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For the last four years this music has been haunting my days, then cautiously moved through the ether and entered my blood stream. This is the music of the ghosts lost in between the worlds. This is the music of the sacrificial rites where the dark is not exactly evil. This is the music of […]


For the last three years in a row, I managed to torture myself with a great restraint of releasing these “Best Of” lists at a rate of only one per day. Honestly, I am exhausted. I hope your wallet feels exhausted too! Believe me, there’s nothing more I want, than to share all of this […]


Music evolution spins in cycles. A new development in sound hoards a following of copycats, too anxious to proliferate the world with the nuclear output of their laptops. There are some that fail. There are some that surf along with the wave before it breaks, emerging from nowhere and receding back to nothing. And then […]


I don’t timestamp music with transitions… I timestamp life transitions with this music… A period here, a semicolon there… Music played for long lost friends, and music that I play for them again right now… Because even if you’re not right here, and you can’t hear these sounds, I know that you are listening. And […]


Your mind is just a canvas; your life – projected film. Your skull is a museum of memories; your ego – a neurotic guard. Your consciousness is sleeping in this theater, alone and undisturbed. Why not invite some music? There’s plenty of empty space… ALL ENTRIES ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER BY ARTIST Celer Viewpoint […]


In the silent and sad mountains, music speaks without the lyrics. Words escape and rise in clouds, forming vapor, pain and passion. Music, on the other hand, is harmless, floating low above the ground, spreading long and foggy fingers, through the grass and morning flowers. In this dark and lonely winter, snow begins to lightly […]


Another sunset without you. How precious were those little moments… how futile are these tardy words. I didn’t get a chance to tell you, although I sensed that you have known. I mourned your soul before departure, while you just smiled and spread the light. And so you’re here, among, within me. This music makes […]


Have you ever walked in the autumn rain? Just like the sunshine warms the breezy beaches, and the snow blankets the silent cemeteries, the rain drenches my clothes, and no, you can not tell that I’m crying. Covered from head to toe in the wetness and music, my feet plop through puddles, as my mind […]


My family and friends have long time given up. And even though I listen to everything from beautiful piano music to gorgeous post-rock instrumentals, they seem to think that I like “nails on the chalkboard” with a “bucket falling down the stairs”. I’ve long had a special collection of albums set aside for that occasion […]


Something warm and crispy is tickling the inside of my ear canal. It travels through my cochlear labyrinth, where the sensory hair cells sway with the vibrations and generate electric signals, which in turn fire the synapse towards my primary auditory cortex. Somewhere within the Wernicke’s area of my cerebral cortex it all makes sense, […]


Abandoned places and desolate spaces, covered with rain, snow and ash, wrapped in a blanket of white noise and pulsating bass, somewhat metallic, chilly and wet. These are the images for these sounds for these places of my mind. Something is trembling with the beat of my heart. Tick-tock. Time rewinds to the mid nineties, […]


After spending an entire night dancing at an outdoor festival, I wake up in my tent, drenched in morning dew and sound. The music never stopped playing, but it has slowed down in pace. As the sound guides me towards its source, the path winds in between the trees that seem to sway with the […]


Sit down. Stop thinking for a while. That thought? Let it go. Let it all go. Call it meditation, call it concentration, call it what you will, but let it go. That thought? Be above it and let it pass. Watch the thought pass through your mind. It passes, as the air through your lungs […]


In this first installment of Headphone Commute’s Best of 2013, I gather my favorite selections of the year, consisting of music that simply makes you feel. The albums in this list should simply be classified as the soundtracks to your life. No other genre is required. I hope that you’ll agree… ALL ENTRIES ARE LISTED […]


And just like that, another year has gone by… This one seemed particularly like a rapid passing, even though each one appears to hasten all the time. This was the sixth year of Headphone Commute’s existence, during which I published 200 articles, featuring album reviews, artist interviews, free mixes, and even a few write-ups on […]


The beast is awake. Daydreams turn into nightmares. This is not real. This is not real. The walls perspire and the muscles ache, as the sound rolls over your blanket and crawls under your bed. There it shakes off its frequencies and morphs into an over-compressed standing wave, too loud to mix, until its entire […]


Today I am honored to introduce a brand new list. For the last three years this particular music has been haunting my days, until in 2012 it traversed the ether and entered my blood stream. This selection is only unique because it traverses multiple genres, and instead captures the overall feeling of this mood. This […]


Just like last year, and the two years before, somehow I managed to torture myself with a great restraint of releasing these “Best Of” lists at a rate of only one per day. And today I even managed to find the time to squeeze out a two-hour podcast! Honestly, I’m a little exhausted. I hope […]


Music evolution spins in cycles. A new development in sound hoards a following of copycats, too anxious to proliferate the world with the nuclear output of their laptops. There are some that fail. There are some that surf along with the wave before it breaks, emerging from nowhere and receding back to nothing. And then […]


I don’t timestamp music with transitions… I timestamp life transitions with this music… A period here, a semicolon there… Music played for long lost friends, and music that I play for them again right now… Because even if you’re not right here, and you can’t hear these sounds, I know you’re listening. And even though […]



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