Here are many of the articles, essays and reviews I’ve written over the past 15 years, most of which you can read and download for free. If you’d like to support my work, consider kicking in a few bucks with Patreon. Thanks for reading!
Brian Eno: Another Green World. New York: Bloomsbury. (2009).
SELECTED ARTICLES AND REVIEWS
Interview: Esi Edugyan and Attica Locke. The Guardian, August 3, 2018.
Tony Conrad: On the Infinite Plane. Artforum, July 20, 2018.
When the Beat Drops. The Guardian, June 22, 2018.
Review: Can: All Gates Open. The Wire, June 2018.
Rammellzee. 4Columns, May 25, 2018.
Thinking Critically about Sound Art. Nasher Sculpture Center, 2018.
Glenn Branca: Punk Composer Who Turned Minimal Maximal. The Guardian, May 15, 2018.
Brian Eno: A 70th Birthday Tribute. Rolling Stone, May 15, 2018.
In Memoriam: Cecil Taylor. 4Columns, April 20, 2018.
‘Deeply Weird and Enjoyable’: Ursula K. Le Guin’s Electronica Album. The Guardian, March 27, 2018.
Milford Graves: Full Mantis. 4Columns, March 19, 2018.
David Behrman: Music with Memory. 4Columns, February 16, 2018.
Paul Clipson: 1965-2018. Frieze, February 12, 2018.
Interview with Paul Clipson. Medium, February 5, 2018.
‘I Call Them Divinities’: Charlemagne Palestine’s 18,000 Stuffed Animals. The Guardian, February 1, 2018.
10 Outrageous Mark E. Smith Stories. Vulture, January 30, 2018.
Alvin Lucier. 4Columns, January 26, 2018.
The 10 Best Albums by The Fall: Critic’s Picks. Billboard, January 25, 2018.
Obituary: Mark E. Smith. NPR, January 25, 2018.
Introduction for the book collection Sound Bites: Big Ideas in Popular Music. Great Books, 2017.
Live Wires. 4Columns, December 15, 2017.
Thinking Machines at MoMA. 4Columns, November 17, 2017.
Roland Kayn. 4Columns, October 20, 2017.
Walter Wegmüller. The Wire, October 2017.
Remembering Can’s Holger Czukay. New York (Vulture), September 6, 2017.
Raymond Scott. 4Columns, August 4, 2017.
150 Great Albums Made by Women: Meredith Monk, Pauline Oliveros, Alice Coltrane. NPR, July 24, 2017.
The Life and Work of Pierre Henry, Ceaseless Sonic Explorer. NPR, July 8, 2017.
Mika Vainio. 4Columns, June 23, 2017.
The Radiophonic Workshop. The Wire (UK), June 2017.
Lou Harrison. 4Columns, May 24, 2017.
Alice Coltrane’s Spiritual Music. The Guardian, May 5, 2017.
An interview with Andy Walter. Pop 16, companion volume for exhibition at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 2017.
Ikutaro Kakehashi, Founder of Roland, Dies at 87. NPR, April 2, 2017.
Pauline Oliveros: obituary. Translated into German and reprinted in Musik Texte (Germany), March 2017.
Ambient Pioneer Midori Takada: “Everything On This Earth Has a Sound.” The Guardian, March 24, 2017.
On Location: Musica Nova in Helsinki. The Wire (UK), March 2017.
Ty Segall on Black Flag, T Rex and Why The Kinks Made Sense in ’90s California. The Guardian, January 19, 2017.
Brian Eno: Reflection. 4Columns, January 13, 2017.
Pauline Oliveros: 1932-2016. Frieze, December 3, 2016.
The Choice is Yours: Artist Hacks Voting Machines for US Election-Themed Show. The Guardian, November 8, 2016.
Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest. 4Columns, November 4, 2016.
San Fran-disco: How Patrick Cowley and Sylvester Changed Dance Music Forever. The Guardian, October 26, 2016.
The New Age of New Age Music. The Guardian, October 12, 2016.
Julius Eastman. The Wire (UK), October 2016.
Don Buchla, Synthesizer Pioneer, Dies at 79. The Guardian, September 16, 2016.
On Location: Saying Goodbye to Other Music. The Wire (UK), September 2016.
A Sense of Time: An Interview with Phill Niblock. Frieze, August 23, 2016.
Popcast: Dissecting the Legacy of Alan Vega. (with Ben Ratliff.) The New York Times, July 22, 2016.
Rites of Passage: the Pyramids. The Wire (UK), July 2016.
Indian Summer: Nazia Hassan and Bollywood Disco. Sight and Sound, June 2016.
The Music of Bell Labs. RBMA, May 30, 2016.
Tony Conrad: 1940-2016. Frieze, April 12, 2016.
Tony Conrad: Five of the Best Moments by Dream Syndicate Drone Pioneer. The Guardian, April 12, 2016.
With ‘Felder,’ St. Werner’s Wild Sounds Encompass the World. The Boston Globe, March 31, 2016.
Rebuilding Palmyra. Departures, March 2016.
On John Coltrane, and San Francisco. Medium, February 25, 2016.
ARP: A Photo History. Electronic Musician, February 2016.
On David Bowie, Part 1. Medium, January 15, 2016.
Liner notes: Harmonia: Complete Works box set. Groenland Records, 2015.
Review: Pop Ambient 2016. NPR, November 4, 2015.
Electronic Music Reverberates with Audience at City Hall. The Boston Globe, October 12, 2015.
Autechre Hits the Road with Influential Electronic Music. The Boston Globe, October 1, 2015.
Kraftwerk on Cycling, 3D, ‘Spiritual Connection’ to Detroit. Rolling Stone, August 26, 2015.
The Real Peril in Rolling Stone’s Greatest Songwriters. The Guardian, August 24, 2015.
Soundings: Oskar Sala and Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds.” Sight and Sound, August 2015.
Dieter Moebius: Five Classic Recordings. The Guardian, July 22, 2015.
Marilyn Manson Flails, Smashing Pumpkins Soar at End Times Tour Opener. Rolling Stone, July 8, 2015.
Interview: Terry Riley at 80. KQED, July 2, 2015.
Live Review: Terry Riley Festival with Kronos Quartet at SFJAZZ Center. KQED, June 30, 2015.
In Our Image: How InMoov, the Open-Source, 3D-Printed Humanoid Robot was Born. Make (cover story), June/July 2015.
InMoov Around the World. Make, June/July 2015.
Ryoichi Kurokawa: Ordered Disorder. Essay for exhibition at Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Lima, 2015.
What Can’t You Say? Stephen Fry, Slavoj Žižek, Elif Shafak and More Say the Unsayable. (contributor.) The New Statesman, May 28, 2015.
Dan Deacon Courts Chaos in Manic, Media-Rich Shows. The Boston Globe, May 22, 2015.
From its Providence Home, Lightning Bolt Flashes Across New Terrain. The Boston Globe, May 15, 2015.
The Drones that Bridged a Generation Gap. In Epiphanies: Life Changing Encounters with Music. Tony Herrington, ed. Strange Attractor Press, 2015.
Interview: Grouper and Paul Clipson Discuss ‘Hypnosis Display.’ KQED, April 7, 2015.
On Site: Alien She. The Wire, April 2015.
Kim Gordon’s Girl in a Band. Slate, March 2015.
Future Brown. Groove (Germany), March 2015.
The Isle is Full of Noises. Sight and Sound, February 2015.
Interview: Julian Oliver. Electronic Beats (Germany), Winter 2015.
Stockhausen in Japan. RBMA, October 2014.
Picture Piece: The Audium. Frieze, October 2014.
Interview: Steve Reich. The Guardian, Sept. 11, 2014.
Experimental Music and Performance: John Cage, David Tudor and Merce Cunningham. In Art or Sound, Germano Celant, ed. Exhibition catalogue, 2014 Venice Bienniale. Fondazione Prada, 2014.
Peter Gordon: The Love of Life Orchestra Founder’s Formative Years. RBMA, June 23, 2014.
Michael Jackson’s Hologram: The Phantom Menace. Vulture, May 22, 2014.
Body Music: tUnE-yArDs. Spin, May 9, 2014.
Pranksters: Making Mischief in the Modern World by Kembrew McLeod. Slate, May 8, 2014.
Holger Czukay. The Pitchfork Review, Spring 2014.
DJ Rashad, RIP: His Legacy Through Our Favorite Tracks. (contributor). Spin, April 28, 2014.
20 Best Chicago House Records. Rolling Stone, April 3, 2014.
Invisible Jukebox with Ellen Fullman. The Wire, March 2014.
Music: On eavesdropping, Muzak, and the sound of Bitcoin. Frieze, March 2014.
Essay: On Structure. Lef(t), a broadsheet displayed at the 2014 Whitney Biennial.
Slate Music Club #3. Slate, December 20, 2013.
Slate Music Club #2. Slate, December 19, 2013.
Slate Music Club #1. Slate, December 17, 2013.
Black Flag: A Re-Formation Gone Wrong. The Guardian, December 6, 2013.
Lou Reed’s Palm Pilot. Slate, October 28, 2013.
Deep brain stimulation (in-depth feature story) for special issue on the brain, Maclean’s (Canada), September 2013.
Secret Circuits: New York’s Early Electronic Music Mavericks. RBMA, June 2013.
The Beauty of Slow Deterioration: Boards of Canada. Slate, June 12, 2013.
Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories. Slate, May 21, 2013.
Surround Sound. Frieze d/e, April/May 2013.
Why ‘Neuroskeptics’ See an Epidemic of Brain Baloney. The Globe and Mail, April 13, 2013.
David Bowie’s The Next Day. Slate, March 12, 2013.
Conny Plank. Groove (Germany), March/April 2013.
Phreaks and Geeks: Exploding the Phone. Slate, February 1, 2013.
Adam Mansbach’s ‘Rage is Back’ Dips Into the Graffiti Life. Los Angeles Times, February 1, 2013.
An Interview with Laurie Spiegel. Frieze, December 22, 2012.
Blaming Pop Culture for Gun Violence is Just a Distraction. Slate, December 21, 2012.
Ravi Shankar. Slate, December 12, 2012.
Lost Cause: Beck’s Song Reader. Slate, December 6, 2012.
BASIC: Inside a Single Line of Code, a Labyrinth. Slate, November 30, 2012.
Music To Sleep To: Brian Eno’s Lux, Reviewed. Slate, November 16, 2012.
Music: Frank Ocean’s Coming Out. Frieze, November / December 2012.
Deep in the Woods, A Reclusive Toymaker Builds His Robot Army. Wired, October 8, 2012. Reprinted in Wired UK.
Why Polaroid Was the Apple of Its Time. Wired, October 4, 2012. Reprinted in Wired Taiwan/Wired Japan.
Embracing 3-D Printers, Manufacturer Tells Customers to Print Their Own Parts. Wired, September 29, 2012. Reprinted in Wired UK/Wired Taiwan/Wired Japan.
David Byrne Breaks Down How Music Works in New Book. Wired, September 29, 2012.
Comedy Ensues as Twitter Users Hijack Newsweek’s #MuslimRage Hashtag. Wired, September 17, 2012.
William Gibson on Punk Rock, Internet Memes, and ‘Gangnam Style’. Wired, September 15, 2012. Reprinted in Wired UK.
William Gibson on Twitter, Antique Watches and Internet Obsessions. Wired, September 14, 2012. Reprinted in Wired UK.
William Gibson on Why Sci-Fi Writers are Almost Always Wrong. Wired, September 13, 2012. Reprinted in Wired UK.
The Algorithmic Copyright Cops: Streaming Video’s Robotic Overlords. Wired, September 6, 2012.
Researchers Hack Brainwaves to Reveal PINs, Other Personal Data. Wired, August 29, 2012.
‘Pussy Riot’ Becomes a Rallying Cry for Russian Expats. Wired, August 16, 2012.
Man Orders TV Through Amazon, Gets Assault Rifle. Wired, August 8, 2012.
Chris Marker, French Filmmaker Who Inspired Modern Sci-Fi, Dies at 91. Wired, July 30, 2012.
Exclusive Clip: See Raymond Scott’s Fantastical Music Machines. Wired, July 25, 2012.
Encyclopedia Brown Creator Donald Sobol Dies. Wired, July 16, 2012.
Recovered 1927 Metropolis Film Program Goes Behind the Scenes of a Sci-Fi Masterpiece. Wired, July 13, 2012. Reprinted in Wired UK.
How the Artist Who Built the ‘Chuck Close Filter’ Got Slammed by Chuck Close. Wired, July 10, 2012.
New Documentary ‘Are We Not Men?’ Digs Deep Into Devo. Wired, July 6, 2012.
Conny Plank. Frieze, June 2012.
3-D For Your Ears: Building the Dolby Atmos System for Brave. Wired, June 28, 2012.
New Doc ‘I Dream of Wires’ Celebrates Modular Synths, Retro Gear. Wired, June 13, 2012. Reprinted in Wired UK.
Creating Prometheus’ Alien Sounds, With Parrots and Pop Rocks. Wired, June 12, 2012. Reprinted in Wired UK.
Clouds, a Documentary Shot with Kinect, Explores Beauty of Code. Wired, June 8, 2012. Reprinted in Wired UK/Wired Japan.
Legends of Electronic Music: Tod Dockstader. Wired, June 7, 2012.
Remembering Ray Bradbury: A Roundup of Tributes and Memorable Clips. Wired, June 6, 2012.
Review: With Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson Crafts a Living Instagram Photo. Wired, June 1, 2012.
The Long History of a Little Gadget: MP3. Frieze d/e, Summer 2012.
It’s in the Cards. Cabinet, Issue #45 (Games), Spring 2012.
Ben Burtt on Star Wars, Forbidden Planet and the Sound of Sci-Fi. Wired, May 25, 2012.
Geekiest Uses (So Far) of Google’s Moog Synthesizer Doodle. Wired, May 23, 2012.
Remembering Disco Queen Donna Summer, the Voice of ‘I Feel Love’. Wired, May 17, 2012.
Hacked Medical Machines Join Forces in The Immortal. Wired, May 17, 2012.
Remembering Maurice Sendak. Wired, May 8, 2012. Reprinted in Wired UK.
Jonathan Lethem Riffs on Talking Heads in Fear of Music. Wired, May 4, 2012.
For Stelarc, Extreme Body Mods Hint at Humans’ Possible Future. Wired, May 2, 2012. Reprinted in io9.
Meet Kraftwerk’s Original 3-D Animator, Rebecca Allen. Wired, April 20, 2012.
Kraftwerk’s Trans-Europe Express Draws Stars to MoMA. Wired, April 13, 2012.
Kraftwerk Rock Radio-Activity at Museum of Modern Art. Wired, April 12, 2012.
Orbital Talks Vintage Synths, Throwing Up and New Album, Wonky. Wired, April 6, 2012.
From Transistors to Telstar, Idea Factory Traces Bell Labs’ Legacy. Wired, April 4, 2012.
Rare ’70s Electronic Music is Hidden in The Hunger Games. Wired, March 29, 2012.
Artist Makes Drawing ‘Bot Out of Hacked Turntables. Wired, March 23, 2012.
Meet CERN’s New Artist in Residence, Julius von Bismarck. Wired, March 19, 2012. Reprinted in Wired UK.
New Gerhard Richter Documentary Shows Abstract Art in Action. Wired, March 15, 2012.
Control a Giant Modular Synthesizer From the Comfort of Your Home. Wired, March 15, 2012. Reprinted in Gizmodo.
Got a Moment? Listen to a 744-Hour-Long Radio Show. Wired, March 9, 2012.
Idle Screenings Chops Hollywood Movies Into Sea of Animated GIFs. Wired, March 7, 2012.
Japanese Speech-Jamming Gun Designers Reveal Details, Inspiration. Wired, March 6, 2012.
New Video Shows Japanese Speech-Jamming Gun in Action. Wired, March 2, 2012. Reprinted in Wired UK and Wired Japan.
Interview: Dieter Moebius. Frieze, January 20, 2012.
Essay: Looking Back on Music in 2011. Frieze, January 2012.
Review: Manfred Mohr. Frieze d/e, Winter 2011-12.
Musica Globalista: Geeta Dayal on Disco, Part 2. Wired, October 2011.
Angus MacLise: Dreamweapon. Frieze, October 2011.
Musica Globalista: Geeta Dayal on Disco, Part 1. Wired, September 2011.
Music: 15 Artists and Writers Discuss Some of the Significant Releases of the Past 20 Years. Frieze 20th anniversary issue, September 2011.
Conrad Schnitzler: 1937-2011. Frieze, August 2011.
Found Soundtracks: Decoder. Sound and Music, July 2011.
Stan VanDerBeek at the List Visual Arts Center. Frieze, Summer 2011.
Book Review: Sound Souvenirs. Current Musicology, Spring 2011.
Electric Eden by Rob Young. Bookforum, May 2011.
Interview: Max Mathews, 1926-2011. Frieze, May 2011.
Interview: Peter Glantz. Baltimore City Paper, March 2011.
Searching for South Asian pop music in New York City convenience stores. The New City Reader: A Newspaper of Public Space. December 2011. Displayed at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City as part of the “Last Newspaper” exhibition.
Peter Gordon and the Love of Life Orchestra. NPR, October 2010.
Conjuring Sound: Music, Magic and Mysticism. Rhizome, October 2010.
Alex Ross’ Listen to This. Bookforum, October 2010.
Brion Gysin at the New Museum. The Wire, October 2010.
Superpitcher’s Kilimanjaro. FACT, September 2010.
Sunsetcorp: The Films of Oneohtrix Point Never. Frieze, August 2010.
On Location: The 10th Anniversary of the Detroit Electronic Music Festival. The Wire, August 2010.
A Homemade, Open-Source Scanning Tunneling Electron Microscope. Popular Science, July 30, 2010.
Review: Carsten Nicolai. Frieze, June 2010.
Der Letzte Schrei. Die Tageszeitung (Germany), June 2010.
MUTEK 2010 in Montreal. Rhizome, June 2010.
Landscapes of Quarantine. Frieze, Summer 2010.
An Interview with David Toop. Rhizome, April 2010.
Sound and Vision. Bookforum, March 2010.
Steve Goodman’s Sonic Warfare: Sound, Affect, and the Ecology of Fear. Rhizome, January 2010.
6 Posters on the Swiss Minaret Vote. Print, December 2009.
“The Maharaja of Pop: Michael Jackson and Bollywood.” In The Resistible Demise of Michael Jackson, Mark Fisher, ed. London: Zer0 Books. 2009.
“Brian Eno, Peter Schmidt, and Cybernetics.” Rhizome, October 2009.
“The Album Covers of Brian Eno.” Print , October 2009.
“Discover the Recipes You Are Using and Abandon Them: Brian Eno in the Kitchen.” In Loops. London: Faber & Faber. July 2009.
Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks. Sound and Music, July 2009.
An Interview with Mathew Jonson. Resident Advisor, September 2008.
MiFare RFID Crack More Extensive than Previously Thought. Computerworld, April 15, 2008.
How They Hacked It: The MiFare RFID Crack Explained. Computerworld, March 19, 2008.
Listen Again: A Momentary History of Pop Music. Bookforum, February/March 2008.
Alice Coltrane (short obit), Vibe, January 2008.
Robotics in Movies: One Step Ahead of Reality. American Museum of the Moving Image: Sloan Science and Film, January 2008.
“Minus,” I.D., January 2007.
“Alice Coltrane’s Journey in Satchidananda.” In Marooned: The Next Generation of Desert Island Discs, ed. Phil Freeman. Philadelphia: Da Capo, 2007.
End Product: The Book I Drew, Print, November/December 2006.
Going to Seattle: Jukebox Jury with John Darnielle. Seattle Weekly, October 2006.
Funky Handicap: Jukebox Jury with Michael Mayer, Seattle Weekly, October 2006.
Quick Study: Faraday Cages. Computerworld, September 26, 2006.
Magda and Cassy. The Village Voice, September 20, 2006.
“The End of the World As We Know It?” The Associated Press, August 17, 2006.
River Dance: Down the Mississippi with the Miss Rockaway Armada. The Village Voice, August 3, 2006.
Ryuichi Sakamoto. Groove (Germany), July/August 2006.
“Hacker Event Closes with Social Engineering, Jello,” Computerworld, July 24, 2006.
“Arrest Mars Second Day of HOPE,” Computerworld, July 23, 2006.
“Throngs Gather to Restore HOPE,” Computerworld, July 22, 2006.
“High-Tech Graffiti: Spray Paint is So 20th Century,” The New York Times, June 25, 2006.
Reprinted in The International Herald-Tribune as “Devising Digital Techniques for Graffiti Artists,” June 23, 2006.
“Matmos,” Res, May 2006.
“A Sheep at the Wheel,” Intersection (UK), February 2006.
“Altered States: Carsten Höller,” Res, January 2006.
“Design for Living,” The Village Voice, January 2006.
Brian Eno’s 14 Video Paintings. The Village Voice, January 2006.
Mark Simpson’s Saint Morrissey: A Portrait of This Charming Fan by an Alarming Fan. The Village Voice, December 2005.
2005 in the Mix. Seattle Weekly, December 2005.
“Music and the Brain.” Groove (Germany), November 2005.
“Dear Abbie’s Esquire.” The Village Voice, November 2005.
“Großartig richtungslos.” Die Tageszeitung (Germany), November 2005.
James Greer’s Guided by Voices: A Brief History. Bookforum, October/November 2005.
“Hey Ho Let’s Go (To Berlin).” The New York Times, September 25, 2005. Reprinted in the Suddeutsche Zeitung (Germany), October 2005.
Kitsch Klatch: The Kronos Quartet and Asha Bhosle. Seattle Weekly, September 2005.
“Diesseits der Dancefloor, Jenseits der Apokalypse.” Die Tageszeitung (Germany), September 2005.
“Berlin’s Indoor Mountain of Art and Protest,” The New York Times, August 25, 2005. Reprinted as “A Palatial Mountain of Protest Art,” The International Herald-Tribune, August 27, 2005.
Die zwei Geschischter des Purismus. Die Tageszeitung (Germany), August 2005.
Caro’s The Return of Caro. City Pages, August 2005.
David Buckley’s The Thrill of It All. Bookforum, Summer 2005.
“Brave New Hamburger,” The Village Voice, August 2005.
Brian Eno’s Another Day On Earth. City Pages, July 27, 2005.
Brazilian Nao Wave. The Wire, July 2005.
Peter Shapiro’s Turn the Beat Around. The Village Voice, June 2005.
The Design of Dissent at SVA Gallery. The Village Voice, June 2005.
What Sound Does a Color Make? at Eyebeam. The Village Voice, June 2005.
Sound of the City: Kraftwerk at Hammerstein Ballroom. The Village Voice, June 2005.
Jane’s Berserker. The Wire, June 2005.
Verschwende deine Jugend at the 2005 Berlinale. The Wire, May 2005.
Before Victoria at the NYPL. The Village Voice, May 2005.
Richard Florida’s The Flight of the Creative Class. The Village Voice, May 2005.
Mass Mentality: Cinematic Resonance Imaging. The Village Voice, March 2004.
“Ph.Dotcom: Blog Culture Invades Academia,” The Village Voice, April 2005.
“Playing With Fire: M.I.A.,” Seattle Weekly, March 2005.
Paul Morley’s Words and Music. The Village Voice, March 2005.
To Live and Shave in L.A.’s God and Country Rally. The Wire, March 2005.
Kompakt’s Pop Ambient 2005. The Wire, February 2005.
“The Essay: I, Robot,” The Village Voice, February 2005.
“The Acid Test,” The Village Voice (cover story), January 2005.
“Creativity Now at Cooper Union,” The Wire, January 2005.
In Praise of the Riff (contributor). The Wire, December 2004.
2004 in the Mix. Seattle Weekly, December 2004.
Tim Hecker’s Mirages. The Wire, October 2004.
Epiphanies. The Wire, September 2004.
Die Haut’s Burnin’ the Ice. The Wire, August 2004.
Stephen Vitiello’s Melatonin: Meditations on Sound in Sleep. The Wire, August 2004.
“Yury and His MagicBike,” The Village Voice, August 2004.
“The Week in Review: Activism at the RNC,” The Village Voice, August 2004.
Amelia Jones’ Irrational Modernism: A Neurasthenic History of Dada. The Village Voice, July 2004.
“Going to Seattle,” Seattle Weekly, May 2004.
Among the Tuareg of Libya. The Village Voice, April 2004.
Steven Johnson’s Mind Wide Open. The Village Voice, March 2004.
Liars’ They Were Wrong, So We Drowned. The Village Voice, March 17, 2004.
Stereolab’s Margerine Eclipse. The Village Voice, March 2004.
Einstürzende Neubauten’s Perpetuum Mobile. The Village Voice, February 2004.
John Fahey’s Vampire Vultures. The Wire, February 2004.
“The True Sound of Asia,” The Wall Street Journal Asian edition, December 2004.
Sound of the City: Les Georges Leningrad. The Village Voice, December 2004.
David Toop’s Haunted Weather: Music, Silence, and Memory. The Village Voice, November 2004.
Sound of the City: The Ex. The Village Voice, September 2004.
“Spider-Man’s New Look,” The Wall Street Journal Asian edition, August 2004.
Sonic Youth’s Sonic Nurse. The Wire, June 2004.
The 25th Anniversary of the New Music, New York Festival. The Wire, June 2004.
The State of Song (contributor). The Wire, May 2004.
On Location: Brooklyn’s No Fun Fest. The Wire, May 2004.
Mission of Burma’s On Off On. The Wire, May 2004.
David Byrne’s Grown Backwards. The Wire, April 2004.
OOIOO’s Kila Kila Kila. The Wire, March 2004.
Franz Ferdinand. Seattle Weekly, March 2004.
John Fahey’s Vampire Vultures. The Wire, February 2004.
Bobby Conn’s The Homeland. The Wire, January 2004.
2004 in the Mix (contributor), Seattle Weekly, December 2004.
The Homosexuals’ Astral Glamour. Seattle Weekly, October 2004.
Tom Waits’ Real Gone. Wired, October 2004.
Clinic’s Winchester Cathedral. Wired, September 2004.
The Roots’ The Tipping Point. Wired, August 2004.
The Scissor Sisters. Wired, August 2004.
The Streets’ A Grand Don’t Come for Free. Wired, May 2004.
David Bowie’s Reality. Seattle Weekly, January 2004.
“New York Radio: Left of the Dial,” The Village Voice, December 2003.
“Landmarks of the Bronx and Harlem,” The Village Voice, December 2003.
Animal Collective’s Spirit They’re Gone, The Village Voice, December 2003.
Erase Errata’s Other Animals. Seattle Weekly, November 2003.