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Cabinet of Obscurities: Vova Nova

An occasional feature showcasing music by little-known artists who (generally) only put out one or two albums. “A balmy Saturday night. Lights melt by the car windows as we drive through … Continue reading

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Percussive Pineapples and Neglected Peaches

“Summer is rotting in a haze like a neglected peach”, wrote the author Neil Gaiman in the introduction to a Tori Amos tour book. And the end of summer is … Continue reading

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When Bad Album Covers Happen to Good Albums (Part 2)

And the journey continues on from Part 1….. Pity poor John Martyn. He went into the studio in the early 90s to re-record some of the best songs from his … Continue reading

August 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

When Bad Album Covers Happen to Good Albums (Part 1)

Sure, finding bad album covers is easy to do – whole books and websites have been devoted to the failed and unintentionally humorous in album cover art. Yet, usually in … Continue reading

August 16, 2016 · 2 Comments

Wild Nothing: “Reichpop”

From Wild Nothing’s Life of Pause, released earlier this year, comes “Reichpop”, the lead track.  It’s a soundworld enveloped in melodic washes of synthesizer, marimba, drums and guitar.  With “reich” … Continue reading

July 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Vinyl Detective: Written in Dead Wax

High on my list of enjoyable things to do (if I had such a list…hmmm…maybe I should make one…) is poking through used record stores.  You never know when you’ll … Continue reading

July 11, 2016 · 1 Comment

Green Soul Summer

A playlist and mix…a compilation, a cornucopia, a melange — languid tendrils of musical vines uncurling through the heat of sun-greened days (or something like that….) (Listen at Mixcloud) — … Continue reading

June 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

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