electronica Archive

Album Review: Bernie Worrell – Wave from the Wooniverse

Musician and producer Bernie Worrell was a beloved figure here in my hometown of Asheville NC. While he didn’t live here, the keyboardist cultivated an ardent following in our mountain […]

Album Review: Real People, Great Radio Vol. 2

Indie by definition and indie in spirit, Real People, Great Radio Vol. 2 is a compilation featuring Asheville musical artists. Curated, sponsored and put together by community radio station AshevilleFM […]

Album Review: David Microwave Javelosa – Cyber Steam Cabaret

Pick up this record and give it a quick look; you’ll be forgiven if you mistake it for Crosby Stills Nash & Young’s Déjà Vu. The cover art explicitly aims […]

30 Days Out, January 2024 #2: Jason Daniello, Whitworth & Platt, Joseph, Evan Dando

Some fantastic local-based talent shares the spotlight with some top-flight touring artists. Winter weather notwithstanding, musicwise in Asheville, the next 30 days look very bright indeed. Artist: Jason Daniello Venue: […]

Single Review: Millennium Resorts – “Happiness”

The Austin-based duo of Scott Raulie and Jonathan Richerson make music as Millennium Resorts. Claiming influences that include shoegaze/drampop, new wave synth and the sonic aesthetics of Pink Floyd, the […]

Album Review: TrancEnd — Lilac

I was turned on to this band by someone who emphasized that nearly all of the band members are partially sighted. While that in and of itself isn’t enough to […]

Hundred Word Reviews, May 2023: Vinyl!

Me, I dig vinyl. I’m happy to sidestep arguments concerning sound quality versus their digital counterparts; while CDs and even streaming have their place, I prefer the tactile, participatory experience […]

Album Review: Electric Beethoven – Hear No Evil

The musical compositions of Ludwig von Beethoven are among the most durable works in the history of music. Long before the pop music term hook came into use, Beethoven was […]

Album Review: Leon Alvarado — Charging the Electric Dream

I’ve covered at least two previous releases from Leon Alvarado. 2014’s Music from an Expanded Universe was a kind of ambient chillwave set; The Future Left Behind (2016) leaned in […]

Hundred Word Reviews, February 2023 Part Two

More capsule reviews. All new releases. Get ‘em while they’re hot. Ward White – Ice Cream Chords When I reviewed Ward White’s 2021 album The Tender Age, I was struck […]