Dispatch from the Razor's Edge, the Blog of Michael Stephen Fuchs
On Celldweller
"I am in the only place that i want to be
Though we know that it ends eventually
'I want to forget mistakes they've helped me make
It's better to be broken than to break'"
- Celldweller, Frozen

I think this is one of the most stunning albums of all time - smart, tight, powerful, melodic, literate, lushly layered, a bit of a tour de force, completely seminal in electronic rock. I've never stopped listening to it. Weirdly, it's on sale for $1.99 (it would be the best $9.99 you ever spent), so I can't resist plugging it.

The one-minute samples on the site (though good) don't do it justice, so here are perhaps my two favourite tracks. Listen to them and you tell me. (And then go buy the album!)


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I don't know, maybe those aren't the two best, but merely the two hardest (i.e. that I like running to). You'll hear much more variety if you try the other samples.

close photo of Michael Stephen Fuchs

Fuchs is the author of the novels The Manuscript and Pandora's Sisters, both published worldwide by Macmillan in hardback, paperback and all e-book formats (and in translation); the D-Boys series of high-tech, high-concept, spec-ops military adventure novels – D-Boys, Counter-Assault, and Close Quarters Battle (coming in 2016); and is co-author, with Glynn James, of the bestselling Arisen series of special-operations military ZA novels. The second nicest thing anyone has ever said about his work was: "Fuchs seems to operate on the narrative principle of 'when in doubt put in a firefight'." (Kirkus Reviews, more here.)

Fuchs was born in New York; schooled in Virginia (UVa); and later emigrated to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he lived through the dot-com boom. Subsequently he decamped for an extended period of tramping before finally rocking up in London, where he now makes his home. He does a lot of travel blogging, most recently of some very  long  walks around the British Isles. He's been writing and developing for the web since 1994 and shows no particularly hopeful signs of stopping.

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