The Kansabury Tales: Priests’ The Seduction of Kansas

“… from the cornfields you sing to me; all to the farmhouse born, majestic Kansan progeny … It’s the last picture show, all the cowboys they get ready for a drawn out charismatic parody of what a country thought it used to be …”   Somewhere between the Raid on Harper’s Ferry and a quiet…

The Cosmic BG-ROM Exhumes… Janelle Monáe’s “Dirty Computer”

Dirty Computer … this synesthetic venture through the ArchAndroid’s akashic record, despite any and all attempts at erasure, remains an impenetrable audio-visualized experience of the rogue post-robotic mediatrix’s life lived … to the fullest extralegal extent of natural order. This record, feels like excavation, reveals by vivisection, and establishes through manifest reverie, Monáe’s living mnemonic…

Fifteen Minute Transcription: Cheek to Cheek – Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett

Cheek to Cheek is an aural alloy of the most masterful. Elements converge in a record album of jazz standards and one-take suzies, tears and tempos, fine-tuned fibres of the greatest art form to emerge from this American soil… classical and contemporary pillars found a musical canon of the most necessary, that which maintains the…

Crate Dig: “Gearheart,” Analogue Transit

Pretense: Crate-digging a bit, dusted off this vinyl cut biorhythmic riff from back in the Aughts… indie zeitgeist mood music, still relevant, increasingly astute aural vantage on the mod world, more than worth its weight in vinyl, and beyond worth the turntable whirl #giveitaspin *** “I am the truth, the thing you long to hear….

Decennium Spin: “The College Dropout,” Kanye West

“Through the wire, to the limit to the wall, for a chance to be with you, I’d gladly risk it all…” #dropthuglife Junior year of high school, despite – and, in a contrarian way, due to – the re-election of George W. Bush, 2004 was an amazing year in an equally-understated way. Off the heels…