September 14, 2019
The great swaying downbeat drift of "Exchange" has me thinking about the way the whole trip hop impulse seems to stretch back into time to soul music's glory days.
August 15, 2019
After a couple months of playing catch up, we're finally right at home in the present again here at Parallax Moves. Hopefully we can "Get The Balance Right"...
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.
February 28, 2019
SA-RA Creative Partners are the greatest crew of the 21st century, with a discography that plays like the textbook definition of machine soul.
February 25, 2019
Where does machine funk intersect with post punk? The chrome-plated technicolor world of machine soul. It's arguably the most vital form of popular music (still!)...
February 10, 2019
Every now and then one stumbles upon an utterly beguiling record that somehow sounds both intimately of-its-era and utterly out of time. This is one of those records.
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.
January 22, 2019
If we're talking machine soul, there's absolutely no getting around the man. There's r&b before Timbaland and r&b after, with a seismic shift in between that hinges on the axis of his vision.
January 14, 2019
1997 was without a doubt my favorite year in memory, and its music more than lived up to the times, remaining potent today over twenty years on.
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...