Retrograde - Interviews

Browsing Archive: May, 2016

Erika

Posted by Christine Reynolds on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, In : Fresh 

 

Taking homage to a trilogy of Ep’s ‘Onna” is set to be one that speaks the language of its Japanese meaning: ‘woman.” The Ep itself consists of 5 tracks with a remix by Toby Kid called, “Pop To The Head.” ‘Fly Away’ and ‘Warrior’ (taken from the Ep) have seen visuals that depicted genuine aspects of ‘Erika’s” personality and world. For instance:  ‘Warrior,’ as you will find out via this interview featured genuine friends and people she knew, they were not ac...


Continue reading ...
 

Forced Random

Posted by Christine Reynolds on Saturday, May 14, 2016, In : Fresh 

I found myself asking many questions when listening to the music and totality of ‘Oliver,’ firstly, in his photographs the images seem to paradigm a sense of shapelessness – like when Sia covers herself distinctly, although we know what she looks like her art/music is hidden behind different forms of expression and images. Oliver remains hidden behind a veil but seems to allow his music and identity to appear bit by bit as the unravelling of himself comes forth; and I think I caught thi...


Continue reading ...
 

Amy True

Posted by Christine Reynolds on Saturday, May 14, 2016, In : R n B & Hip Hop 


‘Amy True’ is an independent artist who inherited the strength and vitality of her Irish mother’s roots, and the cultured obligation of self from her Ugandan father. There is so much history already from the originality of her parents history; that it shapes to me a formation of what lies within a young woman whose work-rate matches those who seek to make a clear difference, and why not? Why shy away from an independent artist’s work-rate that can naturally go unnoticed? I could menti...


Continue reading ...
 

Charlotte TurnBull – Rising Within Her

Posted by Christine Reynolds on Sunday, May 8, 2016, In : R n B & Hip Hop 


 

Introducing Charlotte to you the readers will be a very simplistic thing to do. Like Ed Sheerean building his: ‘Lego house,’ building a star like ‘Courtney Bennet’ will require all the pieces and preparations of one simple thing; ‘Keeping it real.” Keeping it real is the recipe of the day, and the recipe of the night. It takes work to discover someone so laid back and to keep them that way – where as many would de-construct Courtney, ‘The Live Factory,” simply want to m...


Continue reading ...
 

The Oscillation

Posted by Christine Reynolds on Sunday, May 8, 2016, In : Fresh 




The Oscillation means: “
movement back and forth in a regular rhythm;” and to me this is definitely/ partly the case. It all plays to a climax of sound, time, and rapport, and it builds and builds up until some line is drawn between words and rhythm; and a current is created, like a droid that is harnessing something cosmetic and waved-synthesized towards it's listeners. I don’t pretend to understand what I see; I base what I see on what I feel (factual) and not basing it on personal opi...


Continue reading ...
 

Stories Of Stick-Men: The Interview.

Posted by Christine Reynolds on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, In : Fresh 

 
What is a stick-man? Preferable sets of lines that connect to make a figure come together that resemble some form of a being, an outline and a creation! Something plain and simple, or something used when you cannot really draw at all. Stick-men are hung in hangman and stick men are used as lazy assassins that terminate and shoot, if anybody can recall the games from some android phones? Christabel and Steve have found a more humane way of using the word “stick-men” and it congregates a m...


Continue reading ...
 

FiFi Rong

Posted by Christine Reynolds on Wednesday, May 4, 2016,


Fifi Rong’s music has gone through changes that have exculpated no shamelessness in her efforts to stay true to the image and sound of miss Rong herself.  The distinct conduct of her imagery and outlook has placed Fifi Rong has a hybrid pulsating through electronica, dub, Jazz, UKG, Soundscape, and even Hip Hop.  Her image is extravagance and pure colour with rich textures and fabrics washing through her videos like: ‘Since When,’ Next Pursuit’ and her most recent, ‘Forbidden Desire...


Continue reading ...