silence

Silence The world’s too big; it can’t be scanned in verse. We two. And silence. And the universe. Two can be company enough. And silence— a silence we can share is more than silence. Lev Ozerov

In Appreciation of the Slow Burner Podcast

What is more fascinating to me is precisely this residue of the contour between the two kingdoms of fact and fiction that are opposing only in theory. In the way most narratives unfold, the two things are merely versions where one layer enriches the other. The form of the podcasts – used rarely to bring up such important questions – is ripe for such experiments and we are luckier for it.

Sound Candy 27.02.2018

“The Assassination” podcast with BBC’s Owen Bennett-Jones is nearing its season-finale. If I could recommend one podcast this January, it’d be this one. It is so well-researched and well-produced that it makes you feel the historicity of the moment with new-clips and interviews with people who were right there as Benazir Bhutto was murdered. This…

Sound Candy 18.02.2017

The great and wonderfully talented Jóhann Jóhannsson died last week in Berlin. It was absolutely heartbreaking to imagine someone so talented and wonderful dead at 48. This reminded me of great episode that Hrishikesh Hirway did with Jóhannsson; the way he spoke of the OST of Arrival makes it one of my favorite episodes. As a tribute,…

Neglected Essentials of Berlin: The Chop

This is not a Sound Candy post because I have been in love with The Chop for ages now. I wanted to write about things they do. I think this homegrown Berlin paper that writes about local gigs and then puts up the monthly Neglected Essentials is one of the best things about the music…

Sound Candy 10.02.2018

This week, I am listening to Simon Armitage’s 95 Theses: On the Principles and Practices of Poetry is one of those great podcasts on writing. But his voice simply melts in your ears. Kashmir’s Palladium Cinema is a haunting memory of a world that once was.   I discovered Albert Dailey recently and this NPR’s…

Sound Candy 03.02.2018

My current recommendations for podcasts are: The Nickel Candy Bar by Nate DiMeo from The Memory Palace   The Working Class in Culture by the BBC 3’s Arts and Ideas   The Assassination by Owen Bennett Jones   The Polybius Conspiracy was a nice podcast by Radiotopia. Highly recommend it.  

The Drake Sound on “Passionfruit”

Nana Rogues explains the making of that beat on Drake’s More Life hit is an amazing video for many reasons. For one, he is an amazing producer whose production chill. What surprised me is that through the explanation of the beat, one can see why Drake took it. Because it is a classic Drake beat. Let’s start…