Neneh Cherry

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.

Terminal Vibration: On A Ragga Trip

March 25, 2019

The focus here is reggae, specifically its routes into dub, dancehall and trip hop as the decade unwinds toward the nineties and beyond.

Terminal Vibration X (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!)...

Colourbox – Baby I Love You So

March 31, 2018

This is one of those records that seems to come out of nowhere like a complete bolt for the blue, preempting the decade to come with dread trip hop vibes.

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.

The Parallax 200

January 8, 2018

Picking up where the original Parallax 100 left off, this list represents the next hundred entries in my top 200 records of all time.

Big Audio Dynamite – Megatop Phoenix

July 7, 2017

I once said that I could write a whole book about this record, so how about a lengthy post to start the ball rolling?

Soul Machine

April 11, 2017

I recall wandering the vast corridors on an indoor mall only to find a record shop nestled in one of its murky corners.

’45

April 5, 2017

I recall wandering the vast corridors on an indoor mall only to find a record shop nestled in one of its murky corners.

Day-Glo Dreams

December 16, 2016

There exists a particular sound that seems to leap out the speakers in vivid colors, engulfing its surroundings and drawing you into its world.