Nov 26, 2013
Ten of the year's best box sets—including 17 discs of Harry Nilsson, six decades of southeast Asian 78s, and every bit of Woody Guthrie's Library of Congress sessions
by Peter Margasak
Music Feature, William Basinski, Temporary Residence, box sets, records, cds, compilations, Le Grand Kallé, Sterns, Woody Guthrie, Rounder, Herbie Hancock, Columbia, Sony, Legacy, RCA, Harry Nilsson, William Parker, Aum Fidelity, Tompkins Square, Dust-to-Digital, Numero Group, Verve, Universal Music Enterprises, singles
Jun 26, 2013
He's been a doorman, a karate instructor, even an extra in an Adam Sandler movie—and now, after decades of trying, he might finally make it in the music business.
by Leor Galil
Music Feature, Doug Shorts, Wells High School, Chatham, Chess Records, Shades of Brown, soul, vocal soul, funk, Cermakk, Cherries Records, R&B, 45s, seven-inches, Andrew Brearley, records, Herb Butler, WHPK, Master Plan Inc., Bob Abrahamian, record collectors, The Players, Meaty Ogre, doormen, Galapagos4, Brian "Robust" Kuptzin, Sheila Hernando, DJ Shred One, Jazzman, compilations, Numero Group, Frank Dukes, Dap-Kings, Homer Steinweiss, Frederick Douglass Shorts, The Mannequins, The Visitors, Joe Stevenson, Dean Knox, James Clark Revue, Eddie Manning, The Fugitives, Archie Brooks, song-writing, David Rivkin, David Z., record producers, Ed Cody, Brunswick, Gary Jackson, Raymond Haley, Mundo, vanity labels, Wabash YMCA, Motown, Roosevelt Purifoy, Buccellati, mvoies, cassettes, gospel music, CDs, albums, home studios, Funkland, Record Dugout, Steve Batinich, Joe Lopez, Numero Group, Rob Sevier, tapes, acetates, Video
Jun 13, 2013
Despite his pioneering work with electronics and indeterminacy, he’s far more obscure than his friend John Cage—in part because he considered his music a living practice rather than something to be documented.
by Peter Margasak
Music Feature, John Cage, spatialization, sound, liner notes, live music, David Tudor, piano, pianists, composers, New York School, Morton Feldman, Earle Brown, Christian Wolff, graphic notation, indeterminacy, Karlheinz Stockhausen, La Monte Young, Sylvano Bussotti, Stefan Wolpe, interpretation, Black Mountain College, Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, chance, performance, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, scores, recordings, documentation, box sets, CDs, electronic music, experimental music, Irma Wolpe, John Adams, Arnold Schoenberg, Igor Stravinsky, traditional instruments, Pierre Boulez, Matt Rogalsky, Robert Rauschenberg, computer music, neural networks
Nov 16, 2010
Why your mom might kill the CD.
Feb 9, 2010
Held onto the relationship long enough to gain a lifetime of dancing and singing.
Mismatched: Bad Dates, Great Stories, Madonna, herpes, oozing, albums, Napoleon Dynamite, Calvin Klein, iPod, dance, arms, tickets, relationship, crabs, Chlamydia, Dion, Enya, Cds, iTunes, life, long, lifetime, troll, E!, facebook, break, up, break-up, ghosts, past, records, hooks, catch, obsession
Oct 1, 2009
Celebrating the CD's 27th birthday with smooth white funk.