Opus Digest For April 2020
Highlighting Opus' best content from the past month.
|Jason Morehead||May 1|
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the constant stream of articles, posts, and tweets. It’s hard to know what you should read and what you’ve missed. To help with that, Opus subscribers get a list of each month’s most notable posts and reviews (i.e., the Reader’s Digest version of Opus).
Surreal situational comedy, Korean cinema, the world’s greatest spy, fantastical sci-fi, David Lynch on Disney+, and more.
Subscribers can listen to a deep dive into another one of my favorite record labels.
In the grim darkness of the far future there is only war… and awesome fan films.
I miss being able to easily compartmentalize the different aspects of my life right now.
The six new songs explore Aphex Twin’s more pensive, melancholy side.
April 10: “Alas, Orpheus” by Akira Kosemura
The Japanese composer’s calm, meditative piano arrangements are a tonic for these anxious times.
April 10: “Fast Lane” by Karen Choi
The new song was recorded in response to the pandemic and is a Bandcamp exclusive.
Thanks to its exotic-looking visual aesthetic, this sci-fi/action anime title is an overlooked gem from the mid ’90s.
One of synthwave’s finest concludes his Blade Runner-inspired series of EPs with a tribute to Rutger Hauer.
The Scottish noise rockers release a bracing live album in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Endless Melancholy’s latest is the musical equivalent of thumbing through old keepsakes and faded photos.
April 26: Apple’s Revamped and Resized iPhone SE
Apple’s new iPhone SE boasts impressive specs and — sadly but not surprisingly — a bigger screen.
April 28: “Time (You and I)” by Khruangbin
The new single returns to the “classic” Khruangbin sound with slick guitar licks and silky-smooth rhythms.
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