ICYMI: A roundup of the song of the week features from the past month.
Premiering today off their upcoming album One, Austin-based atmospheric hip hop group Hara share their lead single "Branches". The group is the collaborative effort between rappers Tåsi and Falling Awake Sound Therapy and producer Left Ear. By lyrically weaving together personal reflections with natural elements, the track organically mirrors each artist's distinct positionality and establishes a harmonious balance between contemplation and conviction. Listen to the premiere, accompanied with a poem by Tåsi, below:
Written by Parisa Eshrati
Play It By Ear is a new series by T&E writer Parisa where she shares musical discoveries along with informational tidbits, casual musings, anecdotes, and whatever other related knowledge she can pull from her rotten quarantined brain. This first edition features: Bugandan drumming ensembles, favorite Lauryn Hill freestyles, a memoriam to the great ostad Mohammed Reza Shajarian, underrated metal releases of last year, an atmospheric drum 'n bass 101, and so much more!
Written by A. Iwasa
If there's one subgenre of hardcore that deserves more attention with the younger generation -- it's Krishnacore. Regardless of personal spiritual beliefs, the music itself warrants its place in hxc history beyond what little attention it seems to have gained. In this article, A. Iwasa describes his relationship with Krishnacore, from his start in the Clevo hardcore scene to new bands he's discovered today.