Latest Interviews

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    Andrea Parkins

    Andrea Parkins is a Berlin-based sound artist, composer, and electroacoustic musician who engages with interactive electronics as compositional/performative process. She is known for her pioneering gestural/textural approach on her electronically processed accordion, and investigation of embodiment and chance with her custom-designed software instruments. Parkins’ projects encompass multi-channel fixed-media installations, electronic music pieces, electroacoustic solo and ensemble compositions; and sound for contemporary dance, ...

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    Jim Black

    Drummer, composer, and educator Jim Black has become one of the most in-demand drummers in avant-garde jazz and experimental rock since emerging as a key member of the New York downtown scene during the ’90s. Born in Daily City, CA in 1967 and raised in the fertile musical scene of Seattle, WA, he moved to Boston and graduated from Berklee College of ...

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    Holy Motors

    Holy Motors is a Tallinn, Estonia-based dark twang and reverb band from a nonexistent movie. It bows to engines and echos and film-directors. Cinematic suspension is often more than not what drives the band towards a melody and meaning. In it’s time, Holy Motors has supported Sic Alps, Dirty Fences and ‘Mystery Train’. The latter a movie by Jim Jarmusch. We caught ...

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    Sally Anne Morgan

    Sally Anne Morgan is an artist and multi-instrumentalist whose mastery of traditional folk forms is matched only by her ability to push the bounds of those forms into fresh, imaginative pastures. Known for her fiddle playing with the traditional Black Twig Pickers and the duo House and Land, Sally Anne’s debut solo album ‘Thread’ establishes her as an unparalleled voice in contemporary ...

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    Otis Sandjsö

    Otis Sandsjö, known for his physical, yet melancholic style of playing, has in recent years grown to become one of the more sought after young saxophonists on the European progressive jazz and pop circuit. Berlin-based Sandjsö returned with his new album “Y-OTIS 2” on 24 July via Helsinki’s We Jazz Records. An inspired sequel to his 2018 debut ‘Y-OTIS’, the album takes ...

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    Finlay Shakespeare

    The edgy synth pop and art-rock music of Finlay Shakespeare is an homage to the likes of Depeche Mode and the Human League, melded into Talking Heads style art-pop records. After an array of releases under the moniker Future Image – his new material adds vocals and a decidedly more pop edge. You can catch Finlay Shakespeare perform from his 2019 debut ...

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    Jim White

    Jim White and Marisa Anderson share an abounding appetite for musical exploration. White, as a member of Venom P. Stinger, Dirty Three, and Xylouris White, is well known for his creative and idiosyncratic drumming. His singular abilities have also led to collaborations with Cat Power, PJ Harvey, and Bill Callahan among others. Anderson’s prolific output as a solo performer, her mastery of ...

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    Marisa Anderson

    Marisa Anderson is a wanderer at heart, creatively as curious as she is proficient. Her experience in a myriad playing styles and keen abilities as an improviser are perfect skills to satiate her appetite for new approaches to composing. The backbone for her music is her undeniable mastery of North American traditions of country, folk, and blues. The solo guitar work of ...

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    Miguel Noya

    Known as a pioneering early synthesist and teacher of electronic music, over the past four decades Miguel Noya has contributed greatly to the cultural landscape of Venezuela, and yet his music has been largely under heard outside his homeland. Noya is a graduate of both Berklee College of Music and MIT (major in Electronic Music and Digital Sound Synthesis), and holder of ...

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    LOUFR

    LOUFR is Polish composer Piotr Bednarczyk. His music is focused mainly on instrumental electroacoustic and electronic music. In his work he focuses on searching for interesting sound structures using unconventional sound extraction techniques. LOUFR’s stylistic interests revolve around aesthetics of noise, glitch, and club music. FACTS: 1: Emotions. 2: Physicality. 3: Noise. QUESTIONS: 1. What is the biggest inspiration for your music? ...

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    Mabe Fratti

    Mabe Fratti is a composer born in Guatemala City. Her sound explorations have a wide range of approaches and styles, all founded on a curiosity to learn more ways to apply the artistic power of sound and to tell stories. She creates delicate and deeply intimate soundscapes using synthesiser, vocals, and cello. FACTS: 1: I might be wrong 2: Everyone lies 3: ...

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    Hélène Vogelsinger

    Hélène Vogelsinger is a french singer, composer and sound designer. In her modular synth project, she explores different places and connects with their energies to create unique and suspended moments. Her pieces are a combination of evolutive patterns, ambient textures, voices, orchestral instruments and recording fields. Her creative universe is poetic, spiritual and soul searching. FACTS: 1: Compassion is human instinct (Max ...

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    Wild Anima

    Wild Anima’s releases for British cassette label Blue Tapes won praise from the likes of NTS Radio and The Quietus, who compared her stark, voice-only Songs From Above release (Blue Twenty-Two: Wild Anima) to Carlo Gesualdo, William Basinski, Keiji Haino’s Nijiumu, The KLF’s Chill Out, Pandit Pran Nath and even Enya. “Like Enya on a Julianna Barwick trip, Wild Anima fills the ...

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    Jarboe

    Jarboe is an American singer-songwriter and keyboardist who came to prominence as a member of the New York-based band Swans in 1985. Her music has led to select comparisons to other female musicians in the otherwise male-dominated rock subculture. Her work in and beyond the iconic Swans has received international critical attention, with an eclectic list of collaborators such as Chris Connelly, ...

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    TMPLT

    Berlin-based artist TMPLT starts his own label [TMPLT Records] with a double LP named ‘The Verge’ [TMPLT001]. Inspired by the likes of The Prodigy, Martyn, Finger Lickin’ Records and a lot more, TMPLT creates 12 unique tracks with dark and massive bassline impacts. The Verge is a musical journey through various genres such as drum ‘n’ bass, breakbeat, dub techno away from ...

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