Pandemic-era Update, March 2020:
If something really, really, really moves me*, for the duration of the quarantine period, I am willing to set aside my “no-downloads, no streams” policy. It’s not my intention to make life more difficult for artists trying to survive their way through this global crisis. I have every intention of returning to my standard policy once this is all behind us, but at this moment, that time seems off in the future. So while I’m keeping the notice below, for now I will consider making exceptions when a persuasive case is made*. — bk
Note to Artists, Labels and PR reps: Your CDs, DVDs, Blu-Rays, vinyl LPs, EPs and 45s, and even cassettes for potential review are welcomed and encouraged. I’m already on the mailing lists for many of the major PR reps (you know who you are). If I’m not on your list, please feel free to add me. My tastes run decidedly toward the rock, soul, and jazz end of the musical spectrum, so if you (or your clients) are a “boy band,” run-of-the-mill hip-hop artist, EDM/DJ artist, act called “so-and-so feat. so-and-so” or bro-country performer, save your stamp, as it were.
I’m keenly interested in reissues (rock, jazz, soul, blues, r&b, etc.) and previously-unreleased archival material of cultural/historical interest; if you have any of that sort of thing that you’re promoting, PLEASE get in touch. Extensive and enthusiastic coverage is likely; see here for a typical example.
And please note that I require music media I can hold in my hand. CDs and vinyl only (well, cassettes in a pinch). I will NOT consider for review anything provided to me as a stream or download. PLEASE READ THAT SENTENCE AGAIN before contacting me. No exceptions.
AND…I say this with all due respect. If your note requires me to guess or otherwise divine what you’re about musically, I will delete it instantly.
Here’s how to contact me…