Claude Young

Soul Machines

February 23, 2019

In the hazy shadow of r&b's ultraviolet hip hop inflections, its mirror image lingers like a haunting moment still hanging hazy in the air.

Terminal Vibration IX (Elevator Music)

June 29, 2018

This music is like Detroit — a complete mistake. It's like George Clinton and Kraftwerk stuck in an elevator. The subject turns to techno, house and other things...

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.

Deep Space 100

August 3, 2016

Each of these records is a chapter in the story of music's dalliance with the cosmos, tracing a fascination with the stars through the 20th and beyond.

A Little Spaced Out

February 2, 2016

I recently noticed that I'd loaned out my copy of Derrick May's Innovator and thought, "what a great compilation that was," followed by "I really hope that I get it back."

Terranova – DJ-Kicks

February 9, 2015

The spectre of post punk abstraction hangs heavy over everything here, gesturing back toward an era when Mark Stewart hooked up with Tackhead.