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Bigsound 2022 Spotlight Playlist

Bigsound is Australia’s leading new music festival and conference, with a massive lineup comprised of emerging musicians, as well as talks aimed at solving today’s big issues and shaping the future of music. Bigsound has been the launching pad for innovative acts like Flume and Courtney Barnett, and the 2022 edition will feature performances from Budjerah, Ashwarya, Alter Boy, Mia Wray, BLOODMOON and Woodes, as … Continue reading Bigsound 2022 Spotlight Playlist

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June 2022 Playlist + Retrospective

We were in music discovery mode in June, and alongside the many great albums and EPs released in the past month, from artists like 070 Shake, Empress Of, The Range, Mr. Little Jeans and Purity Ring, there were also a lot of music videos and visual albums which raised the bar and surprised us. In addition, we enjoyed music by Black Dresses, IMLAY, Kat Cunning, … Continue reading June 2022 Playlist + Retrospective

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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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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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April 2022 Playlist + Retrospective

April was a strange month – after writing about the magnificent Phoebe Bridgers Coachella performance, this author experienced awesomeness withdrawal and retreated into other projects and lazy Easter binge-watching, with most ideas for articles for this website sadly getting discarded, again due to lack of time. April ended up as the month with only one music news post, but it was also the one in … Continue reading April 2022 Playlist + Retrospective

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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