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The Madcap Rated, Volume 1: “Arnold Layne”

“Arnold Layne” by Pink Floyd, Released March 10th, 1967 It makes the most crystalline type of sense that the very first recorded Syd Barrett song to reach the world from his stately, angelic brain concerned a Cambridge cross dresser stealing… Continue Reading →

Delia Derbyshire: War Sounds and Lampshades

Mixing mathematics and sound was Delia Derbyshire’s goal. This petite Englishwoman with librarian looks and otherworldly auditory abilities achieved her goal.  A true musical genius, Delia, “The Sculptress of Sound”, was the brains and the loop master of the original… Continue Reading →

George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass: The Biggest Fuck Up Of The Classic Rock Era

  We will kick things off here by stating this: George Harrison’s post-Beatles mega-opus All Things Must Pass is easily one of the greatest albums ever conceived, searching and sublime, eternally warm and glowing, a pastoral epic that deftly dodges… Continue Reading →

The Vox Eagle Interview: On Recording In Colorado, Getting Bewitched By Breakbeats, And Being Fired From McDonalds

Vox Eagle falls from the sky with fresh sounds and optimism. Andy Crosby is an Aussie hailing from Sydney. He was tutored by him mom on classical flute and piano. Clearly showing his musical abilities from an early age, he began playing… Continue Reading →

The Ancients Still Speak: Gig Report from The Lantern Tour at Town Hall, 10/28/18

Their hair was white or missing altogether, their steps were uneven and precarious, their faces scrunched in the concentrated effort of maintaining verticality, but the old and seemingly cantankerous crowd climbing the elderly’s version of Everest up Town Hall’s balcony… Continue Reading →

Long Hair Don’t Care: Chopping It Up With Manchino

Man, chino! These are some good old fashioned hard hustling rockers looking make enough noise to be noticed, and we had a casual chat about stopping it all when the muse visits, the end off the era of rock star… Continue Reading →

Smoke 2 Joints With Philly Upstarts Looseleaf

What happens when you combine a law school student who married a Quaker couple in his free time and someone who shakes his head at technology and social media? You get a damn fine band that is on the verge of… Continue Reading →

For Those About To Slack: Spirit Of The Beehive

What ever happened the concept of The Slacker Band? Perhaps it’s the rapid gentrification of formerly loose, artist-friendly hoods and the accompanying relentless capitalism that instills an (often faked) puritanical work ethic even on those who wear skull caps in… Continue Reading →

Music Review Review: Pitchfork Needs to Chill Out By Actually Listening to Mutual Benefit

Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan, I really didn’t want to do this. There’s so much negativity floating around the world right now; we should be posting nothing but shiny happy posts.  But, y’know, one morning I was enjoying my office tupperware full of Barbara’s… Continue Reading →

Low Ratings: A Dive into the Double Negative

There’s a vocal passage in “Tempest”, the fourth song on Low’s newest album, Double Negative, that carves out a beautiful place inside my head, a glimmering crack in an infinite rough and jagged cavernous geode. Its melody can live there… Continue Reading →

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