“We’ll Have It All” At Brooklyn Steel, 1/17/2019

When Soft Sounds from Another Planet was released in July 2017, the sky was purple as the sun rose, burning hot on the sidewalk pavement, glistening white over the Hudson. There was a stillness in the hot air as I brewed my tea and let the sounds of dream pop and healing run through my veins. I knew that this album would be one I’d … Continue reading “We’ll Have It All” At Brooklyn Steel, 1/17/2019

Beautiful Boy and Burning: How Music Can Make or Break a Film

Sparse bass motifs or grandiose saccharine melodies, quietly panting beats or loud, steady, pounds, melodies that barely claw their way out of the background or melodies that hammer out irony. The way music interacts with moving image is vital to a cohesive understanding of any dramatic story. Music acts as a call-and-response to the action of the story, helping to create an immersive atmosphere that … Continue reading Beautiful Boy and Burning: How Music Can Make or Break a Film

Phantom Thread: A Match Made in Heaven

I’ll take a gourmet dinner with a side of poison, please. In a world of lavish gowns and pure opulence there lies a man who lives for perfection, for control over all of his surroundings, even those he loves. And inside that world we find a woman who does not want to succumb to every perfection he seems to thrust upon her. Love is complicated. … Continue reading Phantom Thread: A Match Made in Heaven