As the site grows, I discovered the need for a new “Category”; a place where summaries of, and links to, larger, multi-post pieces could be collected- a sort of “mini- index” for certain topics. For example, we have a survey of some of the noteworthy UK Vertigo Swirls, which includes an interview with Olav Wyper, the creator of the label, along with multiple articles and reviews about the “swirls”; a similar survey of notable Island Records pieces with various interviews, essays and reviews, and as of this writing, an effort (in multiple posts) to capture that marvelous era of Warner Records (and affiliated labels) starting with the Warner “green label.”
To help readers find all of the relevant posts in these larger, multi-part “series,” I have created capsule summaries of each. In each capsule, e.g. “Vertigo Swirl” or Island “pink label,” you will find links to all posts on the site relating to that topic. These capsules will now be collected in this new category, which is a “Compendia.”
Note: In some instances, articles, essays or reviews or posts do not fit within a series, and will not be reflected in these Compendia “capsules.” You can use the search function on the site if you are looking for an older post that is no longer on the “home” page or simply scroll through the other “Category” buttons immediately beneath the masthead.