Music Review: Time is Fire – In Pieces (Electric Cowbell, February 2020)

I will always be here for an ESG-inspired album cover. Every time I listen to this record, it becomes increasingly unclear what my favorite songs might be, and I just feel like I need to listen again and again to all of them. I am doing this right now, and I continue having to listen… Continue reading Music Review: Time is Fire – In Pieces (Electric Cowbell, February 2020)

Music Review: Four Tet – Sixteen Oceans (Text, March 2020)

Catboi Kropotkin showcasing how well this machine-crafted record fuses with the organic world. Growing up in the era of Hot Topic, in which all countercultures had been commodified and also divided against one another, it took my punk ass a while to get into electronic music. Being a "raver" was definitely not cool, and there… Continue reading Music Review: Four Tet – Sixteen Oceans (Text, March 2020)

Book Review: Every Song Ever: Twenty Ways to Listen in an Age of Musical Plenty by Ben Ratliff

The plus side is that I did not buy this book. The downside is I have to hold onto it and inevitably see it until quarantine is over since the Chicago Public Library is closed until May 31st currently. Add this one to the fat stack of music books getting all of the attention they… Continue reading Book Review: Every Song Ever: Twenty Ways to Listen in an Age of Musical Plenty by Ben Ratliff