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MEDITATION ON WAGE LABOUR AND THE DEATH OF THE ALBUM

‘Art Is unavoidably work,’ says Terre Thaemlitz, cover star of our deeply irritating issue #39, and this Saturday, it looks like s/he is going to put in some overtime: as part of Berlin’s annual maerzmusik festival hosted by Berliner Festspiele, Thaemlitz will perform live his/her 30 hour-opus Soullessness, timed after the maximum capacity of an [...]

ADD VIOLENCE

After a lengthy hiatus, Nine Inch Nails are back with Add Violence, a 5-track EP that sees them back in form – it compares in sound to 2005’s With Teeth, when we featured mastermind Trent Reznor for our, oh dear, third issue ever.

MONDAY MUSIC: JADEN SMITH

Being a bit nostalgic on a monday afternoon. PHC by Jaden Smith ft. Willow Smith.
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MONO.KULTUR #43: FATIMA AL QADIRI

Dear Friends,
the world has taken a darker turn since we last spoke, so we feel it’s a fitting time for our new issue mono.kultur #43 with Kuwaiti producer and visual artist Fatima Al Qadiri.
Bending and fusing different genres of music, Al Qadiri has released a handful of largely instrumental albums that often imply [...]

FRIEDRICH

Recently, Paris based choreographer and musician Morgan Belenguer has been working on his new music project Morgan Friedrich. Influenced by a Romantic disillusionment and the writings of Bruno Latour and Philippe Descola on anthropocene, Loseground is the first track of the upcoming album Natureisdead.
‘Friedrich is a character more or less imagined. He is a romantic [...]

Monday night music

MONDAY MUSIC: BONOBO

Beautiful new track by Bonobo, mesmerising video by Neil Krug: Break Apart.

IT’S ABOUT NEW MATERIAL

Michelberger hotel has a reputation of putting on impromptu concerts on their premises, and they are taking it one step farther next weekend: collaborating with the truly stunning Funkhaus Berlin, they have organised a festival of musical surprises, ranging from classical to punk – 85 artists and counting, including unfamiliar names as well as indie [...]

MONDAY MUSIC: RADIOHEAD

In tribute to last night’s fantastic show by Radiohead in Berlin, a look back.

First Music Video

This is probably the first music video ever. Before youtube. Before MTV. Before color, too: Len Lye’s 1958 ‘Free Radicals’