Impending Doom guitarist Manny Contreras is a man of many talents, and he recently released “The Thoroughfare” under the moniker In the Absence of Fear. It’s a four-minute track from what he calls “sleep music.” It’s a beautiful background listen, and with the combination of the rise in instrumental records and vinyl sales, I’m excited to see how a full-length like this would do, and in the long run, the resurgence of the album as a whole.

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ODDKO

The Industrial Revolution

Italian creative Giovanni Bucci, otherwise known as ODDKO, has spent a professional career pushing the limits of some of the world's largest brands. HM contributor Andrew Voigt talks with the man behind the curtain to find out what it looks like when he pushes the limits of his own creativity.

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Droning On

The world came to a halt in 2020, but London-based Drones trudged on, giving a voice to the hurt that circulates with (or without) a pandemic: "You shouldn’t underestimate the power of writing things down or literally speaking them out loud, which I’m learning. I’m glad I made these songs, no matter how personal they are."

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