TOP 10 KSPC HIP-HOP ALBUMS OF 2013 1. Quasimoto – Yessir Whatever (Stones Throw) This album could’ve been great with just Madlib’s productions but his blunted irreverent ramblings as Quasimoto set it apart. 2. Tree – Sunday School II (Creative Control) The sequel to Tree’s first Sunday School mixtape keeps the first’s pioneering soul trap […]
In this installment of WIB, we move beyond genres to “the feels.” What is it about music that makes it emotional? How are natural human instincts related to this? And how does detachment lend itself to emotion? When I hear “emotional music,” my mind jumps to ballads expressing eternal love, grief, or other similar emotions […]
Be sure to tune in next Tuesday, November 26 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. to Tony Palkovic’s jazz show to hear an exclusive interview with acoustic jazz musician Tom Kennedy!
Hello from your friendly DJ Rubix! (Long time no post, I know.) Thanks to the insanity of senior year, I haven’t had time to DJ full-time or write for the blog. However, I just reviewed “Glacier” by Teen Daze for KSPC’s ever-growing library, and the beauty of the album inspired me to dust off my […]
1. John Fahey – “In Christ There is No East or West” This eerie serenity in John Fahey’s music leaves one feeling as if a small fragment of time and space has been held in place, suspended, his lightly dissonant chords and meditative arpeggios reaching deeper until nothing is hidden and the listener can do […]