entries, bumping a whole lot of planned featured features aside in the interim. Of … Continue reading Rough Luck

Ambient Sun

Up In The Mountains and the rise of another Quiet Sun January turned out to be a particularly “ambient” month down in The Gardens, which isn't a particularly surprising thing when you're talking about time spent in the dead of Winter. It seemed like every every third record to hit the decks was some extended … Continue reading Ambient Sun

’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

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

Hindsight 2020

Have you ever had a day that you just couldn't seem to get out of? How about a year? Well... it wasn't 2020's fault that everything just sort of fell to pieces. The tumblers just locked into place. After all, 'age ain't nothing but a number' (or so sayeth R. Kelly, and he would know). … Continue reading Hindsight 2020

Piece – Free Your Mind

Piece Free Your Mind Planet E: 1992 In the early days of Planet E, anything was possible. Carl Craig and Damon Booker had just shuttered their short-lived (but legendary) Retroactive imprint, and the young C2 was determined to strike out on his own. He'd already recorded his Psyche/BFC trilogy for Derrick May’s twin imprints (Transmat … Continue reading Piece – Free Your Mind

Baltimore Bridge In The Pale Morricone Moonlight

Cruising down Baltimore Bridge in the pale Morricone moonlight, eyes gazing into the rear view mirror, visions of Curtis Mayfield and the long Roots shadows sprawling out into the night — Beautiful Brother Of Mine slipping into About Love and back again, three feet high and rising — second story apartments overlook the circuitry/the lights of freeway; needle drop … Continue reading Baltimore Bridge In The Pale Morricone Moonlight