Latest Interviews

  • Interview with

    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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    Gajek

    Gajek produces electrifyingly futuristic clubmusic true to the almost five decades old motto of Berlins Zodiak Free Arts Lab: „Total freie Musik“ – totally free music. In his 21st century turn on Kraut Gajek revisits the abstract clarity and improvisational audacity of 1970s electronics from a perspective firmly rooted in the digital now. Beyond the echoes of past utopias Gajek discovers present ...

    On 17. 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
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    Homer Flynn (The Residents)

    Alternately seen as a rock band, an arts collective and a spirit, THE RESIDENTS have been regarded as icons in the world of experimental music for over forty years. In addition to their groundbreaking work in the areas of trance, world fusion, electronica, punk, industrial and lounge music, the group has also been credited with being among the originators of performance art ...

    On 14. November 2017 / By
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    Zafraan Ensemble

    Zafraan stands for music that reflects all facets of life, society and reality today. In combination with other art forms, Zafraan observes, explores and processes that which surrounds us: people, events, nature and technology, the normalities and absurdities of today. The democratically-organised ensemble constitutes ten fixed members from Spain, France, New Zealand, Australia and Germany. It was founded in Berlin in 2009 ...

    On 11. November 2017 / By
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    John Metcalfe

    Producer and arranger to the likes of Coldplay, Peter Gabriel and Blur, New Zealander John Metcalfe is one of the most sought after musicians in the business. Metcalfe’s gorgeous latest solo album, ‘The Appearance of Colour’, which has been described as “effervescent, divinely beautiful” by Clash magazine and "staggeringly beautiful" by Mary Anne Hobbs on BBC 6Music beautifully unites the disparate strands ...

    On 6. November 2017 / By
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    Sofia Jernberg

    Sofia Jernberg is a Swedish experimental singer, composer, improviser and performer, born in Ethiopia 1983. She grew up in Ethiopia, Vietnam and Sweden. Since 2011 she is based in Oslo, Norway. One of her deepest interests as a singer is to explore the “instrumental” possibilities of the voice. Her singing vocabulary include sounds and techniques that often contradict a conventional singing style. ...

    On 3. November 2017 / By
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    MINNI

    „Somewhere between the melancholy of trip-hop and a solitary journey on the dancefloor." Les Inrockuptibles Rooting her emotions in a deep and long romance with Bryan Ferry and Sade, Minni’s voice floats somewhere between the latter's irresistible sensuality and Annie Lennox’s fierce dynamics. Minni showed interest in music from a very early age. At the age of seven, she started studying classical ...

    On 2. November 2017 / By
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    Quartabê

    Quartabê is nowadays considered one of the most inventive and original bands of the independent Brazilian music scene. The band transits through different sonorities and musical references: from free jazz to afrobeat, from electronic to Brazilian choro. Formed in 2014, at the invitation of ‘Moacir Santos Festival’ (Rio de Janeiro), the quintet became in a short time one of the main references ...

    On 31. Oktober 2017 / By
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    Caterina Barbieri

    Caterina Barbieri (Bologna, 1990) is a Berlin-based Italian composer who explores themes related to machine intelligence and object oriented perception in sound through a focus on minimalism. Barbieri holds a diploma in classical guitar and a bachelor's degree in electro-acoustic music from the conservatory of Bologna, Italy, alongside a bachelor's degree from the Faculty of Humanities and Philosophy of Bologna with a ...

    On 27. Oktober 2017 / By
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    Kit Downes

    Kit Downes is a composer, pianist and organist living in London. FACTS -The Mariana Trench is 10.994m deep. -The largest pipe organ ever built, based on number of pipes, is the Boardwalk Hall Auditorium Organ in Atlantic City, New Jersey, built by the Midmer-Losh Organ Company between 1929 and 1932 - My favourite meal is Pumpkin soup QUESTIONS 1. What is the ...

    On 26. Oktober 2017 / By
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    Primitive Heart

    Primitive Heart is a NYC-based songwriter and musician. [bandcamp width=100% height=120 album=854592686 size=large bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5 tracklist=false artwork=small] FACTS: 1: Radiohead was originally named On a Friday. 2: The mask in the movie Halloween is actually William Shatner's face. 3: Wendy Carlos and Rachel Elkind composed the music for The Shining QUESTIONS: 1. What is the biggest inspiration for your music? I’m a ...

    On 26. Oktober 2017 / By