Jimi Hendrix

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.

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.

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.

Garden Grooves 004

March 12, 2019

In the final crisp days of winter, we descended upon the weeds that had begun to take over the Gardens, encroaching on anything and everything the way only winter weeds can do.

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.

The Canyon 25

October 19, 2018

The Laurel Canyon scene was defined by a coterie of singer-songwriters to emerge from L.A. as the sixties turned to the seventies. This is a list of 25 records...

Anthony Shakir – Tracks For My Father

September 30, 2018

Over in the space of twenty-five minutes, this four track EP hits you like a vintage soul album in miniature (albeit shot through with a healthy dose of Future Shock).

Funkadelic – The Electric Spanking Of War Babies

August 31, 2018

Throwing everything from "(Not Just) Knee Deep" to "Hit It And Quit It" into a blender of abstraction, War Babies comes up with the adrenaline rush of pure future shock.

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...

Model 500 – Deep Space

June 30, 2018

With Deep Space, his debut album, Juan Atkins lays the blueprint for the chrome-plated sounds of machine soul: the art form of the 21st century.