[Music] The End Of The Decade

2019 was a year full of ups and downs for me personally, yet the blog managed to continue doing its job giving readers a gentle push to try something new and different to listen to.  Working out of China is always a challenge mainly due to Internet restrictions, but we managed to post semi-regularly.  I have a stack of CDs going back several months, and many downloads I have to get through, but I’m hoping that 2020 will run more smoothly.  Thank you, readers, for the kind comments, the amazing recommendations, and if I haven’t reviewed your work yet, don’t worry, I’ll be getting to it.  May you all have a good, blessed, peaceful and profitable 2020.

[Music] Nass Zuruck – Golden Age

This is the last release of 2019 for Kalamine Records, a label out of Bordeaux, France, who have a deep catalog of bands deeply made in the post-punk and electro-Industrial mold.

Nass Zuruck release a very short album, but this is good.  The grooves are tight, meaty, and it left me with a tinge of disappointment because the album was far too short.  This is definitely for fans of Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft and mid-era Wax Trax! Records fare.

[Music] CULT CLASSIC: FUNKADELIC-MAGGOT BRAIN. — dereksmusicblog

Cult Classic: Funkadelic-Maggot Brain. Rumour has it, that when Funkadelic recorded their career defining album, Maggot Brain, they were on one long acid trip. Members of Funkadelic had dropped some Yellow Sunshine Acid before producer George Clinton pressed the record button and ironically, the result was their finest hour, Maggot Brain. Sadly, never again, would Funkadelic reach the same […]

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Derek’s Music Blog reviews Maggot Brain, Funkadelic’s seminal masterpiece.

[Literature] The Matryoshka Doll of Dreams: The Adam of the Divinity and the Golem of Mankind in Jorge Luis Borges’ “The Circular Ruins” — Extending the Literature Classroom:

Many postmodern writers convey the inadequacy of mankind’s imagination to the infinity of the universe with endless repetitions of sublime imageries. In Jorge Luis Borges’ Ficciones (1944), the imagery of an exitless labyrinth is often employed in his short stories to expose men’s roles as God’s prisoners under the notion of Pantheism. One of the […]

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