After releasing my debut EP 'Born' (see below) on Spotify, I decided to try an LP -- my debut album, Reconcile Demos. Instead of releasing full songs as with Born, many of the songs on my debut album are demos of varied lengths. This reflects the pivot from pop to hip hop that my music … Continue reading RECONCILE: My debut album of demos is out now
Music For All: First Time, Beast, and Born
I have been working on finishing my debut EP, Born. I cannot find a way to make it loud enough, balanced enough, or clean enough for streaming. So what I release will not sound like it could have been released with a record label. Or perhaps I will overcome these obstacles. Here is the work … Continue reading Music For All: First Time, Beast, and Born
‘The old world is dying and the new world struggles to be born. Now is the time of monsters.’ — Antonio Gramsci It is nearly a year since the world premiere of my debut EP, ‘Born’. Since then, I have released across streaming platforms the debut single from that EP, ‘First Time’, and uploaded all … Continue reading Update: Born
I am defeated My arguments offended Whoever once trusted Me Resent me Defend me Contain me But you don't know What it's like To lose me
Voices of Capital II: China and coronavirus
Initially published in December 2020. This week on Voices of Capital: The Economist deepens its new-found love of crisis spending, The Financial Times worries about debt and capital markets, and The Wall Street Journal gets hyped about vaccines and stocks. Welcome to Voices of Capital, Volume II. Voices of Capital–in the shadow of coronavirus (to be specific: SARS-CoV-2). In the Economist this week, the … Continue reading Voices of Capital II: China and coronavirus
Is K-Pop the new hip hop?
Well, at least partially. I have previously hailed this new original era of musical expression as Wambop, akin to the origins of hip hop in boom bap, the origins of rock in rock 'n' roll, and the origins of jazz in bee bop and blues. But of course no era is truly original, building inexorably … Continue reading Is K-Pop the new hip hop?
A winter’s tale: The allegory of the house of freedom
We’ve walked along history’s road. We’re naked and freezing—but at least we can see with our eyes. Then, we are blindfolded, taken to another part of the road, and given a warm coat. Once, we had pain and knowledge. Now, we have pleasure and ignorance. Once, we were chattel slaves, and we were told as … Continue reading A winter’s tale: The allegory of the house of freedom
I have a message. Words like radiant beams can humble the body, enlighten the soul, and strengthen the spirit in the light of the good and the true. You cannot hurt me. Suffer
Announcement: World Premiere of Born – EP
My debut EP, Born, is premiering at the Quarry Whitehouse Auditorium in Selwyn College, Cambridge, on 25 March 2022. (See below for details.) Artwork by Denis Istomin. To attend the first event where my new music is played and performed to a live audience, follow this link to the Google form for the premiere.
Voices of Capital III: Climate, China, capital
This week on Voices of Capital: The Financial Times demands consumers change their behaviour to adapt to climate change; The Financial Times and the Economist examine China’s material, political, and symbolic capabilities; and The Financial Times, the Economist, and the Wall Street Journal continue their respective discussions of the future of capitalism. A ‘re-set’ for … Continue reading Voices of Capital III: Climate, China, capital