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Opus Digest for August 2023
A quick roundup of everything that I posted on Opus last month.
Mozart vs. Salieri, Star Wars, Thai martial arts mayhem, Frank Drebin, marmalade, and more.
Aug 1: The 7K Giveaway
I’m celebrating Opus’ recent milestone with giveaways for Opus subscribers.
Aug 2: “Touha” by Oval
This single from Markus Popp’s latest album is almost effortlessly pretty and otherworldly.
A quick rundown of last month’s cultural experiences.
Also, Piano Magic’s third album gets a long-awaited vinyl reissue.
And all you need to watch them is a library card.
Aug 14: “Take a Break” by Sven Wunder
The Swedish composer is back with another album of too-smooth jazz grooves.
It’s impossible to mistake a David Eugene Edwards song as anyone else’s tune.
The song is the highlight on a recent compilation of Cure covers.
I’m racking up lots of points, but does all of that muting affect how Twitter sees me? And do I care?
You’d think this would go without saying, but here we are…
This month’s subscriber-only playlist and podcast episode highlight a selection of ethereal, female-fronted acts.
This is good news for fans and consumers who want a more permanent and reliable way to enjoy their favorite series.
Aug 25: Threads Is Now on the Web
Some initial reactions, as well as some thoughts on the changing social media landscape.
An epic sci-fi anime needs a suitably epic theme, even one that borrows a riff from a Starship song.
Kintsugi transform the grief over losing several beloved family members into lovely instrumental arrangements.
One of Velvet Blue Music’s dreamiest releases to date. Which, given the label’s extensive catalog, is saying something.
An absolute assault on the senses, especially in 4K and fullscreen.
The internet is limitless and ever-expanding. So why delete stuff off it for no good reason?