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“A Crow Looked at Me” by Mount Eerie–An Album Review

Death, and the fear thereof, is a shared human experience. At humanity’s most confused moments, existential angst claws at meaning in how we make sense of our lives. We fear the moments we occupy in the present, and fear what is beyond. Thankfully, art helps humanity reckon with its futility. On A Crow Looked at…

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Is Frank Ocean ready to be the cultural icon we desperately want him to be?

“My guy pretty like a girl/ and he got fight stories to tell/ I see on both sides like Chanel/ I see on both sides like Chanel” If you’ve heard Frank Ocean’s latest single, “Chanel,” (listen below) chances are you’re not just reading those lyrics, you’re singing them in your head with Frank’s effortless yet undeniable…

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“Process” by Sampha — An Album Review

Sampha’s solo debut, Process, is dynamic and meditative, and showcases Sampha’s ability as a solo musician, as he successfully transitions from his role as a backup singer and “featured” vocalist into the front man. Sampha was featured on some of the most critically and commercially successful releases of 2016, providing vocals for Kanye West, Frank…

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#triggered by contemporary art

Marco Fusinato, an Australian visual artist and musician/noise guitarist, combines his diverse skill set into producing extremely unique installation pieces. Of certain fascination to me is his series “Aetheric Plexus” – a motion censored sculpture built from large stage equipment, light and sound instruments, which momentarily erupts with every passing audience member. I have to…

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Moogfest 2016 Remembered

Moogfest 2016 brought artists, thinkers and musicians alike to Durham, NC last weekend, focusing all festival goers on its themes of “future thought” and “future sound.” Between avant-garde artists like Laurie Anderson and Oneohtrix Point Never and technological innovators ranging from IBM’s Watson team to notable future philosopher Jaron Lanier, Moogfest did not disappoint on…

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#CYRTakesMoogfest: A Lesson in Moogfest History

The annual Moogfest (rhymes with “rogue-fest”) celebrates this synthesizer’s storied tradition not only in the mainstream of synth-driven pop music through the years, but in also pushing the boundaries of how we define music. The event features experimental musicians from all areas of the synth-pop genre, including synthesizer driven pop powerhouses like Grimes and Miike…

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