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Graduated from the College of William and Mary on 15 May 2005, conferred a Bachelor of Arts with (Departmental) Honors in Music.

Wrote a thesis on Arvo Pärt's Kanon Pokajanen and the relationship between his setting and the thematic content of text, which is an Eastern Orthodox hymn

Played cello for nine years, bass guitar (Ibanez SR400) and keyboard (Yamaha CS2X, Kawai K5000W, Roland Fantom X8 and Novation ReMOTE 61 SL) for nine years, studied drums for three years, worked on music technology for seven years, interned at Cue Recording Studios (Falls Church, VA)

Worked as a DJ for WCWM for four years, establishing an alum presence there.

My income job is not my real aspiration =]

My real aspiration involves The Spangle Maker ... and mostly film ... developing

Recent Activity
posted a comment on Igor Wakhévitch - Donc.... 2 months ago
There is an indexing error in Docteur Faust. The last section (where presumably Triangle play) of “Eau Ardente” is at the beginning of “Ténèbres”. Of course that album has a reputation of having an otherworldly flow of styles and forms and thus it’s an ... See full review
posted a comment on 2814 - 新しい日の誕生. 3 months ago
I also did the same thing (contacted DC and explained the situation; will also receive a replacement). I recently received an update and it is expected to be shipped from the plant on 29 June.
submitted Eurythmics - 1984 (For The Love Of Big Brother). 3 months ago
submitted Tor Lundvall, John B. McLemore - Witness Marks - The Works Of John B. McLemore. 4 months ago
posted a comment on 2814 - 新しい日の誕生. 6 months ago
If you contact shipping@dreamcatalogue.net and let them know what your issue, they should be able to assist. They have been assessing all received complaints as well. (My interactions with them thus far have been quite pleasant.)

Not knowing what the ... See full review
submitted 2814 - Pillar / New Sun. 6 months ago
posted a comment on 2814 - 新しい日の誕生. 6 months ago
They also asked the following questions:

1. What type of noise are you hearing? (E.g. static, pops, clicks, jumps, scratches - you can record the sound for us if this is easier)

2. During what disc/track/time does the noise occur?

3. Are there any ... See full review
submitted Windy Weber - I Hate People. 7 months ago
posted a comment on Moby - Play. 7 months ago
There have been reissues of the album that replace "South side" with the one featuring Gwen Stefani.
posted a comment on Moby - Play. 7 months ago
One slight tweak is the starts of “If things were perfect” and “The sky is broken” starts more quickly. In the 1999 CD release, there is about a two second delay where you hear the whir of either the computer or the recorder before the bass or drums ... See full review
posted a comment on Moby - Play. 7 months ago
I’m on Side 3/C now and so far there has been no discernible auditory differences, which leads me to believe that the “re-record” was just re-rendering the synth parts from 16-bit to 24-bit as Lucas220 suggested, giving more definition.

Apart from using ... See full review
posted a comment on Vangelis - Invisible Connections. about 1 year ago
Revision:

The 2016 remaster reveals something that I probably suspected all along. The original vinyl reversed the titles. Basically what was always assumed to be "Invisible Connections" should have been split to "Atom Blaster and "Thermo Vision" and ... See full review
submitted Ides Of Gemini - Carthage. over 3 years ago
submitted Paper Dollhouse - Aeonflower. over 3 years ago
submitted Pinkshinyultrablast - Everything Else Matters. over 3 years ago
submitted Spaces (6) - One. over 3 years ago
posted a comment on Leyland Kirby - Sadly, The Future Is No Longer What It Was. over 4 years ago
[quote=limpidglitch] Well put, but by comparing Leyland to Basinski you are doing the former a great disservice. This is a wholly introvert product; no cynicism involved.And just to add a TV-series association of my own, the mood here reminded me of Lars ... See full review
posted a comment on Leyland Kirby - Sadly, The Future Is No Longer What It Was. over 4 years ago
The comparison was only for length, not in tone or mood.
submitted Tor Lundvall - Structures And Solitude. over 4 years ago
submitted Lana Del Rey - Born To Die - The Paradise Edition. over 4 years ago
submitted lovesliescrushing - Ghost Colored Halo. over 5 years ago
submitted Rhye - Woman. over 5 years ago
submitted Matthew Dear - Beams. over 5 years ago
posted a comment on Peter Gabriel - Passion: Music For The Last Temptation Of Christ. over 6 years ago
I only mentioned the film in the manner that I did in order to provide context, both for the music itself and my personal experience. I also wanted to make the point that in spite of having severe reservations about the film - and by extension its ... See full review
posted a review of Radiohead - Kid A. over 7 years ago
What better way to mark the occasion of the 10th anniversary of its release in the United States than to write about it now.

I remember the day Kid A came out. I was working as a library page at the time and I used my fifteen-minute break to go over to ... See full review
posted a review of Arvo Pärt - Kanon Pokajanen. over 8 years ago
It's a work that, to me, reflects Arvo Pärt's deepest interests and concerns more so than any other work. This is not to say the rest of his œuvre is less sincere. But here, it seems everything he's been developing cultivates and culminates into this ... See full review
posted a review of U2 - The Unforgettable Fire. over 8 years ago
I can actually say I grew up with this album. It was one of the first albums of which I was consciously aware, consciously enjoy and yet had some unspoken sense this will help shape future music sensibilities. I think of this as the forerunner in my ... See full review
posted a review of Trevor Jones / Randy Edelman - The Last Of The Mohicans (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). over 8 years ago
(For the record, I have not heard the re-recording of the score, which I believe was done in part for the recent director's cut. So I don't know if that recording reflects the changes or was another project entirely. My sentiments are more attached to ... See full review
posted a review of Leyland Kirby - Sadly, The Future Is No Longer What It Was. over 8 years ago
A large volume of pithy descriptions can be used here: what would happen if Steve Roach or Harold Budd read Derrida and K-punk's writing for inspiration rather than use nature and aboriginal cultures; what happened if Twin Peaks got a second life and ... See full review
posted a review of Steve Roach - Dreamtime Return. over 9 years ago
It's strange to be writing a review for an album upon hearing it is so indescribable. It's not just trying to describe objectively what's going on without sounding flat, sterile and lifeless. It's also trying to put into words the sensations and ... See full review
posted a review of Bola - Soup. over 9 years ago
It's really hard (for me) to put into words what makes this album so wondrous. Perhaps the best way to describe it is as the best ambient music for those who want to get out of the room/house and take a long walk/drive. It's ambient in that utilizes ... See full review
posted a review of Peter Gabriel - Passion: Music For The Last Temptation Of Christ. over 9 years ago
I want to say this right off the bat: I have strong theological and spiritual objections to The Last Temptation of Christ, either the Nikos Kazantakis novel and the Martin Scorsese film adaptation. In a nutshell, it's the right struggle but embodied in ... See full review
posted a review of The Beatles - Love. over 10 years ago
For me, it's the Beatles compilation album to get if you were not interested in getting merely the collection of chart toppers (1). As far as Beatles songs, they represented the span of their career (regardless of whether you like them or not). But the ... See full review
posted a review of William Basinski - The Disintegration Loops. over 11 years ago
This is clearly one of the best musical illustrations about life, death and the afterlife. And it was clearly by accident.

To quickly summarize the story: William Basinski was archiving tapes to digital but his archiving process was destroying ... See full review
posted a review of Cocteau Twins - Lullabies To Violaine: Singles And Extended Plays 1982-1996. over 12 years ago
Every artist signed to a label at some point gets reminiscent and start retreading the past, whether they are long dead or they still keep on treading (and sometimes "basking in the shadow of yesterday's triumph"). There are different ways of reclaiming ... See full review
posted a review of Pan Sonic - Kesto (234.48:4). over 12 years ago
Inspired by their love of industrial music, electro, musique concrete and Mika Vainio's love of Francis Bacon paintings and their usual concert antics, Pan(a)sonic has managed to create an ambitious music work that best encapsulated what they are about: ... See full review
posted a review of The Cure - Seventeen Seconds. over 12 years ago
Every great group has to start somewhere (and I'm sure I'll use it for their true debut release, Three Imaginary Boys).

Robert Smith reportedly wanted to make an album that reflected his (1979/1980) listening tastes: David Bowie's Low, Nick Drake's ... See full review
posted a review of Spiritualized®* - Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space. over 12 years ago
Let's get the façade thing out of the way.

The packaging of this album continues the modus operandi of Spacemen 3 leading into Spiritualized: "take drugs to make music for taking drugs." Of course this veers it more into the prescribed realm as ... See full review
posted a review of Oval - Systemisch. over 12 years ago
The problem with the German language (and its philosophical tradition... I'm looking at you, Immanuel Kant) is that it's too easy to wax philosophical about art and to make more complicated what can be described as base instinct. Oval's "manifesto" can ... See full review
posted a review of Squarepusher - Music Is Rotted One Note. over 12 years ago
I really enjoy this album because in the context of Squarepusher's music release career, it's very contrarian to what Squarepusher listeners expect (hence the rhetorical question "Do You Know Squarepusher?").

Absent are the lightning-fast drum and ... See full review
posted a review of Radiohead - OK Computer. over 12 years ago
After the moderate success of The Bends (which also secured them as being beyond just "the band that does the song 'Creep'"), Radiohead was inspired to do more of their own thing. Inspired greatly by the Beatles' self titled "white" album, Radiohead set ... See full review
posted a review of Radiohead - The Bends. over 12 years ago
In the general understanding of Radiohead, The Bends is the beginning of a string of albums that are both solid and boundary-pushing (OK Computer, Kid A/Amnesiac, Hail to the Thief).

This is the album I admittedly don't listen to often because it ... See full review
posted a review of Vangelis - Invisible Connections. over 12 years ago
When looking at Vangelis' extended discography, he has created some diverse albums: the future techno sounds of Spiral and Albedo 0.39, the symphonic electronica of Heaven and Hell and his contributions to cinema with Chariots of Fire, Blade Runner and ... See full review
posted a review of Nirvana - In Utero. over 12 years ago
If Nirvana was going to end on a good note - in terms of acclaim, popularity and craft - this is the best way to do it.

If Nevermind was ended up being a reflection of their entry into indie/mega popular status, In Utero both solidified their ... See full review
posted a review of Ween - The Pod. over 12 years ago
The more you listen to albums like these, the less interested you would be in pursuing any kind of chemical stimulants, depressants and hallucinogens.

The Pod fits in the group of "strangest albums ever existed", even for a group known for going into ... See full review
posted a review of The Cure - Pornography. over 12 years ago
For many years, listeners of this album noted its relevancy in the long career of the Cure. And yet the first generation of CD mastering did not do the album any justice. But thanks to a proper mastering job, this album can finally speak for itself ... See full review
posted a review of Zero 7 - Simple Things. over 12 years ago
There are variety of ways to describe this album. One way is that it is the soundtrack to a retro-futuristic cool cat film where the city lights are like Tokyo's yet the fashion and decor sense is a return to New York/Los Angeles of the 1970s. Another ... See full review
posted a review of Eurythmics - 1984 (For The Love Of Big Brother). over 12 years ago
When Michael Redford set out to make a film adaptation of George Orwell's well-known dystopia Nineteen Eighty-Four, Sir Richard Branson (Virgin was producing the film) wanted to have a pop act to contribute to the soundtrack. And so he brought onboard ... See full review
posted a review of The Beatles - The Beatles. over 12 years ago
If you are going to own one Beatles album (which is what I'm planning on doing), this will be the one. Forget any compliations of their singles or anthologies or boxsets. This is the album to get if you want to remember the Beatles as a group of ... See full review
posted a review of Arovane - Atol Scrap. over 12 years ago
Back when this album was released, I thought it was grossly unfair to say that Arovane was a complete rip-off of Autechre and that this album in particular makes culpable of such a copy. To say that Arovane = Autechre is like saying Johannes Brahms = ... See full review