My earliest and most distinct musical memory involved staring, mesmerized by the cover of Bruce Springsteen's 1984 album "Born In the USA", by what I still don't know. The album's title song was equally mesmerizing to me, though I don't know remember listening to anything else on the record, and I don't know if I've ever chosen to listen to Bruce Springsteen since then. Nothing much as changed, music continues to mesmerize and enchant me with out always making sense to me. Writing about it doesn't unravel the mystery much further; art and its dealings with the human soul and psyche will forever be ineffable. As a result, my intentions are simple, to translate my love of the medium to others. Some specific efforts include: shining light on the cultural and social periphery, situating sound in context, and shaping language to include esoterica with out sounding esoteric.
To pair Jamie XX’s interest in this territory with a musical figure like Gil Scott-Heron makes even more sense than perhaps the original conceit of I’m New Here.
23 Feb 2011
Despite frequent outings for someone who’s barely 20, nothing could prepare Nicolas Jaar’s admirers or the general listening public for what he's done on Space Is Only Noise.
16 Feb 2011
Electronic music is atomizing and reinventing itself like few other musical sounds, partly because these avenues of distribution are so widely embraced and promoted by the electronic music community.
08 Feb 2011
Like many pop-artists through the years, M.I.A.’s career has been built alongside forward-thinking producers and musicians, but few have had such a complex relationship as M.I.A. and Diplo.
18 Jul 2010
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