Cabaret Voltaire

British Invasion 25

June 21, 2019

An honest assessment of my absolute favorite records and artists from the U.K. that managed to crack the code and storm the shores of mainstream America.

The Prodigy

May 31, 2019

Raw power and pure excitement rolled up inna virtuoso soundclash right there on the edge of madness, The Prodigy were the original techno punks.

Terminal Vibration: The Concept

April 4, 2019

The proto-Earthbeat global overload rhythm mash-up of new wave, hip hop, dance and My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts-style fourth world madness that gave us modern music as we know it today.

Rugged Sounds

March 31, 2019

All these rugged sounds in discordant harmony, swirling like shadows in your mind, extraterrestrial raggabeats/trip hop broken down/post punk noise/machine soul riddims...

RAG019: Winter 2019

January 31, 2019

This is the sound of cloud-covered days and rain-slicked streets, half-lit street corners and errant rhythm boxes spooling out the Chiba City blues.

Students Of The Future

December 5, 2018

This time of year — when late autumn begins giving way to the dawning chill of winter — often takes me back to the year 2001, a swirling vortex of electronic jazz and machine soul.

Terminal Vibration VIII (Modern Funk Beats)

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.

Jarre Beyond The Clouds

April 23, 2018

Saturday night, Snakes and I caught Jean-Michel Jarre at the Spreckels Theatre, where we were treated to an enchanted evening of cosmic electronica.

Terminal Vibration VI (Imperial Slates)

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.

Chiba City Blues

February 15, 2018

The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel. The view stretches from Chicago to the cornfields of Iowa and beyond.