Ryan Bassil's Fantastical Emporium of Music as Magic (and sometimes shit)

Ryan Bassil's Fantastical Emporium of Music as Magic (and sometimes shit)

This Early 2000s Throwback Is a Euphoric Lesson in Repetition

“So Much Love To Give” by Together, is the closest you’ll get to paradise or a Parisian nightclub without leaving your house.
Ryan Bassil
12.6.18
Ryan Bassil's Fantastical Emporium of Music as Magic (and sometimes shit)

Ambient Music by Acts Like Bliss Signal Brings the Mundane to Life

New releases from both the duo and solo producer Yamaneko couldn’t be further from one another, but offer you comfort in being alone.
Ryan Bassil
10.31.18
Essays

Tirzah’s Stunning Debut Is a Masterclass in the Art of Patience

The London artist's lo-fi debut full-length comes five years after her first solo EP, and proves she's an experimental songwriter worth waiting on.
Ryan Bassil
8.22.18
Ryan Bassil's Fantastical Emporium of Music as Magic (and sometimes shit)

The Waterboys Made an Incredible Van Morrison Song Even Better

Their rendition of giddy classic “Sweet Thing” improves an already impressive song, colouring it so vividly with feeling it is almost alive.
Ryan Bassil
7.18.18
Noisey

An 80s Japanese Track Is the Best Pop Song in the World

How “Plastic Love” by Mariya Takeuchi captures the push-and-pull between heartbreak and love.
Ryan Bassil
6.13.18
Ryan Bassil's Fantastical Emporium of Music as Magic (and sometimes shit)

Spring Gives Me Instant Nostalgia for the Hipster Runoff Generation

Surely someone out there shares my passion for those post-recession years in mp3 blog music? Hello????
Ryan Bassil
2.28.18
Ryan Bassil's Fantastical Emporium of Music as Magic (and sometimes shit)

“Where Tiny Men Have Been Absorbed, for Questioning the Sky”

Whether ‘6 Feet Beneath The Moon’ or in ‘A New Place 2 Drown’, King Krule is a satellite, illuminating the endless depth of darkness.
Ryan Bassil
9.13.17
Music

"Today, I'mma Be Whoever I Wanna Be"

Brockhampton straddle the divide between worlds, creating a space where their fans can be themselves.
Ryan Bassil
8.9.17
Ryan Bassil's Fantastical Emporium of Music as Magic (and sometimes shit)

"All You Want Is Nikes, But the Real Ones"

Frank Ocean's live performance captures the honest intimacy of his work. It's just up to the crowd to decide if they want to experience it as intended.
Ryan Bassil
7.18.17
Ryan Bassil's Fantastical Emporium of Music as Magic (and sometimes shit)

“Won’t You Meet Me By The Lake?”

Not unlike a movie director, Tyler, the Creator has created a living, breathing world where summer never ends.
Ryan Bassil
7.5.17