Nothing Hurts When I'm Asleep
As embracing/expressing emotion continues to gradually come to light in humanity as a whole, expression through music has also evolved & taken shapes in new ways. For example, artist Autumnboy, hailing from Chippenham, a small town just outside Bristol, UK. Taking nostalgic influence from the genre bending legends Linkin Park, along with more modern influences of Being as an Ocean, Nothing/Nowhere, & GothBoiClique, Autumnboy has brought a unique sound to underground music.
He flows seamlessly through heartfelt choruses, spoken word poetry, & harsher yells that can’t be ignored. His vocal performances are highlighted by ambient guitar & synth leads, layered...
Depicting Violence in the Digital Age: an Interview with Agnikaii
A quick scroll through your favorite social media app can produce videos of state-sanctioned killings, hateful tweets from politicians, tips for disarming an active shooter -- we have become accustomed to violence, broadcasted into our homes and onto our mobile devices. It is now more readily available than ever before.
Such vile reality produces artists like Malik Nelson, also known as Agnikaii, emerging from the bloodied landscape. His work reflects this digital display of brutality back at us; the collision of living subject matter with gruesome affliction unearths a vision of death and distortion that...
First Look: Astral Science with ETC
etc. /adverb/ - used at the end of a list to indicate that further, similar items are included.
Enter the paradox of ETC. While his name is likened to this familiar abbreviation, we will no longer find it at the end of anything: collectively, we should begin to expect ETC at the forefront, spearheading new configurations for lyricism. The current state of hip-hop finds us without a compass -- the edges of the genre fray and root into a plethora of syncretic listening experiences, a phenomenon that 10 years ago would’ve fallen victim...