Spent the morning digging through the archives, and located six pieces I’d written between 1996 and 2000 that weren’t up on Disquiet.com. All were entries in epulse, the email zine I founded for Tower Records in 1994, and edited on and off until it closed down in 2004:
(1) Now the earliest entry on this site tagged “sound art” is a mention from August 1996 of a Christopher Janney installation in Manhattan, titled Reach — New York. Photo of Reach below by Janney, found via arcspace.com.
Also added to the site: (2) a 1996 review of the Black Dog album Music for Adverts (And Short Films) on Warp, (3) a 1996 review of the Source Lab 2 compilation upon its domestic U.S. release (with music by, among others, Bang Bang, Zend Avesta, and Dimitri from Paris — Daft Punk and Air were on the collection too, though apparently they didn’t strike my fancy at the time), (4) 1999 reflection on the “NP” (i.e., “now playing”) email tag, (5) a review of Barry Adamson‘s The King of Nothing Hill from 2000, (6) and also from 2000 a mention of the Raster Noton compilation 20′ to 2000.