Around the year 2000, what really brightened up my Friday evenings was MTV’s Dancefloor Chart, an all-club-music selection show mostly consisting of house, trance and “dance-pop” tunes (but with Eurodance, Britpop, Italo disco and tekfunk also present). The best among a slew of MTV Europe “dance” shows (Party Zone, MTV Dance and Club MTV), Dancefloor Chart and its subsequent CD releases saw the rise of … Continue reading Discover: Sublab + MTV Dancefloor Chart playlist
ALTER is a platform (together with website and Youtube channel) which focuses on innovative horror short films. In their own words: “reaching passionate horror fans across all social channels and a linear free-to-view OTT channel, ALTER gives the next generation of horror a rabid and global audience that allows us to challenge the status quo while still paying homage to the great horror of yesterday.” … Continue reading Discover: ALTER, The Platform For Unconventional Horror
Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045 is a sequel to one of the most influential and beloved anime series of all time, Ghost In The Shell: Standalone Complex. Kenji Kamiyama’s alternate take on Mamoru Oshii’s seminal 1995 film is, after Serial Experiments Lain, simply one of the most ambitious anime projects ever. Building upon Oshii’s setting of a near-future Japan which has seen technological advances such … Continue reading Heard It On: millennium parade – Secret Ceremony/No Time To Cast Anchor (Ghost in the Shell SAC_2045 season 2, dir. Kenji Kamiyama, Shinji Aramaki) + SAC_2045 Ending Explained
Laurel Halo is our highlight in the Discover series today. She was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and is a pioneering electronic artist influenced by the music of Detroit and Berlin. Her first ever release was the King Felix EP in 2010 and hinted a themes such as post-humanism, technology, star-crossed lovers, and cyborgs. Borrowing concepts from physics and mathematics, the EP formally introduced the … Continue reading Discover: Laurel Halo’s King Felix EP, Science, AI and Post-Humanism
Following our original live performances post back when we started this site, here are six more awesome performances for you to enjoy from the comfort of your home: HANA for Femme House Livestream (March 13, 2021) HANA might be best known for collaborating with Grimes on her We Appreciate Power track, and for being one half of the AC!D Reign Chronicles, but these are not … Continue reading Live Performances We Recommend #3: HANA. Qrion. Soccer Mommy. Daniela Andrade. Caroline Polachek. Ringo Deathstarr.
This is Lisa here, and when I am not editing for An Empty Bliss or playing with doggos, my other job is writing book reviews. I was given a copy of Dissonant Harmonies by Bev Vincent and Brian Keene to review – and thought this was a fantastic title to discuss on this site as well. Published by Cemetery Dance, Dissonant Harmonies consists of two novellas, … Continue reading Dissonant Harmonies by Bev Vincent and Brian Keene – The Playlists
In May we were happy to hear new music from Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood (The Smile), as well as Four Tet under his KH alias. There were a lot of great album releases including Alison Wonderland’s Loner, Flume’s Palaces, Warpaint’s Radiate Like This – to the point where it seemed like a very crowded month (which is reflected in our giant playlist, once more … Continue reading May 2022 Playlist + Retrospective