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Spectrum Culture book reviews: The Origins of Political Order by Francis Fukuyama; Something to Say by Richard Klin

Book reviews: love to do ’em, but they take about 10,000x the effort of a music, film or concert review, so I don’t do them often enough. Here’s two recent ones from yours, truly. First is Francis Fukuyama’s “The Origins … Continue reading

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Concert reviews: Moonface (Oct. 16, Doug Fir Lounge) and Hooray for Earth (Oct. 10, Missippi Studios)

Two concerts from last month I reviewed for Spectrum Culture, plus vids of the bands involved: In concert, Moonface… is more than just Spencer Krug’s one man show. Touring behind the debut album Organ Music Not Vibraphone Like I’d Hoped, … Continue reading

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Spectrum Culture music review: Dominant Legs – Invitation

Not much to hear here. Girls’ guitarist and some chick team up, release lazy, substanceless music, nobody notices and everyone goes back to their daily lives. Trust me, though, it’s better that way. I enjoy writing bad reviews about as … Continue reading

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Spectrum Culture album review: Björk – Biophilia

The Icelandic songstress’s eighth studio album. Definitely not as strong as past work, but still hovering in that delightful space that is uniquely hers. Large portions of the album were composed on the iPad, and in the run-up to the … Continue reading

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Spectrum Culture music review: Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks – Mirror Traffic

Sad that Portland has lost Stephen Malkmus (formerly of legendary Pavement) to Berlin, but happy that he’s still putting out some awesome stuff. Beck produced this record, Mirror Traffic, which besides being a cool 90s-act collaboration also produces a balanced … Continue reading

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Spectrum Culture music review: Pepper Rabbit – Red Velvet Snow Ball

This one’s a pretty decent record. Light, busy and sweetly effervescent, Singh and Laurent exude an air of confidence in the way they put this one together in the recording studio. A band with a lot of promise in my … Continue reading

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Spectrum Culture review: Moonface – Organ Music Not Vibraphone Like I’d Hoped

I’ve made it my goal to link more of my Spectrum Culture reviews to my blog (so it doesn’t seem like I’m not writing at all), so here’s one for Moonface (Spencer Krug of Wolf Parade and Sunset Rubdown), Organ … Continue reading

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