Hello, I am a freelance music and society writer, editor, and not-so-renowned LP collector based in the North West.

Since 2017, I have been editing and contributing to the nu-jazz and electronica zine, The Sound Basement, which features insights into the modern socio-political climate and notations on the developing jazz…

Tired of algorithms and tired of life, Spotify has eroded my will to discover new music since it began prioritising quick singles over artist discographies.

After eight or nine years of the streaming giant Spotify taking over my musical selection and informing me of discoveries, I have finally given into personal ethics and fatigue by cancelling my subscription and leaving a partial vow to not look back.

Over almost a decade, it has led me…

It is 5:30 pm at Manchester’s Soup Kitchen — a tiny drop of excrement of a venue situated amongst all of the other tourist attractions of the ‘independent’ area of the city (Northern Quarter), with an equally excremental sound system and, perhaps to no surprise, a mishap in communications brings…

For those who know and acknowledge the idea of a counterculture, then is it worth denying that it doesn’t exist today? Especially when nearly everything is going at such a speed, that it’s almost impossible to predict. Surely, there is a community that has a lot to object to, right…

The highly innovative and experimental Glaswegian artist Maria Rossi, also known as Cucina Povera, released her debut LP, ‘Hilja’, in January earlier this year to a responsive market. A day after performing at Salford’s Sounds From The Other City, she had a brief email conversation with The Sound Basement…

So…

In 1972, Brazil was going through its eighth year of the infamous, but unfamiliar to the common world, Placa Militar — Military Board in English. There was no violent transition to power when Castelo Branco took to the nations Presidential Office, instead, he found himself riding waves of support from…

Alexander W. Raworth

Music and society writer based in Manchester / Zine Creator @ Knee_Xap / araworth.writer@gmail.com / https://www.patreon.com/user?u=27933642&fan_landing=true

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