Aw yeah, here we are at last. Ever since starting this site two years ago, I’ve deeply enjoyed the excuse it’s provided me to go absolutely HAM on compiling my favorite records of the year and for my third edition, I continue my own tradition of an ever-ballooning listicle charting the tracks, twelves, EPs, albums, and reissues that never seemed to leave my tables or my Bluetooth speakers (man, I hate Bluetooth so goddamn much…Bring The Cords Back!) It would appear that my lists are also growing at an exponential rate as I will be doubling my round-up once again this year, with four different listicles planned. Now, whether I complete those before I burn out is anyone’s guess. With so many notable releases out there, I’ve found myself grouping many of them around labels, genres, and other themes that make too much sense to me but might not scan as “obvious” to everyone. Oh well. Onward!Read More
Forty-two years ago, when I achieved the first successful wireless transmission in Pontecchio, I already anticipated the possibility of transmitting electric waves over large distances, but in spite of that I could not hope for the great satisfaction I am enjoying today. For in those days a major shortcoming was ascribed to my invention: the possible interception of transmissions. This defect preoccupied so much that, for many years, my principal research was focused on its elimination.
Thirty years later, however, precisely this defect was exploited and turned into radio—into that medium of reception that now reaches more than 40 million listeners every day.
-Guglielmo MarconiRead More
Been trying to do more streamlined reviews up in here as I realize reading 10,000-word write-ups of a few records can be a bit trying if you don’t know me personally. Today is all about Bristol label UVB-76 whose post-dnb, noise-drenched technoid excursions stand out from so much other contemporary neo-industrial music. Let’s get dark.Read More