2023: tracks of the year

Another big year, yes yes: Oklou – God’s Chariot (SH Remix) [Welt Discos] What’s such a big deal about a skippy garage-ish beat, a kind-of-an-organ…

2023: album of the year

A perhaps especially endless year for music, which is saying kind of a lot: James Holden – Imagine This Is A High Dimensional Space Of…

2023: shows of the year

Maybe, say it softly, just a normal year for going out: some winners, some “meh”. Still a lot of people wanting to go hard after…

2023: sets of the year

James Holden – Bandcamp Weekly 640 Bad news, it’s another James Holden year, so you have to hear about everything single thing he’s done. Lucky…

2023: concerts of the year

Lucrecia Dalt @ National Sawdust I did not know what to expect going into this one – Dalt has made both sideways torchsongs and geological…

2021: shows of the year

We have, in point of fact, been here for years. But it was still good to be back Musclecars @ Mr Sunday A peak experience….

2021: sets of the year

A complex year, for obvious reasons: a sort of big contrast between the deeply introspective and the huge banger. DJ Python – Virtually Nowadays Not…

2021: albums of the year

And a big year for albums, it seems Loraine James – Reflection I for sure slept on this one, thinking maybe that “Running Like That”…

2021: tracks of the year

Good records, I think. Slim Alli & The Hodi Boys – You Can Do It This megabop from 1970s Nairobi is syncopated in the right…

cold code

I was part of a very nice software engineering reading group at Spotify, just before I left. In addition to being around for the coining…