things other people say…

“With the popularity of Spotify and other streaming services, some might think that album craft is a dying art; but it’s something that music fans will never let disappear, and it is quite clear that some thought went into the construction and track order of Pentalogy



it’s a fine day

I was very much into the first wave of rave as a young producer and a budding dj in the late 80s but it was always a complimentary side piece to my love of the industrial electro, and freestyle, and house, and your mum. I never bothered with the synthetic drugs. As such I am gleefully unashamed of the time period and a festive mix like this makes me happy thinking of long drives with my lady person rocking sweet mix tapes. Multiple decades on, I’m greatful we can still do that. Time is a relentless bastard, stay vertical out there.

these are a few of my favourite things

you must be this OMG KICK ASS YUSS FUCK YEAH to pass…

If you don’t know Aesthetische or Mari Kattman for the love of pete sort that out! As usual, clinical and fucking deadly. I will argue robustly this is sonically more aggressive than any of the laptop fashion hellectro garble garble masachistic clown acts and it has angelic vocals. Come at me.

see also :
Aesthetische – Hybridcore

Mari Kattman – Hover

#solidarity #awesome-tunes #love #earhole #get-this

the bell tolls for thee

I’m not going to lie to you, I’m a Mandy Moore fan and I ain’t even mad she wasted 7 years with some hipster, but that is over and hopefully I got a shot, if not, when I grow up I’m definitely marrying one of the Minogue sisters. My point is, Signals – Grace Under Pressure – Power Windows – Hold Your Fire have always been my holy quartet and I’ve never cared what anyone says. I was brought up in the 70s drumming to Rush and I still love it to this day, and still drum along like a kid. But that specific chunk in the 80s especially lit me up as an artist and an activist. I didn’t give a second thought in swapping Hold Your Fire and Nitzer Ebb That Total Age cassettes in and out of my deck cause fuck yeah! I ain’t even mad they waited 30 years to perform “Losing It” live cause damn check out the violin solos on some of the 2015 footage! There are a few songs in my library I often skip else I end up a sobbing mess and that was one, but recently I’ve been owning it. I get it, also your violin must kick this much ass to proceed. I miss my dad something fierce, he always supported any strange and wonderful genre I wanted to dip my toe in. He’d always find a way to not minimise me if I heard something interesting even in the most mundane or even some of the most challenging listens. He hustled to get the inquistive kid still in intermediate school a pro synth and never ever yelled at me for rewiring shit or drumming at the dinner table. Hell if I could get him on the phone he’d prolly say that Mandy is looking damn fine and not give me any shit at all for blasting her masterpiece So Real in the car in 2016.

Stay vertical out there…

#feels #Rush #MandyMoore #wtf