POWER OF POP INTERVIEW: SA – GOING WITH THE FLOW

It’s a brave new (music) world as far as SA is concerned. Founded in 2010, the band takes its name from Northern Chinese dialect, 仨, which means three, as a tribute to their traditional Chinese roots though all three are Singaporeans.

LIVE NEWS: ASIAN MEETING FESTIVAL IN COLLABORATION WITH PLAYFREELY PRESENTS CLOSER TO THE EDGE

Closer to the Edge is the fourth incantation of Playfreely done in collaboration with Japan’s Asian Meeting Festival (AMF) and with event partner The Projector.

ALBUM REVIEW: BRIAN ENO – THE SHIP

Background One of popular music’s most influential and innovative figures, musician/composer/record producer/singer/writer Brian Eno has been responsible for some of the most cutting-edge music ever made. On The Ship, Eno once more develops the musical form he pioneered, ambient electronica.

GEEK OUT! FILM REVIEW – THE LOBSTER

More avant-garde/speculative fiction/fantasy than outright scifi, Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster is a triumph of imaginative allegory. There is a strong message running through the narrative that somewhat loses steam in the third act. The set-up though is well conceptualised.

THE OBSERVATORY PRESENTS STAER, BLACK PACKERS & THE PSALMS

Noise for noise’s sake With Singapore indie pop music on the ascendancy, it is important not to neglect alternative music that embraces more artistic and esoteric values. Whilst the success of indie pop in Singapore will still be judged by the usual key performance indicators like number of digital downloads, Continue Reading

PLAYFREELY+ 2014 [NEWS]

“And now for something completely different…” – Monty Python Three days of workshops, a panel discussion, deejay sets, and three intense sessions that bring together musicians from diverse genres and backgrounds to experiment in spontaneous group composition. This is what one can expect from Playfreely+ to be run over this Continue Reading