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Hilotrons Get Happymatic

In present day, calling a genre “dead” will most often be looked upon as a controversial statement. There are countless numbers of musicians specializing in stylistic revivalism, and I doubt that number is going to change any time soon. Though … Continue reading

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Murder by Death's Literary Connections

Robert Moore’s 1976 film, “Murder by Death”, was a memorable spoof on “whodunit” mystery fares. Featuring an all-star cast (Truman Capote, Alec Guinness, Peter Falk) that accompanied a subtly comedic script written by the legendary Neil Simon, it remains a … Continue reading

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Chapman & Brocker's Seamless Integration of Film & Music

For most musicians, scoring films is considered a fascinating task to undertake once success is achieved as a songwriter with individualistic aspirations. There are many prominent musicians who specialize almost solely in scoring films (John Williams, Danny Elfman, etc.), but … Continue reading

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Ann Vriend and the Spy Who Loved Her

Though the album’s name and cover art provide ample indication of its overlying theme, it is the first line on Ann Vriend‘s third album, When We Were Spies, that truly prepares the listener for the cinematic storyline that the budding … Continue reading

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Nick Jaina Feels the Delicate Wool

In the often fascinating field of archeology, success requires the ability to embrace the past in order to advance the future. All forms of advanced technology have a preceding influence, whether it be in an intricately designed blueprint or simply … Continue reading

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The Old Growth of a Dead Meadow

I never thought that hobbits and the Lovecraftian milieu would find a home in indie-rock. Led Zeppelin did a fine job of revealing their admirations of such classic literature (“The Battle of Evermore”, most evidently), but the intent of contemporary … Continue reading

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Best Albums of 2007: #20 to #11

———————————————————————————————– 20. The Field – From Here We Go Sublime With the excess of charming indie-pop generating from his native Sweden, Axel Willner likely took a slight risk in choosing the stylistic vein of his solo project, The Field. Though … Continue reading

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