|“I tried to do my own thing
but the trouble with your own thing
is you end up on your own”
|The Beta Band, “Simple”|
I have had a passion for music since I was about 15 years old, rummaging through import CDs in my local, suburban record shop (yes, kids, a shop specialising in selling plastic discs containing recorded music; it’s a quaint thing, I know).
These are some of the things I believe in: Pharoah Sanders, lovers rock, Prefab Sprout, Laura Nyro, modern soul, Robert Wyatt, Nina Simone, doo wop, Moondog, dub, showtunes, latin, and the hardcore continuum. Starting to re-engage with hip-hop again. EPMD, Marley Marl, that kind of thing.
Together with Gareth Jones (Twin Cities) I make music under the name Analog Jones. We have had stuff released on Flogsta Danshall, Mukatsuku Records, and Burntprogress.
I occasionally put up little re-edits and remixes of things on Soundcloud.
I have written about various aspects of music, small and large, in blogs, newspapers and other publications – including a lot of more recent musings on the materiality of mp3s and other carrier technologies. For a long while, I was a contributor to (now-defunct) online music mag absorb.org, and I ran an online Swedish music mag, Dig magazine. I have also contributed sporadically to some mp3 blogs.
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