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Sleep Maps – Fiction Makes The Future

Sleep Maps - Fiction Makes The Future

NYC-based Sleep Maps, the project of multi-instrumentalist Ben Kaplan, treads similar sonic territory as the band Deafheaven, but instead of strong screamo vocals, Sleep Maps peppers its songs with retro, radio or TV announcer spoken word clips, fluid guitar lines, and more varied tempos. Ben has fleshed out Sleep Maps into a full band for this … [Read more...]

Brian Eno – Drums Between the Bells

Brian Eno - Drums Between the Bells

Art rock, by its very name, implies a certain level of pretention not common to other subgenres and categorical demarcations.  Bubblegum pop, acid house, chillwave, folktronica, you name it – none of these styles have that uncanny ability to evoke highfaluting snobbery like those tagged with the “art” prefix.  Brian Eno – famed songwriter, … [Read more...]

Gil Scott-Heron – I’m New Here

Gil Scott-Heron – I'm New Here

Imagine yourself for a moment as one of the leading pioneers of hip-hop music. Crowned by many as the sole reason for rap’s creation and seen by many as an integral figure in the betterment of their lives, Gil Scott-Heron was cut from a different cloth. The spoken-word wonder, the towering figure; he’s spent much of his life in spreading messages … [Read more...]