Musical growth for Nell probably wasn’t necessary and so they were always slow to develop their sound beyond the blueprint set by their third/first album. And they often felt a little stale (even if still good) because of it. But their latest single does show a small bit of growth with the bouncy verse sung in an uncharacteristically lower register by bandleader Kim Jong Wan. And that’s enough for me to want to continue listening to Nell.

I was instantly interested the moment I first heard the Korean traditional-electronica hybrid of Ninano Nanda a year or two ago and their latest single delivers on the promise of the fused sound pretty well. Or maybe I just have a real weakness for gugak.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) Review

Though not without its faults, The Winter Soldier is arguably the best Marvel film yet.

This ambient electronic MV is both frightening and fascinating: a strangely compelling watch.

Glen Check - Disco Elevator Review

A perfect synthpop EP.

He’s got a ticket to ride~

He’s got a ticket to ride~

The Avengers (2012) Review

A case where the whole is greater than the sum of the superhero parts.

#MTGM14 Sealed Deck Exercise #2

I open Ajani, Caller of the Pride and Planar Cleansing in white, but a stack of non-white slivers and a solid theme in red and green. Will I go white just for the bombs? Or will I actually make a deck that doesn’t include Ajani?!

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) Review

Some interesting setup in the first half of the film abandoned in the second half for predictable mindless action.

2K14 Seoulsonic USA Tour, March 20, 2014 Review

I drove up from Los Angeles to San Francisco to catch this show at CAAMFest. This review explains why it was totally worth it.