Close to the Noise Floor: Formative UK Electronica 1975-1984

Close to the Noise Floor: Formative UK Electronica 1975-1984

By Hans Rollman

Four musicians reflect on the DIY culture that inspired the spread of electronic music, and on what’s changed in the intervening four decades. 4 May 2016 // 2:30 AM

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17 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

You can't merely wait for the man in the cape to swoop in and rescue the damsel, you have to be aware that drawings of capes and drawings of damsels are beyond swooping and saving, unless we find room for them in the stories we create for ourselves.

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17 Apr 2006 // 1:00 AM

Miss Catwalk Tragedy 2006

The idiots are those who take it for what it is, right? So loosen up, hey. Don't take things so seriously. Bring on the naked goth chicks. After all, what's so wrong with the body beautiful?

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America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy by Francis Fukuyama

If there's a reason to read Francis Fukuyama's denouncement of neo-conservatism over any of the others than line the bookshelves, it's for the simple reason that he is, or at least was, one of them.

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Vernon Reid and Masque: Other True Self

Too many notes and too few tunes make Vernon Reid's third solo outing a difficult listen.

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17 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Hard Candy (2005)

David Slade's film is discomforting, pressing at collective nerves exposed by any number of recent 'investigative reports' on child predators.

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People Under the Stairs: Stepfather

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Saffire—the Uppity Blues Women: Deluxe Edition

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17 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

Matchbook Romance: Voices

Emo-punk band reinvents themselves into moody, orchestral rock, and it works -- for the most part.

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17 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Presets: Beams

Their songs stand as the direct antithesis to Classical conservatism. Unsophisticated, promiscuous, filthy, and hedonistic, the Presets make dance music so fun it's impossible to resist.

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17 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Seconds: Kratitude

'Second' band of YYY's Chase and Ex Models' Lehroff takes punk deconstruction to its logical extreme.

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Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 19 - "The Chitters"

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"Another stand-alone episode, but there's still plenty to discuss in the Supernatural world.

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