Latest Interviews

  • Interview with

    Lucrecia Dalt

    Lucrecia Dalt first discovered the craft of music after a brief career as a civil engineer in Medellín, Colombia. Since that time, she has ventured equally far into popular genres and experimental techniques, collaborating with Medellín’s Series Media Collective, Berlin’s F.S.Blumm and Gudrun Gut, Los Angeles’ Julia Holter, and, most recently, international collective, Human Ear Music. She has always balanced the sharp ...

    On 16. März 2014 / By
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    Joseph Deenmamode / Mo Kolours

    Joseph Deenmamode aka Mo Kolours is a half-Mauritian, half-English producer, singer and percussionist. On his self-titled debut album he displays dazzling inventiveness and joyous spirit – unsurprising for someone raised on the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Lee Perry and A Tribe Called Quest while remaining ever curious about his Indian Ocean roots. The album “Mo Kolours” follows a trilogy of EPs for ...

    On 16. März 2014 / By
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    Greg Haines

    Greg Haines is an English musician and composer who has been living in Berlin since 2008. He was born in a small town in the south of England in the 1980s, where he began from a young age to develop an interest in sound and the devices used to create it. 'Minimalist' composers such as Steve Reich, Gavin Bryars and Philip Glass ...

    On 17. Februar 2014 / By
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    Pierce Warnecke

    Pierce Warnecke is an American sound and video artist and has been crea­ting di­gi­tal ma­te­ri­al since his stu­dies at Ber­klee Col­le­ge of Music. Attrac­ted equal­ly to image and sound, he de­ve­lops mo­du­les to forge his own au­dio­vi­su­al ele­ments. He is in­spi­red by the in­ter­ac­tions bet­ween hu­mans and ma­chi­nes, sci­entific re­se­arch and com­plex data struc­tu­res, and pus­hes to de­ve­lop al­ter­na­te ways of in­te­gra­ting ...

    On 16. Februar 2014 / By
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    Liz Harris / Grouper

    Grouper is the solo project for electro-acoustic ambient/ noise musician Liz Harris, of Portland, Oregon. Harris’ music is a mixture of softly-strummed guitar, Wurlitzer keys, and delicate vocals. Reverb and tape delay effects are used widely throughout Harris’ recordings. She layers ethereal vocals that feel less like floating in the clouds and more like sinking into the dark earth; her music is ...

    On 16. Februar 2014 / By
  • Interview with

    Falko Teichmann

    Born on the east side in 1973, Falko Teichmann has been promoting the future with GOLDMUND Concerts & Festivals in his home town Berlin for a decade and has performed in various bands such as the notorious Crack-up Collective or The Sighs. But he can also be found behind the decks since the mid-90s, from downbeat beginnings in the darker corners of ...

    On 3. Februar 2014 / By
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    Christopher Chaplin

    Christopher James Chaplin, born in Switzerland in 1962 as the youngest son of Charlie Chaplin, studied the piano before moving to London to become an actor. In 2005, he returned to music and composition. In the following years he wrote music pieces for several European theater projects and composed orchestral multi-movement pieces such as "String Quartet no 1" and "Scratch the Surface". ...

    On 3. Februar 2014 / By
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    Hans-Joachim Roedelius

    The experimental, ambient and electronic musician Hans-Joachim Roedelius was born in 1934 in Berlin. He is best known as a co-founder of the krautrock groups Cluster and Harmonia and for his work in the ambient jazz trio Aquarello. As a child he acted in UFA films such as "...reitet für Deutschland" (Riding for Germany, 1941) and "Verklungene Melodie" (Dead Melody, 1938). In ...

    On 8. November 2013 / By
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    Matthew Collings

    The Edinburgh-based composer Matthew Collings released his solo debut ‘Splintered Instruments’ (produced by Ben Frost) on Fluid Audio in January 2013. He says, “Emotionally this record comes out of reckoning with the destructive forces in my life. I’ve felt my whole life as if there is an immense, violent force ready to come out of me…” He creates an electro-acoustic world of ...

    On 8. November 2013 / By
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    Gerard Roberts / Kidkanevil

    Somewhere between growing up on his father’s jazz and folk collection, and the hip-hop and sound system culture of the streets outside, Kidkanevil has developed a distinctive and unusual sound over the years. He counts the likes of Bonobo, Daedelus and Wire Magazine amongst his fans, and progressives Om Unit, Blue Daisy and Illum Sphere amongst his contemporaries. Facts I was born ...

    On 7. Juni 2013 / By
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    David Tibet / Current 93

    David Tibet (born David Michael Bunting, 5 March 1960) is a British poet and artist who founded the music group Current 93, of which he is the only full-time member. He was given the name "Tibet" by Genesis P-Orridge, and in January 2005 he announced that he would revert to the name David Michael, although he continues to use the well-known "Tibet" ...

    On 6. Juni 2013 / By
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    Yamantaka Eye of The Boredoms

    Yamantaka Eye is best known as the founder and leader of acid punk band and shape-shifting ensemble, The Boredoms. EYE has guided the band into compositions which feature dynamic arrangements which range between- but never limited to- 5, 9, 10, 14, 77, 88 or 111 drummers and percussionists. The band's music is usually referred to as noise rock or sometimes Japanoise, though their more ...

    On 20. September 2012 / By
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    Michael Gira / Swans

    Michael Gira (born February 19, 1954) is an American musician, author, and artist. He is the main force behind the New York City musical group Swans and fronts Angels of Light. He is also the founder of Young God Records. Swans was one of the few groups to emerge from the early 1980s New York No Wave scene and stay intact into ...

    On 5. April 2012 / By
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    Christy & Emily

    Experimental folk­pop duo Christy & Emily is comprised of Christy Edwards, a self­ taught indie­rocker and Emily Manzo, a classically trained pianist. Formed in Brooklyn in the mid 2000's their first album, Gueen's Head was released on the The Social Registry in 2007, displaying all the core elements of the C&E sound; raw emotional songwriting coupled with sonic experimentation. A second full length ...

    On 7. Februar 2012 / By
  • Interview with

    Aidan Baker

    Aidan Baker is a Canadian musician and writer currently based in Berlin. Classically trained in flute, he is self-taught on guitar, drums, and various other instruments. As a solo artist, Baker explores the deconstructive sonic possibilities of the electric guitar as a primary sound source, creating music that ranges from experimental to post-rock to contemporary classical. Baker has released numerous recordings on record labels ...

    On 3. März 2011 / By