Soft Cell had a huge impression on the electronic music scene back in the 80’s and several of their records became classics. Especially so their 12″ maxi-versions which elaborately evolved the original tracks with clever solo pieces and extended use of instruments. The band did not stay on together for […]

Massive box collection from Soft Cell and a new video ...


A serious contender to KORG and other players in the ultra-portable format has come through Skulpt. UK synth manufacturer Modal Electronics has announced its latest instrument, a four-voice virtual analog polysynth that will cost under $300. Skulpt launches on Kickstarter on July 13, and is described by Modal as the first of a “new […]

New ultra-portable four voice 32-oscillator synth from Modal Electronics


Europe’s leading underground festival for experimental electronic music is gearing up. Berlin’s Atonal every year packs an impressive line up of musicians, artists that are pushing the boundaries in electronic music and more. https://berlin-atonal.com/wp-content/themes/berlinatonal/videos/video-1-desktop.mp4 In the second wave of artists for its 2018 edition, which takes place from August 22–26 […]

Berlin is yet again getting prepared for Atonal – Line ...



So, even though we are fairly flooded with DJ gear nowadays Pioneer seem to think we need more. And yes they may be right as this new controller has a couple of tricks up its sleeve that may make it quite interesting. But if we start with the basics it’s […]

Pioneer´s new DJ controller puts you in control at a ...


Stephen Hawking´s extensive work and research on black holes needed a special tribute and so what would be more natural then at the same time his ashes were interred at Westminster Abbey in London, the ESA beamed music featuring Hawking’s famously synthesized voice towards the closest-known black hole. “This is a beautiful and symbolic […]

Vangelis enters a black hole


We’ve written before on both VR/Augmented reality and AI in music. But Fields takes it to the main streams of music lovers. It’s a new iOS app that allows you to create 3D spatial sound compositions using augmented reality. It also includes original installations by notable artists. So why not add […]

Augmented musicians rejoice – Explore the new Fields VR app



The theremin started the electronic revolution in music, but have since moved into the outskirts of the music scene. Mainly used by experimental artists exploring the unique sounds that the theremin can generate. Now however we may be witnessing a change thanks to WaveLicker.  In cooperation with the well-known theremin […]

The ultimate marriage of modulars and the theremin


Electronic music pioneer Haruomi Hosono will be released for the first time ever outside of Japan. Hosono is a member of the legendary act Yellow Magic Orchestra – Japan’s finest music export. However, Hosono’s own music adventures are perhaps not so well known, but in fact equally interesting and forward […]

Finally Haruomi Hosono’s music will be released outside Japan for ...


Two giants are delivering pure listening pleasure this week; Pryda (one of Eric Prydz many alter egos) and Goldfrapp featuring Dave Gahan will definitely run warm on your vinyl players this week. Earlier this month stated that he has a new EP coming out, the somewhat producer Eric Prydz has dropped a […]

Pryda and Goldfrapp get the party going



One synth to rule them all. Or simply yet another more machine in the ever increasing synth avalanche that has been going on the past years. Or maybe this new baby from Moog has some tricks up its sleeves that makes it stand out in the crowd. With a definitive […]

Time for Grandmother to enter the stage – New semi-modular ...


In the remote northern parts of Norway, in a city called Tromsö with merely 75000 inhabitants, one would hardly start the search for distinguished DJs. But this is actually the home base for Charlotte Bendiks, and to be correct she actually comes for an even smaller village outside of Tromsö. […]

Tromsø’s best music export – Intonal interview with Charlotte Bendiks


Intonal, Sweden’s foremost event in experimental and electronic music, took place in Malmö this past weekend. Stereoklang was on site to report on the acts and do some filming. We also had the great opportunity to interview the experimental rhythmic band GOAT from Japan – Read the Goat interview further […]

Intonal report: Experimental music festival – Feat interview with GOAT ...



Spanning across a long productive career this new box set by the Grönland label covers both Holger’s time as a member of Can to his impressive solo work and multitude of collaborations. Spanning both he’s work with Can to the time after means that you will be able to explore […]

New box set for the connoisseur – Holger Czukay’s life ...


We’ve reported on artificial intelligence in music before, as well as Google´s attempts in the field, and now we are seeing some concrete results. Google’s new A.I.-powered synthesizer, the NSynth Super is a device that can fuse the sounds of up to four different instruments—this can create a completely new sonic […]

Google’s new AI-powered synthesizer in action – NSynth Super


Journalist and author David Stubbs has announced the new book Mars By 1980: The Story Of Electronic Music, which will examine the entire history and evolution of the genre. Over nearly 500 pages, the book charts the history of electronic music from early avant-garde forms such as Italian Futurism and musique […]

The evolution of electronic music – Mars by 1980



Times are changing but Singapore based BandLab appears to believe that there is still room for a revived Cakewalk DAW. And if you´re a Windows user this is really big news. Sonar is back and it is free, although with a small catch: BandLab say that while this includes “the […]

Cakewalk DAW is back in business – Free download from ...


The sound of metal and the ambient sound of liquid metals represent the latest venture that Sinjin Hawke and Zora Jones has introduced on their Fractal fantasy platform. The Barcelona pair Zora Jones and Sinjin Hawke have used Fractal Fantasy to release a series of supercharged, audio-visual club constructions, including Hawke’s collaborations with L-Vis 1990, MikeQ […]

The sound of liquid metals – New synth on the ...


Are you tired of sitting in front of your desktop DAW or perhaps feel that your hardware line up isn’t really cutting it? Well perhaps it is time to try something different. How about indulging yourself in mechanical techno? A guy who knows this trade is Graham Dunning. Graham is […]

The art of mechanical techno



Every now and then a new producer of plug ins, sound libraries and loops appears targeting the sounds of Kraftwerk. What was once magic and very much the result of devoted experimentation in the Kling Klang studio has now become so much easier to realize through modern day DAWs and […]

Crafting the sounds of Düsseldorf – New plug in and ...


If you still have not decided whether to go for Roland’s new drum / rhythm machine, we are pretty sure you will be convince after watching this video with Steffi. No talk, no commercial bullshit just pure awesome rhythms. Dutch-born Steffi is a major force in contemporary electronic music, and […]

Steffi gets the groove going on the Roland TR-8S


An upcoming documentary on Dieter Rams, one of the most influential industrial designers of all time, will feature a soundtrack by composer and producer Brian Eno. The documentary, called simply Rams, is by Gary Hustwit, who also directed the design-oriented films Helvetica, Objectified and Urbanized. Rams, 84, was head of design at Braun from 1961 to 1995, where he […]

Brian Eno scores new documentary on designer Dieter Rams



Lena Willikens has already established herself as one of the leading contributors to the contemporary club scene. So it came as no surprise, when it was time for the 5th iteration of the Dekmantel’s Selectors vinyl imprint, that Lena would be defining the line up. She has a strong ability […]

Lena Willikens gets the grooves going on Dekmantel’s Selectors 5th ...


Feeling tired of those 909s and 808s? Getting bored with your DAW? Then this little beauty might spice up your next techno hit. How about to turn to the infinite perfection of a circle to get those gyroscopic grooves going. DIY has been a trending area for some time now, more […]

Doing techno and electro DIY style – Gyroscopic grooves


Anyone into electronic music and synthesizer compositions is bound to have experienced the music for the original Blade Runner movie. Vangelis´album certainly ranks among the most impressive soundtracks to date. Now you will have the opportunity to explore the sounds of Blade Runner yourself. Deckard´s Dream was revealed at the […]

The new impressive Blade Runner synth – Check out Deckard´s ...