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Album Feature: Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds by Nicole Mitchell

I haven't had a good dose of world music since Philippines' Pinikpikan regrouped into Kalayo and saw them perform live around 10 years ago (yes, time flies). So I was pleasantly surprised when this lovely city of Chicago introduced me to the music of flautist Nicole Mitchell. Hailed by Chicago Reader as โ€œone of the … Continue reading Album Feature: Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds by Nicole Mitchell

Album Feature: B-Sides and Rarities by Beach House

Ahhhh, what a treat. It is always a pleasant surprise when one of your favorite dream pop duo brings out a collection of unreleased material. Beach House amassed unreleased songs spanning from their 11-year career since their self-titled debut in 2006, and we can finally have a hold of these tracks with their compilation B-Side … Continue reading Album Feature: B-Sides and Rarities by Beach House

Pitchfork Festival 2017: My Muses

I thought of doing something different this time around when I share my Pitchfork Fest experience with you guys. I usually blog about the performances that I caught - with some video clips and photos, and of course we are still definitely going to have that! But apart from the usual components of an amazing … Continue reading Pitchfork Festival 2017: My Muses

Album Feature: Lull EP by Anilore

Anilore is a New York-based shoegaze trio composed of Andy Cheng, Andrew Malenda, and Michael Worsa who met at SUNY New Paltz in 1992. The band was created after finding out that they share similar musical influences like New Order, the Pixies, the Jesus and Mary Chain, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Cocteau Twins, … Continue reading Album Feature: Lull EP by Anilore

Top 3 Poems from my Top 3 Favorite Poets

In celebration of the National Poetry Month, aside from reading a lot of poems and getting into the groove of writing some of my own again, I am sharing my three most beloved poems from three of my most favorite poets. I share my favorite lines from my top 3 and top 2 choices from … Continue reading Top 3 Poems from my Top 3 Favorite Poets