My real first foray into the musical realms was when I acquired a copy of a cassette compilation called Oxygen Denial back in college. I enjoyed the tape so much that I wrote all of the bands and imagine my surprise when some of them sent me back free music. I immediately felt the need to pay them back by writing reviews of the material and placing them online. Mind you this was back in 1992 when the Internet was still stuck using Gopher, Archie and FTP to get around.

This music review process morphed itself into a mailing list, USEnet postings, FTP site and eventually a web-zine in 1994 under the title Sonic Boom. It ran until 1999 when I finally acquired both writers block and total burn out from thousands of album reviews and hundreds of band interviews.

Somewhere along the way, I had started my own record label; Doppler Effect. We put out ten albums in five years between 1997 & 2003 before closing doors due to a excessive financial black hole. I several years DJing at KPSU with a weekly one-two hour format AM program called Wired For Sound. I dabbled with a cable access video programmer in the Portland, OR metro area called Trinity By Night. I promoted shows, I toured with band as a roadie, I traveled to Europe to take part in large musical festivals. Bascially, I did just about everything you could do in music, except write it.

As of 2003, I stopped doing everything except being audience member and a regular purchaser of music. Part of this was financial based and the rest was the desire to let someone else have a chance at the process for once. Now that this site is around, I suddenly find myself spending every waking moment doing data entry from my extensive back catalogue of purchases and promos from bands across the world. I think that the addiction is back, so who knows where I will go from here.
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posted a review of Signal To Noise (2) / Epoch (2) - Construction No. 008. over 9 years ago
Construction No. 008 is a repackaging of two projects originally self-released by Ken Holewczynski as a trio of cassettes on Arts Industria as a full length on VUZ. Similar to his previous releases, Ken went with Socialist and Soviet era propaganda as ... See full review
posted a review of Rotersand - 1023 | Tentwentythree. over 9 years ago
Been listening to this one on various web podcasts and finally picked it up. Quite surprised to hear the Pink Floyd-esque Prog Rock title track which sets the mood for this concept album revolving around events occurring all at the same time: 10:23pm. ... See full review
posted a review of Edgey - Flawed. over 9 years ago
More aggressive crunchy laced tech-noize from the artist that has tried to change his musical styles over the years to maintain his own personal 'edge'. No real surprises or stand out tracks, but then again this is what you have come to expect from this ... See full review
posted a review of Voltaire - Ooky Spooky. over 9 years ago
Voltaire returns with his usual array of sarcasm and irony laced Gothic silliness. Unfortunately, the whole self-deprecation schtick is starting to wear thin with me. While a Star Wars parody track would usually garner a good chuckle, it is the duet with ... See full review
posted a review of yelworC - Eclosion. over 9 years ago
When a band names itself after the legendary leader of a magick cult and creator of a legendary mythos, one should not be surprised when it sounds like Cthulhu swallowing narcotics and swaying to the drunken beats of its own drunk metatron. Tribal ... See full review