John Cage – Williams Mix

People like to think that Skinny Puppy were pioneers in creating what was eventually known as Industrial Music. But pieces like this by John Cage (which pre-dates Puppy and Einsturzende Neubauten by about 30 years) is where Industrial’s real origins lie. I still want a recording of “Imaginary Landscape No. 4”, but barring that, here’s… Continue reading John Cage – Williams Mix

 

The Next Day enters the UK album charts at #1

You know, I realize there’s a story behind the album cover for David Bowie’s new record, and it’s all introspective and about how you can never really live up to stuff you’ve done in the past, but every time I look at it, all I see is someone slapping a big white box on top of the “Heroes” cover and calling it done. I don’t care how introspective it is, I don’t care how much thought went into this cover. It’s shit.

The quest for the perfect playlist generator, part two

In the last installment, I attempted to make various playlist generators read my mind by feeding it Yes but meaning mid-80s, post-prog synth-heavy rock & new wave with limited success.  For my second experiment, I picked “I’m Afraid of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolfe” by Murder by Death (which ended up being just a Murder… Continue reading The quest for the perfect playlist generator, part two

The quest for the perfect playlist generator, part one

There is a secret to creating the perfect playlist.  It’s a complex process touched upon in Nick Hornby’s “High Fidelity” (and John Cusack’s performance in the film version).  A lot of variables are involved.  It needs to flow.  It needs to have cadence.  There are a lot of factors. Sometimes, though, it’s too exhausting to… Continue reading The quest for the perfect playlist generator, part one

teh s3quence 016 – spring mix

After a seemingly long winter (it was, wasn’t it?), Spring is here again.  This is a collection of tracks that hint of the Summer to come and reflect the newness of the season. Teh s3quence 016 – spring 2012 by Jazzsequence on Mixcloud Tracklist: Eskmo – Cloudlight Gramatik – DreamBIG MJ Cole – I See… Continue reading teh s3quence 016 – spring mix