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August 19, 2019

by Greg Cwik Ledger Line Music

Bon Iver | i,i

A man (bearded, crestfallen) traipses into the woods, where he holes up in a small cabin and writes music about his heartbreak — agonizingly vulnerable, earnest, intimate music, with whispery confessions and guitars so fine and fleeting they could be feelings themselves. Then, the…

August 19, 2019
by Luke Gorham Music Pop Rocks

Chance the Rapper | The Big Day

Across three mixtapes preceding Chancelor Bennett AKA Chance the Rapper’s studio debut, an organic maturation, both personal and artistic, occurred. 10 Day proved a largely forgettable lo-fi coming out, but nonetheless anticipated Bennett’s marriage of linguistic eloquence and the drippy vigor of youth. Follow-up…

August 19, 2019
by Paul Attard Film Streaming Scene

Wrath of Silence | Xin Yukun

Wrath of Silence’s ominous title serves as both a reference to the violent prowess of the film’s mute hero, Zhang Baomin (martial artist Song Yang) — who pummels just about anyone who gets in the way of finding his lost son — and also…

August 19, 2019
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