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Josh Furey - Petals

Josh Furey – Petals

Is it OK to refer to a great album as ‘sophisticated’? I feel like such epithet may rob it of some of the love and feeling that went into creating it and replace it with some robotic  coldness. Which is the last thing I want to do to Petals. It’s just that the album is...

Nightmares On Wax Live Session on KCRW, Los Angeles

Nightmares On Wax (DJ EASE with an awesome crew – the percussionist absolutely kills it!) performs several tracks from his new album Feelin’ Good.
The Parov Stelar tour movie

The Parov Stelar tour movie

I know Parov Stelar doesn’t really “fit the profile” or whatever, but his/their music is different and great, and I just know many fans of trippy electronica swing that way (pun intended) when they want something upbeat. And fuck “profiles” anyway! This tour documentary looks really fun, and it’s free from Parov Stelar website.
Josh Furey: "What you hear is truly subjective"

Josh Furey: “What you hear is truly subjective”

Allow me introduce the person who was able to bring trippin’ the rift back to life – Josh Furey. His new album Petals is coming out this Friday, and trippin’ the rift grabbed a few minutes of of his busy pre-release schedule to talk about him and his music. tipkin – Hi Josh! Since this...

Back from the dead

Yeah! Trippin’s back, alright! Thanks for checking up on me, thank you to all people still listening to Trippin’ The Rift Radio, thank you for still loving this trippy music. I hope this burst of activity lasts longer than the previous one, because there is sure a lot to cover. This is why I’m changing...


After much consideration I decided to press the ‘Pause’ button on trippin’ the rift. Hopefully not forever (I put way too much effort into this project to just abandon it like that) but definitely for a couple of months at least. I will keep the radio alive and will try to update the ‘New and...
Poldoore - Dreamworks EP

Poldoore – Dreamworks EP

Here I am, my dear readers, with what most likely will be the last review of the year 2012. Is this the most important of the recent releases? Probably not. It’s a 5-track EP from a young largely unknown musician who (unfortunately) will most likely remain largely unknown in the upcoming year. I cannot say...
Cuefx - International Post-War Chill Remixes

Cuefx – International Post-War Chill Remixes

I shamefully missed the release of Cuefx – International Post-War Chill earlier this year. Not intentionally – I knew that any release from *export label is pretty much guaranteed to be at the very least interesting, and this video was very intriguing. But damned lack of time and energy didn’t let me cover it here....
AM444 - Rooms

AM444 – Rooms

My reviews are more of impressions (as the tag suggests) now than ever before. Not having the ability to thoroughly listen to any release from the beginning to the end I put them on whenever and wherever I can – in my car driving to/from work, on my tablet in the kitchen while cooking dinner,...
New News

New News

Wow, that was a ridiculously long hiatus. I hope you, my dear readers and you, all the wonderful musicians who were expecting a review from me during these past few months, will find it in your beautiful hearts to forgive me. As my wonderful little daughter grows up and I’m getting… not younger, it’s hard...
Botany Bay: "We really have nothing to lose"

Botany Bay: “We really have nothing to lose”

What is a friend? To me it is someone who will stay with you no matter what you’re going through, who will share your happiness when you’re successful and will go through tough times with you, shoulder to shoulder. I have met many musicians since I’ve started this blog, but not a lot of them...
Jacuzzi Project: "First of all it's music"

Jacuzzi Project: “First of all it’s music”

I’m sure that Ukrainian (and not only) fans of electronica, jazz and just good music are familiar with the work of  Jacuzzi Project one way or another – if not from seeing them play at major regional festivals, then from their two studio albums (one of which trippin’ the rift had a pleasure reviewing last...