Dragoș Rusu

Co-founder & Editor in Chief, The Attic

Co-founder and editor in chief of The Attic and allround music adventurer.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

Introduction to Failure

How to fail in three easy steps.

Dragoș Rusu

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.

Dragoș Rusu / Bogdan Scoromide

ON THE ROAD - FESTIVAL REPORT

Welcome to Beirut: Irtijal festival 2017

Stories, thoughts and notes from Irtijal festival in Beirut, April 2017.

Dragoș Rusu / The Attic

IN CONVERSATION

Mazen Kerbaj - A Radical Edge

In-depth interview with Lebanese musician and comics writer Mazen Kerbaj in Berlin.

Dragoș Rusu

ROUNDTABLE CONVERSATIONS

35 Years of Esplendor Geométrico

Meet Arturo Lanz and Saverio Evangelista. Interview with the legendary Esplendor Geométrico.

Dragoș Rusu

UNDER THE BRIDGE

Rabih Beaini - A Conscious Mind

Interview from CTM festival in Berlin with Rabih Beaini, a multidisciplinary artist.

Dragoș Rusu

SKYPE TALK

Okay Temiz - Drummer Of Two Worlds

Skype conversation with one of the most famous Turkish jazz musicians, Okay Temiz.

Dragoș Rusu / Bogdan Scoromide

SKYPE TALK

Turkish underdogs: Mustafa Özkent

Skype conversation with Turkish legendary musician Mustafa Özkent.

Dragoș Rusu

IN CONVERSATION

On A Roundtable with Dror Feiler

Interview with Dror Elimelech Feiler, an Israeli-born Swedish musician, artist and radical left-wing activist.

Bogdan Scoromide & Dragoș Rusu

FALLING AT TWO SPEEDS

Kerry Leimer, The Neorealist of Savant

We recently got in touch with Kerry Leimer to discuss the new compilation, the work on his record label Palace of Lights and some of his music interests.

Dragoș Rusu

UNDER THE TREE

In conversation with Ab Baars and Ig Henneman

We sat under a tree with the lovely couple of musicians Ab Baars and Ig Henneman in Nickelsdorf.

Bogdan Scoromide & Dragoș Rusu

BASEMENT TALK

Interview: Hamid Drake - the resonance of a feeling

Read this in-depth interview with American drummer Hamid Drake, while in Nickelsdorf for Konfrontationen festival.

Riccarda Kato & Dragoș Rusu

BASEMENT TALK

Konfrontationen: Interview with Hans Falb and Philipp Schmickl

Interview with Hans Falb and Philipp Schmickl from the organization of Konfrontationen in Nickelsdorf - Austria.

Bogdan Scoromide & Dragoș Rusu

IN CONVERSATION

Terakaft - The Rebellious Caravan of Tuareg

We met the Tuareg band Terakaft, and yes, the sun is there.

Dragoș Rusu

BACKSTAGE STORIES

In Conversation with Sir Richard Bishop

Sir Richard Bishop talks early punk days, improvised music and some good conspiracy.

Dragoș Rusu / Bogdan Scoromide

SKYPE TALK

Interview: Ariel Kalma and Robert Lowe know each other somehow

Ariel Kalma and Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe in Skype conference.

Dragos Rusu & Simona Mantarlian

ON THE ROAD

Istanbul was Constantinople

The Attic travels to Istanbul to find out more about Turkish music.

Dragos Rusu

IN CONVERSATION

Backstage with Genesis P - Orridge of Psychic TV

Cultural engineer, merry prankster, wrecker of civilization, musical pioneer.

Dragoș Rusu

IN CONVERSATION

Under the influence: Kreidler

Meet Andreas, Detlef, Thomas and Alexander, the four adventurers of the German band Kreidler.

Dragos Rusu / Andrei Crăciun

TURKISH DINNER

Interview: Disco Kebap with Bariș K

Four people on a round table, trying a suit of Turkish delicacies.

Dragos Rusu

ON THE ROAD

The Residents made me hitchhike throughout Europe!

I stumbled upon the entrance of a basement bar in Sibiu and a wildcat thought came to my mind; there would be no other way to get to The Residents concert in Leuven.

Dragoș Rusu

IN CONVERSATION

Interview with Bălănescu: I found gold in the violin

Alexander Bălănescu is one of the few musicians that I recently saw that has blown me away not only with his music, but also with a mesmerizing attitude while on stage.

Dragos Rusu

IN CONVERSATION

An interview with Adrian Enescu

I met Adrian Enescu, one of the first Romanian electronic music composers who started in the early '70, when Romania was swimming hardly in the communist regime.

Dragos Rusu

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

On a Roundtable with Steaua De Mare

Five young guys came together after many years of jamming and decided to pull all resources in two different studios around Bucharest. They named the band Steaua de Mare.

Dragos Rusu

Edited by Dragoș Rusu

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

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.

Beatrice Sommer

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'.

Nicolas Sheikholeslami

IN CONVERSATION

Pierre Bastien - The Mechanical Wizard

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

Laura Marin

INTO THE WILD

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

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

Eduard Alexandru

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.

Victor Stutz / Bogdan Scoromide / Riccarda Kato

IN CONVERSATION

Szilárd and Erzsébet Mezei - Letters from Northern Serbia

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

Andrew Choate

ROUNDTABLE CONVERSATIONS

Dan Armeanca in the Attic

Interview with Dan Armeanca, one of the founders of Romani / manele music.

Victor Stütz / Dragoș Rusu

ROUNDTABLE CONVERSATIONS

Anna Homler: I wanted to wear bread

Inside the fascinating universe of Breadwoman. Interview with avant-garde musician Anna Homler.

Dragoș Rusu / Beatrice Sommer

IN CONVERSATION

Hailu Mergia Steps in The Attic

The Ethiopian legendary musician speaks with The Attic during OFF Festival, in Poland.

Victor Stütz

BEHIND THE SCENES

In Conversation with Moppa Elliott from Mostly Other People Do the Killing

The Attic spoke with bassist Moppa Elliott of the jazz quartet Mostly Other People Do the Killing.

The Attic

ON THE ROAD

The Residents made me hitchhike throughout Europe!

I stumbled upon the entrance of a basement bar in Sibiu and a wildcat thought came to my mind; there would be no other way to get to The Residents concert in Leuven.

Dragoș Rusu