Günter Schlienz : Orphée aux Enfers

Orphée aux Enfers, the new album from German musician and composer Günter Schlienz is an exploratory and experimental music journey. It’s both playful and steely in its composition and arrangements as Schlienz blends both classic electronic experimental vibes from 70s German music innovators, as well as more modern touches. Using an array of DIY modular synths, […]

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Fuzz : III

Whether you’re ready or not, Ty Segall, Charlie Moothart, and Chad Ubovich are back with Fuzz’ third album, III. Starting out with their self-titled debut in 2013, the trio of Cali psych rock vets put out an album with Sabbath-like riffs and Blue Cheer garage rock abandon, setting the bar extremely high for riff-heavy rock […]

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Halloween Is Over

Well another Halloween has came and went. Kids are waking up all over the country and counting their candied loot(if they didn’t already last night) and deciding if they want to use those Smarties and Milk Duds as bargaining chips for their younger sibling’s or daft neighborhood kid’s Fun Size Snickers or peanut M&Ms. This […]

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EVH 1955-2020

Everyone has their “entry” Van Halen album, at least those of us that grew up in the late-70s and 80s. Oddly enough it wasn’t an older brother or that dude at the record shop that always looked tired and smelled like incense that got me into Van Halen at the age of 5. It was […]

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Dead Malls Are My Youth’s Coffin

I recently found a pocket of solace and peace in “Dead Mall” videos on Youtube. A guy drives around the country(or maybe just the Midwest) and tours malls showing their architecture, getting into the history of the malls, and the current state of said mall. As you’d guess, the state of most of these malls […]

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Ooh La La

Maybe it’s the irony of life or the universe thumbing it’s nose at me, but with each passing day I’m truly feeling that expiration date on my existence getting closer and closer. Getting closer to death as we age isn’t ironic, but the fact I keep getting more content in life and happy within it […]

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McCoy Tyner : 1938-2020

The first jazz album that really re-wired my brain was McCoy Tyner’s The Real McCoy. I’d been listening to jazz here and there over the years, but it wasn’t till 2008 when I bought my turntable that I’d made a concerted effort to really dive deep into records by Miles Davis, Eric Dolphy, Thelonious Monk […]

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