MONTHLY WRAP-UP: July 2014

YES: Artist of the Month

YES: Artist of the Month


Wow! Our second month is coming to a close, and what a month it has been! A great deal of you are probably new readers at this point so let’s review what this wrap-up is all about. On the last publication day of every month, a wrap-up article is issued which runs through everything that was published that month, declares the Artist of the Month (which is selected based on site statistics), a song (via YouTube or other means) from said artist, and perhaps other surprises as the publication grows.

There were so many high points this month, including our first ever contest, which was for a special Capital Cities DJ event at Tattoo downtown Toronto. The turnout was spectacular and the set fantastic. Good reviews across the board!

Thanks again to everyone who has checked out the mag, shared, liked, favourited, retweeted, etc. Replicant Ears has really taken off in the past couple months and we owe it all to you! Your support means everything! Please continue to spread the word while we continue to present you with heaps of forward-thinking awesomeness.

First official Replicant Ears flyer.

First official Replicant Ears flyer.

We are always looking for more writers/contributors. If you’re passionate about music and can talk at lengths about it, drop us a line at replicantears@outlook.com. Don’t worry if you’re not the best writer, that’s what our editor is for!

JULY 1 // And When They Sing: Spotlight on NEVERENDING WHITE LIGHTS

"... when it comes to writing, performing, producing, and recording creative, honest-to-goodness, quality art within a major label pop-dominated landscape, this Daniel Victor dude is the real deal."

“… when it comes to writing, performing, producing, and recording creative, honest-to-goodness, quality art within a major label pop-dominated landscape, this Daniel Victor dude is the real deal.”

JULY 3 // NEW MUSIC: Cloud Seeding – Kaleidocycle [Single]

"... a spectacular show of airy atmosphere, perfect for nostalgia of most any kind."

“… a spectacular show of airy atmosphere, perfect for nostalgia of most any kind.”

JULY 7 // TOP FIVE: Yes Albums

"... Yes’ great strength is that their line-up is constantly changing..." Our top five definitely reflects this!

“… Yes’ great strength is that their line-up is constantly changing…” Our top five definitely reflects this!

JULY 9 // ALBUM REVIEW: Still Corners – Strange Pleasures

"... one hell of an ultra-mellow beauty that should definitely be added to the collection of any admirer of audio art."

“… one hell of an ultra-mellow beauty that should definitely be added to the collection of any admirer of audio art.”

JULY 11 // ALBUM REVIEW: Kuato – The Great Upheaval

"How many ‘holy fack!’ moments can you fit on one record?!"

“How many ‘holy fack!’ moments can you fit on one record?!”

JULY 13 // CONTEST: Win Tickets to a Capital Cities DJ Set!

Congratulations to all of our winners, it was a great night!

Congratulations to all of our winners, it was a great night!

JULY 17 // FLASHBACK: Neil Young – Trans

"... if there’s any one reason to acknowledge Neil Young in a crowd of forward-thinkers, it’s his criminally underrated album Trans."

“… if there’s any one reason to acknowledge Neil Young in a crowd of forward-thinkers, it’s his criminally underrated album Trans.”

JULY 21 // BACK IN 5 (July 2014 Edition)

A new segment where "we explore forward-thinking music of the past by going back ten years at a time and revisiting the current month in each respective decade."

A new segment where “we explore forward-thinking music of the past by going back ten years at a time and revisiting the current month in each respective decade.”

JULY 23 // ALBUM REVIEW: Eno · Hyde – High Life

"... a challenging bit of sonic exploration..."

“… a challenging bit of sonic exploration…”

JULY 25 // NEW MUSIC: The Autumn Portrait – My Brother [Video] 

"['My Brother'] captures the innocence and joy of youthful friendship and love, while at the same time carrying just a little bit of the sadness and loss that comes with age."

“[‘My Brother’] captures the innocence and joy of youthful friendship and love, while at the same time carrying just a little bit of the sadness and loss that comes with age.”

JULY 29 // ALBUM REVIEW: Yes – Heaven & Earth [Artist of the Month]

"While it’s not quite what I or many fans were expecting, Heaven & Earth isn’t without its charms."

“While it’s not quite what I or many fans were expecting, Heaven & Earth isn’t without its charms.”