Author: georgefolz

Sunday with George: Russian Circles- Guidance

As I’ve grown older, I’ve come around to the belief that perhaps the most important thing that we can strive for in our individual existences is balance. Until recently, I’ve often found it near-impossible. I’ve struggled against a compulsion to go full-steam ahead towards opposite ends of any given spectrum, with no luck in the

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Sunday With George: Agharta- Miles Davis

Robert Fripp is on record describing Agharta as, “a wallpaper shredder.” In case you don’t know who Mr. Fripp is, or, you’re calling into question his credentials when it comes to using such strong verbiage, please listen to him eviscerate his guitar with casual viciousness on this otherwise pleasant, candy-coated David Bowie pop number. Now,

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Sunday with George: Deafheaven- New Bermuda

In Japanese, there is a phrase, “Koi No Yokan.” From what I understand, there isn’t an exact, literal English translation, but if one were to rough it out, they’d get something along the lines of, “premonition of love”. The first time I heard Deafheaven’s music, I felt this. I knew it, wholly. I’d missed, “Sunbather”,

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Sunday with George: DMX- Flesh of my Flesh, Blood of my Blood

Sometimes, it’s a hard sell, talking about the fairly incredible musical achievements of DMX. For people who didn’t grow up when he was actually rapping, the first thing that comes to mind when they hear his name tends to involve… other things. His exploits outside the studio have a tendency to overshadow what he’s been

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Sunday with George: Baroness- Gold & Grey

In his autobiography, Miles Davis opined very specifically about what kind of music he likes, saying, “… I like raw shit, live, raunchy, get down, get back in the alley shit…” On their fifth LP, Gold & Grey, Baroness were most likely not making a conscious effort to please the late jazz titan. However, were

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