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Droning, like its sibling, Repetition, is tricky: it can be transcendent if perfect (or lucky)—see Greg Fox-era Liturgy, 0n0, 90s Earth, etc—or boring, moronic and pretentious if it isn't. And often there is an extremely fine (or subjective) line between whether it succeeds or fails. This record has a realization paradox/problem in regard to its […]

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Also, a tin teardrop. On the passing of CAPTAIN BEEFHEART

"Once you've heard Beefheart, it's hard to wash him out of your clothes. It stains, like coffee or blood." -Tom Waits Don Van Vliet, better known to music fans everywhere as Captain Beefheart, died last month after a lengthy battle with Multiple Sclerosis. While his death was certainly not unexpected, and the man hasn’t recorded […]