The Beatles

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.

25 From 97

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.

Students Of The Future

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.

Love – Four Sail

October 31, 2018

On Four Sail, Love strike a perfect balance between spontaneous jamming and mapped-out arrangement, never getting bogged down in interminable solos even as they remain thoroughly unpredictable throughout.

Chris Hillman

October 29, 2018

In there at the beginning with The Byrds, his bass was the steady anchor of the band, the propulsion behind Eight Miles High's liftoff into the stratosphere, Inner Space and beyond.

The Canyon 25

October 19, 2018

The Laurel Canyon scene was defined by a coterie of singer-songwriters to emerge from L.A. as the sixties turned to the seventies. This is a list of 25 records...

Terminal Vibration VIII (Modern Funk Beats)

May 15, 2018

The elegant beat matrix of electro is to rave what the blues were to rock 'n roll. In other words... it all started with Kraftwerk.

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.

Reverb Realm: India and the Ocean of Sound

July 24, 2017

There's nothing quite like Woebot tearing it up with a two hour, twenty minute Indian Classical Mix1 to cool you out in the midst of a long, hot summer.

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?