Delta Sleep – Ghost City // ALBUM REVIEW

While Delta Sleep rarely stray outside conventional math rock aesthetics and conventions, their adept hand at lyrical storytelling, ambitious narrative concepts and clever musical-thematic interplay makes for one of the most immersive and challenging concept albums you're likely to hear this year.

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Akko, Yoshinari, and the Journey of the Young Creator

Anyone who has ever tried to create something artistic knows that doing so is as far removed from simple and painless as any task can be and is every bit as exhausting as it is time consuming. Newer and younger creators who have only recently chosen to dedicate their time and mental energy to crafting … Continue reading Akko, Yoshinari, and the Journey of the Young Creator

Scattered Thoughts on Multiple Narrative Perspectives in Scum’s Wish

One of the things that I find most interesting about Scum’s Wish is its structure of having multiple narrative perspectives. In the first couple episodes Hanabi immediately seemed to take on the role of the protagonist, the character whom we would vicariously live through as the story unfolded, experiencing her feelings and thoughts exclusively. However, … Continue reading Scattered Thoughts on Multiple Narrative Perspectives in Scum’s Wish

Scattered Thoughts on Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid

A sentiment I see expressed increasingly often in discussions on "slice-of-life" anime is a general disdain for the tropes and trends that have become commonplace for the genre, and it's one that I can hardly judge. Before delving into the anime medium, my misconception of it as being full of obnoxious tropes was one of … Continue reading Scattered Thoughts on Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid

Flip Flappers: Magical Girls and Thematic Presentation

Flip Flappers is one of the most well constructed shows in its thematic presentation that I’ve seen recently. Everything about it’s conception and structure are brilliantly designed to communicate its ideas and messages. Even the most fundamental element of its complex infrastructure is in service of one of its core themes. If you strip away … Continue reading Flip Flappers: Magical Girls and Thematic Presentation