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March 2022 Playlist + Retrospective

March was one of our most productive months in our short, two-month history. We’ve listened to a lot of music. The playlist we’ve compiled is, this time around, featuring only sounds we haven’t managed to write about, mainly due to lack of time. Here it is, and below it you can find the March retrospective, with extra categories (best music video and live performances). Best … Continue reading March 2022 Playlist + Retrospective

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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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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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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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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

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Heard on: Vivian Girls – The Other Girls (“Playlist”, 2021, dir. Nine Antico) + a playlist for the movie

As we will probably make it a habit to cover movies about, or heavily influenced by music, the latest to be featured in our “Heard It On” section is the 2021 French-language “Playlist”. True to its title, the movie is a veritable “updated my playlist” kind of film, one which, if you’re a fan of indie rock or willing to alternate your Erik Satie with … Continue reading Heard on: Vivian Girls – The Other Girls (“Playlist”, 2021, dir. Nine Antico) + a playlist for the movie

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Welcome to An Empty Bliss

Here at An Empty Bliss, we celebrate the first month of January with our first playlist. Featuring a few of our favorite artists like Magdalena Bay, Sevdaliza, FKA Twigs, Oneohtrix Point Never, James Blake, Marika Hackman, The Bug, HAIM, HANA, Little Dragon and Alison Wonderland, it’s meant both as a ‘hello’ and a quick glimpse at where these musicians are right now. We will be … Continue reading Welcome to An Empty Bliss