Game Genie Sokolov Finds their True Identity on Trans // Mission

Between synthwave, synthpop, and vaporwave, the music of Montreal artist Game Genie Sokolov changes as they evolve in their search for sound and identity.  On their third and latest album Trans // Mission, Game Genie Sokolov abandons their previous video game aesthetic to show off the full breadth of their talent, with various strains of electronic music permeating throughout the record’s 12 tracks.  For Ambient April, CJLO caught up with the artist about the new album, instrumental music, and getting out of their comfort zone.


DJ SPOTLIGHT

 

For this week's DJ Spotlight, get to know the people behind Be-Pop-A-Lula and Hidden Gems!

 


DJ SPOTLIGHT

For this week's DJ Spotlight, get to know the people behind The Limelight and Gospel Unlimited!


Safe and Warm with the Wurli - A Playlist for the Soul

For those of us able to isolate, we may feel like it’s day in and day out  of scary stats on social media and the news. Sometimes, all we need to do is take a step away, maybe even relax and get in touch with the things that resonate with us. Personally, the electric piano is the musical equivalent of butter—  adding not just extra flavor to any mix, but a rich “hush child, everything is ok” assurance to any track. 


DJ SPOTLIGHT

For this week's DJ Spotlight, get to know the people behind Members Only. Check it out every Wednesday night at 9PM.


Heavy Fantasies: CJLO DJs Program Their Dream Metal Festival

Long before a pandemic shut down this city's many cultural events, it was announced that Heavy Montreal, the two day outdoor metal festival, would take a break in 2020. This had us thinking... what if we could program our fantasy lineup for an imaginary edition of Heavy Montreal? Check out what some of our metal DJs would love to see at Heavy MUnTreal, illustrated by Angelica of BVST!


Lineup by Andrew of Grade A Explosives — Sundays 4-6pm ET


Western Canadian Fuzz: A Primer on Everything Stoner from Vancouver

 

Beachside skateparks, laidback attitudes, astronomical rent prices, and year round red sun. If I asked you to name one city in the world where all of the aforementioned apply, I’d bet you a handful of nickels that California crawls its way into your head first. You normally wouldn’t be wrong, but in this specific case, we’re talking about our Sunshine State: Vancouver, British Columbia.


CJLO DJ SPOTLIGHT

 

I'm a second year journalism and poli sci student. I also happen to be the news editor at The Concordian and my friend Alex and I host the Concordian Radio Show on Fridays at 11 where we go over this week's issue and discuss topics with our writers!

Be sure to check out the latest from The Concordian!

 


Album Review: How an Ex-Opeth Cover Band Made One of the Best Albums so Far of 2020

Ashbreather, a new and upcoming Montreal band, has the potential of making it big, simply due to the amount of originality they hold. The fuel behind this driving force: they are non-stop writers, creating new and fresh music, song after song. Let’s dig into their newest self-titled release, Ashbreather.

The album begins with a somber atmospheric feeling as if being pulled into a journey, like as if one is rising from the grave and coming back to Earth. Right off the bat, the opening track titled “Lonely Graves” gives the album a fittingly-good introduction.


Metal My Movie - Gimme Shelter

Photo Credit: IMDb

What can be said about The Rolling Stones that can make this Rock and Roll band seem Metal, besides their longevity as a band that still tours or those Keith Richards memes. It could be the band’s persona as the “Bad Boys” of Rock and Roll or the infamous Altamont Free Concert, which would later become known as a disaster. The band’s persona and the concert are the focus of Albert and David Maysles documentary, Gimme Shelter (1970). From these two themes we can analyze this documentary from a Metal perspective. 


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