Kwallah, the god (real name Kwame Pope) is a rapper and producer out of Fredericksburg, VA, whose songs hit like a quick jab to the stomach. Kwallah, the god's new album PAIN. PLEASURE. PROBLEMS was just released on the DIY Fredericksburg hip-hop label Hidden Sound Collective (a Naruto reference, for those wondering), and it packs … Continue reading Daily Discovery-Kwallah, the god-EVERYBODY DYING N’ DA’ SUMMA’?
A few weeks ago, I wrote about the song "Apogee/Perigee" from the April release Afterburn by Richmond, VA's Energy 2000. The band's style is heavily influenced by retro outer space themes, and their expansive, cinematic music matches the thematic vastness of their cosmic concept. They were gracious enough to do a quick Q+A with Bored … Continue reading Space Euphoria — A Q+A With the Cosmic Explorers of Energy 2000
James Lawrence Wolf and Raven Bauer Durham-The River And The Rain In It (2019, self-released) The other week, I wrote about “Building A Beehive,” a beautiful piece from seasoned Virginia multi-instrumentalists James Lawrence Wolf and Raven Bauer Durham. I managed to get in contact with Wolf himself last week, and he was kind enough to … Continue reading James Lawrence Wolf and Raven Bauer Durham-The River And The Rain In It
Today's find comes from the upcoming album The River and the Rain In It by Syria, VA-based experimental duo James Lawrence Wolf and Raven Bauer Durham, both veterans of the local music scene. "Building a Beehive" is difficult to characterize, as it draws from ambient, drone, and even classical sounds. Guitars flow like the glassy … Continue reading Daily Discovery-James Lawrence Wolf and Raven Bauer Durham-Building A Beehive