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About Headphone Commute

Headphone Commute

Headphone Commute is an independent resource of candid words on electronic, experimental and instrumental music. The range of covered genres includes electronica, ambient, glitch, idm, modern classical, shoegaze, downtempo, bass, experimental, minimal and everything in between. HC is not associated with any artist, band, record label, promoter, distributor or retailer covered by the reviews. There is no hidden agenda behind these words. What you see is what you get. All that means is that we share our love for music because we want to, not because we have to.

Here’s everything you ever wanted to know about HC in this interview titled Fifteen Questions with Headphone Commute.

on facts and opinions
All of the content on Headphone Commute goes through a thorough fact-checking process, primarily by having the reviewed entity (artist and/or label) verify the writeup to be error-free prior to the post, or by relying on an official press release presented along with a promotional copy of the album. The interviews are posted in their raw, unedited form, with the exception of spelling corrections and/or grammar / sentence revision for the foreign language speaking candidates. The views expressed on Headphone Commute are those of the respective contributors. We strive to be a reliable source of information. Please submit any corrections that you find.
on our avatar
The face of Headphone Commute is none other than Zoetica Ebb – artist, writer, photographer, style technician and a co-founder of Coilhouse magazine who has written up a praise for Headphone Commute, and now agreed to be our new protagonist, if you will. Let’s be honest – we think Zo is beautiful, and love the presence she adds to the music, the mood, and the weight of our words. We hope you feel the same. Check out Zoetica’s site, Biorequiem.com, and drop us a line on your thoughts.
on text and content
All content on this site is Copyright © 2007-2014 Headphone Commute, unless otherwise clearly stated. All attributable work is credited and republished with permission of the author. All artist photos are courtesy of the artist, attributed with photographer’s credit when available. All album cover art is courtesy of the artist and/or label. All music and sound samples are embedded with permission of the artist and/or label. Additional media content is republished as made available by the original author. You may freely republish our reviews on your site, press kit, or promotional material, with proper attribution linking back to headphonecommute.com. You know the drill…
contributors
Most of the content on Headphone Commute has been written by the mysterious HC, who prefers to stay anonymous putting the music ahead of the ego. That seems to be working for the time being… In addition, exclusive content has been submitted by Josh Russell, Elizabeth Klisiewicz, Ben Rutter, Jón Ingi Herbertsson, Matt Leslieand some previously appearing articles by Peter van CootenMatthew Mercer, Brian Housman, Will Long, Richard AllenRichard GürtlerDaniel MackenzieKyra Kordoski, OrangewarriorSarah Badr, and Jacob Arnold. All syndicated content has been republished with permission of the original author. See copyright footnotes for all appropriate credits.
non-exclusive publication
When it comes to recommending good music, we believe in a decentralized and distributed approach. Headphone Commute reviews are syndicated across various resources and are not exclusive to this site. You can hang out on here, or choose your reading interface from the list below:

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35 Responses to “About”

  1. 1 Jeff Derbyshire

    Great resource, please never stop!

  2. 2 Peter

    Hey guys, you site seems a bit out of date on indexing. The interviews page does not list any of the interviews conducted after 2012.

  3. 5 Oliver

    Nice find! Quite an unique approach and perspective indeed, so keep at it… :)

  4. 6 Sam

    Truly enjoyable site. More in particular I like the interviews, they are thorough and well done.

  5. 7 Yam Yam

    What a find! So chuffed I stumbled across this gem of a musical hub.

    Please keep this beacon to bliss burning…

  6. 8 john

    please never stop

  7. 9 LittleFish

    I really get the sense of a close-knit “zine” when I first found this site, and I’m very happy that I found it :)

  8. 10 Scott Johnson

    How did I just stumble on this site?! So excited to explore, discover :-)

  9. 11 Tony

    I’m (so far) always impressed with the interesting, quality EM chosen for HC. Whoever you are: you’re good, you. Oh yes you are.

  10. 12 Lawrence

    headphonecommute.com is quite possibly the best music blog around. Thank you so much for all of your good work.

  11. 13 Haywire

    One of the best gems I’ve found on the Internet in a long time.

  12. Love you guys! Each mix is an exciting journey through new tunes and genres.

  13. 15 Philip

    Many thanks from me, you guys sure put a smile on my face and mind …..

  14. 16 Johan de Wal

    #FF @H_C a lovely explorer of the soundscapes of dreams, full of memories, surprises, twists & turns and sparks of light. (via Twitter)

  15. Just discovered this about five minutes ago. Was reading the page on Slow Dancing Society- which I just discovered tonight.

    I appreciate what you are doing, and look forward to digging in- thanks!

  16. 18 Jim Payne

    This is so excellent! I’ve really been getting into this type of music again lately, and I’ve discovered some truly great artists within this genre just within the last couple of days, courtesy of Headphone Commute. Headphone Commute is really doing an outstanding job giving some well-deserved exposure to an entire variety of different types of artists, and the wording of the write-ups is just exquisite. My proverbial hat is tipped toward you, with my thanks!

  17. 19 Ayumi Robin Hatai

    I just want to thank you for doing what you do. I discovered so many music through your website. I’ve been listening to Loscil, Max Richter, The Green Kingdom, Emeralds, Lights Out Asia, Tim Hecker, Boy Is Fiction. I didn’t realize how much I was ignoring. Unbelievable! I’ve been searching for somebody like you to open doors to the unknown territory. There are way too many artists/musicians release their materials every week and I feel confident and comfortable to follow your taste in music from now. Arigato!

  18. 20 Scott D. Wilson

    For the past several years, I’ve expanded my knowledge of ‘contemporary’ electronic music ten fold thanks to following you and slowly educating myself. I’ve always loved musique concrete of the old days, and used to find it overwhelming to stay abreast with current day. I tip my hat to you and thank you for your, shall we say…service?:) Many thanks!!!!

  19. 21 Brandon

    Thank’s ;)

  20. 22 suraj

    There are many music blogs out there, but HC remains my favorite.
    Kudos on the simple yet efficient site design also.

  21. Headphone Commute is the Lester Bangs of Electronic Music!

  22. 24 Shane

    I can’t believe it took me so long to find this wonderful site. After feeling so alienated by other music sites (people don’t seem to be aware that there is other music besides “indie rock”), it is as if someone plugged into my brain and downloaded all the music I love and care about and put it in one site. Thank you so much for this! I look forward to many more visits.

  23. Thanks for the totally awesome website that consolidates everything good and wonderful about music into one package, guiding the lost, shining light into the dark, enlightening the masses, one by one, we will all listen to… GOOD MUSIC!!

  24. 26 Thomas

    I’m currently sifting through all the Best of 2009s using Spotify. SO MUCH NEW AND WONDERFUL MUSIC. Thank you.

  25. 27 SeraphTrend

    So neat to see a journalist at heart reviewing and interviewing the artist that fills the gaps between twilight and day dreams. Your work is greatly appreciated and fully saluted by me. Keep up the great work, because you just never know who might be looking . Blessings…

  26. 28 Pierre "opti" Serafini

    I’m following your posts for quite a long time. You often guided me to pure musical heaven. The last one was the Mountains EP. So, just a quick thank you for pointing all this out.

  27. 29 Ben

    This website was the beautifull suprise of the day’, keep on going lads;, thanks!

  28. 30 Jonathan Carr

    I am so excited and happy to have found a website such as this. I have bookmarked HC and I will keep coming back for many visits.

    Thank you so much.
    xxx

  29. 31 Ales Kot

    Great work – this is an excellent music blog and great music journalism. I want to keep coming back. Thank you.

  30. 32 Annie_Mo

    Thank you, thank you for all of your hard and loving work! (Today I found you via your link on the Murcof Facebook page.) Great to have you here. I really appreciate your one-stop-shop for valuable info on this beautiful and expanding genre of electronica and the like. :-)

  31. 33 Lilboyblue

    I have been searching for so long a place to expand, through various sites. im glad i have found a place i can now consult for beautiful works from a vast amount of artists. like chris tenz my area has lost the passion for these genres of music. i can tell you now i will be a frequent reader and a passionate listener on your site and those associated. thanx again for taking time from your day to post such wonderful entries into what i feel is an amazing and interesting musical taste. (and god you have that taste down!)

  32. 34 Aural Infinity

    Hello, i keep stumbling upon your fantastic reviews with all my new musical discoveries lately. First saw ‘Headphone Commute’ on ‘The Music Lobby’. Your reviews have great substance and integrity. I fully enjoy reading them and have discovered more unique and interesting artists/labels because of them. I’m much appreciative of your work…keep them coming!

  33. 35 Chris Tenz

    I have to say, the more I read on your site, the more grateful I am that you are doing this. So many of the artists are exactly the genre I’ve been into, and there’s not many sources where so many inspiring and wonderful artists are covered like this. In the city where I live, this kind of music is essentially dead. It can feel pretty isolated when nobody really understands it, so I’ve been happily reading your reviews as a reminder that somebody does really stop, and feel what these artists are creating. Hell, you’re not just listening, you’re completely absorbed into the music. So I commend you and thank you.


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