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Woo! The Circle of Dust documentary is out!

If you’re not familiar with Circle of Dust, you may be familiar with Klayton’s work through one of his other associated acts: Celldweller, Scandroid, Argyle Park, AP2, Klank, Criss Angel, and more.

Posted on September 20th, 2018



When somebody says this band is like band X and Y”, my normal reaction is like ok, but not really.” Well, with Soen, it’s different.

Soen is Tool + Opeth. They’ve just re-released their latest full album, adding some bonus content. Recommended.

Posted on September 15th, 2018



A lot of Klayton music has been bundled together in a new album as the soundtrack to the soon-to-be-released Circle of Dust documentary. Have a listen.

Posted on August 30th, 2018



Protest Music

Posted on August 10th, 2018

What would you add to this protest playlist?

Also, would you listen to a podcast/vidcast where we introduced, played, and discussed a song like one of these? Probably a guest” format?



This has been a bad week. Here’s Idris Elba spinning tech/house music to make Friday better.

Posted on July 27th, 2018



I find a lot of post-rock” pretentious, try-hard, and boring, but recently found Night Verses and have found them to be an exception.

Posted on July 13th, 2018



One of my new favorite podcasts is The Rebel Beat: Class War on the Dance Floor.

They share a variety radical political music: new and old, multiple genres.

Posted on July 3rd, 2018



Micro review for the Juno Reactor The Mutant Theatre: this might be their best album since Bible of Dreams. This might be their best album.

Posted on June 22nd, 2018



Today’s a bigger new music day than I realized: Impending Doom, Front Line Assembly, Juno Reactor, Nine Inch Nails all have new albums!

Posted on June 22nd, 2018



Micro review of the new Nine Inch Nails album Bad Witch after first listen:

1/3 trash, 1/3 quality NIN, 1/3 David Bowie.

Posted on June 22nd, 2018




On Cultural Appropriation

Posted on May 10th, 2018

In Every Culture Appropriates, David Frum gives his take on cultural appropriation.

For me, the answer is in this essay from Current Affairs. Cultural appropriation” is a nebulous phrase that ties together a number of things in a not-so-clear way: some good, some bad, some common, some uncommon, some power-over, some power-under. The actual problem areas that we can hone in on are disrespect and exploitation. That’s where we can bring clarity to the conversation.



Ta-Nehisi Coates on Kanye West: I’m Not Black, I’m Kanye

West calls his struggle the right to be a free thinker,” and he is, indeed, championing a kind of freedom—a white freedom, freedom without consequence, freedom without criticism, freedom to be proud and ignorant; freedom to profit off a people in one moment and abandon them in the next; a Stand Your Ground freedom, freedom without responsibility, without hard memory; a Monticello without slavery, a Confederate freedom, the freedom of John C. Calhoun, not the freedom of Harriet Tubman, which calls you to risk your own; not the freedom of Nat Turner, which calls you to give even more, but a conqueror’s freedom, freedom of the strong built on antipathy or indifference to the weak, the freedom of rape buttons, pussy grabbers, and fuck you anyway, bitch; freedom of oil and invisible wars, the freedom of suburbs drawn with red lines, the white freedom of Calabasas.

Posted on May 8th, 2018



On repeat this week: Church of Scars by Bishop Briggs

Posted on April 27th, 2018



I’m really excited about the upcoming Underoath album. Here’s another single: On My Teeth

Posted on March 30th, 2018



Underoath has had many different sounds over the years, but unlike many bands who change their style, I’ve liked each of Underoath’s iterations. If the new single Rapture 🎶 is any indicator, the next will be good, too. The new album, Erase Me is coming out April 6th.

Posted on March 27th, 2018


Top 5 Albums

Posted on December 5th, 2017

We’ve got a new entry in the list, so here’s my current list, in no particular order:

Igorrr - Savage Sinusoid [France] (baroque, electronic, breakcore, metal, black metal, experimental)



Todd Grotenhuis

Professionally an Information Security Specialist, Politically an Abolitionist, Theologically an Anabaptist