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Opinion: Hayley Williams’s Simmer Trilogy Is A (New-Wave) Horror Masterpiece + New-wave horror music videos playlist

[DISCLAIMER: This article is an opinionated case study on a new subgenre of horror some critics and academics have coined as “new-wave horror”, but it can also fall under “elevated horror” or “post-horror”] * Hayley Williams’s Petals for Armor album looks very different in 2022, two years after its release. Because of an overabundance of new acts, new releases and new avenues of distribution, albums nowadays … Continue reading Opinion: Hayley Williams’s Simmer Trilogy Is A (New-Wave) Horror Masterpiece + New-wave horror music videos playlist

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Music News (29 March 2022): Let’s Eat Grandma. Hyd. Innellea. Rone. Eartheater.

Let’s Eat Grandma share magical train window video for “Levitating” If you take long train journeys, you might have been, at some point in your life, mesmerized by the train window next to you. The quick succession of a constant stream of images of faraway objects and miniaturized beings tends to reduce the boredom and stress levels, and there’s something fascinating about the opaque surface … Continue reading Music News (29 March 2022): Let’s Eat Grandma. Hyd. Innellea. Rone. Eartheater.

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Discover: Robot Koch & Delhia de France

Robot Koch is a German producer whose music has been described as “an intriguing dialogue between technology and nature, futuristic sound design and organic orchestration”. Delhia de France is a producer, singer and songwriter also hailing from Germany, a self-professed lover of darkness and “vulnerable feelings that dwell deep within”. Whenever these two artists meet, magic happens: their collaboration spans the length of almost a … Continue reading Discover: Robot Koch & Delhia de France

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Spotlight + Album review: Bendik – Liv (2022)

Bendik is one of our favorite Norwegian artists, first coming into our attention with her song “Aldri”, featured in the 2012 film “Flukt (Escape)”, which starred Ingrid Bolsø Berdal (Westworld) in a captivating villainous turn. “Aldri” was a stunning composition, a combination of rock and electronic, with shifts in rhythm, a killer electric bass and a soaring voice that oscillated between soothing chants, rich harmonies … Continue reading Spotlight + Album review: Bendik – Liv (2022)

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SXSW 2022 Spotlight Playlist

The South By Southwest festival, taking place this year from March 11-20 in Austin, Texas, is the biggest festival of its kind, one of the true gatekeepers of avant-garde, indie and world music, simply one of the best places for the discovery of new artists to obsess over. Even if you can’t attend, there will be numerous SXSW live performances streamed online in the following … Continue reading SXSW 2022 Spotlight Playlist

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Music News (March 14th 2022): Karma Fields. Tate McRae. LUCIANBLOMKAMP. Holly Humberstone. Whatever The Weather. Father John Misty.

It’s still unclear what Karma Fields is, but they’ve recently dropped a funky Timebomb Summer came early thanks to Karma Fields, who delivered the stellar “Timebomb”, a funk-infused track with a killer baseline that is sure to brighten up anyone’s day. Of course, the listening experience gets a lot better once you know (or realize you don’t know) who, or what Karma Fields really is. … Continue reading Music News (March 14th 2022): Karma Fields. Tate McRae. LUCIANBLOMKAMP. Holly Humberstone. Whatever The Weather. Father John Misty.

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Album review: Now, Now – Saved (2018)

We’ve been fans of Now Now (formerly known as Now Now, Every Children) ever since their 2007 debut EP, Not One But Two. It’s a great feeling when you discover that bands you loved when you were younger are still around making wonderful music, so when we realized that in 2019 the band had dropped Enda – a massive single which saw the duo refining … Continue reading Album review: Now, Now – Saved (2018)

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Free Ukraine: A Ukrainian Electronic Playlist

Several days ago, an open letter signed by artists from the Ukraininan electronic music scene was published, asking the global community to fight against Russian aggression. As a tribute to our favorite Ukrainian artists and as an intro to the thriving electronic scene in Ukraine, we have compiled a playlist comprised of 25 songs. Please keep in mind that the website CDM has a list … Continue reading Free Ukraine: A Ukrainian Electronic Playlist

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February 2022 Playlist + Retrospective

The month of February 2022 will forever remain in history as the month in which Russia invaded Ukraine, so for a while, nearing the end of it, it didn’t make much sense to post anything about music and art. But with the end of winter comes transformation and renewed hope, so we compiled a February playlist comprised of both songs we’ve featured and songs that … Continue reading February 2022 Playlist + Retrospective