James Jamerson: The unsung Motown bassist that influenced Paul McCartney

James Jamerson is just one of many session players in the 50s and 60s who went virtually unknown during his lifetime. Even now, after being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000, and being featured in a documentary in 2002, he's still not as well-known as he should be. Especially for … Continue reading James Jamerson: The unsung Motown bassist that influenced Paul McCartney

Using the Display Posts plugin with WordPress and custom CSS

In case this helps anybody else, wanted to share how I created the Top 100 Albums page here on Dissociated Press. I wanted to be able to automagically create a page from all posts tagged with the "100 albums" tag, rather than manually laying things out. The final result is using the Display Posts plugin … Continue reading Using the Display Posts plugin with WordPress and custom CSS

Ikebe Shakedown delivers cinematic instrumental funk

Ikebe Shakedown is another Bandcamp discovery. The band specializes in cinematic soul, an instrumental brand of soul/funk that feels like it should be straight out of a 70s cop or heist movie or a Tarantino soundtrack. The band does burning jams and introspective cuts that feel like instant classics. If you aren't moved by their … Continue reading Ikebe Shakedown delivers cinematic instrumental funk

Underground Chamber is a ride deep into the mind of Buckethead

Buckethead's Underground Chamber is the fourth release in his "Pikes" series, and something like his 33rd studio release overall. Underground Chamber is too good to be dismissed, but nowhere near the top of the pile in the expansive Buckethead discography. Sliced into 10 tracks for digital download, or a single continuous track for CD, the … Continue reading Underground Chamber is a ride deep into the mind of Buckethead

One from the vaults: World Destruction by Time Zone

Needed a bit of adrenaline on top of my caffeine today, pulled this one out of the vaults for a quick boost. "World Destruction" is a single from Time Zone, a collaboration with Afrika Bambaataa, John Lydon, and Bill Laswell. The track also features frequent Laswell collaborators Aiyb Deng (percussion), Bernie Worrell (synths), and Nicky … Continue reading One from the vaults: World Destruction by Time Zone

té’s “Therefore, the fantasy of density fails, and the world that you see is “forgetting” tomorrow.”

If you'd enjoy some hard rock without screamy vocals (or, any, for that matter) then I have a great recommendation for you. Check out té's Therefore, the fantasy of density fails, and the world that you see is "forgetting" tomorrow. Or ゆえに、密度の幻想は綻び、蹌踉めく世界は明日を『忘却』す。in the original Japanese. Google claims that the original translates to Therefore, the illusion … Continue reading té’s “Therefore, the fantasy of density fails, and the world that you see is “forgetting” tomorrow.”