Latest Interviews

  • Interview with

    Karl Bartos

    Karl Bartos is well-known as one-quarter of the “classic” Kraftwerk line-up. Many of their most influential rhythms and memorable melodies were actually conceived in his home studio. They would later be used on an unstoppable succession of hits from the Düsseldorf band as they ascended to the lofty heights of popular music culture. Facts 1: „If this word ‚Music‘ is sacred and ...

    On 20. November 2015 / By
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    Wyndham Wallace

    Wyndham Wallace is genuinely the name of an Englishman who’s lived in Berlin, Germany since 2004,  after spending the previous eight years running the UK office of Berlin’s City Slang Records. His first book, Lee, Myself & I (about his friendship with Lee Hazlewood) has been published in May, 2015 by Jawbone Press. He often works as a music and (occasional) travel journalist, writing regularly for (amongst ...

    On 19. November 2015 / By
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    Aïsha Devi

    The Swiss-born, Nepalese-Tibetan producer formerly known as Kate Wax cuts an unusual figure in electronic music. Her self-described “hi-fi shamanism” swings vicariously from a soft lull to vibrant explosions of colour and genre, stretching her voice around avant-garde electronics. Through her unpredictable sound, as well as the “ritual music” of her Danse Noir label, Devi has carved a singular approach; fusing the ...

    On 17. November 2015 / By
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    Scott Morgan (aka Loscil)

    Loscil is the project of Vancouver based composer Scott Morgan. Morgan’s background in Vancouver’s independent music scene as a drummer and guitarist and his academic composition studies at Simon Fraser University culminated in the creation of Loscil in the late 1990’s. With Loscil, Morgan explores the marriage of electronic production and acoustic instrumentation to create stark land scapes that are evocative, earthly, ...

    On 11. November 2015 / By
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    Sea Moya

    The trio Sea Moya is a new psychedelic beat outfit, emerging from in between the shipping containers of a German Harbour. Passing their ideas through a chaotic system of wires, various instruments, effect pedals and analog recording gear into the computer, where it all gets mangled, sliced up and put back together again, it still sounds human, putting all of that together, they ...

    On 11. November 2015 / By
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    NADJA (Leah Buckareff & Aidan Baker)

    Nadja is a duo of Aidan Baker (guitars/vocals/piano/woodwinds/drums) and Leah Buckareff (bass/vocals). Nadja began in 2003 as a solo project for Baker to explore the heavier/noisier side of his experimental/ambient music performed mainly on the electric guitar. The duo combines soundscape, electronics and atmospheric vocals with slow, epic riffs and dirge-like percussion, creating a slowly moving grand wall of music that has been ...

    On 5. November 2015 / By
  • Interview with

    Christina Vantzou

    With a background in visual art, Vantzou ventured into music first as a video artist / animator / keyboardist as half of The Dead Texan.  Later she joined Sparklehorse on a European tour, (2007) and Christina credits the introduction to Mark Linkous as a catalyst for creating her first full length album of minimal ambient post-classical music.  Christina has released three albums ...

    On 3. November 2015 / By
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    Rafael Anton Irisarri

    Rafael Anton Irisarri is an American composer, multi-instrumentalist, electronic music producer, interdisciplinary artist and curator. Predominantly associated with ambient, drone, post-minimalist, and modern classical music,  Irisarri’s recorded output captures an essential vision of floating tones, deep pulsing bass and textural electronics. His use of ostinato phrases taps into minimalist ideals while atmospheric layers of effects suggests a more cinematic quality in his ...

    On 29. October 2015 / By
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    Marc Behrens

    Born in Darmstadt, Germany, in 1970,  Marc Behrens works internationally on several cerebral and physical levels, his work consists mainly of electronic and concrete music, installations and also photographs and video. Since 1989 he has released more than 30 music albums. His activities since 2008 include sound recording in remote Western China, in Australia, Namibia and the Amazon, founding an incorporated company ...

    On 27. October 2015 / By
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    Sissy Spacek

    John Wiese is an artist and composer living in Los Angeles, California. He works primarily in recorded and performed sound with a focus on installation and multi-channel diffusions, as well as scoring for large ensembles. He has toured extensively throughout the world, covering the US, UK, Europe, Scand inavia, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand . Questions What is the biggest inspiration for ...

    On 27. October 2015 / By
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    Dope Body ( Zachary Utz )

    Dope Body is a noise rock band from Baltimore, Maryland formed in 2008 by vocalist Andrew Laumann, guitarist/bassist Zachary Utz, and drummer David Jacober. To date, they have released two full-length records in addition to a cassette tape and two split records. They have since expand ed to a quartet, adding bassist Jesse Lyell in 2011, who was replaced by John Jones, late ...

    On 20. October 2015 / By
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    Jasmine Guffond

    Jasmine Guffond is a sound artist and composer from Sydney, Australia, living and working in Berlin, Germany. She has performed live internationally, exhibited sound installations and recorded music for CD and 12inch vinyl releases with the Sigma Editions, Staubgold and Monika Enterprise labels. A new solo album, Yellow Bell was released on Sonic Pieces in January 2015. Her music draws upon influences ...

    On 13. October 2015 / By
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    Ilka Seifert

    Ilka Seifert was born in 1964 in Wiesbaden. From 1993 to 1999 she was director and dramaturge of the Neuköllner Oper Berlin; from 1999 to 2006 dramaturge at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin where she started projects like the choreographic concert »4 Elemente – 4 Jahreszeiten« or the series »Hyperaktivität und Oper« as well as the scenic realization of contemporary music. She has worked freelance ...

    On 7. October 2015 / By
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    ONEIROGEN

    As ONEIROGEN (o-NI-ro-jen), Mario Diaz de Leon creates his own style of hallucinatory music. The project was initiated in 2012 with the release of “Hypnos”, which garnered widespread acclaim among fans of experimental and heavy music for its varied and cinematic style, merging ethereal synths, brutal distortion, dark ambient and noise. This was followed in 2013 with “Kiasma”, an intensification of the doom/black metal elements ...

    On 1. October 2015 / By
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    Ah! Kosmos

    AH! KOSMOS is the moniker of Istanbul-based producer and instrumentalist Baak Günak. Two years from the release of her Flesh EP, AH! KOSMOS is announcing her self-produced, full-length debut for Denovali Records called BASTARDS due out in April 2015. This release will be accompanied by a re-issue of the debut EP FLESH, released for the first time on a world-wide scale and on the vinyl ...

    On 1. October 2015 / By