In our final episode, Manāt, I team up with @gramsden to bring this little series of slowed down 45s to a close. Graham and I contribute four cuts each, spanning the 50s to the new millennium. If you simply can’t get enough of this curious experiment in slow jammin’, check out Graham’s 8tracks mix, titled Do Not Rush, that he put out back in the Summer. Continue reading
The 80s, part two. This decade has a million hits worth the 45-33 treatment. Heh is but a symbol of the vast expanse of potential.
Kali and the ’80s have arrived to destroy what you now know about 45-33s. These slowed down 45s sound bigger and bolder than anything that’s come before. The decade is so replete with awesome big hair vocals and gated snares that it’s going to take more than one episode to cover everything. If you’d like a visual representation of what I’m trying to accomplish here, just play that Olivia Newton-John “Physical” video in reverse. Wow. Continue reading
In the second installment of the 45-33 series, I bring you slowed down selections from the ’70s. The funk gets crunked. The cocaine is swapped for quaaludes in the recording studio. And the punk starts to peacock with more pop sensibility. We end with a scary monster from 1980 because, well, I needed to leave room for something a little different from the early Reagan years in next week’s episode. Continue reading
Chronos is the first in my weekly mix series featuring 45s played at 33 1/3 speed. In this series, I share the goofy joys of slowing down both timeless classics and time-bound curiosities to yield what are often humorous and sometimes strikingly beautiful results. We’ll start off this week with a little tour of the ’60s. Continue reading
It’s a mixed bag of the new and old. The very funny and very serious. And probably the broadest representation of my musical tastes this year. To be honest, I found myself in a bit of a listening slump in the third quarter. To pick favorites, Run the Jewels and Flying Lotus stand out in terms of repeated listens, but I must say I’m rooting for my new local favorites, Gazebos, more than any other. And, I have to give a nod to my pal, djmrsmith, for inspiring two of my picks this quarter. Continue reading
Here’s a mix of my favorite music collected this past quarter. You’ll hear psychedelia, rock and roll, and other way out and way in styles. Enjoy! Continue reading
My favorite songs collected in the first quarter of this year. This collection turns out sounding decidedly melancholic, but the general vibe that permeated my listening experience last quarter was more along the lines of subtle pleasures and a leaning into creative exploration. I hope you enjoy. Continue reading