“Desolation Angels”, a Review

Finished reading Jack Kerouac’s “Desolation Angels” (1965), after 4 months of lugging it around in my backpack and car (I find books difficult to read with my current lifestyle, and would have better success if I ignored all the other humans in my vicinity). In this, Kerouac through his proxy Jack Dolouz begins this chapter […]

Empire, Still Empirical

29 years later, Queensrÿche’s “Empire” (1990) still impresses me with its deft audio engineering. It’s a cornerstone in the wall of sound. James Barton (engineer) and Bob Ludwig (mastering) did a bang-up job on the album’s sound with the band’s source material. It’s still fuckin’ loud with minimal compressor pumping, and the soundstage is still […]