7 11, 2013

Kraftwerk: Computer World (1981)

By |November 7th, 2013|1981, All, Electronic, The 80s|2 Comments|

Location: Germany, 1970. 25 years have passed since the end of the World War II and yet, you can still feel the tension in the air. German popular music is, well let’s say, going through a crisis. It is dominated by a form called schlager, a kind of cheesy pop with simple, fun melodies […]

7 04, 2013

Human League: Dare (1981)

By |April 7th, 2013|1981, All, Alternative, Electronic, Pop, The 80s|2 Comments|

I had the privilege of seeing The Human League live once. It was a reunion tour and I’d got the ticket for free as part of a student paper thing. At the time, obviously I’d heard ‘Don’t you want me baby’ at several wedding party karaoke sessions, and I could sing along to the […]

21 02, 2013

Autechre: Amber (1994)

By |February 21st, 2013|1994, All, Electronic, The 90s|3 Comments|

Amber is undoubtedly one of my favorite albums. I was attracted to the bold and cinematic sound. Autechre has the power to create such simple music, yet still able to keep it interesting. At times the music is so totally bleak and dark, but then it shifts the other end of the spectrum, to […]

12 02, 2013

Sneaker Pimps: Becoming X (1996)

By |February 12th, 2013|1996, All, Electronic, Pop, Rock, The 90s, Trip Hop|4 Comments|

It all started when I heard 6 Underground. I used to work in a dark, demising record store in the University District of Seattle. Often, my coworker set the television to MTV2 during the late night to keep us awake and entertained. It was Kellie Dayton’s distinct voice and appearance in the music video […]

9 02, 2013

Carl Craig: Landcrusing (1995)

By |February 9th, 2013|1995, All, Electronic, The 90s|2 Comments|

‘Drivin’ down the autobahn in a Chevrolet at midnight’ was a lyric my best friend Deacon always repeated. I assumed it was a silly slang, but I was totally wrong. The day I asked, he replied with a loud, boisterous voice ‘Duh, it’s from Carl Craig’s Landcrusing! He’s only one of the most important […]

2 02, 2013

My Bloody Valentine: Isn’t Anything (1988)

By |February 2nd, 2013|1988, Alternative, Best Ever, Electronic, The 80s|1 Comment|

While Loveless is widely regarded as the classic/best of the two main My Bloody Valentine tapes, Isn’t Anything, to me, is thee MBV tape. I find it both more accessible and more brilliantly inaccessible.

For those of you not familiar with their background, I’ll give some info for, for those of you bored with their […]

27 01, 2013

The Thievery Corporation: Cosmic Game (2005)

By |January 27th, 2013|All, Cassette-worthy bands of today, Electronic|0 Comments|

Thievery Corporation has a unique sound that leaves the listener in a relaxed state. The first time I experienced, their sound, was in Bangkok. After 24 hours traveling across the Pacific, my senses pasted the point of exhaustion. Outside on the streets, the golden lights, local people, and Bangkok street sounds mixed in and […]

27 01, 2013

Matt & Kim

By |January 27th, 2013|Cassette-worthy bands of today, Electronic, Pop|1 Comment|

It was 2004 when Brooklyn-based duo Matt & Kim was accidentally born. What began as a musically-inclined mutual desire between two art students has unfolded over nine years into countless indie-dance notes, four cassette-worthy releases, several singles and an energetic live show that has drawn thousands upon thousands. Whether you discovered Matt Johnson and […]

15 12, 2012

The Orb: Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld (1991)

By |December 15th, 2012|1991, Electronic, The 90s|0 Comments|

Living in a rural town when you’re curious about the world and a social outcast is, well…hard, and even harder when you’re a 12 year old girl. My brother is 8 years to my senior and graciously shared his unique experience of music, art and books which heavily influenced me but I vibrated to […]

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