Nightmares on Wax "In a Space Outta Sound"

Saturday sounds: Nightmares on Wax, Buckethead

Two discs from the back catalog to talk about today, In a Space Outta Sound by Nightmares on Wax and Forgotten Library from Buckethead. In…

Children of the Sun (cover)

Time-traveling with Billy Thorpe’s “Children of the Sun”

Yesterday I was watching the first episode of Fargo season two and got a little trip back to the 70s. The episode features a hefty…

"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…

Three sentences in a trench coat pretending to be a coherent thought

At least once a week when I’m reading, or editing, copy related to work I’ll skim over something and realize that what I just read…