To close off 2018, the speedofsound team has picked their top albums of the year. Enjoy!
Month: December 2018
Best Movie-Music Moments of 2018
2018 brought us a lot of great films and great music. But what about moments that join them together? 2018 is also a great year for music-themed films and brought us various great uses of music in movies, starting from musicals, music biopics, to films tied together by its characters’ love of music. Here are six of contributor Patricia Kusumaningtyas’s favorite music movie moments from 2018.
How “Cadence Blue” Proves A. Nayaka’s Versatility As A Musician
The definitive face of Jakartan urban hip hop, rising rapper A. Nayaka is back with his 13-track album Cadence Blue. And this time around, Nayaka shows us how to spell “versatility”.
The Buzzing Resonance of “Further Still” by Bosse-de-Nage
Bosse-de-Nage is one of the most prominent names in the growing blackgaze scene along with Deafheaven, whom they have collaborated with before. Up until now, they have succeeded in trying out diverse experimentations in their sounds, converging elements of black metal, hardcore, and post metal. Now in 2018 they have unleashed a challenging and experimental soundscape that they presented on the album “Further Still”.
The (Computer) Science Behind Your Music App’s Shuffle Algorithm
In this general music knowledge article, contributor Patricia Kusumaningtyas will take you into a world where you are a software engineering in a music streaming company tasked to create the perfect shuffle algorithm. You will realize that a simple random shuffle wouldn’t cut it, and you have to create a “smart” shuffle in order to make your music shuffling algorithm as even as possible.
Weekly Playlist, vol. 3
This week, the speedofsound team is proud to present you our “Best of 2018” playlist. Curated by our team of seven people with different tastes in music, you’re sure to find something for everyone in our Best of 2018 playlist.
Indonesian Indie Pop: A Playlist
In Indonesia, when people talk about music, indie music is a topic that commonly pops up during a conversation. In this article, contributor Dinda Aza’Ara Putri has compiled a list of Indonesian indie pop songs for you to enjoy.
Alternative R&B: Rising From The Ashes of Contemporary R&B
As a genre that was once prominent in the music industry, R&B saw its death in the hands of a few contemporary artists. Some tried to revive the genre, coining the sub-genre “alternative R&B”. But what is “alternative R&B” and what makes it alternative, exactly?
Lee Changsub Made A “Mark” With His Mini Album
A month before his army enlistment due date, BTOB main vocalist Lee Changsub surprises us with his heavily slow rock-influenced solo mini album, highlighting his skills as a composer and a singer who isn’t scared of exploring what he’s capable of.
Get Your Christmas Vibes From The Song Society Playlist
Christmas must’ve been over already, but the vibe hasn’t gone away. Thanks to Jamie Cullum’s “The Song Society Playlist”, the vibe isn’t going away any time soon. Consisting of Cullum’s jazzy covers of various pop songs through the years and two new tracks of his, the playlist is a perfect compilation for the holiday season.