Biorhythmic Pastiche: Halsey’s Nightmare

An American Girl dives into her memory’s museum, dreaming a scheme within a scene … gaze into the gallery, and open your lens wide; when we recognize our body as the battlefield, so too we realize the weapon of our mind … A nation’s mythology remastered as a people’s history for the record, and her…

re:code.fm :: Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool

Whatever it was that N.E.R.D. was in search of: Lupe Fiasco found with his 2007 release The Cool. What is Cool? Cool is a living contradiction. Lupe adopts the nature of the cool, through and through; rather than avoid the gilded crux of our modern phantasm, Fiasco clutches to it like an insomniac and the…

YinMotif: Janelle Monáe’s Dirty Computer

Dirty Computer … this synesthetic venture through the ArchAndroid’s akashic record, despite any and all attempts at erasure, remains an impenetrable audio-visualized experience of the rogue post-robotic mediatrix’s life lived … to the fullest extralegal extent of natural order. This record, feels like excavation, reveals by vivisection, and establishes through manifest reverie, Monáe’s living mnemonic…

A.V. Hub: Justice’s “Civilization”

Every now and then nowadays, between orchestrated glitches in the spectacle space, it’s worthwhile to take time, break time, make time to remember those we’ve lost en route to creating a more profitable union… that gated community upon the dollar bill *a moment of silence for civilization* #alldayimemeaboutscene Culture – Commerce = Civilization From Brazil’s…

re:code.fm :: Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

In 1998, Lauryn Hill released a cultural landmark – one part enemy of the state, one part love story – which entirely rewrote the curriculum for hip-hop on the brink of a new millennium. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is H.E.R. story – of hip-hop and its truest personification. Lauryn recorded The Miseducation to resurrect…

Mood Muse: Wes Montgomery

Mr. Wes is in the building…   Don’t worry about reading… enjoy the sounds, and focus your mind on nothing more than the natural exchange of simply breathing… just settle down, calm your nerves, and fall into the rhythmic splendor that is Wes Montgomery’s swelteringly smooth mood… A day in the life of the sonic…

Biorhythmic: Chester French’s Music 4 TNGRS

This album cover is the story… of a girl named Sally TNGR; and this album is the electro-acoustic soundtrack of her self, and her TNG scene, from her highschool suitors. Music 4 TNGRS: Requiem for the Teenage Dream, courtesy of Generation Adamant Abbreviated Extended Adolescence. Ah, Chester French… one part Milwaukee-bred, lead singer and songwriter…

re:code.fm :: DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing …

  Joshua Paul Davis emerged from the blackout – heroically from the shadows – to redefine an art form, resurrect a genre, and reflect the essence of a culture with his debut album, Endtroducing… The 1996 release told the tale, that in 2010, portrays modern hip-hop’s epic poem on record. DJ Shadow laid the foundation…

re:code.fm :: M.I.A.’s Arular

Where we left off with the sonic schizophrenia of Kenna’s face, we now delve into the social schizophonia scape of M.I.A.’s 2005 debut take: alee, Arular. M.I.A. mirrors the past – leading by sample – and marks the future. From sound to sentiment to style, she lays the groundwork for the new underground of which…

Amy, Amy, Amy…

Amy, Amy, Amy… Although eye’ve been here before… she’s just too hard to ignore… Rhythmically, she spins a spell – I know she’d wear scene well… Amy, Amy, Amy… where’s her moral parallel? Amy Jade Winehouse was our holiday. She was our release, our renaissance, our rehabilitation, and our rhythmic residency. She was her own…

re:code.fm :: Lady Gaga’s The Fame

Pop: grab your old girl with her new tricks; if this was Gaga’s first and last album, it would be just as complete as it is in context as a dynasty starter. The Fame is nothing more and nothing less than a perfect Pop debut through and through. Visceral, catchy, panoramic, reflective, progressive, chock full…