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 […]
The PERTURBATOR show on Thursday was everything I had hoped for. Everything. The music was phenomenal, and the light show was mind blowing. James Kent definitely takes after the Pink Floyd school of stagecraft: if what you do is mostly pretracked in the studio, then on stage you just have to dazzle ’em with a […]
I spent the past 9 evenings downtown doing the SXSW thing, and now I’m hella tired. It was a good palate cleanser, breaking my usual habits and stretching out a little while doing a lot of walking. First weekend during the Film/Interactive portion, I just went downtown and hung out, people watching, trying to find […]
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Late night, drinking screwdrivers, music on, playing single-player Mahjongg. Thinking. Remembering. Mental cleanser. Mind slowed down enough to give space to synapses. Chance to make connections. Listening to new VNV Nation “Noire”. Reminds me of going home, to Texarkana. Staying for the weekend at mother’s house. She heads to bed, I head to the streets. […]