Perhaps contrary to popular belief, retirement from hi-fi does mean retirement from music. Here are twenty of my favorite records from this year. Enjoy!
I transferred to Bennington College from the School of Visual Arts as a philosophy major, which lasted all of two weeks before I switched back to fine art.
Due to personal and professional reasons, Twittering Machines will close its virtual doors next month [footnote 1]. I am, in effect, retiring from hifi.
Raw power, sheer emotion, and frightening fury. These are some of the things that make Kristin Hayter as Lingua Ignota’s second album Caligula a force to be reckoned with.
Toni Morrison (February 18, 1931 – August 5, 2019)
If someone forced me to pick a favorite living photographer, my pick would be Daisuke Yokota. If I had to then select just one photobook from his rather vast amount of work, I’d pick Taratine.
Here’s what I’ve been doing of late: listening.
Grinderman fans rejoice! From Nick Cave’s blog July 2019:
In the beginning, there was Black. Then Black v1.5, followed by Red. Well, there’s a new sheriff in town and his name is Cobalt. DragonFly Cobalt.
Sami Cola, Nico Castleman, and Ruby Parrish + guitar, bass, drums, and vocals. This is Knife Life, raw and simple.
I don’t hate measurements but some people think I do because I am often critical of how people interpret them. These are two very different things.