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 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.
July 20, 2018
Summer in full swing, electronics in the system, the bug in the bassbin. Triggered breakbeats and rhythm boxes in full effect. "Theme From Hot Burst" by Yage.
May 29, 2018
Techno as only the Master Reese could do it. Holding court last weekend at Movement, it's clear that he's gonna keep right on doing it for years to come.
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?
June 7, 2017
Folk have been declaring the death of the album for years now, but in truth it has always supported less volume than the 7" single (for instance).
February 9, 2015
The spectre of post punk abstraction hangs heavy over everything here, gesturing back toward an era when Mark Stewart hooked up with Tackhead.
January 5, 2015
This list represents my absolute favorite 100 records of all-time.