I, myself, am not a very hateful person. Generally speaking, if I find a genre I don’t particularly like, I pin that down to not having found the right artist for me yet. Alternately, if I have a genre I don’t like, but everyone else does, then that is fine with me too. I have zero issues with people liking stuff that I don’t; the only time I do have an issue with it is when the stuff in question is problematic for one reason or another.
And yet, despite all that, I can confidently say with a firm hand that I vehemently despise the genre of Synthwave.
Continue reading “On Synthwave, a music genre that is begging for change”
some random thoughts, thinking back to how i felt about the most recent crystal castles album. continuing the idea of this blog being a more free form thought dump area.
Continue reading “crystal castles – amnesty (i) retrospective”
3 days later and It’s already updated. Heck, it might’ve been sooner than that, I just didn’t check until today. But uh. This update is very special indeed.
Continue reading “The mystery of patten’s secret codes – Part 4”
Only 18 days ago did I last write about the RADICARIAN code updating with content. At that time, I asked the group about the PHTHALO code. To which, they replied with a clock emoji. Fast forward to now: I just checked it. It has content on it. And guess what? It. Keeps. Going. Deeper.
Continue reading “The mystery of patten’s secret codes – Part 3”
In my previous article, where I detailed every discreet thing going on with patten’s minisites that they create for each release, I mentioned that the codes written on the physical release of their new album, Psi, didn’t lead anywhere at the time. The first code (PHTHALO) didn’t even lead to a patten minisite, while the second code (RADICARIAN) led to one that had nothing but a black background and black text displaying the code in full. Well, at some point since writing that article (I’m assuming in late October personally), Radicarian’s minisite has been updated with content. What does it look like? Well, it looks a little something like this: Continue reading “The mystery of patten’s secret codes – Part 2”
patten (officially spelled all lowercase) is a band. Well, more like a group. An entity? Whatever you decide to classify them as, they’re signed to Warp Records, make some of the best music I’ve ever heard, and have just released their latest album: Psi. Ever since they were signed on to Warp, patten have started including mysterious and cryptic codes on their releases. When one searches these codes into Google, the outcome is usually a hidden page on patten’s official website that has some bonus content on them. Strap yourselves in, because you’re in for a long ride.
Continue reading “The mystery of patten’s secret codes – Part 1”