Latest Interviews

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    Drift Machine

    Modular synth duo Driftmachine started as a workshop where Andreas Gerth and Florian Zimmer, producers of an extensive back-catalogue of records and projects, focused on synth exploration and search for a new approach for groove and bass-driven music. The project steadily evolved and the duo ended up releasing several albums on the acclaimed Mexico-based experimental imprint Umor Rex, and labels like Hallow ...

    On 13. September 2019 / By
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    White Hand Gibbon

    White Hand Gibbon is the solo project of Dominik Jureschko. Since 2014 he’s released off-kilter, folky dream-pop, which at first glance seem fragmentary, owing perhaps to the incorporation of field recordings, ambient passages and a certain bedroom-recording aesthetic. On second listening though, ‘Songs About Cars’ exposes itself as a lyrically as well as musically accomplished and intimate softcore-emo album, placing it somewhere ...

    On 13. September 2019 / By
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    Interview with Örvar Smárason of múm

    In 1999 múm’s debut album ‘Yesterday Was Dramatic – Today Is OK’ dropped onto planet Earth and became one of the most influential building blocks of what back then was called electronica and today is considered an art form playing a crucial and important role in shaping and defining the rich electronic music culture. Múm’s Örvar Smárason gives us his 11+3 answers. ...

    On 13. September 2019 / By
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    LinhHàfornow

    Linh Hà taps into the emotion of wonder, uplift, sorrow and reflection, through improvised looped vocal arrangements, various percussive instruments and a ‘loopstation’ to create layered soundscapes. Incorporating elements from traditional Vietnamese vocal techniques, personal lyrical content and myriad influences – from new wave, post-rock to avant-garde to techno – her music ranges from dense, lush harmonies to sampled sizzling noise to ...

    On 13. September 2019 / By
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    Meitei

    Hiroshima-based artist and composer Meitei considers himself an old soul, often preoccupied with the customs and rituals of the past. Recently Meitei lost his beloved 99-year-old grandmother, a woman who he considered to be one of the last remaining people to have experience and understanding of traditional Japanese ambience. His music and art is driven by a desire to cast light on ...

    On 6. September 2019 / By
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    Frances-Marie Uitti

    Frances-Marie Uitti is a composer and virtuoso cellist who pioneered the two-bow technique. A relentless collaborator and performer, she has worked with innumerable legendary composers including John Cage, Giacinto Scelsi & Iannis Xenakis since as far back as 1980. She is published by Contemporary Music Review, Cambridge Universtity Press, Granta, and Arcana among others and has given master classes worldwide for composers ...

    On 6. September 2019 / By
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    Stefan Fraunberger

    Stefan Fraunberger is an Austrian composer and artist exploring themes of transformation and liminality in sound, focusing on systems of perception. Stefan engages in electro-acoustic dialogue with different instruments and concepts, interacting with conditions and languages beyond nature and culture. By investigating embodied understandings of the uncanny, his work touches on time, matter and transition. FACTS: 1: The only constant is change. ...

    On 6. September 2019 / By
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    Biliana Voutchkova

    Bulgarian violinist Biliana Voutchkova lives and works in Berlin as a soloist and with renowned ensembles such as Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop, the Splitter Orchestra, Zeitkratzer, Ensemble Modern, Voutchkova/Thieke duo etc. She is a dynamic and thoroughly engaged performer/composer/improviser with truly personal musical language. Her work spans the widest possible range of music, sound and movement and her interests lead into various multi disciplinary ...

    On 17. August 2019 / By
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    Alexander Tucker

    Alexander Tucker employs music as a mode of psychic transportation. His collaged lyrics spin tales of parallel dimensions: dream-like landscapes near the end of perception, with scenes of cursed high-rises, giant speakers transmitting across the city, and unknown horrors at the bottom of the sea. ‘Guild of the Asbestos Weaver’, his eighth studio album and the follow up to 2018’s ‘Don’t Look ...

    On 9. August 2019 / By
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    Hilà Lahav

    Born 1985 in Zikhron Yaacov, Israel, Hilà Lahav is a poet and a musician. Since 2005, Hilà Lahav’s poetry has been published by literary magazines. Selections and individual poems were translated into Italian, English, Arabic, German, Slovak, Macedonian, Turkish, Romanian, Spanish and Ukrainian. Her debut poetry collection, Soul, was published in 2011. The poem Until the Morning – her second book of ...

    On 3. August 2019 / By
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    Yuko Araki

    Yuko Araki is a multi-instrumentalist composer based in Tokyo, Japan. She began playing piano as a child and, inspired by the hardcore and metal music she heard in her hometown rehearsal studios, she first joined a band as a teenager. Araki founded the neo-classical noise duo Concierto de la Familia in 2016, as well as playing drums in the Oriental dream-psych band ...

    On 2. August 2019 / By
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    Will Brooks of Anguish

    The dark, impossibly intense dirges, industrial noise onslaughts and banshee-like free jazz wailing heard throughout Anguish could be an imposing soundtrack for a dystopian, post-apocalyptic future. This powerhouse, inter-generational offering and RareNoise Records debut brings together an unlikely gathering of members of the New Jersey-based experimental hip-hop group Dälek (rapper Will Brooks, guitarist-keyboardist Mike Mare), the Swedish free jazz group Fire! Orchestra ...

    On 31. July 2019 / By
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    Balance Crew

    Balance Crew is the DJ duo behind Sameheads’ infamous TWISTA parties. They only exist in order to amuse each other. Balance Crew’s individual and more worthy musical endeavours however, can be found under their existing monikers L. Zylberberg and dane close. Currently available on Google (and through clicking the hyperlinks). The duo plays Krake Festival’s closing club event at Griessmuehle, starting on ...

    On 12. July 2019 / By
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    Brendon Love from The Teskey Brothers

    The Teskey Brothers are a rare musical gem. Honouring that old school Motown sound and working it into something of their very own, the band have received widespread acclaim for their gorgeous debut album Half Mile Harvest. A raw combination of soul and blues, the record has warmed the hearts of listeners everywhere with it’s melancholic, analogue tones. Written by all four ...

    On 12. July 2019 / By
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    Munsha

    Munsha is the alias of Daniela Lunelli, an Italian singer, cellist, sound designer, performer and music educator based in Berlin since 2014. Her double background, as an academic and as a performing musician, has created a style in which the rhythmic grit of rock music nestles and coexists in unconventional harmonic structures; concrete sounds merge into dark wave melodies; harmonic suspensions into ...

    On 5. July 2019 / By