I’m gonna start this off with a disclaimer: I have no idea what I’m talking about. The majority of the music I listen to falls closer to the hardcore/post-hardcore/whatever side of the spectrum. Sure, I listened to cheesy house when I was thirteen, and my first couple years of university were spackled heavily with psytrance and IDM, but in neither case was I involved in the scene at all. I pretty much just stumbled into this. I met Chris through punk shows and a common interest in glorious dreadlocks. If you’re looking for interesting insight or gossip, I’m not your man.
I know what I like, to abuse the cliche. And what I like is thick basslines that make my lungs move even when I’m not breathing. I’m not talking bro-noise bass like Skrillex. I’m talking deep sub-bass, like the heart of some stoned deity. I’m talking DnB breaks that make me want to learn how to play them on an actual kit.
I guess I’m the resident writer though, so I’ll be periodically showing up to splatter the site with show/album reviews, book talk, or strange gonzo recollections of the things we do.
Take this shit with a grain of salt, is all I’m saying.
For now, I’m going to leave this as an introduction and step back. Have some Burial. I love his slipping beats and his deepwater bass. This is my night music.
-joshua criss[Editor’s Note: SPELUNK is Union Sound System’s foray into self-publishing an underground art and culture zine. Expect coverage of local punk, hardcore, metal, and noise scenes, as well as poetry, and visual art. The first issue is currently in production.]