About Innerspace Labs

I am, if only for my own personal passion, a self-made music archivist, and cultural historian. I’ve independently constructed and cataloged a library of hundreds of thousands of recordings, and maintain both a vinyl and a digital archive with the dream of opening a community library with every title accessible worldwide, free from our server.

I’ve delivered lectures on experimental music and presented multimedia art pieces which challenge the cultural climate of original content and of contemporary copyright law.

I am passionate about music and its history, particularly novel recordings which experimented with newly-developed technologies and new concepts of sound art.  I am enamored by the avant-garde works of the Dadaists, the Cabaret Voltaire, the Italian Futurists, early electronic tonalities of the 1950s and 60s, minimalism, noise, musique concrete, free jazz, kosmische musik, and so many other strange and wonderful sounds of our greatest century of musical innovation.

In 2022 I published a collection of my last 12 years of writings along with select previously unpublished articles as a book. The 1,715-page multi-volume body of work is an interdisciplinary ethnomusicological treatise spanning 20th century analog classicism to contemporary digital modernity. It is the culmination of my life’s work.

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Published on December 20, 2010 at 4:34 pm  Comments (30)  

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  1. Just wanted to say I enjoyed reading your blog. Lots of interesting videos. I’m a big Underworld and Tom Waits fan as well. Bought the Japanese version of The Anthology two days ago. It’s already out here in Japan.

    • Thanks for the comment! I picked up the Anthology last week as well. Nice to see a few rarities on there, but I’m not fond of the edits, as “edit” generally translates to “we trimmed the good bits out to make it palatable for airplay.”

      One of my most treasured Underworld posessions is a subway poster from the UK promoting Everything Everything. It’s over 5 feet tall and will look stunning once I can afford to frame it!

      • The Anthology 1992-2012 is three discs of full length versions (The Collection is the single disc of all edits, and I don’t like it either, but there are a few songs that are new for me so I had to get it). My biggest disappointment with The Anthology is they skip over their recent work and keep concentrating on the same songs as the 1992-2002 compilation. They barely cover AHundredDaysOff, Oblivion with Bells, and Barking. And my favorite song, Beautiful Burnout is no where to be found! I keep missing them everytime they come to Tokyo, but hope to catch them if they come back in 2012.

  2. Definitely don’t miss their next show! It sounds like you’re really into them so I’m going to recommend two more elusive tracks which are well worth tracking down if you don’t have them already.

    You mentined loving ‘Burnout,’ so I insist you pick up [2004] ‘Keeping it Peel’ performance of ‘Biro the Leggy’ (the song which later became ‘Beautiful Burnout.’) It features the familiar guest vocals you’ll know from ‘King of Snake.’

    Also highly recommended is [2005] ‘Always Loved a Film (Silver Boots)’ [05-19-06 Lemonworld Broadcast]. Let me know if you need me to post these tracks for ya.


  3. Thanks for the Silver Boots reco! I was able to find it on Youtube and had never heard it before. Love the different lyrics. But I couldn’t find the Keeping it Peel version of Biro the Leggy. I was going to tell you about Biro the Leggy anyway but you already knew about it. The video on Youtube which has visuals by Daihei Shibata called Shinkansen II and III are amazing. Since I live in Japan I’ve ridden the shinkansen several times and I love watching this video. Very soothing.

  4. nice site…we share a few interests !
    “american tail” was my daughters fav film and i must have watched it 1000 times…still bring a tear to my eye

  5. Can you hear it? This is the sound of my mind exploding …

    Now I have to go and read your entire site. Damn.

  6. Love your blog.Keeping going…..

  7. Hello. Great blog! Just had a question about your Low “Things We Lost In The Fire” LP. I also just got my hands on a brand new copy of the 1st pressing with Side D etching. Pretty sweet! Anyway, mine seems to have an off-center hole, causing the pitch to fluctuate. Just wondering if yours does the same or if it’s just my copy. It’s driving me crazy!

    • My copy is fine as far as I can tell. I would contact the label!

      • I contacted Kranky and they’re sending me a replacement. Excellent service!

  8. Great blog by the looks of it..
    We make electronic music and love rare records..

  9. hello!
    anybody knows where can we buy such beautiful edition of Can records like on this page – http://1nnerspaceboy.wordpress.com/tag/ege/ ?

    best wishes,

  10. Hey,
    Love the blog, it’s been a real eye opener reading through this 🙂
    I like the idea of the Foundation, it’s crazy how soooo many great vinyl only records are still unavailable in the digital format…

    As for the KLF Recovered & Remastered EP’s, please get in touch if you want a copy of the new EP in the series ‘EP -4’ before it’s released…

    Keep up the great work my friend

  11. Hi, that Easter Island head is exactly what I am looking for for my headphones, is there anyway to get one like that?

  12. Hi, you mention a track on your blog :

    The earliest versions of “Everybody Jack” that I have in my collection are from 2007 – the Central Park, NYC show from 09-14, the Glasgow Academy, Scotland set from 10-13 and the London Roundhouse England performance from 10-18. But the version aired during the 30 minute Exclusive Mix for the We Are One Festival blows all the others away. Here it is, from that very mix.

    When I click it, it doesn’t play. I have heard that track on a Native Instruments commercial and try to find it somewhere. It would be great if you could make it work again on your site!

    THANKS! M!

    • [audio src="http://www.mediafire.com/download/e9bjc7p5xbd5xza/%5B2010%5D_Everybody_Jack_(studio_version_feat._on_We_Are_One_Exclusive_Mix).mp3" /]

      Let me know if you have any trouble!

  13. I am absolutely in love with your blog. I am going through the back archives as we speak. If its alright I’d like to chat with you about music sometime. I would love to hear more about your collections and plans to start a communal library. Hit me up.

    Warm regards,
    Gipson Shoemaker IV

    Facebook: http://Facebook.com/gipsonshoemaker
    Email: gipsonshoemaker@gmail.com

  14. Hi, Love the blog!

    As a big Underworld fan, the one thing I’m missing is the ‘Dubnobasswithmyheadman DAT prototype’.
    Is there anyway you could possibly share a download link?
    I’ve looked everywhere for this!

    Thanks for your help.

    • As the DAT was never commercially released, I see no harm in sharing it. For the next 24 hours you can retrieve a lossless FLAC properly tagged copy of the DAT prototype from the link below.

      This includes all 10 Tracks from the DAT compilation used for trying to secure a record deal in the U.S. in 1993.

      Rick, Karl, and fellow Dirts, if you do not wish me to share this content publicly simply say the word and I will remove it.



      • Thanks for the link. I’m sooooo happy to finally have this!!!!

  15. Musique concrete?
    Stephen Mark Sarro
    ‘Sympathy for the living’
    Dig it

  16. I was introduced to your writing and your archive work after seeing the review of the Black Box concert on April 1. Great project – and very thorough. Seems that you might be interested in electronic music inventor Hugh Le Caine – specifically the CD of his demonstrations and compositions.

    • Thank you so much for the suggestion (and for your performance!) I’ll surely check it out.

  17. Hi Im so glad i found your blog because im a younger listener and i have found that our music tastes are remarkably similar. Almost all my favorites are in your library, so its cool to see how my music tastes might develop over time. How I listen to music is by streaming from Tidal and downloading what isnt there in apple lossless to iTunes and i now have about 600 albums stored there. I want to start a vinyl collection but its so expensive, so I have just started by choosing my top 50 albums, hopefully it works out over the years. Thanks for giving me a blog to binge read because its amazing to see how common our tastes are, and to see what artists im missing out on

    • Thanks so much for the greeting! I’m so glad you enjoy the content I share. I’ve just put together an Innerspace Labs Top 100 Albums Gallery and am trying to work out how best to share it as a part of the blog. Thanks again, and stay tuned for more great music!

  18. Hi innerspaceboy,
    First of all, thanks for your blog – you cover a quite unique angle on music listening, appreciation and archiving that really floats my boat :o)
    Also thanks for the point to gmusicbrowser – it’s thanks to your articles that I went with it having recently switched from OS X to Linux. Though it hasn’t seen any development in a few years it seems bug-free, smooth and fast despite managing a largish library for me! If you’re interested, I posted this article about live-switching between the convenience of Pulseaudio and ‘audiophile grade’ direct-to-ALSA connectivity: http://silvester.org.uk/weblog/2019/01/07/how-to-configure-gentoo-linux-to-have-alsa-bitperfect-pulseaudio-convenient-sound/
    Finally, thanks for turning me onto Public Service Broadcasting 5-odd years ago :o)

    • Yan,

      Thank you so much for the kind words and for all your years of readership! It’s comments like yours which really reinforce that music blogging is still relevant. Thanks as well for sharing your Linux audiophile process guide! Great stuff! 🙂

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