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Treavian Simmons

Freelance Journalist

Location icon United States of America

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03/12/2019
Black (Vapor)Waves: Solange & the Vaporwave Genre

To cut to the chase, Solange Knowles's 2019 cosmic, concise epic When I Get Home is a vaporwave album. To be more precise, the core elements of Solange's sonic aesthetic is largely comprised of her past, current, and future relation to Houston and Black identity.

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03/28/2016
Florist: The Birds Outside Sang Review

By Tre Simmons Music Reviewer Artist: Florist Album: The Birds Outside Sang Label: Double Double Whammy Records (http://www.dbldblwhmmy.com/) Release Date: January 29, 2016 Website: (http://florist.bandcamp.com/) Recovery is a slow and steady process; whether it be from physical, mental, or any other variation of trauma, time is the only factor that stands in the way of convalescence.

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02/24/2016
Saul Williams: MartyrLoserKing Review

By Treavian Simmons Music Reviewer Artist: Saul Williams Album: MartyrLoserKing Label: Fader Label (http://www.faderlabel.com/) Release Date: January 29, 2016 Website: http://saulwilliams.com/ Saul Williams is unapologetically black. Within his music, he combines elements of rap, electronic, dance and punk music (all genres that began as dissidents of other genres and started by minorities as counteraction to...

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11/02/2015
Editors: In Dream Review

By: Tre Simmons Music Reviewer Artist: Editors Album: In Dream Label: PIAS Recordings (www.pias.com/recordings) Release Date: October 2, 2015 Website: (www.editorsofficial.com) With In Dream, Editors have finally reached what some would consider a new direction. Throughout their entire discography, they have channeled the likes of post-punk greats from the past and present, occasionally channeling up...

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10/13/2015
Battles: La Di Da Di Review

Artist: Battles Album: La Di Da Di Label: Warp Records (www.warp.net) Release Date: September 18, 2015 Website: (www.bttls.com) Reviewed by: Tre Simmons If anything is clear on Battles' third album, La Di Da Di, it's that they never needed a vocalist to begin with. The now trio of Ian Williams, John Stanier, and Dave Konopka...

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04/10/2015
Review of Mourn's Self-Titled Album "Mourn"

By Tre Simmons Music Reviewer Artist: Mourn Album: Mourn Released: February 17th, 2015 Label: Captured Tracks Website: Mourn via Captured Tracks The first word that comes to mind when listening to Mourn's debut album is exorcism. Whether this spiritual cleansing is successful, however, is entirely up for debate, and this is best demonstrated by penultimate...

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02/16/2015
Music Review: Björk's Vulnicura

Artist: Björk Album: Vulnicura Released: January 20th, 2015 Label: One Little Indian Website: Bjork.com By Tre Simmons Music Reviewer Emotional bloodletting isn't something that comes easily to most people; as a matter of fact, we tend to hide our emotions and express only the most socially acceptable forms of feelings in front of others.

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