• Album Review

    Bastille Tells a Roller Coaster Midnight Story in “Doom Days”

    I have to admit that I got defensive toward Bastille’s new album, Doom Days before I even heard the whole album. I remember telling Elsa that, “I don’t think, Bastille’s new album will charm me this time.” Boy, how judgmental I was back then. Just because I got vigilant over one of the Joy’s lyric, “You’re a sweet relief, you saved me from my brain From my brain, from my brain, from my brain” and couldn’t immediately relate with Those Days MVC, I get snob and hasty declaring my feeling toward unborn a piece of art at that moment.   Alright, brace yourself, this is going to be a rather…

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    Album Review: Grace Carter Turned Heartache into Art in “Why Her Not Me”

    Your emotion is an endless source of inspiration, an endless source to creates anything, including art. Sadness is as powerful energy as happiness. That is what Grace Carter shows in her EP, Why Her Not Me. Grace Carter is a soul-pop singer-songwriter from England. She began attract lots of attention through her single, Silence. In 2018, YouTube Music calls her “Ones to Watch” artist. I think, Grace Carter’s EP, Why Her Not Me that she released on December 10th 2018, anchors her position as one of the most promising artist. My first encounter toward Grace Carter music was also from her single, Silence. It was an acoustic version. At that…

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    “Assume Form” James Blake New Album Review

    After almost three years, the English singer-songwriter and producer James Blake released his fourth album, Assume Form, yesterday, in January 18, 2019. The new album consists of 12 songs, including some songs that James has introduced before—Can’t Believe the Way We Flow and Don’t Miss It.   Assume Form Tracklist: Assume Form Mile High (Feat. Metro Boomin & Travis Scott) Tell Them (Feat. Metro Boomin & Moses Sumney) Into the Red Barefoot in the Park (Feat. ROSALÍA) Can’t Believe the Way We Flow Are You in Love? Where’s the Catch? (Feat. André 3000) I’ll Come Too Power On Don’t Miss It Lullaby for My Insomniac Aside from how honest James Blake’s lyrics…

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    Bastille’s Other People’s Heartache Pt. 4 is What Happens When Talented Musicians Bare Their Raw Emotion for You

    Bastille’s album, Bad Blood and Wild World, rarely talks about love and heartache. So, Other People’s Heartache (OPH) is your channel to listen to what it will be like if Bastille performs love songs. And hell, they sure do beyond a good job not only in delivering the emotions, but also in creating ear-catching tunes. If you haven’t heard of OPH, this is a series of mixtapes that Bastille created aside from their studio albums. They did covers and mixtapes alone in OPH Pt. 1 and Pt. 2. In OPH Pt. 3, instead of covers, they created new songs and perform it with their fellow musicians, like Haim, MNEK, Rationale, Angel…

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    Album Review: Pretty Colors for Your Actions by Tall Heights

    I have to admit, go on hiatus in writing for Kustosica also affect my knowledge regarding new music, whether it is from new artists or even from musicians that their former work already grabbed me. Like what happened with the new album from Tall Heights, Pretty Colors for Your Actions. In case you haven’t heard of Tall Heights before, they are an electrofolk duo, consist of Tim Harrington as singer-guitarist and Paul Wright as singer-cellist, from Boston. Though this band formed since 2009, my first encounter with Tall Heights was when I heard their song, River Wider, which include in their first LP, Neptune. It wasn’t take long before I…