CGI is a visual tool like any other in a filmmaker’s repertoire, but it holds a unique position in the current landscape as a signifier of laziness and apathetically commercial tendencies. Still, its existence is evidence of its capability. Computer generated images are most often seen as a shortcut to realism, shunning both the ingenuity […]


Noise pop is alternative pop at its purest. The Velvet Underground’s mixture of rock songs and avant garde sound experiments continues to be the most important choice in laying the foundations for alternative pop music’s path over the following decades. By the time two brothers known as The Jesus and Mary Chain released Psychocandy in […]

Stranger Than Paradise

Stranger Than Paradise was a little difficult to break into, at least in comparison to the two other Jim Jarmusch films I’d seen prior to watching it. It wasn’t drastically different from either of those films, in fact they shared some key traits: Stranger Than Paradise had the melancholic, lost souls of both Mystery Train […]

Bee Thousand

Music criticism and the communities that surround it often have an impermeable character read into them, and not without reason. Complaints about mixing, mastering, or any audio quality specifics are especially formidable, incomprehensible, and even pretentious to outsiders and insiders alike. The merit to these claims is almost always found in the music if given […]


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