Latest Interviews

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    LOTTO

    LOTTO are an instrumental trio, blending the outer borders of jazz, country, noise, and minimal electronica, through repetitive structures and improvisation, creating a music that is both hypnotising and moving. Based between Warsaw and Berlin, they have been developing a cult-like following since forming. LOTTO have released three albums to date: Ask The Dust (2014), Elite Feline (2016) and VV (2017). The ...

    On 6. August 2018 / By
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    Laura Cannell

    Laura Cannell draws on the emotional influences of the landscape and the sometimes dissonant chords of early and medieval music. With deconstructed bow and double recorders, Laura performs semi-composed, semi-improvised pieces which explore the spaces between ancient and experimental music creating music that is rooted in but not tethered to the past. Next to having performed with Michael Gira, Thurston Moore, André ...

    On 6. August 2018 / By
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    Svarte Greiner

    Erik K Skodvin aka Svarte Greiner is a Norwegian film music composer, ambient musician, one half of Deaf Center as well as founder of Berlin-based boutique-label Miasmah. His compositions range from spacious, classical-influenced and airy soundscapes to excursions into an oppressive and unforgiving blackness. Skodvin will make an appearance under his Svarte Greiner alias at Digital in Berlin’s 10 Years in Sound ...

    On 3. August 2018 / By
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    Balago

    Balago is a sample-based project from Barcelona. With their upcoming performance at Digital in Berlin’s 10 Years in Sound Festival, the band will make their first ever appearance in Berlin. Steeped in science-fiction, mysticism and philosophy, the result is closer to the ideas of Aldous Huxley, J.G. Ballard, Charles Darwin, Philip K. Dick or Arthur Schopenhauer than to any of the currently ...

    On 3. August 2018 / By
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    Portico Quartet

    Mercury Prize-nominated Portico Quartet has always been an impossible band to pin down. Sending out echoes of jazz, electronica, ambient music and minimalism, the group have created their own singular, cinematic sound. Rebooted as a quartet after a brief spell as the three-piece Portico, the group released their latest powerful album Art In The Age Of Automation in September 2017 through Manchester’s ...

    On 25. Juli 2018 / By
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    JK Flesh

    Justin K. Broadrick’s output is an intimidating one. He began, aged 15, with the recording of his first—and last—record with Napalm Death. From there he formed pioneering industrial metal group Godflesh. He also met Kevin Martin, AKA The Bug, and began experimenting with everything from dub and techno to hip-hop, breakbeat as Techno Animal. Together they produced four albums, plus a collaboration ...

    On 25. Juli 2018 / By
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    Jessica Ekomane

    Jessica Ekomane’s practice unfolds around music and sound art. Her compositions seek a physical and cathartic effect alternating between noise and melody, and playing with our perception of rhythmical structures. Her latest project consists in a quadraphonic performance exploring the way our perception of rhythms is affected by the surrounding space, thereby introducing elements of psychoacoustics and gestalt theory. She is one ...

    On 13. Juli 2018 / By
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    Tim Exile

    Audio maverick, technical genius and boundary pushing performer, Tim Shaw is not one for sitting still. From his early days of rocking small clubs and releasing on Planet Mu, to big stages around the world and an album on Warp Records, Tim likes to experiment, to try new things. For the last couple of years Tim has been working closely with software ...

    On 13. Juli 2018 / By
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    Richard Fearless (Death in Vegas)

    Death in Vegas is the shapeshifting, highly influential band headed by psychedelic auteur Richard Fearless. Its storied history, spanning almost two decades, has seen the band incorporate a wide variety of musical genres from drone-heavy rock to synth-electronica and detroit techno. The recently conceived live show takes the band in a moodier, dustier direction. Elemental, industrial and rhythmic this show represents a ...

    On 5. Juli 2018 / By
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    Masayoshi Fujita

    Masayoshi Fujita is a Japanese vibraphonist and composer based in Berlin. Masayoshi first learned how to play the drums, followed by extensive vibraphone training to craft and play his own compositions. Determined not to stick to traditional vibraphone styles or techniques and theory of composition, he seeks his own sound of vibraphone and new possibility of it. Masayoshi also prepares his instrument ...

    On 29. Juni 2018 / By
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    Aaron Moore

    Aaron Moore is an Englishman residing in Brooklyn, New York and is a founding member of the English experimental group Volcano The Bear, formed in 1995. Primarily a drummer he generally considers any instrument or object playable in one way or another. Moore’s solo performances thrive on the unpredictable and a habit for audience participation/gentle manipulation is also crucial to his live ...

    On 29. Juni 2018 / By
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    Tahir Aydoğdu

    Tahir Aydoğdu (born 1959 in Istanbul) is a Turkish virtuoso of the kanun, musician and lecturer. The kanun, a precursor to the European zither, is one of the archetypal instruments for playing classical Turkish and Arabic music. In the thirteenth century it was thought to be the main musical instrument used by the Andalusian Moors, who brought it from the Arab region ...

    On 29. Juni 2018 / By
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    Arnold Dreyblatt

    Arnold Dreyblatt is an American media artist, composer and professor of Media Art at the Muthesius Academy of Art and Design in Kiel. He is one of the second generation of New York minimal composers, who studied music with Pauline Oliveros, La Monte Young and Alvin Lucier as well as media art with Woody and Steina Vasulka. FACTS: 1: Nervous 2: Tinitus ...

    On 29. Juni 2018 / By
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    Marta De Pascalis

    Marta De Pascalis (Rome, 1987) is an italian composer living and working in Berlin. Her solo works employ analog synthesis and tape loops, incorporating free playing into steady, repetitive patterns. She has produced two albums of Berlin School minimal synth excursions: the self-released Quitratue (2014) and Anzar (The Tapeworm, 2016). Her new piece ‘Her Core’ will be published on spring 2018 by ...

    On 29. Juni 2018 / By
  • Interview with

    Brian Case

    FACTS: 1: Facts are facts 2: Fiction is fiction 3: Young bodies heal quickly QUESTIONS: 1. What is the biggest inspiration for your music? Everyday life, the desire to create my own world to live in. Stress. 2. How and when did you get into making music? Really young, maybe around 5 years old? I remember dancing with my dad in our ...

    On 22. Juni 2018 / By