Reviews

Tiny Tower

Tiny Tower is one of the most popular games for the iPhone, and understandably so. For one thing, it is very simple to learn; you build a tower and maintain it. Only minimal skills are required. Every time you play the game, you’ll progress. But there’s more to this game from Nimblebit of course. Your goal is to provide work for the Bitizens (the tower’s residents). It is like a virtual ant farm. You start with one tower and a lobby. If you go through the tutorial, you will be able to create your first floor and the production floor.

Pic Stitch

Pic Stitch is a photography app for the iPad and iPhone. Developed by Big Blue Clip LLC, it is used for combining (stitching) several images into one framed photo. The app’s interface makes it very easy to learn and use. Even if you are not a pro, it is very easy to create works of art. The app can be used to make a photographic series, combining your favorite pictures and producing a before-and-after sequence. While the program’s goal is simple, it has many features. Pic Stitch allows for high resolution export and can be saved into albums.

Hi-Rez: Lost Time [Mixtape]

Hi-Rez propels a new breed of hip-hop experience in Lost Time. In this 13-track mixtape, the 18-year old artist caters to a variety of musical palette as he blazes his notes in all the right places. Hailing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, what makes Rez different from the large population of Southern swag rappers is his focus on smooth hip-hop rhymes that do not bombard the ears, but simply sails in a gentle cooing manner. This unique approach in rap music proves successful as he currently holds the record for the most downloaded mixtape by any unsigned artist out of South Florida.

EndAnd: Adventures of Hi-Fi in Space

Altpunk band, EndAnd is one of those groups, you swear you've heard somewhere before. Their "familiar" sound stems from the 80s new wave and 90s alternative touch they carry; plus, they hail from indie rock capital, Brooklyn, NY. Having a familiar sound isn't necessarily a bad thing. It's this affinity after all that gathers listeners; giving EndAnd an easy spot over alternative punk lovers hearts. Adventures of Hi-Fi is a short five single EP that's loaded with good rhythm, dirty guitars and a polished basement sound.

Easystreet: International Supernatural

Easystreet combines flawless arrangements with haunting instrumentation in International Superstar. This electro dance album features ten tracks that are perfect anthems for your most glittering life moments. Hailing from San Francisco, Easystreet is composed of Micheal Blitzen (vocals) and Velvet Chang (synths/machine/beats). Upon listening to the duos music, there are evident traces of the early 80s disco pop, and the raw energy of rave and punk rock.

Reviving Redwood by Matt Sullivan

Treat yourself with Reviving Redwood, a lovely animated film about an old man's struggle to bring life back to an abandoned logging town. Directed and created by Matt Sullivan as a thesis animation at Ringling College of Art and Design, this short film bursts with spectacular color and flawless animation.