A chat with Manila-based emo-prog musician Empty the Ocean

(photo by Kiko Nuñez) Empty the Ocean is the emo-prog solo effort of Filipino singer and multi-instrumentalist Gino Tambuatco. With this project, his main goal is to make sense of his feelings and translate that to people, in hopes of making them feel less alone. When he's not working on his solo project, his other … Continue reading A chat with Manila-based emo-prog musician Empty the Ocean

Brazil-based Linearwave rebels through anonymity and escape

Linearwave is the alias of a certain downtempo producer from São Paulo, Brazil. They prefer to keep their identity a secret, putting focus instead on the music. Despite coming from a different background—classical composition—lo-fi hip hop is something the artist loves. Where Linearwave lives, the environment tends to be restricting. Once somebody is defined a … Continue reading Brazil-based Linearwave rebels through anonymity and escape

Lo-fi musician killuv wants to take over

19-year-old Angel is just at the beginning of their music journey, and already they’re creating some of the most impressive music we’ve heard. With elements of bedroom pop mixed with R&B, soul, shoegaze, and emo, Angel started the solo project “killuv” in high school, while going through emotional teenage heartbreak. After getting their first guitar … Continue reading Lo-fi musician killuv wants to take over

Manila-based musician .wendil drops first single this Thursday—read our exclusive interview

(photo by Nyx Veloso) .wendil is the musical project of Manila-based artist Mika Manikan. When she isn't painting, illustrating, or acting, she creates music out of the melodies in her head, formed out of experiences she's been through, both physically and emotionally. If the name sounds familiar, you probably remember her from the last Cassette … Continue reading Manila-based musician .wendil drops first single this Thursday—read our exclusive interview

Astral Exploris the First: A retrospective

The Genjitsu Stargazing Society’s first Astral Exploris was held last December 7, 2016. It was a beautifully enlightening experience for the soul. The feeling of being in the moment allowed for disconnection from a place of toxicity. Stepping into the main area and feeling the rush of water going hand in hand with the rush … Continue reading Astral Exploris the First: A retrospective