Noname Fones Home

Soul is a commonly known genre of music, but like most genres, its origins are an amalgam of cultural and personal influences. The term itself suggests a depth that transcends the structure of what we know as soul, which recently has made way for an electronic vein of music that is equally emotionally potent. But noname’s recent mixtape Telefone actually has led me to an … Continue reading Noname Fones Home

LANKS and Eremin’s Newest Masterpiece

sngalbums: LANKS is not a new name for SnG. He was relatively under my radar for awhile, having shared some great singles but lost among the constant bombardment of new records and live shows. What made me really pay attention was an innocent tweet some months ago, declaring he would be collaborating with Andrei Eremin, a talented up and coming producer that I’ve also been … Continue reading LANKS and Eremin’s Newest Masterpiece

LANKS and Eremin’s Newest Masterpiece

LANKS is not a new name for SnG. He was relatively under my radar for awhile, having shared some great singles but lost among the constant bombardment of new records and live shows. What made me really pay attention was an innocent tweet some months ago, declaring he would be collaborating with Andrei Eremin, a talented up and coming producer that I’ve also been following … Continue reading LANKS and Eremin’s Newest Masterpiece

A Mature Debut: Don’t Let the Kids Win

sngalbums: Julia Jacklin’s debut is filled with a nascent wonder. Her songwriting is refreshingly youthful, remarking on small moments that become significant in our old age. Familiar folk progressions meet her beautifully restrained voice which create earworms that haunt my heart. The title track is an egregious offender in this case; I often murmur the refrain under my breath, but it sounds even more pained … Continue reading A Mature Debut: Don’t Let the Kids Win

A Mature Debut: Don’t Let the Kids Win

Julia Jacklin’s debut is filled with a nascent wonder. Her songwriting is refreshingly youthful, remarking on small moments that become significant in our old age. Familiar folk progressions meet her beautifully restrained voice which create earworms that haunt my heart. The title track is an egregious offender in this case; I often murmur the refrain under my breath, but it sounds even more pained in … Continue reading A Mature Debut: Don’t Let the Kids Win

Trekking Across the City with Still Parade

sngalbums: I first sat down to listen to this album on an exploratory adventure via mass transit across the city. Back in May, LADOT cut the ribbon on several new metro stations, extending the Expo line to somewhere that no Los Angeles rail transit line has ever gone before: the beach. For the first weekend of its opening, fares were waived, so I decided to … Continue reading Trekking Across the City with Still Parade

Trekking Across the City with Still Parade

I first sat down to listen to this album on an exploratory adventure via mass transit across the city. Back in May, LADOT cut the ribbon on several new metro stations, extending the Expo line to somewhere that no Los Angeles rail transit line has ever gone before: the beach. For the first weekend of its opening, fares were waived, so I decided to take … Continue reading Trekking Across the City with Still Parade

Talk To You Soon Speaks Volumes

sngalbums: Sam Ray’s newest release, Talk To You Soon, fits squarely in with the rest of his discography as Ricky Eat Acid, which faces the experimental side of electronica. In my experience, this genre can either lead one into enlightenment or fall very short as a self indulgent mess, with nothing really existing in the middle. Ricky Eat Acid undoubtedly exudes wisdom, yet never until … Continue reading Talk To You Soon Speaks Volumes

Talk To You Soon Speaks Volumes

Sam Ray’s newest release, Talk To You Soon, fits squarely in with the rest of his discography as Ricky Eat Acid, which faces the experimental side of electronica. In my experience, this genre can either lead one into enlightenment or fall very short as a self indulgent mess, with nothing really existing in the middle. Ricky Eat Acid undoubtedly exudes wisdom, yet never until now … Continue reading Talk To You Soon Speaks Volumes

Best Albums of 2016#11-20, ordered alphabetically, pt.2 NOTE: Some albums have been excluded from this list due to the inclusion of the artist on my best songs of 2016 list. Peruse the tag and look up all the albums where those songs appear for they are all beautiful. Jaunt – Chat EP midnight – 0:00 EP Shura – Nothing’s Real Trails & Ways – Own … Continue reading