Planningtorock & Tyler Holmes – “Planningtoconfuse”

I love to seek meaning from everything artistic, but maybe this is a sign. It’s not necessary to understand something to love it. So please, confuse me! Planningtorock | website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Spotify | Soundcloud | Bandcamp Tyler Holmes | Facebook | Instagram | Soundcloud | Bandcamp Continue reading Planningtorock & Tyler Holmes – “Planningtoconfuse”

Compro Oro – “Bitcoins”

Ghent-based Compro Oro use xylophones and guitars to comment on contemporary ways folks are digging for a new kind of gold. Band leader and composer Wim Segers created these new compositions often on piano or vibes in a more analogue way, leaving enough room for his band mates to colour each track when fine tuning the song. Segers was inspired by the world of crypto … Continue reading Compro Oro – “Bitcoins”

HANDSOME and St. South – “Blame (St. South remix)”

HANDSOME is a martyr. The original “Blame” single was ripe for a remix, with all its distinct electronic elements and enveloping vocals. What was it missing, you may be asking? Chops and drops. Though they’re not exactly drops, just exciting build-up to a wonderful jaunt in the park. Regardless, thanks, St. South! I’ll be adding to my party playlist which I listen to as I … Continue reading HANDSOME and St. South – “Blame (St. South remix)”

[Various Artists] – Lefto presents Jazz Cats Volume 2

Can’t say no to a well-curated compilation, especially not its sequel. As a non-jazzhead, I was surprised to hear a number of genres that I wasn’t expecting from an album called Lefto Presents Jazz Cats Volume 2. It is an overt reminder that jazz comes in many forms…and usually includes a fabulous instrumental solo. Sdban Records | buy Lefto Presents Jazz Cats Volume 2 Dishwasher_ … Continue reading [Various Artists] – Lefto presents Jazz Cats Volume 2

Tama Gucci is on the Cusp of Everything

As a music journalist, I’ve perpetually disappointed friends by not knowing who is the Next Big Thing. I don’t even know what the “in” genres are anymore, though I know from countless essays that hyperpop is having a moment in the limelight. The concept is a style I’ve been fascinated by for ages, but never had a word for. The movement that began with arrhythmic, … Continue reading Tama Gucci is on the Cusp of Everything

Glass Gallery, Ideal for Projection 

We open on a pastel, multi-color fortress. The sea buffets its stone foundation from the west, while a forest shrouds the eastern entrance. The structure itself is entirely glass with not a blemish on any part of its façade, glowing from within to give the illusion of color on every translucent wall. From the wrong angle, the fortress may appear invisible, and with poor lighting, … Continue reading Glass Gallery, Ideal for Projection