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Author Archives: Charles Byers
With barely a day left to go, the documentary project Beautiful Noise has reached its crowd-funding goal of $75,000. I’ve been excited about this project, but like a lot of music fans, I’ve also been watching it with one eye … Continue reading
By way of gadget lust and preamble, let me share something with you: These are both KORG goodies. (The image is from a promotional video you can visit here, if you’re curious.) The one on the left is the Kaossilator Pro, which … Continue reading
Sometimes I like to fantasize that I’m a consultant, whom companies can hire to get ‘honest opinions’ about their customer service. Not my most exciting imaginary career, of course, but I did innovate the ‘no eye contact’ option for Apple … Continue reading
Jessica Pratt’s new self-titled debut album achieves that difficult feat of seeming timeless, from the exact vantage point of its release date – Call it forced perspective in the medium of cultural reference, maybe, but the album stands as a … Continue reading
The August 2012 issue of Uncut ran a brief review by Graeme Thomson of A Place to Bury Strangers’ new full-length album, Worship. Thomson’s knack for essentials and his bullshit detector are both gifts to the music-listening public, but his … Continue reading