Interview: The Demons & Heroes of Dennykid

    “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” – James Baldwin One of the hardest aspects of mindfulness that we, as conscious individuals, will ever face is the act of introspection. To look inward at ourselves is a difficult task; turning to face the…

Interview: Smiling Through Summerteeth

Walt Disney once said, “I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.” Simply, to put blind faith and trust into unadulterated and overzealous optimism is to venerate and generate burnout at a rapid cycle. Overt and contrived sunny attitudes…

Interview: C’est ‘Charly:’ the Foundations of A Divergent Artist

American designer John Maeda once famously stated, “Our economy is built upon convergent thinkers: people that execute things [and] get them done. But artists and designers are divergent thinkers: they expand the horizon of possibilities.” Herein,  we would like to introduce you to another place-marker in fearless artistic divergence: a French singer/songwriter and producer Charly.…

Interview: Look At Her, She’s Krista D!

When we, as a society, reflect on the concept of a female pop singer/songwriter, we tend to incorrectly categorize such artists as perpetually light and airy, doting upon archaic notions of mass -produced femininity that hinges on an often fragile and dainty character. It takes truly innovative female-identifying artists within the singer/songwriter genre to push…

Interview: The Personal IS Political with Hostile Array

Throughout time, the arts has had a deep, intertwined relationship with political climates. So much so are the two entrenched that they form their own sort of arts & culture form of linguistic relativism. Politics influences art, which influences culture, which influences politics- each sides bearing their equal measure in a sturdy trilateral system of…

Interview: On the Remaking of Annihilist

When we consider the concept of music- especially in regards to melodic death metal- rarely do we take the time to appreciate the full breadth of the soundscape. We stand transfixed by an assault of blast-beats, searing riffs, and mind-boggling, crushing growls. The composite of unabating and unabashed ferocity leaves us little time to process…