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.
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 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...
December 22, 2018
A tribute to Damon G. Riddick, L.A.'s laidback ambassador of machine soul, and his sprawling nocturnal wonderland laid out beneath a neon glow.
December 17, 2018
One thing that's become apparent through the various stations of this whole Terminal Vibration saga is that the music grows decidedly more electronic...
December 12, 2018
In the annals of great soul men, Alexander O'Neal stands astride the worlds of smooth soul and modern r&b like a colossus.
December 8, 2018
This latest Motion playlist dates back to late summer, with the tempo dropping accordingly into machine soul, trip hop and finally post-disco and techno.
December 5, 2018
This time of year — when late autumn begins giving way to the dawning chill of winter — often takes me back to the year 2001, a swirling vortex of electronic jazz and machine soul.