David Sylvian

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.

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.

Terminal Vibration: Melting Machines

May 25, 2019

The idea is that the 1980s are the decade when the liquid, telepathic grooves of funk and krautrock melt into dance music's sprawling electronic trip.

Scott Walker

April 28, 2019

However far he'd venture into darkness and abstraction, that golden voice would always be there, rising from the depths and calling you home.

Talk Talk – The Colour Of Spring

March 20, 2019

Nestled at the very center of the band's five album run, The Colour Of Spring is the axis at which their sound hinges, blending indelible hooks with abstract ambience in perfect harmony.

Mark Hollis

March 16, 2019

I was quite saddened to hear of Mark Hollis' passing. As the frontman of Talk Talk, his voice was the extraordinary foundation upon which his group's sound was built.

Kelela – Cut 4 Me

January 10, 2019

Cut 4 Me is a sketch of everything of-the-moment RnB should aspire to. Transcending its rugged origins even as it uses them to its benefit, what began life...

Terminal Vibes

March 15, 2018

And so we've reached the halfway point in the Terminal Vibration saga, concluding the core eighties segment of the trip.

Terminal Vibration V (What Time Is It?)

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.

Terminal Vibration III (Death Disco)

January 18, 2018

New wave funk, new wave disco. These are the dubbed-out dancefloor sides perpetrated by the likes of The Clash, Funkadelic, Simple Minds and Japan.