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Anatomy of Failure

Boring Formless Nonsense - Interview with Eldritch Priest

Using experimental music to drive his argument and an unorthodox use of literary form, Eldritch Priest creates an experiential critique of failure.

Under the Spotlight

Trial and Error with Novo Line

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IN CONVERSATION

Rabih Beaini and Jan Rohlf: Everything Visible Is Empty

There are so many reasons for why music exists and why people are using music.

IN CONVERSATION

Peripheric Sounds: When Identity Meets Research

Barcelona-based Venezuelan DJ and artist Daniella Isamit Morales talks about her current research on Tuki, Funka and Kuduro music genres, exotified identities, sexism and more.

IN CONVERSATION

Octavian Nemescu on Romanian Avant-garde Music

In communism, if you were not obeying the instructions, you were sent to work in a fabric.

FEATURE

My Baby and Me - Fairuz and Kamuran Akkor

The striking resemblance story of Fairuz – the jewel of Beirut and Kamuran Akkor – the pearl of Istanbul.

IN CONVERSATION

Svitlana Nianio - A Mystery of the World

Some associate the Ukrainian singer-songwriter Svitlana Nianio’s Casio or Fender Rhodes-driven baroque-like songs with so called avant-folk in its Slavic form.

ROUNDTABLE CONVERSATIONS

Alan Bishop, Sam Shalabi & Maurice Louca are The Dwarfs Of East Agouza

Society has taken freedom away by programming the illusion that there is freedom.

IN CONVERSATION

Pierre Bastien - The Mechanical Wizard

The French composer reveals a glimpse of his fascinating music universe.

ROUNDTABLE CONVERSATIONS

Lost Somali Tapes From the Horn of Africa

Nicolas Sheikholeslami shares his thoughts on the creation of the compilation 'Sweet as Broken Dates – Lost Somali Tapes from the Horn of Africa'.

INTO THE WILD

Rully Shabara & Wukir Suryadi from Senyawa - A Force of Nature

From Indonesia with love, conversations with Rully and Wukir from Senyawa.

ROUNDTABLE CONVERSATIONS

The Disciples of Lê Quan Ninh and Michel Doneda

Life experiences with Lê Quan Ninh and Michel Doneda at Konfrontationen Festival 2016 in Nickelsdorf, Austria.

IN CONVERSATION

Mircea Florian, a Rebel Ahead of His Time

How the communist regime influenced creation and what ‘underground’ meant back in the 70s and 80s.

IN CONVERSATION

Stefan Fraunberger - The Purgatory of Meaning

Conversation with Austrian composer, sound performer and linguist Stefan Fraunberger, at the Outernational Days 2 festival in Bucharest.

IMPROVISATION

On Improvisation with Samuel Rohrer

A talk with Samuel Rohrer, the multi-faceted, forward-thinking percussionist and producer behind the arjunamusic label and the AMBIQ trio.

PERSPECTIVE

VIDEO

Video: Oiseaux Tempete new video for Carnaval

Oiseaux Tempete shares new live video for the single "Carnaval", feat. Mondkopf, Abed Kobeissy,...

ALBUM RELEASE

Tünay Akdeniz - The Godfather of Turkish Punk

Ironhand Records presents one of the greatest legends of Turkish rock music, Tünay Akdeniz. The...

ALBUM RELEASE

New ambient album on Shaded Explorations via Irammm

Irammm is a new alias from an artist who lands on the Shaded Explorations label with a full...

EXPERIENCE

Bandcamp pick of the week: Konono N°1 meets Batida

For this new album, the legendary Congolese band Konono No 1 has joined forces with acclaimed...

FIRST PERSON

Objective Improvisation in Japanese Music

The Japanese tabletop improvisation scene is often characterised by several kinds of weakness.

Richard Hames

Failure Is an Ever Changing and Intangible Concept

Failure is the primary relation we have with ourselves and to the world.

Sam Shalabi

Introduction to Failure

How to fail in three easy steps.

Dragoș Rusu

Margaret Beissinger Answers to Questions on Failure

Failure has to be recognized by the “failer”.

Margaret Beissinger

Videos

ROUNDTABLE CONVERSATIONS

The Empire Line on Deconstructive Fashion

A serious interview about extremely frivolous topics, with Varg and Christian Stadsgaard aka The Empire Line.

ROUNDTABLE CONVERSATIONS

Drinking with Talibam! and Alan Wilkinson

A chat with the duo Talibam! (Kevin Shea and Matt Mottel) and Alan Wilkinson during Konfrontationen festival 2016 in Nickelsdorf.

IN CONVERSATION

Szilárd and Erzsébet Mezei - Letters from Northern Serbia

Essays about Hungarian free violinist Szilárd Mezei and visual artist Erzsébet Mezei, his mother.

YEAR IN REVIEW

The Attic: Favorite Albums of 2016

There you go! Check out our wicked list of favorite albums released in 2016.

IN CONVERSATION

Conversations - John Butcher and Matthew Shipp

Conversations with John Butcher and Matthew Shipp from Konfrontationen 2016.

THE METAPHYSICAL FLANEUR

A fortuitous rendez-vous with Vincent Moon

In conversation with Vincent Moon, independent French filmmaker and self-described sound explorer.