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Live Performances We Recommend #3: HANA. Qrion. Soccer Mommy. Daniela Andrade. Caroline Polachek. Ringo Deathstarr.

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.

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Dissonant Harmonies by Bev Vincent and Brian Keene – The Playlists

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

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May 2022 Playlist + Retrospective

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

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Spotlight: Tinashe + playlist

Tinashe is one of the most prolific artists hailing from the alternative R&B scene. Over the past decade, she has tackled a variety of genres (lo-fi hip-hop, neo-soul, art-pop, twisted R&B and even witch-house or funk among them), collaborated with a host of talented producers – including Ryan Hemsworth, Clams Casino, XXYYXX, Devonte Hynes, M-Phazes and Kaytranada – and has been compared to both Aaliyah … Continue reading Spotlight: Tinashe + playlist

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Heard It On: Yumi Zouma – Astral Projection (“Along for the Ride”, 2022, dir. Sofia Alvarez)

Whenever it feels as if a movie has a secret window to our favorite playlist, we’re going to make it our mission to cover that kind of movie. If you’re looking to spend an afternoon with a film full of nostalgic vibes which also has one foot firmly in the present, Along For The Ride, (written and directed by Sofia Alvarez) might simply be Netflix’s … Continue reading Heard It On: Yumi Zouma – Astral Projection (“Along for the Ride”, 2022, dir. Sofia Alvarez)

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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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A Tribute To Music Is Art: Favorite Moments (part 1)

This post is best-viewed on a desktop or laptop screen. Some mobile phones will take very long in loading all the content, and the landscape view is recommended. Without a doubt, Music Is Art (musicisart.ws) will always be my personal favorite music website (and favorite statement about music). Music is Art has been a major source of inspiration and certainly instrumental in the conception of … Continue reading A Tribute To Music Is Art: Favorite Moments (part 1)

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Discover: Anomalie

For fans of neo-soul, funk and jazz (think J Dilla, Nujabes, Gramatik, Lauren Desberg, Todd Terje, Portico Quartet or Submotion Orchestra), Anomalie is a Canadian producer making waves, always delivering stellar beats, funky melodies and entrancing piano solos. Nicolas Dupuis was born in Montreal and made his debut in 2016 with his Odyssée single (which, in a typically awesome SoundCloud comment, has been compared to … Continue reading Discover: Anomalie

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Discover: Independent Music Labels #1 (Chamomile. Luminelle. Hardly Art. Sinderlyn)

An independent music label is, in layman’s terms, an entity outside the umbrella of “The Big Three,” those being Sony, Warner, and Universal. An indie label’s job is a difficult one, working to foster creativity and promote its talent, which are typically underrated, lesser-known artists and music. This is generally an uphill battle in both making a name for itself and its roster, all while … Continue reading Discover: Independent Music Labels #1 (Chamomile. Luminelle. Hardly Art. Sinderlyn)

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Album Review: Alison Wonderland – Loner (2022)

So far, 2022 has been a fantastic year for music, seeing new albums from some of our favorite artists – including Sunflower Bean, Warpaint, Ybeyi, Let’s Eat Grandma and Anomalie. However, the album that definitely left the biggest impression on this author this month was Alison Wonderland’s third LP, Loner. If you thought Flume’s sound has been getting better and better recently, wait till you … Continue reading Album Review: Alison Wonderland – Loner (2022)