Rough Luck

Vertigo Vertigo Vertigo Vertigo Vertigo Vertigo Vertigo Vertigo Well, I guess it's been a rough couple of years. So many legendary figures have passed away in recent memory that they'd come to dominate the ranks of the monthly “hall of fame” entries, bumping a whole lot of planned featured features aside in the interim. Of … Continue reading Rough Luck

Jungle Wonz

Jungle Wonz: Kings of the Concrete Jungle There's a certain type of Chicago record that plays like the sound of the city itself, capturing the summer heat and humidity of the metropolis, stretched out in all directions and cast beneath those looming, overcast skies. If Virgo were the perfect encapsulation of the city viewed from … Continue reading Jungle Wonz

Tournesol – Tournesol

Tournesol Tournesol (R&S: 1993) Tournesol were just one among dozens of artists pushed out into the wider world by the towering edifice that was R&S Records in the early nineties, an era when the various strands of eighties-derived dance music wove together in a vibrant tapestry of sound under the aegis of a post-ecstasy dance … Continue reading Tournesol – Tournesol

Acid Underworld

A scenario unfolds on the grid... Lost in the caves, navigating 303 stalactites in flux and bathed in echoes of The Airplane, Stargate rising onna vector plane and the spectral breeze coarsing through lava flows deeper still. Underworld deep in the cut, another remix tripping out into the k-hole, wild fractals spiral off the jet … Continue reading Acid Underworld

Garden Grooves 008

With the sun hanging like heavy metal fruit in the afternoon sky, there’s no question that summer has finally arrived. With the dawning of summer’s heat, the time has come for planting new shoots into the desert tropical, fractal rows of banana trees, palms, ferns, and cacti playing off one another from north to southwest … Continue reading Garden Grooves 008

Garden Grooves 007

Cresting into the dawning days of springtime, the last frost retreats into the shadows and the culling of the winter weeds. A towering stack of records nestled under the marquee, waiting in the cool of the morning shade, ready to accompany the landscape/ing as the lingering cold slowly recedes beneath the warm rays of the … Continue reading Garden Grooves 007

Shakin’ Like Tremolo

Life's the same, it's all inside you. Down in the dust and the heat, the tremolo shakes like waves rising from the desert highway, a mirage of guitar melting in the blazing sun. Red Snapper records Reeled And Skinned and slipping across the sand, sidewinder tracks carved into the dunes as Thomas The Fib and … Continue reading Shakin’ Like Tremolo

Quazar – This Is Music

Quazar This Is MusicSeven Stars 1997 On that very particular day within a month that perfectly mirrors the month within a year, it seemed only natural to return to a certain oddball house 12" that's always held a special place in my heart. I can still remember the first time I heard it, downloaded from … Continue reading Quazar – This Is Music