Trench – Twenty One Pilots

Finally, we’re at the Trench review! This is a fantastic album, though you’ll really want good audio to listen to it. Thanks in part to MUTEMATH’s Paul Meany, Twenty One Pilots got darker and more serious, dipping further into experimental, emotive electronic sounds. The concept surrounding the album discusses a city known as Dema ruledContinue reading “Trench – Twenty One Pilots”

Now, Not Yet – half-alive

This album is the kind of work I could gush over as a music theory guy, but its complexity is oh so very accessible. It’s got this Bastille/Sir Sly vibe, but it’s jam-packed full of complex jazz chords, Jacob Collier-style vocal harmonies, interesting rhythms, and Japanese Breakfast-esque engaging sound effects. They hit you with polytonalityContinue reading “Now, Not Yet – half-alive”