Prince Jammy

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.

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.

RAG019: Winter 2019

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.

Dubstyle!

March 6, 2018

Dub was born on the b-side of the reggae 7" single, where the instrumental version would be pressed so that deejays could chat over the top at the soundsystem.

Chiba City Blues

February 15, 2018

The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel. The view stretches from Chicago to the cornfields of Iowa and beyond.

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?

Deep Space 100

August 3, 2016

Each of these records is a chapter in the story of music's dalliance with the cosmos, tracing a fascination with the stars through the 20th and beyond.