BLADE RUNNER 2049 REVIEW: A HALLUCINOGENIC VISUAL MASTERPIECE

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By Stephen Smit @stephensmit92

Since the 1982 release of the original Blade Runner, the world we live in has changed immensely. With the release of Blade Runner 2049, one thing hasn’t changed – Blade Runner remains the at the peak of cinematic experiences.

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EP REVIEW: STAND ATLANTIC – SIDEWINDER

EP REVIEW: STAND ATLANTIC – SIDEWINDER

By Stephen Smit | @StephenSmit92
Image Credit: Rude Records

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Sydney pop-punk three piece Stand Atlantic are making big waves in the Australian music scene. It’s been a meteoric rise for a band that only formed two years ago by high school friends Bonnie Fraser, David Potter and Jonno Panichi. In this short space of time they’ve released demo EP A Place Apart, and recently supported pop-punk royalty New Found Glory on their Australian tour. Now, they’re set to release their highly anticipated EP Sidewinder via Rude Records on September 15th.

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EP REVIEW: SELF TALK – ALMOST EVERYTHING

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By Stephen Smit | @StephenSmit92

Through their newest EP, Almost Everything, Melbourne pop-punk outfit Self Talk have established themselves as one of the fastest rising bands in the Melbourne music scene. One year on from releasing their promising debut EP Seeing What I Want To See, they’ve returned, with their newest release showcasing a more honest and diverse side to their songwriting. Luckily for fans of their first EP, they’ve maintained the punchy, high-energy, infectious hooks the band has become known for.

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ANDREW COATES OF BLACK CAB ON 明 (AKIRA), BLADE RUNNER, AND THE BAND’S EVOLVING SOUND

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By Stephen Smit | @StephenSmit92

Melbourne’s own critically acclaimed drone and electronica outfit Black Cab have followed up 2014’s much-lauded and expansive record Games of the XXI Olympiad with an equally ambitious new release.

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GOING VEGAN FOR THE ENVIRONMENT…IS IT WORTH IT?

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By Stephen Smit | @StephenSmit92

Illustration by Charlotte Franks

It’s one of the most pressing questions of our time, set to shape the very future of what we eat. How do we produce enough food for the world’s burgeoning population without causing irreversible damage to our environment?

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Reporting with Sound and Image Audio Reflection

In completing my CAFF audio piece I learned a great deal about the realities of creating an audio piece in a real world environment. I learned how to prioritise my time more effectively then I’d previously been able to in other assessments. I planned out my story, angle and decided upon who I would interview in short space of time.

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