Archive for the ‘Reflections’ Category

Here’s the final chapter in a a three-part trilogy of text written by Lawrence English, titled A Young Person’s Guide To Hustling In Music and The Arts, subtitled For You. Make sure to read all previous entries : [ intro ] [ for the work ] [ for others ] You’ve got to have a […]


Here comes the second installment in a three-part trilogy of text written by Lawrence English, titled A Young Person’s Guide To Hustling In Music and The Arts, subtitled For The Work. Respect If there’s one overarching rule to this game it’s respect. Very few of us are getting rich here, most of us are in […]


Welcome to the first installment in a three-part trilogy of text written by Lawrence English, titled A Young Person’s Guide To Hustling In Music and The Arts, subtitled For The Work. Be sure to check out the [intro] to the article. Let the quality of the work speak for itself Hype isn’t usually the answer […]


I am proud to present the readers of Headphone Commute with an article by Lawrence English. Republished in three sections, today we only tease you with this introduction by the author. About The Author Lawrence English started his first fanzine when he was 15. He started a label the following year and has since been […]


There’s a store in my old college town that I visit maybe once a year or two when I’m around. The shelves are stocked with the latest pop-jizz and radio’s’hit, but it is the back section, marked in yellow, aged, and peeling “techno/rave” label that draws me in like a magnet. Here, time stays still… […]


So you finished your album, and are ready to spend the next five minutes engaging in that vile act of self-promotion. The word itself is enough to make a real musician gag. And since you made this music just for yourself, why spread the word about it? To make absolutely sure that your music is […]


This Saturday, September 3, Rephlex Records celebrates their 20th anniversary with a showcase at The Empty Bottle in Chicago. The line-up includes Bogdan Raczynski, Aleksi Perälä, Soundmurder, Wisp, and Monolith. Earlier that day the same artists are scheduled to perform a free noon “lunchbreak” concert at Millennium Park. Information on the tour is scarce. There […]


Once again, I’m back with a Reflections entry, to check out my listening patterns, one, two, and three year ago, about this time in August. I’ve done a few similar write-ups a few years ago, and they helped me put my journey through music into a reflective perspective and revisit some of my favorite dusty […]


(click to see entire image) Today, I’m trying something new… An in-depth reflection on one specific track (song), and some of its incarnations through the years through variety of covers. And what better way to kick this one off than with a one titled Gloomy Sunday… Read on, and make sure to hit [play] along […]


Here are more reflections from Jon of Silet Land Time Machine and Andre of Locrian. These musings shall appeal to fans of the beauty that is within the harshness of silence and the lullabies of the noise… Jon / Silent Land Time Machine / Indian Queen Records As always: I feel it is of the […]


The past year has been Bedroom Community’s biggest and busiest yet with no less than four album releases, a Whale Watching tour that actually turned into three (thanks Eyjafjallajökull!) – numerous collective and individual events, appearances and collaborations, and even a presidential visit to the Greenhouse Studios. Here are some of our artist’s individual highlights […]


Lists, lists, and more lists! Here are four more for you to swallow. Will these ever end? At least these are by our favorite artists!!! It’s always neat to know what they select… Stephan Mathieu 2010 Rotations (alphabetical) Akira Rabelais. Caduceus, CD on SamadhiSound, 2010 Anika. Anika, LP on Stones Throw, 2010 Bird By Snow. […]


Here are some more reflections for you to digest. Today we feature favorite selections of the year from four label owners: Richard Chartier of Line,  Jonathan of Hibernate, Yann Novak of Dragon’s Eye, and Jeremy Bible of Experimedia. Richard Chartier / Line RICHARD CHARTIER . top 10 of 2010 list Pan Sonic – Gravitoni Lovesliescrushing […]


[Editor’s Note: Words by Dag Rosenqvist of Jasper TX and De La Mancha] 2010 has been a strange year. Intense and weird. It sort of just ran by me while I was busy with other things. There have been some bad things but there has also been good ones. I guess it all evens out […]


In Allan Moore‘s classic comic book series, Watchmen, written in 1986-87 and recently adopted into a film, directed by Zack Snyder, we come upon the story’s main antagonist, named Adrian Veidt. Going by the name Ozymandias, Veidt retires from the superhero work, devoting his attention to running his own enterprises… At the end of the […]


Once again, I’m back with a Reflections entry, to check out my listening patterns, one, two, and three year ago. I hope this doesn’t bore you out too much, as it gives me pleasure to revisit the dusty albums which deserve another worthy spin. Staying true to my last promise, I have revisited Dictaphone, Rudi […]


I’ve written up a similar entry back in April, where I reflect on the music that I have been enjoying one, two, and then three years back, with the help of my last.fm charts. The past reflection allowed me to think about music as a variable in time, and dust off some of the albums […]


DJ Koze at outdoor Piknic. Photo by Myriam Rafla courtesy of MUTEK. A few days have passed since I attended MUTEK, and I am now able to reflect on the five days I spent in Montreal. Overall, what pleased me the most, was the ease with which the festival unfolded. There was no overwhelming drama, major […]


How many times were you around people who didn’t understand the music that you raved about? And what about that influential artist? “Seriously, you don’t know Autechre?” “Never heard of Aphex Twin?” How do you convey to a person the importance of being important in this massively tiny underground scene? What if that importance is […]


Three years of music… No… I’m not about to try and summarize all of the amazing albums that have made it to my rotations list – that is nearly impossible. Instead, I want to point my time machine to this exact month of April, over a period of one, two, and then three years, to […]



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