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Blues Control

Blues Control

It is the space, it is the spacing, the bare piano melody and silence that surrounds, that creates the color, that sets the scene, that prepares the listener. It is large in its stillness, suspended in the beauty of the blowing leaf.…

H.I.S.D: THEY DO IT FOR THE STRONG, THEY DO IT FOR THE MEEK 

H.I.S.D: THEY DO IT FOR THE STRONG, THEY DO IT FOR THE MEEK 

By k.m anderson Hip hop music was, at one time, a music…

SOOTHSAYER OF THE LONG PLAYER

SOOTHSAYER OF THE LONG PLAYER

Kwame Anderson reviews new offerings from Laetitia Sadier, Purling Hiss, and Shellac.…

Adjust the Bass N Let the Alpine Blast // End of Summer New Releases

Adjust the Bass N Let the Alpine Blast // End of Summer New Releases

New releases from Connections, Spoon, and Jhene Aiko.…

Nature of the Beats: Dead Rider Interview

Nature of the Beats: Dead Rider Interview

We talk libidinous influences, seances and raw energy with Dead Rider.…

JU-LYING (No, I am Telling The Truth)

JU-LYING (No, I am Telling The Truth)

Three albums to keep an eye on this month from Madlib, Shabazz Palaces and Common. …

TRANS AM: X MARKS A SPOT

TRANS AM: X MARKS A SPOT

I felt like, like they were like ‘This isn’t ready, this is fucked up, this needs so much work,’ but then when we got together for the last session, it was like ‘Really, most of this is done, we just to work on this, this, and this.…

ALBUMING

ALBUMING

There is an experimental vibe. This is new music--the type of thing you have to listen to a few times to wrap your head around, but each listen unearths a new gem, a new clue. …

HEY MAN, HAVE YOU HEARD?! : Chronicles of Music Listening

HEY MAN, HAVE YOU HEARD?! : Chronicles of Music Listening

This is maybe a tale of Justin Trosper and Brandt Sandeno. They played together in Giant Henry, they played together in the earliest and final stages of Unwound, they played together in the Replikants, and all these years later they are together again in Survival Knife. …

MUSIC PLAYED AND PONDERED UPON

MUSIC PLAYED AND PONDERED UPON

Heartbreak and disappointment have made many a song, perhaps because in those moments we must reflect on ourselves. Though we have allowed ourselves to love, and lose being loved, the resilience of looking forward, of hoping, of wanting, of believing is inherent to the experience.…

THE THIS AND THAT ABOUT THE STUFF, ALBUMS

THE THIS AND THAT ABOUT THE STUFF, ALBUMS

Schoolboy Q has held the release of this album for a while, which was rumored to come out last year. However, Q held it for one main reason: Kendrick Lamar. Lamar’s imprint on hip hop was something not seen in a while.…

ALBUM TALK with K.M. Anderson

ALBUM TALK with K.M. Anderson

Anyone who wonders what Beyonce is doing in that glamorous life, the answer is apparently A LOT of fucking.…