Latest Interviews

  • Interview with

    Lau Nau

    Laura Naukkarinen, aka Lau Nau is one of the more interesting names in the Finnish music scene. Her songs are imbued with a cinematic breadth of vision and her idiosyncratic, finely honed soundworld builds on fragile, spectral otherness. In her concerts you can feel the time stop while she shares small stories with the audience, accompanied by a guitar, synths, small toy ...

    On 18. Oktober 2017 / By
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    Laraaji

    New York-based LARAAJI began playing music on the streets in the 1970s, improvising trance-inducing jams on a modified autoharp processed through various electronic effects. Upon seeing him playing one night in Washington Square Park, Brian Eno invited him to record an album for his seminal Ambient series. Laraaij went onto release a prolific series of albums for a wide variety of labels, ...

    On 18. Oktober 2017 / By
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    Carlos Niño

    Los Angeles-bred Carlos Niño is the revered producer, composer, percussionist, DJ, ensemble orchestrator and mentor who has traversed the multitude of music scenes the city has birthed within the last two decades. Host of the influential Spaceways Radio(1995-2015) on KPFK LA, co-founder of key web radio portal Dublab and producer of epic chamber music tribute to Jay Dilla Suite For Ma Duke, ...

    On 18. Oktober 2017 / By
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    Rabhib Beani

    Lebanese-born producer and DJ Rabih Beaini (formerly known as Morphosis) specializes in grainy, imaginative analogue techno. In the past year however, his Morphine label has telescoped in on key (often overlooked) voices in avant-garde electronic and outernational music. Recently, he launched „Raung Raya“, a concert series at Berghain, focussing on music and artists from Indonesia. FACTS: 1: A story is what you ...

    On 11. Oktober 2017 / By
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    Clement Power

    Clement Power (b. 1980) studied at Cambridge University and the Royal College of Music, then held assistant conductorships with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Ensemble Intercontemporain. He frequently collaborates with leading new-music ensembles including Klangforum Wien and MusikFabrik. He has conducted orchestras including the Philharmonia, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra, RSO Stuttgart, Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra, ...

    On 9. Oktober 2017 / By
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    Shigeto

    The music of Zach Saginaw, who records as Shigeto, has always cross-wired of a host of different musical influences. His EPs Semi-Circle and What We Held Onto explored his grand mothers experience from a US internment camp through ambient, beat-driven tracks, using samples of his grand mothers voice. His debut album Full Circle was a culmination of these EPs, employing obsessive field ...

    On 2. Oktober 2017 / By
  • Interview with

    Lvis Mejía

    Lvis Mejía is a contemporary artist and musician that sees himself more as an agent exploring phenomena while converting it into an aesthetic practice. A discourse triggered by the most essential contiguity where the critical thought, emotions and speculation converge and blossom. His oeuvre takes on multiple forms and expressions: intermedia art covering the scope of audiovisual performance, electro-acoustic and symphonic music, ...

    On 26. September 2017 / By
  • Interview with

    António Rafael (NaN Collider)

    FACTS: 1: urban life and how people are turning automatized 2: global warming 3: fires and Portugal QUESTIONS: 1. What is the biggest inspiration for your music? My biggest inspiration is listening music, the sounds around me and some kind of energy that comes into my hand s when I’m playing. Its not very rational and scientific. 2. How and when did ...

    On 26. September 2017 / By
  • Interview with

    Jutta Ravenna

    Born 1960 in Düsseldorf, Ravenna studied visual arts and music in both Düsseldorf and Berlin. As sound-artist, she works with visual and acoustical objéts trouvés. On the border between visual art and music, she researches intermodal perceptional qualities between acoustics and visual themes, mostly with site-specific installations. Since 1994 examples of works in lakes, aband oned shipyards, a gelatine-factory, old churches and ...

    On 23. September 2017 / By
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    Yannick Barman (KiKu)

    1. What is the biggest inspiration for your music? Cinema, movies and books. 2. How and when did you get into making music? I started playing music when I was 4 years old with my parents. At the beginnig I played tambour in a marching band before switching to the trumpet. After that, I studied classical music. 3. What are 5 of ...

    On 22. September 2017 / By
  • Interview with

    Ectoplasm Girls

    FACTS: 1: The word cult pejoratively refers to a group whose beliefs or practices are considered abnormal or bizarre. 2: An emblem is a pictorial image, abstract or representational, that epitomizes a concept. 3: Alchemical transmutation is effected when male and female principles within the individual work to bring about the union of heaven and earth. ————- QUESTIONS: 1. What is the ...

    On 20. September 2017 / By
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    Felicia Atkinson

    FACTS: 1: I saw a red moon rising fast in Tasmania 2: Fresh herbs make food taste better 3: Be kind with the animals ———– QUESTIONS: 1. What is the biggest inspiration for your music? Land scapes, birds, conversations, books, films… other’s people music…. For example for my latest record, Hand in Hand , i was inspired by the short stories of ...

    On 20. September 2017 / By
  • Interview with

    Siriusmo

    Primarily, Siriusmo aka Moritz Friedrich is a real survivalist, played in a band for many years and is a fan of old keyboards. As a professional artist (painting, illustration, graffiti) Siriusmo lives off temporary jobs and even does construction work now and then. Just on extremely rare occastions can Moritz be seen on stage (children’s birthday parties or other family get-togethers) – ...

    On 19. September 2017 / By
  • Interview with

    Shawn O’Sullivan

    As an artist, O’Sullivan has long since explored the juncture between hard-hitting, functional dance floor material and more lofty, conceptual work. From a purely structural stand point, the artist’s return to Avian bears all the hallmarks of previous output under the alias, utilising the same palette found on early EP’s for Guy Brewer’s label. Stripped back and driven, the music marries caustic ...

    On 8. September 2017 / By
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    Wolfgang Voigt (GAS)

    Wolfgang Voigt, active member of Cologne’s minimal techno scene since the early 90s has recently reactivated his GAS moniker for a new release on his own Kompakt label. His newest release, „Narkopop“ sees him return to his trademark sound: long-form ambience, both mournful and full of bliss. FACTS: 1: Less is more 2: It’s there. You just can’t see it. 3: Freedom ...

    On 6. September 2017 / By