Latest Interviews

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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 ...

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    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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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    Theodore

    Theodore works successfully as vocalist, composer, multi instrumentalist and performer. Theodore’s music is mainly characterised by the balancing of stark contrasts between classic and electronic sounds. His’ career began in 2011 in London, where he studied composition. In 2012 Theodore self-released ‚7‘, his first album that was produced by Clive Martin and Greek artist Vassilikos. In 2015, he completed his second album ‚It Is ...

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    Subheim

    Subheim is the personal music project of Greek-born, Berlin-based artist Kostas Katsikas. Drawing from his experience in various band s as well as his current activities for film score and sound design, Subheim appears as a deeply personal experience in sounds, atmospheres and moods. May it be with the introvert electronica of his 2008′s “Approach” debut, the successful mixture of orchestral and ...

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    ESB

    ESB (formerly Elektronische Staubband ) is a project by the three musicians Yann Tiersen, Lionel Laquerrière and Thomas Poli. The three analogue synthesizer aficionados joined forces 2010, played several festivals and released their first single in 2013. Finding time between their myriad other music projects in 2014 the trio finally had a short window to record the debut album. Convening at Tiersen’s ...

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    Senking

    Jens Massel aka Senking was born in cologne in 1969. In the early 1990s, Massel gained his first musical experiences as a bass player in different punk and indie band s. In 1995, he got his hand s on a very low-fi synthesizer that was able to create short samples of 5 seconds in length. These “mini loops” were recorded and arranged ...

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    Blaine L. Reininger

      Born in 1953 in Pueblo, CO, to a Latina mother and „an Okie farmer with a German name, “ Blaine Reininger has the advantage of not only one of the most distinct names in music but an equally distinct and often fascinating career in general, thanks to his nearly continuous membership in one of America’s most underrated band s, Tuxedomoon, which ...

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