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Category Archives: sound

MAGCAST #01: APARTAMENTO

Our friends at magCulture have launched a new series of podcasts, discussing one particular title with other magazine makers. First in line is the hugely popular Apartamento, praised and dissected by the charming Danielle Pender of Riposte and, you guessed it, our humble selves. Here is hoping that magCulture had the grace to take out [...]

BERLIN GALLERY WEEKEND #03: WHITE CIRCLE

Another 20 year-anniversary, by our friends at Raster-Noton, celebrated with the sound installation White Circle at Berghain. Congrats!

REFLEKTOR DISTORTION

Opening tonight: Reflektor Distortion by our first ever cover star, Carsten Nicolai, at Galerie Eigen+Art, experimenting with hree states of a reflection: mirroring, distortion, and disturbance. Sounds like prime Nicolai to us, and see you there.
Carsten Nicolai: Reflektor Distortion
21 April – 28 May 2016
Galerie Eigen+Art
Auguststraße 26
D – 10117 Berlin

Throwback Sunday: Baby Kraftwerk 1970

Today, Kraftwerk’s stage performance may bring to mind retro-SciFi shows and commercial pop perfection, however this debut on German TV captures the experimental starting point of Germany’s most established synth pioneers. With sounds somewhere between the omnipresent E57-Sirens and Steve Reich the audience clearly struggles in confrontation with the new. Apparently, so does the DOP, [...]

IF IN LONDON…

This week’s recommendations are two events taking place in South London, both highlighting the work and music of producer Terre Thaemlitz aka DJ Sprinkles. Café OTO presents an evening of talk, video and audio with Thaemlitz, starting with a multi-media reading of “Naisho Wave Manifesto” (“Secrecy Wave Manifesto”), which Thaemlitz produced for the first issue [...]

MELODIOUS SOUNDSCAPES

The pioneer of experimental music Hans-Joachim Roedelius is going to be honoured with a three-day festival at Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen Welt. Lifelines is a series of events presenting his diverse creative achievements by reflecting them in discussions, films, an installation by Brian Eno, and, above all, concerts in which Roedelius will be joined by [...]

FIND YOUR SINGLE

Are you looking forward to listening the new album of Beach House? Click ‘Single Finder‘ on the band’s official website, choose three of your favourite tracks from the previous albums of the band and listen a new one online that would fit to your Beach House taste.

POLICING OF OUR BODIES

Terre Thaemlitz has commented on the changes to Japan’s controversial Fuueihou law via a statement on her website. The post responds to the “Declaration On the Future Of Japan’s Club Culture”, signed by 40 Japanese DJs on the same day that the 67-year-old law was officially changed by the Japanese government. She argues that it has “no purpose other than [...]

BALLET GOES NOISE

Our all time favorite noise-heroine Kim Gordon had an interesting collaboration last year, when she was commissioned to compose music for a ballet initiated by artist Nick Mauss. Inversions was first performed at Frieze Projects 2014, now the audio is to receive a limited edition vinyl release. Exclaim reports that Music for Inversions: A Live [...]

XERROX 03

Xerrox has always been one of my favourite series by our very first cover star, Carsten Nicolai aka Alva Noto. A project largely based on copying and rerecording ambient sounds and transforming the loss and distortion of sonic information into the piece itself, Xerrox creates a new take on ambient music, soothing and aggressive at [...]