Writings about Music


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[21] by dublab (front cover)

From dublab: "From its brilliant opening rays to its final fleeting echoes, [21] is a joyous celebration of the vibrant music community that’s at the heart of dublab. For 21 years, dublab has not only transmitted wide-spectrum sounds to the world via its radio broadcasts but it has also served as a supportive space of sonic exploration where musicians feel free to dream deeply into expansive musical possibilities. [21] is a record of dublab’s here and now and a projection of where we are headed." - dublab founder Mark McNeill
The dublab [21] compilation includes bonus track by Michael Robinson

[21] by dublab (back cover)

Honored to be part of the mesmerizingly superb [21] by dublab album available now from Bandcamp, including my humble contribution of the title track from Viridian Seas.

The title, Viridian Seas, is from "Vowels" by Arthur Rimbaud, a favorite poet of Los Angeles-based Jim Morrison, an excerpt here translated by Oliver Bernard from the original French.

U, waves, divine shudderings of viridian seas, 
The peace of pastures dotted with animals, the peace of the furrows 
Which alchemy prints on broad studious foreheads;

O, sublime Trumpet full of strange piercing sounds, 
Silences crossed by Worlds and by Angels: 
O the Omega, the violet ray of Her Eyes!

My guest sessions on dublab to date are compiled here.

Thirty years ago today, October 2, I moved from Maui, beginning with a two month summer stopover in Manhattan, to Los Angeles, expecting to stay for maybe a year or two...

- Michael Robinson, October 2020, Los Angeles


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Michael Robinson is a Los Angeles-based composer and writer (musicologist).