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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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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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Music News (March 14th 2022): Karma Fields. Tate McRae. LUCIANBLOMKAMP. Holly Humberstone. Whatever The Weather. Father John Misty.

It’s still unclear what Karma Fields is, but they’ve recently dropped a funky Timebomb Summer came early thanks to Karma Fields, who delivered the stellar “Timebomb”, a funk-infused track with a killer baseline that is sure to brighten up anyone’s day. Of course, the listening experience gets a lot better once you know (or realize you don’t know) who, or what Karma Fields really is. … Continue reading Music News (March 14th 2022): Karma Fields. Tate McRae. LUCIANBLOMKAMP. Holly Humberstone. Whatever The Weather. Father John Misty.

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Visual Albums: Janelle Monáe. Jonna Lee. Machine Gun Kelly. Nadine Lustre. Halsey

The past few years saw a rise both in the sheer number of musicals and musicians experimenting with the visual album format, blurring the lines between long-form music video and movie. When Olivia Rodrigo, 2021’s breakthrough pop artist, released a visual album AND a ‘prom experience’ (SOUR Prom, since removed from Youtube, but almost entirely available as a playlist), it really showed that the format … Continue reading Visual Albums: Janelle Monáe. Jonna Lee. Machine Gun Kelly. Nadine Lustre. Halsey