I’m Rafi; I live in Toronto and work in digital strategy.

Fuzzcrush is an archive of my music writing, starting from 2004 to the present. I mostly write about records I like, but every once in a while I’ll review a lemon.

Go here if you’d like to read about the history of this site.

Peep Show

I’m currently finding most of my new music via Bandcamp, Youtube and my local record stores. Bandcamp has a great selection of independent artists and lets users support bands directly by buying physical merchandise on top of digital music downloads. I don’t use Spotify; it’s missing a lot of the artists I listen to. Sometimes there are albums that are available, but later they’ve disappear without explanation. In my opinion, that’s not good enough. I should be able to purchase and download a permanent copy that’s mine, rather than be subject to the whims of the platform.

I like these sites:

There are some others, like Indieville, Left off the Dial and Earpollution, but they either aren’t around anymore or have changed formats.

Thanks for checking out the site.