Zapp frontman Roger Troutman popularized the talk box (aka On Golden Throat)

  “It’s so crazy, it just might work.” –The Muppets Muppet of My Mind By the time Stevie Wonder got…

May 22nd, 2013 | Dave Tompkins | Articles
Talk Box

Talk Box

In an age in which robotic vocals have become cliche, the most important thing to know about the talk box…

May 16th, 2013 | Peter Kirn | Articles
Bruce Haack Farad

Bruce Haack: New Compilation Out October 19 on Stones Throw

Juilliard dropout Bruce Haack began making experimental, electronic country-pop for children in the early ’60s. To call him ahead of…

October 7th, 2010 | Wax Poetics | New Releases
Robert Glasper

Best of Both Worlds

“Jazz people,” Robert Glasper muses, settling back in his black T-shirt emblazoned with the opening lines from A Tribe Called…

November 13th, 2009 | Marisa Aveling | Articles
Sesame Street

Sesame Street Soul

Towards the end of 1968, almost all of the pieces for a new television show aimed at inner-city kids were…

November 10th, 2009 | Kurt Iveson | Articles
The Mackrosoft

The Mackrosoft

As above, so below, wrote magician-philosopher Hermes Trismegistus. It’s the key to all the universe’s mysteries: the macrocosmos is the…

February 12th, 2007 | Brian DiGenti | Record Rundown

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