Tag: Optivion

Weekend Showcase 4.22

Weekend Showcase 4.22

Forty-five (45) songs occupy the Weekend Showcase 4.22 edition. For the most part, the mega-playlist is an upbeat one. Fourteen countries are represented, including: Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, England, Germany, Greece, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, and the United States. The playlist and tracklisting, as usual, follows the list of articles from the past week. The SoundCloud version […]

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Optivion – ‘Light Spindle’ (album review)

Optivion – ‘Light Spindle’ (album review)

Fusing east and west in alternative electronic quirkiness, Optivion first came to our ears’ attention back in 2015 with Free Unicorn. Drawing influences from literally all over the place, Alex (lead vocalist/percussion/harmonica/guitar) and Rie (backing vocalist) have combined their talent once more with the release of Light Spindle. As they explain: The album is about the process of creativity: a […]

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The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2015

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2015

Over the past year, we’ve listened to thousands of singles – way too many to count. Throughout the year, we’ve shared many of them through three regular features – The Melodic Tonic, The Matinee, and The Weekend Showcase. While we could have rolled up all those singles into one mammoth playlist, that would have meant a playlist of nearly 1,500 songs, not to […]

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Our Favorite Hidden Gems of 2015

Our Favorite Hidden Gems of 2015

You might be asking, “Why would we have a list dedicated to hidden gems when The Revue is about hidden gems?” That’s definitely true. This list is dedicated to those artists who really blew us away this past year with new singles or albums, and who continue to fly under the radar. Some of our favorite gems, who were once […]

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Optivion – “Free Unicorn”

Optivion – “Free Unicorn”

Optivion is a duo consisting of Alex (lead vocalist, percussion, harmonica, guitar) and Rie (backing vocalist). Alex is from Atlanta, Georgia and Rie is from Japan. They met in Tokyo and released an album called Free Unicorn in February this year. The band is now getting more exposure in Florida and beyond. The album Free Unicorn was written and recorded […]

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