Latest Interviews

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    Imarhan

    Imarhan, meaning ‘the ones I care about’, started out around 2008, a loose collection of friends who began to play together. Their reflects their cultural and generational background; dry guitar riffs, pop melodies and pan-African rhythms which draw on traditional Tuareg music, African ballads and the modern pop and rock the band heard growing up. The band’s debut album is intent on ...

    On 25. Februar 2018 / By
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    A S S trio

    Günter Schickert, Jochen Arbeit and Dirk Dresselhaus are three renowned Berlin guitarists. They epitomize three generations of experimental musicians: Schickert personifies the Krautrock of the 1970s, Arbeit 1980s post-punk and Dresselhaus the neo-electronica of the late 1990s/2000s period. Their artist approaches may differ on account of their diverse musical backgrounds, yet what they do have in common is a fundamental interest in ...

    On 22. Februar 2018 / By
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    Marcin Masecki

    One of the colorful warsaw bunch, born in here in 1982, pianist, composer, conductor, member of the independent label Lado ABC, leader and participant of an astounding variety of projects. Winner of many awards Masecki is widely recognized as a leading figure in the polish independent music scene. Among others he leads a jazz sextet “Profesjonalizm”, he is the director of WOR ...

    On 21. Februar 2018 / By
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    Dent May

    Dent May – self-described hotel bar lounge singer – has been charming his way into the hearts of music fans since the release of his debut album The Good Feeling Music of Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele on Animal Collective’s Paw Tracks label in 2009. The Mississippi-born, Los Angeles-based songwriter, performer, and Dolly Parton enthusiast has since released two more acclaimed ...

    On 31. Januar 2018 / By
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    Einar Stray Orchestra

    Einar Stray Orchestra find themselves in an artistic renaissance. With the February (2017) release of their third album „Dear Bigotry“, produced by Team Me frontman Marius Hagen, the young Norwegian indie rock gem has sharpened their expression. After two critically acclaimed albums, two EPs, 250 concerts in Europe and Asia, and solid radio rotation in UK and Germany, the young quintet has ...

    On 23. Januar 2018 / By
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    Alex Augier

    Alex Augier is an electronic musician based in Paris. His work focuses on hybrid digital aesthetics in a musical and transversal perspective, including sound, visual and formal elements. These elements interact with the stage space and take mainly the form of singular audiovisual performances. He defends an overview of the creative process where design, programming and technology are an integral part of ...

    On 23. Januar 2018 / By
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    Sugai Ken

    Blending native folklore, geographical sound design, and personal ambience, Sugai Ken has been an active comp oser in Japan’s underground scene since the mid-90s. His unhurried and organic compositions, whether self-published or released on beloved labels such as Japan’s EM, offer nimbly molded and reshaped interpretations of sound. Since debuting ToKiShiNe (Freed Records) in 2010, Ken has produced a steady stream of ...

    On 23. Januar 2018 / By
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    Timo Kahlen

    For more than 25 years, sound sculptor and media artist Timo Kahlen (* 1966 in Berlin) has been working with the ephemeral: with wind and steam, with light and shade, with pixels and dust, with sound, noise and vibration. His work has received nominations for various renowned scholarships and residencies, including the German national “Sound Art Prize“ (2006), the „Stiftung Kunstfonds“ (2010), ...

    On 16. Januar 2018 / By
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    Alessandra Eramo

    Alessandra Eramo is an artist who works with voice and noise. Mostly known for her “Solo for Voice and Electronics”, she creates performance pieces, text-sound compositions, site-specific installations, audiovisual works and drawings exploring latent acoustic territories of the human voice and trance-like states in singing, pushing the boundaries of sound poetry. In 2017 she’s invited artist at the 6th Thessaloniki Biennale of ...

    On 16. Januar 2018 / By
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    vision string quartet

    Founded in 2012 and based in Berlin, the vision string quartet has already established itself as one of the finest young string quartets of its generation. With unique versatility that focuses on the classical string quartet repertoire alongside their own compositions and arrangements of other disparate genres, the four young musicians are on a mission to re-address with integrity how classical music ...

    On 16. Januar 2018 / By
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    Natalie Sandtorv

    Lyrics and vocals stands strong over primal grooves, and a rich blanket of synth and alternatively saxophone play gives a musical soundscape that gets you going, with roots in jazz that mirrors itself in the urban folk, indie, and spiritual music. By combining this with Sandtorvs unique voice, profound lyrics, and danceable global grooves, this becomes a remarkable expression that stands out. ...

    On 4. Dezember 2017 / By
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    Ru

    Ru is a solo project with Swedish roots and current residence in Berlin. Musically, Ru embodies an earthy acoustic folk with playful fairytale-indie, inspired by artists such as Vashti Bunyan, Sóley, José Gonzalez and Low Roar. The music is dreamy with a melancholic and poetic idiom – songs that take you on a journey through the rough seas and wild landscapes of ...

    On 29. November 2017 / By
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    Andrea Belfi

    Italian-born Andrea Belfi is a drummer, composer and experimental musician. Artfully blending the acoustic with the electronic, his performances are equal parts energetic and hypnotic, featuring long-arching soundscapes that are rich and immersive. Inspired by the likes of instrumental post-rock group Gastr Del Sol, seminal dub outfit Rhythm & Sound, Pierre Schaffer protégé’s Eliane Radigue, Belfi’s music pulses on the exploration of ...

    On 24. November 2017 / By
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    Gegen die Zeit w/ Phillip Sollmann & John Gürtler

    For the occasion of the ROTOR concert series in 2015, the duo Sollmann & Gürtler staged a stunning aural conversation between a ring modulated electric guitar and a variety of reed instruments, sent through a cluster of electronic filters and devices underneath a freeway bridge in Offenbach, Germany. Phillip Sollmann, also known as Efdemin, recently worked on his Monophonie project for Volksbühne ...

    On 23. November 2017 / By
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    Tomoko Sauvage

    Musique Hydromantique is the second solo album by Tomoko Sauvage archiving many years of her performance-based practice on the waterbowls – the natural synthesizer of her invention, composed with porcelain bowls filled with water and amplified via hydrophones (underwater microphones). While her first album Ombrophilia (released on and/OAR in 2009) was studio-recorded/composed work, «Musique Hydromantique» is about experimentation and improvisation with the ...

    On 14. November 2017 / By