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Compton White’s self-titled new EP surprises, delights and intrigues at every turn.  At times it sounds like a modern take on sample-based Instrumental Hip Hop [opener ‘Track 2’ and the very mellow ‘Double Diamond’, at others it becomes harsh, challenging Electronica in the vein of Loom, or even Arca.   21 more words

New Music

Taking Out the Trash #9 - Albums

As an effort to get everything rolling again, here’s something that should have been written up back in April but instead was thrown together yesterday. Woohoo! 1,293 more words



Clams Casino’s ’32 Levels’ is his full length, grown-up debut.  Having released three instrumental mixtapes prior to the album, this is his first commercial release.  As such, there was a real sense that this was going to be his magnum opus; a more refined, polished version of the Cloud Rap beats that earned him his stripes.   124 more words

Hip Hop

An Evening with the Allman Brothers Band: 2nd Set

Not sure if I like this as much as 1st set. “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” is acoustic. It’s cool enough I guess. “Jessica” is the highlight. 14 more words

The Allman Brothers Band: Where It All Begins

A good album. I don’t think I like it as much as Shades of Two Worlds, but it’s good enough.

"Forever is Already There" - On Thumb of the Maid

This post was originally published in November 2014 on The Hooded Utilitarian as part of a roundtable on The Best Band No One Has Ever Heard Of. 1,724 more words


Joe Cocker: Mad Dogs and Englishmen Deluxe Edition

It’s pretty enjoyable. Real end of it is “With a Little Help From My Friends” which puts it at under 2 hours. Woodstock is better though probably.