Latest Interviews

  • Interview with

    Aki Onda

    Aki Onda is a New York-based artist and composer. He is particularly known for his “Cassette Memories” — works compiled from a “sound diary” of field-recordings collected by using the cassette Walkman over a span of last quarter-century. He creates compositions, performances, and visual artworks from those sound memories. Onda often performs in interdisciplinary fields and collaborates with filmmakers, visual artists, and ...

    On 26. April 2017 / By
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    Thomas Mahmoud

    Born 1977 and based in Berlin, he is a cross-disciplinary artist. Musician, actor, author and radio play producer. Known with SFX and the Cologne band Von Spar. Thomas Mahmoud also played with Mouse on Mars, Khan of Finland, Michael Wertmüller, Omöohhhno pathuuontudonthose, The Nest and Tannhäuser Sterben & das Tod and recently collaborates with Phoebe Killdeer (Nouvelle Vague, The Short Straws) and ...

    On 20. April 2017 / By
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    Galaxian

    For their third iteration, Berlin-based Foul-Up continue their exploration of mind-expanding electronics and off-standards sonic borderlands with Glaswegian producer Mark Kastner aka Galaxian at the controls. His new EP , ‘Blowback’ (out 28th April), makes for a blood-and-thunder wayfaring into deeply anxiogenic terrains and confined audio spaces, bridging an earthly post-industrial and ambient murk – ‘Truth Seizure’, ‘Parasitic Seduction’ – with mythical ...

    On 20. April 2017 / By
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    Ornament und Verbrechen

    Ornament & Verbrechen is a project that informs the mythos of the pre-Wende East German underground. Formed in 1983 by brothers Ronald and Robert Lippok, the group was more phenomenon than band, an open system of experimentation with other artists and musicians that was continuous for over a decade. The name Ornament & Verbrechen was taken from a 1908 essay of with ...

    On 20. April 2017 / By
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    Ephemerals

    Ephemerals star has risen steadily since they broke onto the scene a couple of years ago with their critically acclaimed Hype Machine #1 debut album – nothing is easy. They’ve established themselves both at home and on the continent with the combination of a tireless tour schedule and prolific writing periods that sees them having completed album number 3 in as many ...

    On 17. April 2017 / By
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    John Kameel Farah

    John Kameel Farah is a composer, pianist and visual artist based between Toronto and Berlin. He studied composition and piano performance at the University of Toronto, where he received the Glenn Gould Composition Award twice during his studies. In 1999 he had private lessons with Terry Riley in California, and later at the Arabic Music Retreat in Hartford. Facts 1: In 1982, ...

    On 17. April 2017 / By
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    Stella Chiweshe

    Her Majesty – The Queen of Mbira music from Zimbabwe – like Stella Rambisai Chiweshe is affectionately called, is the first female artist who gained in prestige and has been honoured with recognition in a music tradition that’s been dominated by men: in Mbira music – known as the backbone of Zimbabwean music. The mbira consists of 22 to 28 metal keys ...

    On 3. April 2017 / By
  • Interview with

    Greg Fox

    Greg Fox is a New York City born and bred drummer, multidisciplinary artist, and teacher. He has played on and released over 50 releases since 2008, including his work with Liturgy, Ben Frost, Skeletons, Hieroglyphic Being, Man Forever, as a soloist, and with his projects GDFX and Guardian Alien. Fox has studied drumming with Thurman Barker, Marvin “Bugalu” Smith, Guy Licata, and ...

    On 30. März 2017 / By
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    Lucia Cadotsch

    Die Sängerin Lucia Cadotsch, geboren 1984 in Zürich, studierte Jazz an der UdK Berlin und dem Rytmisk Musikkonservatorium Kopenhagen. Die ZEIT sieht in der Schweizerin eine der wichtigen Protagonistinnen „der Wiederbelebung des Jazz-Gesangs jenseits der abgenutzten Standards und Singer-/Songwriterinnen-Klischees.“ 2016 veröffentlich Cadotsch mit SPEAK LOW (enja records) ihr erstes Album unter ihrem eigenen Namen. Im Trio mit Petter Eldh am Kontrabass und ...

    On 29. März 2017 / By
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    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