Wildflower by the Avalanches

A review of the long-awaited sophomore album By Scott Ison    @beatset   The fact that you are about to read this review is amazing. This is not because of my impressive writing ability (it doesn’t exist), but because the Avalanches are back, baby! Fans of the Australian electronic […]



So today I thought I’d write about OZMA’s breakthrough album “Rock and Roll Part three” once written about as the best Weezer album of 2001.  OZMA suprisingly has no direct connection to Weezer the more famous popular geek rock act who has puttered out a heavy string of […]

Local spotlight

So Cognizant Machine had the privilege of attending an amazing concert in the woods down in Bonfire land Melvin County, Virginia.  There, during a three day outdoors event that included a spring snow fall, hula hoop girls, and the biggest bonfire I have ever attended, one act stood out […]

the DC sound

Today I want to talk about the Dismemberment Plan’s seminal 1999 album the “Emergency and I”.  A musical breakthrough, this Washington DC native band repped colors with this flagship album catapulting them into the indie hall of fame and pleasing listeners around the world.  Heavily syncopated beats matched […]


I’ve decided on doing a big Donald Trump dump.  This is going to require some serious focus, as I want to explain just why I think this particular blowhard is worse for the United States than all the other harmless blowhards who have shook and stammered the fabric […]