In FRKTL’s Azimuth, an ethereal world of undulating sonic and visual surfaces

In fragmented, alien futuristic materials, FRKTL – aka Sarah Badr – has produced another spectacular release. This project fuses her evocative sound design with increasing virtuosity in digital visuals, as generated surfaces melt into synesthesia. Sarah to me was already pushing the envelope of sound design in organic, flowing compositions, and now all the little […]

MTV just turned 40; rewatch the opening videos as they predict 2020-2021 streams

MTV turned 40 years of age this week. Its contents live on for viewing now, and their blend of optimism and awkwardness feels familiar.

Peter Kirn - August 2, 2021

Mourning the loss of Elbee Bad and Rodney Bakerr, House music innovators

In an era of loss and grieving, we continue losing unsung heroes before their time. That included most recently not just one but two House music legends – Elbee Bad and Rodney Baker. It’s well worth not only marking their passing, but reflecting on why artists are not more sung in their lifetime, and whether […]

Peter Kirn - June 4, 2021

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