ALBUMS OF THE MONTH

Staff Picks - August 2019

Lots of noise, experimental and ambient music in the August edition of the monthly Staff Picks.

Dragoș Rusu & Victor Stutz

ALBUMS OF THE MONTH

Staff Picks - July 2019

Detroit house, electronics, ethnic, experimental, ambient and psychedelic music in the July edition of the monthly Staff Picks.

Dragoș Rusu & Victor Stutz
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FOCUS ON

Magda Mayas - A Portrait of the Pianist with Three Grand Pianos

Accretion is a remarkable performance for three grand pianos and one pianist, and a collaboration between Berlin-based pianist and improvisor Magda Mayas, and Gothenburg-based choreographer Toby Kassell.

Andrew Choate

IN CONVERSATION

Stella Chiweshe - The Zimbabwe Queen of Mbira

A talk with Stella Chiweshe, after her performance at Outernational Days 3 festival.

Beatrice Sommer

DIARY

Europalia 2019: Diary Of A Collaboration

Find out more about our music project Milan W. and the Tulnic Ensemble of Avram Iancu, commissioned by Europalia 2019 festival.

Dragoș Rusu

AROUND THE WORLD

Investigating the Javanese Ritual of Kasenian Réak

The second article exploring the vast territory of Indonesia investigates Java’s Sundanese culture, specifically the ritual known as Kasenian Réak.

Luigi Monteanni

FOCUS ON

Indonesia For Beginners: Priangan and Gamelan Degung

Luigi Monteanni explores the vast music territory of Indonesia. First stop: Priangan and Gamelan Degung.

Luigi Monteanni

ROUNDTABLE CONVERSATIONS

Dinner with Sote

Iranian experimental musician Sote talks about his new label Zabte Sote, the project Sacred Horror in Design and much more.

Dragoș Rusu

IN CONVERSATION

Tadd Mullinix - Social Ecology in Electronic Music

Tadd Mullinix of Charles Manier, Dabrye and JTC talks about the Detroit parties from the ‘90s, avant-garde music, Nation and more.

Dragoș Rusu

FEATURE

In the Bunker with Guy Tavares

Guy Tavares of Bunker Records digs through history, utopia and fatality. A philosophical discours for the Dacian provinces in the East.

Dragoș Rusu

IN CONVERSATION

RP Boo Talks Footwork, Past, Present and Crew Connection

RP Boo talks about the fast and passionate world of the Chicago footwork scene, exploring its roots and evolution.

Simona Mantarlian

ROUNDTABLE CONVERSATIONS

Aïsha Devi - An Empowering Vision

Aïsha Devi and Emile Barret discuss the trans-dimensional world laid out through DNA Feelings and the empowering vision that inspires it.

Simona Mantarlian

IN CONVERSATION

Tony Buck (The Necks) - Slow Moving

Tony Buck of the Australian trio The Necks discusses homeland music and the long history of the trio's ups and downs.

Dragoș Rusu

IN CONVERSATION

Adele Nigro - Navigating Sexism

Adele Nigro aka Any Other shares her experiences with being a self-taught musician, her relation to feminism and her struggles with choosing a non-conventional career.

Alice Venir

ROUNDTABLE CONVERSATIONS

Lustmord - The Socialist Realist

Brian Williams also known as Lustmord gives an account of his creative process, collaborations, politics and more.

Gabriel Leașcu

PERSPECTIVE

ALBUMS OF THE MONTH

Staff Picks - August 2019

Lots of noise, experimental and ambient music in the August edition of the monthly Staff Picks.

ALBUMS OF THE MONTH

Staff Picks - July 2019

Detroit house, electronics, ethnic, experimental, ambient and psychedelic music in the July edition of the monthly Staff Picks.

ALBUMS OF THE MONTH

Staff Picks - June 2019

Post-industrial, electronics, ethnic, experimental and psych music in the June edition of the monthly Staff Picks.

ALBUMS OF THE MONTH

Staff Picks - May 2019

Electronic, electro-acoustic, ethnic, experimental and psychedelic music in our May column Staff Picks.

FIRST PERSON

On Listening To Everything

Music is everywhere. You claim to listen to everything, but do you really?

Andrei Rusu

Challenge, Failure and Fatality

Essentially, everything is about that feeling of utility. Multidisciplinary artist Mitoș...

Mitoș Micleușanu

Improvised Music Depends on Failure

The difference between not-a-total-success and absolute-failure is often one of attitude.

Andrew Choate

Objective Improvisation in Japanese Music

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

Richard Hames

Videos

EXPLORATION

Khruangbin - A Story of Houston

The polyphony of modern metropolis is the natural soundscape for Houston based trio Khruangbin. Their sound is a rare fusion of influences that range from Thai funk to surf rock and psychedelia.

Kornelia Binicewicz

FEATURE

Discovering The Women Singers of Turkey from the 70s and 80s

An exploration of Turkish music from the 70s to 80s, written, produced or performed by women.

Andrei Rusu

IN CONVERSATION

Kink Gong - Reconstructing Ethnic Minorities Music

Laurent Jeanneau on his Kink Gong recording project, gong orchestras, multiculturalism, discrimination, and cultural appropriation.

Dragoș Rusu

FIRST PERSON

Challenge, Failure and Fatality

Essentially, everything is about that feeling of utility. Multidisciplinary artist Mitoș Micleușanu explores the multiple faces of failure.

Mitoș Micleușanu

YEAR IN REVIEW

Favourite Albums of 2017

Since we dislike lists as much as you do, we asked some of our contributors, collaborators and friends to help us and share their favourite albums of 2017.

The Attic

IN CONVERSATION

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.

Eric Meyer