Burt Bacharach

Walk Under A Full Moon’s Light

September 14, 2019

The great swaying downbeat drift of "Exchange" has me thinking about the way the whole trip hop impulse seems to stretch back into time to soul music's glory days.

Catching Up With Parallax Moves

August 15, 2019

After a couple months of playing catch up, we're finally right at home in the present again here at Parallax Moves. Hopefully we can "Get The Balance Right"...

Sneaker Pimps – Becoming X

July 23, 2019

It's long been my contention that Becoming X is the Revolver of the 90s. A bold pronouncement, perhaps, but one that a dive into the record ultimately bears out.

Bomb The Bass – Clear

May 28, 2019

I think it's time to discuss the philosophy of hip hop blues as it relates to Terminal Vibration. Prime trip hop, in other words.

Terminal Vibration X (Machine Soul)

February 25, 2019

Where does machine funk intersect with post punk? The chrome-plated technicolor world of machine soul. It's arguably the most vital form of popular music (still!)...

Love – Four Sail

October 31, 2018

On Four Sail, Love strike a perfect balance between spontaneous jamming and mapped-out arrangement, never getting bogged down in interminable solos even as they remain thoroughly unpredictable throughout.

Aretha Franklin

August 16, 2018

There's just no getting around Mrs. Franklin's greatness. That voice. She could pour everything she had into one sustained note and then keep right on going...

Colourbox – Baby I Love You So

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.