Call for Essays About Any Aspect of Popular Culture, Present or Past

D.M. Edwards


Wednesday, March 12 2008

Various Artists: City of Dreams

This collection spreads piano, blues, street beats, and slippery funk over four discs that are as joyous and imperfect as the Crescent City itself.

Thursday, October 18 2007

Monty Python's Matching Tie and Handkerchief

Humor is a funny thing. Here to prove it are three Monty Python albums, revealing the revolutionary constructs of their work, the dangers of self-parody, and, well, something completely different.

Sunday, August 26 2007

Wyndham Lewis: The Irascible Enemy

Wyndham Lewis brought a scintillating intellect to his artistic endeavors. If only we could let him loose on the majority culture of our time.

Thursday, August 23 2007

Howard Devoto: Jerky Versions of The Dream

Erudite perspectives on the romantic dream from a shape-shifting man-insect who left punk before we knew it existed. Awkwardness has never sounded so varied, cinematic, stupid and sexual.

Wednesday, July 4 2007

Carry on Compressing!: Joe Meek and 1960s Britain

Joe Meek’s pioneering genius will not be forgotten, but overexposure to his work is like living in a hall of mirrors, on four hours sleep, tequila, and cotton candy.


Friday, December 19 2014

Kim Hiorthøy: Dogs

Scandinavian renaissance man's first album in seven years is glorious piano purity over sample-free glitch.

Thursday, October 23 2014

Land Observations: The Grand Tour

Former Appliance guy continues solo guitar quest.

Wednesday, September 3 2014

Solex: Solex Ahoy! The Sound Map of the Netherlands

Solex does her best and most intriguing album so far.

Friday, August 1 2014

The Delines: Colfax

Excellent neon country-soul.

Thursday, July 17 2014

Craig Leon: Anthology of Interplanetary Folk Music Vol.1

An updated, exquisite, extraordinary, genuine electronic classic.

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Fog: Ditherer [19.Sep.07]
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