Electric Mud & The Howlin’ Wolf Album

“Why don’t you take them wah-wahs and all that other shit and go throw it off in the lake – on your way to the barber shop?”  – Howlin’ Wolf. Nothing moves in a series of completely straight lines, especially not music. We categorize, label, divide it into genres. We identify and separate superficial aspects…

Endless Summer Babe pt. 1

  Endless Summer Babe, Part I. A summer listening guide presented in loose installments; Because summer isn’t about your rules, Dad.    The Wailers- African Herbsman: A fantastic reggae record evoking the rhythms and chest clinching emotion that made The Wailers a crossover over sensation.The addition of the studio brilliance of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and…

Van Dyke Parks- Discover America

          Art- Pop and modern recording have been intertwined sciences since their conception. The studio as an instrument itself.  In particular, the unique arrangements, sonorities, and textures it is capable of making. It’s the result of a dialogue between many artists and technicians that took the better part of the last…