Category Archives: Electronic

(October 26, 2017): Depeche Mode – Going Backwards

From the 2017 album, Spirit.  This Martin Gore piece is another tune that captures the dispiriting zietgiest of the second decade of the 21st Century. Most of the other tracks are likewise topical. Perhaps the stage is set for another … Continue reading

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(October 11, 2017): The Gate 5 – Unknown [Unknowns]

From the 2004 EP, Rummy.  Here you have Donald Rumsfeld’s “existential poetry,” created in the lead up to the second Iraq war, set to music. Classic.

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(July 12, 2013): RJD2 – 1976

From the 2004 album, Since We Last Spoke.  This tune is likely a testament to the year Ramble Jon Krohn was born – 1976. It is also the showcase song and first single that came off the LP.

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(June 21, 2017): The BPA – He’s Frank (slight return)

From the 2008 album, I Think We’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat.  The Brighton Port Authority was a Norman Cock (aka Fatboy Slim) project in the late naughts.  This is definitely a friends LP.  Iggy Pop with the pipes on this … Continue reading

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(June 4, 2017): Blue Boy – Remember Me

From the 2006 album, Mushroom Jazz.  This was the first of a series of compilations mixed by DJ Mark Farina for the Mushroom Jazz label.  The latest, volume 8, was released in 2016.  This volume was re-released in 2007 with … Continue reading

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(February 13, 2017): Phoenix – Everything is Everything

From the 2004 album, Alphabetical.  The French Versailles band with the hits. I recall streaming KCRW at the time of this release and hearing it constantly. Many good memories around the entire LP right before a two year visit to … Continue reading

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(December 7, 2016): Halfby – Pearl Harbor

From the 2015 album, Innn Hawaii. The most recent tune with Pearl Harbor in the title I could find for December 7.  Halfby (Takahiro Takahashi) is a DJ from Kyoto.  The song is “off” a 13 x file digital release from … Continue reading

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