Category: Music

"Sextant" by Herbie Hancock (album cover)

“Sextant” by Herbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock recorded 31 albums during his stint with Columbia Records & CBS/Sony Japan from 1972 to 1988. I know this because it’s on the…

5 essential rainy day albums: The Jayhawks, Sarah McLachlan, Khruangbin, Johnny Cash and The Cure

It’s Saturday and the sky has finally opened up over Durham. After a really good deluge this morning, it’s dreary, drizzly and a perfect day…

Information Society ODDfellows

August 2021 Bandcamp Friday suggestions: ZENKA, Information Society, Harmony Woods, The Robotic Hands of God & more

Once again, Bandcamp Friday is upon us. It’s a good time to snag anything you’ve had your eye on from Bandcamp, and if you haven’t…

Album playing with vibrant colors

A little metal, a little post-rock: King Woman and Vasudeva

How do you rate music? I mean, actually express a rating for music? I have a post brewing on this topic, I think I’ve written…

Album playing with vibrant colors

Listen to this: Mdou Moctar, Foo Fighters go disco, Andy Summers w/Robert Fripp

Something old, something new, there’s something in today’s music roundup for everybody. “Afrique Victime”: Mdou Moctar “Afrique Victime” is going straight into heavy rotation at…

Bill Laswell & Pete Namlook's Psychonavigation album I

Bill Laswell & Pete Namlook: Psychonavigation 1-5

Bill Laswell‘s discography is intimidating, and I’ve been grappling with it for a few years now. This week I decided to sit down and give…

Album playing with vibrant colors

John Taylor: The Japan Album (1999)

Did you know John Taylor, of Duran Duran fame, has a string of solo albums? I did not, until very recently. Through a little digital…

Cover for Theon Cross single "We Go Again"

Saturday singles: Ministry “Good Trouble,” Theon Cross “We Go Again”

Catching up on new music today and two singles grabbed my attention above the rest, a single from Theon Cross and a cut from Ministry…

"Aquatic Flowers" by Tristen (album cover)

Jukebox selections: Tristen, Black Sky Giant, HUBRID & The Racers Feat. Hunter Norton, Hashshashin

Been a little quiet on the music front, but not for lack of listening. The opposite, really. The last month or two have been a…

Sir Wobbles ponders

Link-o-Rama: The ugly underneath Amazon Prime, time to ditch Chrome, analyzing music and more…

Using Chrome to buy on Amazon Prime? Maybe think twice. Want to automate your playlists? Try Bliss. Post examining what happens behind the scenes when…