Somewhere beyond the depths of our reality and comprehension, DOOM is sitting back behind his mask and smiling. Wherever he is, I hope DOOM has an audience and that he’s still creating art the only way he knows how. At the very least, I hope the big man is at peace and resting. I know this…the next time I hear thunder, I will be wondering if that’s DOOM out there somewhere from the beyond sending beats our way.
I first discovered Angel through the project MindSpring Memories. At the time I was in the midst of a huge Vaporwave obsession and spent tons of time finding new artists to sink my teeth into. I discovered that Angel was behind MindSpring Memories and that it was one of many projects Angel had going on. I knew at that point I had to discover the other projects, and at the same time find out if any were available on vinyl.
A big part of why I do what I do (writing about music, art, vinyl) is because I enjoy being part of the Vinyl Community. For me, there are many facets of the VC. You’ve got Facebook groups, subreddits, and all that goes along with that. Another major component of the VC is the Youtubers. When I was first restarting my record collection years back, it was these Youtubers that fueled my interest and many of my buying habits at the time. Beyond that, they helped me learn. One of the earliest channels I remember watching was Channel 33 RMP.
Some artists are restless. They refuse to stagnate. They’re ever-evolving and always growing. Guitarist Alex Skolnick is one of those artists.
Brittany Denaro, known professionally as Britt Lightning is bar none, one of the best guitarists in Rock music today. She’s been in multiple badass bands, been an ax for hire, and traveled the world while touring with some of the greatest musicians on the planet.
Lately, I have been retrospectively examining my relationship with music and how listening primarily to records has affected that experience. The catalyst for this reflection? A playlist I made on Spotify and the resultant discussion I had with a friend. I know, I know, this is a record group and I’m talking about streaming music. I promise that it has a valid place in this discussion.
I would say somewhere around 2009, I finally began to regard Hip-Hop as the amazing musical art form that it should be seen as. My life changed after I heard the Illmatic for the first time.
There are many aspects I love about listening to my records. One such aspect is that it enables me to enjoy and appreciate a full album. More specifically, I wanted to sit down and listen to full studio albums of original music.