Anatomy of Failure

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.

Under the Spotlight

Lustmord - The Socialist Realist

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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.

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.

IN CONVERSATION

Kink Gong - Reconstructing Ethnic Minorities Music

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

FIRST PERSON

Chalenge, Failure and Fatality

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

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.

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.

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

Trial and Error with Novo Line

Novo Line talks about mathematics and alchemy that infuses his singular 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 factory.

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.

PERSPECTIVE

FESTIVAL IMPRESSIONS

Konfrontationen 2017 in Nickelsdorf

Thoughts and impressions from the 38th edition of the free jazz and improvised music festival Konfrontationen 2017 in Nickelsdorf, Austria.

ALBUMS OF THE MONTH

Staff Picks - June

A round up of the best albums released in June 2018.

MUSIC RESIDENCY

A Guide to The Attic InContext Music Residency

Here's a guide for our first music residency - The Attic InContext - to take place between June 21-25 in Slănic Moldova, Bacău county.

ALBUMS OF THE MONTH

Staff Picks - May

Summer is just around the corner; here's what drew our attention during May 2018.

FIRST PERSON

On Listening To Everything

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

Andrei Rusu

Chalenge, 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

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'.

IN CONVERSATION

Pierre Bastien - The Mechanical Wizard

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

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.