June 26, 2019
The Pop Group emerged from Bristol in 1977, its members steeped in the raw funk and reggae bedrock of the city's storied musical landscape even before they'd recorded a note.
March 12, 2019
In the final crisp days of winter, we descended upon the weeds that had begun to take over the Gardens, encroaching on anything and everything the way only winter weeds can do.
June 19, 2018
What do I like about techno? For one, it's the frequency, the vibe... not to mention the sense of longing, that alien wonder running through its core.
May 22, 2018
Where I'm coming from, it simply does not get much better than Tricky: he's something like David Bowie, Rakim and Howlin' Wolf all rolled into one.
May 15, 2018
The elegant beat matrix of electro is to rave what the blues were to rock 'n roll. In other words... it all started with Kraftwerk.
March 31, 2018
This is one of those records that seems to come out of nowhere like a complete bolt for the blue, preempting the decade to come with dread trip hop vibes.
March 19, 2018
Into the 90s, where the aftershocks of dubbed out post punk were continuing to live large. Right off the bat, Mark Stewart was the strange attractor.
March 15, 2018
And so we've reached the halfway point in the Terminal Vibration saga, concluding the core eighties segment of the trip.
February 16, 2018
Now we move to the back of the crate toward the voodoo records: the heaviest, most atmospheric music this side of krautrock. Things are gonna get weird.
April 20, 2017
Tucked away in the shadowy early years of Warp Records' long and winding history, you'll find the debut album by trip hop stalwarts Nightmares On Wax.