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Currents: August 2022 Playlist + Retrospective

August was a crowded month, and this retrospective arriving almost 2 weeks later than usual is a result of that (we’ve stretched the interval over the first weeks of September in order to compensate, and we’ll forget we did that over the next retro). So much happened in music, film, and especially TV that it was hard to believe that it was all over the … Continue reading Currents: August 2022 Playlist + Retrospective

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FEAST ON SCRAPS – AUGUST 2022

FEAST ON SCRAPS – AUGUST 2022 It’s never too late to look back to greatness. TWO SONGS__________________________ NSK – Un Momento Por Favor (Live In Lisabona) [2000] NSK (Natural Soft Killers) is one of the most inventive groups in Romanian Electronic Music, bringing together three genre pioneers. The band made its first appearance in 1996, when DJ Vasile (rhythm, samples, vinyls, mixes) together with Alien … Continue reading FEAST ON SCRAPS – AUGUST 2022

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Currents: July 2022 Playlist + Retrospective

The Currents retrospective continues the trend solidified so far at the end of every month, in which I discuss my findings and thoughts about music and other music-related areas mainly having to do with image and/or moving images. Currents is not a real playlist, it’s a place of music discovery taking many detours, morphing and never settling for one area, artist or genre, discouraging obsession … Continue reading Currents: July 2022 Playlist + Retrospective

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Opinion: 2014 Was One Of The Best Years For Electronic Music

In our previous post, we’ve mentioned how 2014 was a pivotal year, one which saw a growing interest in electronic music and a much more diverse output from amazing electronic artists – both old and new. 2014 was a year filled with great things, and we’ll just pull a few out of our nostalgia hat in order to drive our point across: London-born producer SOHN … Continue reading Opinion: 2014 Was One Of The Best Years For Electronic Music

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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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Opinion: The Rise And Fall of Soundcloud. Christian Ward. Roxanne de Bastion. Lyndsie Alguire. Roniit.

[EDIT June 1 2022: We are now on Soundcloud and are aiming to promote musicians who are still active on the platform. Soundcloud definitely isn’t quite as dead as we initially thought it was, and if some artists have grown out of it, there are still some who haven’t abandoned it, and a new generation who has seemingly used it since 2016 onwards] In 2009, … Continue reading Opinion: The Rise And Fall of Soundcloud. Christian Ward. Roxanne de Bastion. Lyndsie Alguire. Roniit.