Timothy Gabriele is a writer who studied English and Film at the University of Massachussetts at Amherst. He currently lives in the New Haven, CT region with his wife, his daughter, his dog, and two cats. His column, The Difference Engine, appears regularly at PopMatters. He can be found twittering @Wildcorrective and blogging at 555 Enterprises.
Sunday, June 10 2012
If you find yourself in a Hollywood film this summer and you’re not wearing a cape, watch out for falling debris.
Wednesday, February 1 2012
After a British government official declared them "Wreckers of Civilization", Throbbing Gristle understood their mission -- to destroy the Control society.
Monday, October 25 2010
For being one of the defining albums of its time, Kid A certainly doesn't have much to say -- or at least that's what the band wants you to think. The band's thoughts on losing one's voice in an increasingly individualistic society suddenly takes on a much greater potency.
Thursday, September 24 2009
Factory Records was as influential in design, sound production, and defining what a label could be as it was in music.
Wednesday, July 8 2009
Unlike John Lennon’s clumsy attempts to appear working class or Mick Jagger’s incessant chauvinist posturing, Michael Jackson had no strong desire to be “authentic” or “real”.
Monday, March 5 2012
The ruins of Detroit identified a past that stands in contrast with Techno's futurism, but do the foreclosed homes, uninhabited luxury condos, and padlocked storefronts provide any kind of guide to tomorrow's music?
Wednesday, January 4 2012
Vestigial organs like industrial music and the radio dial proved vital in 2011, while house and dubstep were invaded by hordes of uninvited outsiders, proving once again that electronic and plugged-in music is at the vanguard of change throughout the world.
Sunday, October 9 2011
In the '90s, industrial music crossed over into the mainstream with heavy guitar and massive personalities, but blue collar labor itself was disappearing...
Sunday, July 10 2011
Electronic music has always maintained an ambivalent attitude towards labor, at once rejecting the notion of wage internment and creative inhibition while embracing the beauty of the cyborgian mechanics of the factory and the allure of discipline and dominance.
Thursday, January 27 2011
In the age of access, it’s possible that Raymond Scott, Kraftwerk, and ARP may become as essential tools for infant soothing as “Rock-A-Bye Baby”.
Tuesday, March 26 2013
Let those who wish to use LE1f's eccentric riddims and synth-gurgle flow as a novelty cause to do so. If it brings more ears to the table, minds and speakers will be blown in the process.
Wednesday, March 13 2013
This is an album predicated on the foregrounding of the voice as both instrument and element. With her passions split between dance and experimental music, Herndon opts for neither while arguing for both.
Monday, February 25 2013
Ital's second album of 2012 is an interpolation of other dance music complicated by a caring and careful disregard of tropes.
Wednesday, February 6 2013
Forma make pristine cosmic electronic soundtracks, now with more drums.
Tuesday, January 29 2013
A brutal collection of grainy technoise that is essential listening, even though it replicates the exact blueprint of its predecessor, also called LP.
Friday, November 18 2011
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Thursday, September 1 2011
Neon Indian has created a late night video oddity that is the perfect blend of eerie and nostalgic for the heady arthouse sci-fi camp of SubGenius propoganda films.