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Gabriel Garzón-Montano soulfully brings in the new year of music

Gabriel Garzón-Montano soulfully brings in the new year of music

February 1, 2017


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You probably have never heard Gabriel Garzón-Montano’s name before, but you’ve likely heard his voice. Drake’s song “Jungle” featured a prominent sample of Garzón-Montano’s slow-moving, soulful lullaby “Six Eight.” Still, Garzón-Montano has yet to to fully pierce the mainstream, but...

Josiah Wise Flips the Script as serpentwithfeet

Josiah Wise Flips the Script as serpentwithfeet

Adam Leung, Blogger

December 14, 2016


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It takes a lot of courage to be original. Classically trained in voice at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Josiah Wise spent years singing in soul and R&B groups. Soon, however he realized this scene wasn’t for him. Now, Wise has emerged again, this time as solo artist serpentwithfeet,...

Avant-Garde Act tētēma Explores the Anthropocene with ‘Geocidal’

Avant-Garde Act tētēma Explores the Anthropocene with ‘Geocidal’

Adam Leung, Blogger

December 6, 2016


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Tētēma’s ‘Geocidal’ is not meant for the faint of heart. Its dissonance and sheer noise will be off-putting for most. But, in some weird sense, the album isn’t meant to be enjoyed. ‘Geocidal’ is all about wickedness and the end of the world. Ranging from the slow, grueling 7-minute Ten...

Understated does not always mean simplistic

Understated does not always mean simplistic

Adam Leung, Blogger

November 16, 2016


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The meticulous detail in Feed Me Jack’s EP “Ultra Ego” is easily passed over by the unperceptive listener. There’s not much showboating to be found anywhere in the five songs. But while the songs may seem too chilled-out and even boring to some, the real beauty of the music is revealed when you...

Rufus Wainwright explores addiction through music

Rufus Wainwright explores addiction through music

Adam Leung, Blogger

November 9, 2016


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Normally, with this column, I wanted to just generally recommend albums without much profundity or deep thought. However, lately I keep thinking about a single song. I’ve stayed up later than I should these past couple nights listening to the song and reading about its backstory. There’s something...

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