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RAG018: Autumn 2018

November 25, 2018

Knee deep in the canyon, we pick up where we left off with the Autumn 2018 episode of Radio AG. Strap yourselves in for an excursion into L.A.'s desert origins.

The Zodiac – Cosmic Sounds

November 21, 2018

Consider this an ornate and baroquely executed exclamation point to the whole canyon affair, a Coda in the true Led Zeppelin sense of the word, illustrating the sacred geometry of this sprawling landscape and driving the point home.

Geology 35

November 18, 2018

Now we venture beyond the cozy climes of Laurel Canyon and assorted outposts into the realm of the metaphysical, the music that lies at the fringes of canyon proper.

Canyon Life

November 13, 2018

I'm not exaggerating when I tell you that one can feel this while music going about town, the charge still emanates from the city's canyons and the palms.

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.

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...

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.

Album Cuts

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).

Yusef Lateef – Eastern Sounds

September 8, 2016

If forced to choose my absolute favorite record produced by the late great Rudy Van Gelder, it would be Yusef Lateef's Eastern Sounds.

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.