Japanese multimedia artist Nagi Noda passed away last week. Lisa Katayama wrote this about the very last music video Noda directed before her death. Aaron Stewart Ahn, the fellow who wrote a beautiful note about Nagi's "meaning of life on a napkin" in that Antville thread, pointed us to this work. Thanks, Aaron.
Drums are the soul of a song. Everyone loves to focus on the guitarist or the vocalist, but without a solid drummer, a track falls apart. Obviously, there's always a degree of difficulty when it comes to playing any instrument, both technically and physically. However, few instruments are as demanding as the drums. The physical… READ THE REST
Have you heardy-geardy of the hurdy-gurdy? I prefer to have some music in the background to keep myself centered, on-task, and in the right headspace. Sometimes it's chill lo-fi or a curated playlist relevant to the topic. For really dire cases, it's the hardcore, pulse-pounding synth and bass of the Hotline Miami soundtrack. All of… READ THE REST
The Istanbul music scene is unparalleled. The variety of genres, instruments and vocal styles comes alive in the mixing pot of East and West. Each neighborhood has its own style — a distinct architecture, fashion, religious expression, art, and street life. Music plays a part in making a neighborhood's culture come alive. Üsküdar, a sprawling… READ THE REST
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We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. The days are cold, dark, and numb, but that shouldn't stop you from being your most authentic self: a homebody sitting on the sofa while rubbing your legs together like a… READ THE REST