The Beatles Let It Get Back

December 22, 2020 Morphizm 0

Enjoy this holiday sneak peek of The Beatles: Get Back, knowing its reprogramming is all we have left of The Beatles, as the original fades.

Unhappy Halloween, Gravediggaz

October 31, 2020 Morphizm 0

Two presidential terms ago, I bowed deep before a momentous election to the Gravediggaz, hoping to exorcise eight years of apocalyptic Republican rule. Here we go again.

Swervedriver’s Petroleum Daze

July 24, 2020 Morphizm 0

Three decades after its thunderous arrival, Swervedriver’s sonic legacy is in the history books. Unfortunately. It has to share space with climate crisis authoritarians

Goodbye, The Beatles (Again)

May 8, 2020 Morphizm 0

Fifty years ago, The Beatles tragically left us, after changing the world for almost a decade. And what they left us with, like much of what they made, sequenced the genes for the recombined culture to come.

The (Blessed) Return Of El-P

December 6, 2019 Morphizm 0

Correcting an historical injustice, El-P’s singular, relevant back catalogue will finally return to the land of material and digital reality.

DJ Shadow Chronicles Our Pathetic Age

November 28, 2019 Morphizm 0

Givng thanks on Thanksgiving for the letters DJ Shadow has been sending, explaining why and where and how the music from his latest, perhaps greatest effort, Our Pathetic Age, was born.

Pixies’ Spooky, Surreal Long Rider

October 31, 2019 Morphizm 0

An evocative tale of a surfer who couldn’t resist the pull of our ocean —- to her doom. It’s a slashing anthem set to surreal visuals, filmed around the corner from where I am writing.

I’m Sorry, Kurt Cobain

April 7, 2019 Morphizm 0

A quarter of a century ago, I turned my back on our revolution. As the reprogramming accelerated, I slowed time by pursuing love. But it was not enough.

Cli-Fi: Soundgarden’s Fourth of July

July 4, 2017 Morphizm 0

For me, there’s only one song that explains the United States of America falling apart in the 21st century, and it is probably no cosmological accident that it is written by the late, great Chris Cornell and Soundgarden.

I’m Sorry, Chris Cornell

May 18, 2017 Morphizm 0

Today, I sit here stunned, sifting through press releases telling me what Chris — and Soundgarden, and Temple of the Dog, and Audioslave, and every other artist that Cornell’s widening influence deeply touched — have been doing for the last several years.

Mulatu Astatke’s Eternal Return

April 23, 2017 Morphizm 0

Few have sequenced the genes of future music as much as Mulatu Astatke, whose dizzying sonic explorations have skillfully skipped across jazz, soul, funk and much more. Those new to Mulatu of Ethiopia seeking a launch window might as well start with a new reissue of … Mulatu of Ethiopia.