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Android Lust ~ Stained [2⊘⊘2]

As we continually morph onward through time, seeing shifts for both better and worse, it should be awe-inspiring to realize the sheer magnitude of change some of our heroes have had to endure and rise above to remain relevant. As a gifted female non-conformist musician, dealing with an inherent sexism in the system (see Lush), it must have been daunting. But … Continue reading Android Lust ~ Stained [2⊘⊘2]

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deadmau5 ~ My Heart Has Teeth (ft. Skylar Grey) [2⊘22]

We want our artists to be as we define them, not as they wish to be defined. Not unlike Robert Smith of The Cure not believing his music to be goth (see “Primary“), deadmau5 is not happy with being labeled a DJ either, despite being rated #5 on DJmag.com’s TOP100DJs in 2012. “I didn’t … Continue reading deadmau5 ~ My Heart Has Teeth (ft. Skylar Grey) [2⊘22]

Purity Ring ~ i like the devil [2⊘2⊘]

With angelic vocals and a devilish title, this track’s meaning can be quite misleading. Further clarification can be found in its timely release two days prior to its parent album’s drop on April 3rd, 2020. Perhaps even more surprisingly the song is an adeptly layered lyrical defense of womanhood and its historical see-saw characterization from demonization to … Continue reading Purity Ring ~ i like the devil [2⊘2⊘]

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Arab Strap ~ The Turning of Our Bones [2⊘2⊘]

It has been variously said that everybody dies twice, first when we have breathed our last breath, and second when our name is spoken for the very last time. The Malagasy people of Madagascar take this philosophy a step further, much further, with a centuries-old funerary tradition … Continue reading Arab Strap ~ The Turning of Our Bones [2⊘2⊘]

R. Missing ~ Kelly Was A Philistine [2⊘17]

At first glance, what appears to be a song about a child kidnapping rapidly morphs otherwise. In fact, what the song really seems to be about is rather mysterious and cryptic, also perhaps unsurprisingly describing the song’s architects, New York’s “duo-inscrutable”, R. Missing, their song “Unsummering” previously featured here. “She’s not on the playground … Continue reading R. Missing ~ Kelly Was A Philistine [2⊘17]