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.

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.