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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.