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Paper Void- Expanding their sound and sonic palette

Paper Void has been one of my personal favorite bands for 2 years now. I found them on the jazz subreddit when one of the band members posted their horn arrangement they had done on the subreddit. I loved the sound of the song and decided to listen to INCREMENTS in its entirety. It was truly a cathartic, transcendental experience hearing it for the first time. The lights were off, it was 1 am, and everything was still as the music washed over me. Fast forward two years later, and the band released an album that not only progressed their sound, but also fought off the sophomore slump that artists are inclined to fall in to. Transition is just that, a shift into a new sound. 

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Anti Lilly & Phoniks – That’s The World Album Review

When I get really into a genre of music, my favorite thing to do is dig for the deeper gems, the lesser known artists. These are the artists that should be getting their shine and accolades for their thought provoking art. Sharing artists with friends has been one of my favorite ways to connect with people and help promote music that should be more popular, but isn’t due to how the internet and mainstream music works. Anti Lilly and Phoniks’ most recent joint venture That’s The World not only checks all of the boxes for a great album, but is a huge fan favorite in my friend circle. Continue reading Anti Lilly & Phoniks – That’s The World Album Review

Katana Zero – The Adrenaline Rush You Didn’t Know You Needed

Ever since I found Hotline Miami 1, I fell in love with Devolver Digital. I love what they stand for, the games they publish and support, and of course, their on point humor. You can look at any game and just know if Devolver published that. When the WhatsItTech team went to PAX East 2019 and saw Katana Zero, we knew we had to play and after we did, we knew we had to buy, it was just that simple. Katana Zero is high octane energy, dark humor, twists and turns that’d make M Night Shyamalan giddy, and a soundtrack that’d make any synthwave lover gush. The artwork and aesthetic are also impeccable. Let’s cut through Katana, shall we?

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Morti Viventear Interview

I would like to thank Morti Viventear first and foremost for accepting the interview request. This was conducted over email and done after the release of Sleep Deprived Pessimist: Nautilus Edition. If you haven’t heard it, check it out here and check out our review of it here! Without further ado, let’s begin!  Continue reading Morti Viventear Interview

Elephant Gym Concert Review

There are very few bands that I know of that could put on as energetic of a show as a 3 piece. There also fewer bands I know of that could pull off a 2 piece. Both Elephant Gym and Vasudeva pull of both of these feats off splendidly in a packed room at the Mercury Lounge on a Sunday night two weeks ago. Between the high octane energy and the great banter, I left the show in good spirits and hopeful for where some underground music is headed. Continue reading Elephant Gym Concert Review

Shovel Knight PAX East 2018 Interview Part 1

This will be a 2 part interview because of how large this interview. This interview was synthesized from roughly 48 minutes of audio. We would first like to extend the most sincerest thanks to Yacht Club Games team that was at PAX as well as the great gentleman that we interviews. Both Mike Herbster (Level Design) and Sandy Gordon (Pixel Artist) were great to talk to. We decided to hold on to this interview closer to King Knight’s release, but due to delays that Yacht Club discuss here. With that in mind, enjoy the interview below with Mike Herbster. The second part of our interview series will be with Sandy Gordon! Continue reading Shovel Knight PAX East 2018 Interview Part 1

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Morti Viventear – Sleep Deprived Pessimist- Nautilus Edition Review

Ever since hearing Lovecraftsmanship and reviewing it on the website, I’ve been hooked on his work. There is something so fresh about his production style and the fact that his drums are well layered and intricate.  In my review of Lovecraftmanship, I compared him to DJ Shadow and J Dilla. I stand by those claims simply based on his crafting of a beat, but he takes it in a direction much more akin to Flying Lotus and his style of production. When Morti re-released Sleep Deprived Pessimist, I was excited to hear what he had to say, and to say I was surprised was an understatement.  Continue reading Morti Viventear – Sleep Deprived Pessimist- Nautilus Edition Review

Apex Legends – The Battle Royale That Doesn’t Feel Like One

I first heard about Apex Legends a day after it came out. I was surprised, considering it was a Battle Royale, the craze hitting the video game industry by storm, and I had heard nothing about it. My experience with Battle Royale’s is admittedly very minimal. I’d seen a lot of PUBG, but never played it, and played maybe 20 hours of Fornite with friends until I had come to the conclusion that it just wasn’t for me. Apex, on the other hand, plays like an absolutely different game and doesn’t feel like a Battle Royale to me. That is largely in part due to the mechanics. Continue reading Apex Legends – The Battle Royale That Doesn’t Feel Like One

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Top 10 Albums of 2018

2018 was a wild year for everyone involved. At the beginning of the year, I decided to listen to 300 albums that I never listened to before, both new and old. Within the list of 300 albums are quite a few albums from 2018. Because I set out in the beginning of the year to listen to a variety of music, I wasn’t sure how it’d affect my 2018 list and what I sought out. Interestingly enough, there’s some surprising variety. Continue reading Top 10 Albums of 2018