Six Noises EOY ’16: New Zealand Offbeat, Alternative, and Experimental

This is the final post of my 2016 end-of-year round-up, and it was the hardest post to put together in the end. Mainly because I often feel like I’m not focused enough on the offbeat, alternative, and experimental music from around my neck of the woods. I mean, I did find plenty of odd or eccentric releases to enjoy in 2016, but I also get nervous that I’ve missed something crucial, especially around this time of year. That’s partly because... Read More

Voronoi: Yucca Flat, Nevada

I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds. — J. Robert Oppenheimer, 16 July 1945 I grew up during the Cold War era, and, like a lot of kids at that time, deep-set fears of nuclear annihilation haunted my days. I imagined that the horrific scenes depicted in films like Threads or The Day After would become all too real in my lifetime. But then the Berlin Wall fell, and for a brief moment in time there was hope and not an impending nuclear holocaust... Read More