Latest Interviews

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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). ...

    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 ...

    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
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    Aidan Baker

    Aidan Baker is a Canadian musician and writer currently based in Berlin. Classically trained in flute, he is self-t aught 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 ...

    On 3. März 2011 / By
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    FaltyDL

    When FaltyDL released his 2009 debut on Planet Mu, Love is a Liability, it was notionally tied to dub step, despite not sounding much like the sound at the time. A combination of irregular but still funky drums, bass and light musical surfaces, it stood out and was recognized for it’s distinctiveness-this was a native New Yorker interpreting his love of British ...

    On 9. Februar 2011 / By
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    Seth Haley / Com Truise

    Com Truise is the stage name of Seth Haley, an American electronic musician originally from Oneida, New York, and later, Princeton, New Jersey. The name is a spoonerism of Tom Cruise. Originally an art director, he turned in his resignation prior to his first release as Com Truise. Prior to this, Seth Haley was a drum and bass DJ until he fell ...

    On 24. Januar 2011 / By
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    Idris Ackamoor / The Pyramids

    The Pyramids, founded 1971 at ohio’s Antioch college. There they not only visited the legendary rock churches in Lalibela (ethopia), which lend one of their albums the name, but also lived in ghana and kenya for a while. members included the never resting Idris Ackamoor and his soon-to-become wife, flautist Margo Ackamoor. 2007 saw a highly energetic reunion of the group in ...

    On 19. Januar 2011 / By
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    Stephen Wilkinson / Bibio

    Bibio is the folk-meets-electronica project of self-taught producer/multi-instrumentalist Stephen Wilkinson (born 1978), from England ’s Black Country (aka the West Midland s). As a student of sonic arts at London’s Middlesex University, Wilkinson was first inspired by ’90s electronic acts such as Aphex Twin, Autechre, and especially Boards of Canada, but became equally intrigued by mid-20th century British folk. Facts We are ...

    On 18. Januar 2011 / By
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    Philippe Petit

    Philippe Petit is interested in soundtracks, even if he creates original music he’d rather be introduced as a “musical travel agent” than a composer. Petit uses turntables and laptops to build up electronic layers and take advantage of vinyl material to fondle released sounds. PETIT has assembled what people call a dream-team of collaborators, often joining Lydia Lunch or Faust onstage, and ...

    On 18. Januar 2011 / By
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    Casiotone for the Painfully Alone

    Casiotone for the Painfully Alone (CFTPA) is the musical solo-project of musician Owen Ashworth of Redwood City, California. Ashworth started CFTPA after he dropped out of film school in 1997. He has toured with other indie artists such as The Donkeys, The Papercuts, Cass McCombs, Kill Me Tomorrow, P:ano, The Dead Science, David Bazan, The Rapture, and Xiu Xiu. Additionally, his brother is ...

    On 25. Oktober 2010 / By