I like to collect records.
I also like to write about music.
I tried it out as a career for a while, then decided I enjoyed it more as a hobby.
You can read my reviews and check out some lists of what I think is the best music HERE on discogs, and hear me on the radio at AFTERFM.

Cheers
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submitted Bells Atlas - the mystic. 2 days ago
posted a review of Jessica Pratt - Quiet Signs. 7 days ago
This album is a thing of staggering beauty. Every moment is spellbinding. So bafflingly simple and yet so mysterious. Quiet Signs is an ageless, timeless treasure from a unique voice in the field of singer-songwriter folk music. I'm a ... See full review
submitted L'Eclair - Polymood. 15 days ago
posted a comment on Akron/Family - Sub Verses. about 1 month ago
So weird. I do not have an explanation for this phenomenon.
posted a comment on Death (8) - ...For The Whole World To See. about 1 month ago
Hey dudes, I'm just seeing these comments now. mmudskipper brings up a good point about the Stooges. One could also make a solid case by bringing up The MC5, The Monks, The Sonics, or The New York Dolls. But I was trying to distinguish the specifically ... See full review
posted a review of Madrigal (7) - Madrigal. about 1 month ago
Certainly an interesting find for anyone who regularly spends time spelunking into the acid archives of underground rock history. The music is totally unpolished, but that's actually the draw here. Similar to Pärson Sound, The Red Krayola or Seventh Sons, this ... See full review
posted a comment on Road (5) - Road . about 1 month ago
It really is a fantastic record. I can definitely understand how you feel this way. One of the big missteps of modern 'classic rock' radio is that they exclude so many brilliant releases like this from their playlists. This isn't the most obscure or hard ... See full review
submitted Altın Gün - Gece. 2 months ago
posted a comment on Groundhogs* - Thank Christ For The Bomb. 2 months ago
I think it's just a way to distinguish between the two versions using wartime-era terminology. The "Major" edition is supposedly superior with extra material, whereas the "Private" edition is obviously a lower rank, for the common folks. Just branding.
posted a review of Philip Cohran And The Artistic Heritage Ensemble* - On The Beach. 3 months ago
Wow.
I mean seriously, though. We are very lucky to have captured this stuff on record. This album is a phenomenon. The music it contains is ultimately liberated. It's freewheeling and ecstatic; careening towards oblivion at every turn. It's the type of ... See full review
posted a comment on Skinshape - Filoxiny. 3 months ago
I usually have problems with white vinyl (I wish it wasn't so common) but this one sounds really good to me. Nice clarity and pop-free as far as I can tell.
posted a review of Explosions In The Sky - How Strange, Innocence. 4 months ago
Austin's Explosions In The Sky have become known for dramatic mini guitar symphonies that carry with them a special, nimble charm that is accessible for the masses. Their later material reined-in, and sometimes expanded on this concept, but in my ... See full review
posted a review of Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids (3) - An Angel Fell. 6 months ago
Absolutely outstanding. The Pyramids played a special brand of spiritually-informed ecstatic jazz music in the mid '70s, producing three albums on their own private label. They went away for about forty years, but re-emerged in 2011 to continue their ... See full review
posted a review of Kikagaku Moyo - Masana Temples. 6 months ago
Exceptional release, surely their best yet. The tightening of their compositions and less reliance on "jamming" has resulted in an album without a single wasted note. Not for one instant does this thing drag. Perfect blending of dark and light. It's like ... See full review
posted a review of Dr Who Dat?* - Beat Journey. 6 months ago
While not nearly as well-known as MF Doom's "Special Herbs", J Dilla's "Donuts" or certain other beat-making mad scientists, this sole release by the Dr Who Dat pseudonym remains one of the most diverse, well-crafted, and consistently interesting ... See full review
posted a review of Grachan Moncur III - New Africa. 6 months ago
Stunning recording. What Grachan Moncur lacks in quantity of albums, he makes up for in quality. Worth it for the "New Africa" Suite alone, but I think "When" is the true high point. One of the finest modal bass walks you'll be lucky enough to take. The ... See full review
posted a review of Wand (2) - Plum. 6 months ago
Releasing their fourth long-player exactly two years (almost to the day) after their last album, the mighty Los Angeles rockers WAND have continued to thicken their sound, with this album being their most expansive and fully-realized to date. With ... See full review
posted a review of Kyuss - Blues For The Red Sun. 6 months ago
The end of the '80s through the '90s saw a few different R'n'R revivals, but none quite like the desert rock that sprouted from Southern California's cracked earth. A seemingly infertile landscape, there were no clubs, no hype, and hell, hardly any ... See full review
posted a review of Hills (2) - Frid. 6 months ago
Hills are so good at what they do. Effortlessly, they find these serpentine grooves and gently coil them around the soft, pink thought-cushion in your head; relaxed, but in control. Once immersed in the amniotic pool they've lured you to, you find ... See full review
posted a review of The American Analog Set - The Golden Band. 6 months ago
The six LP's this Austin-based band of anti-rockers produced during its tenure can be logically split into two halves. The first three albums stand distinctly apart from the later three, primarily due to the different direction the band took with their ... See full review
posted a review of The American Analog Set - From Our Living Room To Yours. 6 months ago
I've listened to this, and their first album hundreds of times by now. There is simply something magical captured here. Maybe it's too 'wussy' or 'sophomoric' or 'slow' for you. That's fine. Sleep, Rage Against The Machine, and Fu Manchu have got you covered if you're ... See full review
posted a review of The American Analog Set - The Fun Of Watching Fireworks. 6 months ago
The American Analog Set produced three psychedelic slow-rock masterpieces in the late nine-ohs'. This is the first. Their introduction to the world is sprawling and labyrinthine and unpolished, but oh-so-ripe. The music may be described as organ-driven, ... See full review
posted a review of Meic Stevens - Outlander. 6 months ago
Truly a pinnacle of the psych-folk genre. It may be all over the place stylistically, but Meic Stevens proves he could wear many hats while never giving the impression that he's playing dress-up. He goes from hushed balladeer cooing heartbreakingly ... See full review
posted a review of Divine Styler - Spiral Walls Containing Autumns Of Light. 6 months ago
Undoubtedly the most ambitious hip hop production of the decade. "Spiral Walls..." is the type of culmination that only happens to a genre every ten (sometimes even TWENTY) years. A historic moment that barely made a peep on the public's radar, this is ... See full review
posted a review of Gabor Szabo - Jazz Raga. 6 months ago
A most sublime entry in the Szabo portfolio, and the one that probably best broke his craftsmanship to the record-buying public. Sure, he experimented with some of these ideas on "Gypsy '66" and "Spellbinder", but this, his third outing for the Impulse! ... See full review
posted a review of Tom Waits - Bone Machine. 6 months ago
A leftfield miracle of junkyard percussion and deranged poetry. Like some mad scientist crossed Bob Dylan's pensive prose writings with the intricate disarray of Konono Nº1 drum beats. What we end up with is an album of crooked story lines and unsettling ... See full review
posted a review of Melvins - Houdini. 6 months ago
Imagine yourself in a cruddy record store in a dirty city in 1993. It could be Tacoma, it could be Cleveland, it could be Tempe. There's posters promoting "Nevermind" and Alice in Chains and "Beavis and Butthead" is just starting to perfectly capture the ... See full review
posted a review of Do Make Say Think. 7 months ago
Literally one of the best bands of the last thirty years. The fact that you can buy their entire vinyl back catalogue on here for ~$10 bucks a pop is just crazy. Maybe in some not-to-distant future there will be a nostalgia for the golden age of ... See full review
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posted a comment on Black Moth Super Rainbow - Dandelion Gum. 8 months ago
Mine has the same thing. Actually took a couple listens to notice XD

Curious if the whole run was printed this way or if there are other picture discs that contain both sides. If copies with both sides do exist, then I'd imagine ours were the result of ... See full review
posted a comment on Pink Floyd. 9 months ago
Now there's one healthy and thought-provoking review. If anyone needs a proper panoptic hot-take on one of the most historically-relevant bands, this is it.
Good show, lad.
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posted a review of Ravi Shankar - Music Of India (Three Classical Ragas). 11 months ago
Ravi's first long-playing record. An essential piece of classical sitar music. "Raga Jog" is an out-of-this-world masterpiece that uses its 28-minute run-time to build two separate climaxes. The first comes around the twelve-minute mark, and the second ... See full review
posted a comment on Robbie Basho / John Fahey / Max Ochs / Harry Taussig / Bukka White - Contemporary Guitar - Spring '67. 11 months ago
Not to mention the other two characters; Harry Taussig and Max Ochs. Taussig put out one of the earlier self-released solo-acoustic records all the way back in '65, which is now extremely scarce. And Max Ochs is a fascinatingly obscure character who ... See full review
posted a comment on Gary Bartz NTU Troop - Follow, The Medicine Man. about 1 year ago
Have the record, would love to find a cover. If you have a cover without the disc, let me know!
Also need disc two of this: Gary Bartz NTU Troop - I've Known Rivers And Other Bodies
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posted a comment on Do Make Say Think - You, You're A History In Rust. over 2 years ago
I always appreciate an honest, critically-reasoned review, but I have to disagree. This album is a fantastic evolution of the band's sound, and a welcome entry in their repertoire. To me, the addition of vocals was a pleasant—even logical—progression, ... See full review
posted a comment on The Ogyatanaa Show Band - African Fire. over 2 years ago
I had that same question. I bought this album years ago, long before there were any youtube clips to sample. Because of the two tracks originally released on the Soundway comps ("Ageisheka" and "Disco Africa") I was hoping to score a funkified, electric ... See full review
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posted a comment on Howlin' Wolf - Moanin' In The Moonlight. over 2 years ago
I was on the fence about buying a 1965 pressing of this in the record shop yesterday, but while I sampled it at the listening station I looked up some more info on my phone. Your review came through loud and clear; and I can say now that it was a very ... See full review
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posted a review of Kool G Rap - 4, 5, 6. over 2 years ago
Easily one of the best gangsta rap records of 1995 — which coincidentally places this among the top rap albums of all time. An immediate competitor with anything Mobb Deep or the Wu-Tang disciples were putting out in terms of rawness, aesthetic, and ... See full review