Latest Interviews

  • Interview with

    Hassan Khan

    In Cairo-based Egyptian artist, musician and writer Hassan Khan’s wide and diverse practice every aspect informs the other. In the music scene through different guises since the early 90s, he first began to work with music as a teenager by battering a guitar through a homemade fuzz box and creating multi-track works by bouncing between two stereos before finally stealing a four-track ...

    On 13. März 2017 / By
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    Tasseomancy

    Tasseomancy are a Canadian psychedelic pop duo comprised of twin sisters Sari and Romy Lightman. Their latest album was released in Nobember 2016. For the seasoned loners, stoners, and lackadaisically laid, Do Easy was written as a dead-beat anthem for a generation who was told that anything is possible after the possibility slows. Written in both Toronto and Montreal, Do Easy was ...

    On 6. März 2017 / By
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    Marcus Fjellström

    Born in Sweden in 1979, Marcus Fjellström is a composer and multimedia artist. His work ranges from the purely orchestral through electronic music and audiovisual work. He has worked with the Swedish Royal Ballet, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Sinfonietta Cracovia, as well as numerous other orchestras, ensembles and soloists, independent record labels, artists and filmmakers. Fjellström studied composition and orchestration at ...

    On 6. März 2017 / By
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    Moiré

    London-based producer Moiré may have a background in architecture, but if his music were houses, they’d be the kind you find in Escher paintings. The rhythmic foundation wobbles and shifts; flickering synths pulse in and out of time, and the blank space between the elements feels ominous and imposing. They’re also inlaid with hundreds of tiny details: deep inlays of electronics, gentle ...

    On 26. Februar 2017 / By
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    Kara-Lis Coverdale

    Heralded as “one of the most exciting young composers in North America” by The Guardian and a “unique navigator of the electronic world” by NPR, Kara-Lis Coverdale is a fiercely independent voice in new music that champions omnivorous approach to sound. She creates colourful and dense arrangements that blur the line between the human and the data with a unique penchant for ...

    On 20. Februar 2017 / By
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    Nick Malkin

    The newest EP by Los Angeles musician Nick Malkin, Interrupted Verse, is a collage of field recordings from hypothetical landscapes – randomized, abstracted ’non-spaces’ that exude an elusive sonic familiarity. Loops of stalled engines, spinning turnstiles, digital feedback, and bird song evoke fragmented visual worlds, alluring but unreal. Malkin’s work as Afterhours tends towards the nocturnal and romantic but under his own ...

    On 13. Februar 2017 / By
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    MONOPHONIE w/ Phillip Sollmann

    MONOPHONIE is a happening composed by Phillip Sollmann, using selected Instruments by Harry Partch, selected Sonambient Sculptures by Harry Bertoia and the Double-Siren by Hermann von Helmholtz. Due to his output and particularly his constant and remarkable DJ presence, Phillip Sollmann (also known as Efdemin) is surely one of the most independent, versatile and inspiring characters in today’s scene. That’s as striking ...

    On 1. Februar 2017 / By
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    Aksak Maboul w/ Marc Hollander

    Marc Hollander is a Belgian musician, producer and creator of the independent record label, Crammed Discs. Hollander was a founding member of the Belgian avant-rock group Aksak Maboul in 1977, which released two albums, Onze Danses Pour Combattre la Migraine (1977) and Un Peu de l’Âme des Bandits (1980). He joined Art Bears for their European tour in 1979, and was a ...

    On 1. Februar 2017 / By
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    The Swifter w/ Simon James Phillips

    The Swifter – a trio featuring Andrea Belfi (drums and percussion), BJNilsen (electronics) and Simon James Phillips (piano) – give careful attention to capturing the unique resonant acoustic offered by the airy, stone building, exhibiting the broad palate of aesthetic qualities the group are able to create. Subtly evolving sound worlds that evoke, at times, the loneliness within a ship’s hold; a ...

    On 25. Januar 2017 / By
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    LARAAJI

    New York-based LARAAJI began playing music on the streets in the 1970s, improvising trance-inducing jams on a modified autoharp processed through various electronic effects. Upon seeing him playing one night in Washington Square Park, Brian Eno invited him to record an album for his seminal Ambient series. Laraaij went onto release a prolific series of albums for a wide variety of labels, ...

    On 25. Januar 2017 / By
  • Interview with

    Robot Koch and Savannah Jo Lack

    ROBOT KOCH is an award winning producer/composer from Berlin, now living in Los Angeles. He released on labels like Monkeytown Records, Friends of Friends, Bpitch Control and Project Mooncircle. Koch`s unique sound of organic electronic music has been called “Wonderful and Strange“ by legendary John Peel of the BBC already 10 years ago.His cinematic music lends itself to picture and has been ...

    On 22. Januar 2017 / By
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    Luca D’Alberto

    Luca D’Alberto is a classical composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist from the heart of Italy. His music is visceral with a life beyond itself, cinematic yet personal. 2017 sees the release of ‘Endless’, D’Alberto’s first recording for newly-formed, Berlin-based, neo-classical imprint 7K!. At its heart, ‘Endless’ is a blood and guts reimagining of what neo-classical can be, passionate and daring, music that jumps ...

    On 21. Januar 2017 / By
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    Bill Laurence

    Grammy Award winner and original member of the internationally acclaimed Snarky Puppy, Bill Laurance released his debut album Flint in 2014, and after going straight to No. 1 in the iTunes Jazz Charts, received international critical acclaim. His second album Swift was released on GroundUP Music in Spring 2015. Classically trained, Bill has worked as a professional pianist & keyboard player, composer, producer ...

    On 21. Januar 2017 / By
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    Miramode Orchestra w/ Ede

    The debut album “Restless City” by Miramode Orchestra announced the band as fans of both exploration and experimentation. Why break down barriers when you can simply soar over them – after all, they only exist in the mind. It is therefore no surprise that collaborations have already included not only a range of artists more at home in genres such as hip hop, ...

    On 21. Januar 2017 / By
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    Lake Felix

    LAKE FELIX is the highly optimistic name for an itchy-guitar-driven, bumpy try to turn the puddle of all the wayward, ugly creatures, that one can be, to a deep and clear watered lake of shiny little fishes. It’s the name of a berlin-based one-WOMAN-band, making sometimes more epic, sometimes more psychedelic-electronic colored folk-punk-rock, backed by loops of sounds, beats, guitar- and voicescapes ...

    On 18. Januar 2017 / By