Grimes

Culturedarm’s Albums of the Decade So Far (2010-2017)

60. Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression  |  59. Kelela – Cut 4 Me  |  58. Holly Herndon – Platform  |  57. D’Angelo and The Vanguard – Black Messiah  |  56. Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 2  |  55. ANOHNI – HOPELESSNESS  |  54. Mitski – Puberty 2  |  53. Future – DS2  |  52. Grimes – Halfaxa …

Culturedarm’s Albums of the Year 2015

35. Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late  |  34. Peaches – Rub  |  33. Young Thug – Barter 6  |  32. Jeremih – Late Nights: The Album  |  31. Ian William Craig – Cradle for the Wanting  |  30. Dr. Dre – Compton  |  29. Zhala – Zhala  |  28. Future – DS2  |  27. Laurel Halo – In Situ…

Culturedarm’s Songs of the Month (November 2015)

Oneohtrix Point Never – ‘Sticky Drama’ On 13 November Oneohtrix Point Never released Garden of Delete, his seventh studio album and the second to come out on Warp, having set the scene over preceding months courtesy of an interview with a humanoid alien named Ezra, backdated blog posts narrating a musical coming-of-age through the apocryphal ‘hypergrunge’ band Kaos Edge, and teasers posted –…

Grimes – Art Angels

From her early live performances, where an ethereal voice pulled apart graceful melodies over simple looping synths and incessant drums, to 2010’s Halfaxa and her 2012 breakthrough Visions, to ‘REALiTi’, the throwaway which emerged to become one of 2015’s best songs, Grimes has consistently shown one of the strongest instincts in all of music. She also appears to be one of the industry’s hardest workers….

Cultureteca 01.11.15

This week on Cultureteca, Grimes unveils new music and artwork for the impending Art Angels; Abby Wambach announces her retirement from women’s soccer; the rare planetary conjunction of Venus, Jupiter, and Mars; and for Halloween, a look at Francis Ford Coppola’s first feature film, the low-budget gothic thriller Dementia 13, which was released in 1963. * * * Grimes Unveils Art Angels Having kept…

Cultureteca 20.09.15

EU Refugee Crisis Update Following the imposition of temporary border controls by Germany, Austria, and Slovakia across Sunday and Monday, and the stern measures enacted by Hungary as it attempts to disentangle itself from the refugee crisis – erecting a 175-kilometre-long fence along the border with Serbia, topped with 4-metre-high wire; and by Monday night bussing scores of refugees to the Austrian…

The Best Albums of the Decade So Far: 2010-2015

Feeling only moderately provoked but more to the point inspired by Pitchfork’s list of the 100 best albums of the decade so far, I have compiled and extensively written out this list of my own. My list forgoes EPs, otherwise works by Blood Diamonds and Holy Other would have made the cut, Zola Jesus would have been placed higher, and Burial…

Laurel Halo: Behind the Green Door, and the Conflicts of Live Performance

Laurel Halo: Behind the Green Door, and the Conflicts of Live Performance

Laurel Halo is seeking to make the live performance of music and the music recording process connect. After a string of EPs which initially saw her categorised as part of a lo-fi synth movement, released first over the internet, then via Hippos in Tanks – an L.A. based record label which has worked with artists including Gatekeeper, Nguzunguzu, and d’Eon…