This year’s MusikMesse in Berlin is over, but in the wake of the event we’ll take a look at what was more interesting than others, and perhaps provide some guidance where your next salary payout will end up. Schneidersladen has in just two years turned the Superbooth to the place […]

Inside Superbooth 2017 – The Berlin synth gathering show


A year has passed since Prince died, but that doesn’t stop the Paisley Park estate from emptying the vaults of more unreleased goodies. This time it is a new EP that hits the shelf on the day of his passing – April 21st. THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN UPDATED on April […]

Paisley Park is at it again – New EP from ...




Are you a Pocket Operator? If you are, you are certainly not alone. With the exponential growth in mobile instruments, both when it comes to instruments available for mobile devices like the iPad, and with hardware pocket-sized instruments like Korg’s Volca series. In the forefront of this development we also […]

I’m an operator with my pocket calculator – Behind the ...


Ever heard of Ben Burtt? Well maybe not, but you have definitely heard the sounds of Ben Burtt, like the sound of the lightsaber, R2D2, Darth Vader’s breathing – it’s all Ben’s creations (and not Ben Kenobi this time). The sonic universe created by Ben and others has been explored […]

From Ben Burtt to Rouge One – a sonic empire


BBC ended its musical ambitions with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop already back in the late 90’s, but the core team cling on to the name, although ditching the BBC, and kept on performing as The Radiophonic Workshop. Back in 1985 they had their latest commercially available album out, and now […]

New album after more than 30 years from The Radiophonic ...



The underground electronic music scene have many faces and the choice of software, hardware, vocals and tools vary a lot. One person who have almost made this into her life quest is KYOKA. Her exploration of not only unconventional sounds and rhythms is quite unique. Her utilization of vocals, which often […]

Kyoka interview – Improvisation provide me with the unexpected – ...


To begin with audiovisual art is the exploration of kinetic abstract art and music or sound set in relation to each other. The exploration in audiovisual arts is not new, already back in the 1970’s guys like Walter Giers made a name of himself producing intriguing audiovisual installations often with […]

The elusiveness of Audiovisual Arts


The old The Buggles’ hit Video killed the radio star has re-appeared in a down tempo version by none other then with Mute signed Polly Scattergood. We’ve covered Polly before here on Stereoklang but this time we are in for a real treat both visually and audio wise, as Polly […]

Video killed the radio star – Polly style



With its 4 independent digital voltage-controlled oscillators the E370 Quad Morphing VCO is a Eurorack compatible module that will allow you to really complex soundscapes. On Kickstarter this Eurorack component have just in a few days exceeded all targets and is now moving in to production. Launched by Paul Schreiber of Synthesis […]

E370 – Possibly the only Eurorack oscillator you will need


Electronic music pioneer John Foxx has released a new album – The Machine. The album was released on February 10th and is available for purchase via Metamatic. This quite dark electronic soundtrack was recorded by John Foxx and Benge for the theater production of E.M. Forster’s ‘The Machine Stops’. The music is a […]

Synth music’s most productive guy is at it again – ...


After four years in silence and in turmoil Paul and Phil Hartnoll appears to have put their differences a side and decided to hit the road again in 2017. A couple of days ago Orbital released a new track called ‘Kinetic 2017’ with which they hope to get the dance […]

Still in orbit – Orbital returns with Kinetic 2017



Algorithms in music is not a new phenomenon, but recent contributions both in terms of the software available to the way contemporary artists use it to explore new musical territory is well worth a deeper examination. To be clear algorithmic composition is the partial or total automation of the process of […]

Exploring algorithms in contemporary music


NAMM 2017 has ended and compared with the 2015/16 versions, this year’s event left us a bit on the disappointment side of things. Perhaps one cannot hope that each year will surpass the previous in terms of awesome releases of new software and thrilling new machines on the hardware side, […]

NAMM 2017 – Excitement that came and went


Katja Lindeberg aka HAJ300, co-founder of the Swedish female electronic music collective Drömfakulteten, has started off the new year with a fresh release dubbed ‘Swedish Tribal’, available through Bandcamp or if you are a retro-nerd – on cassette. So make sure to dig out that old tape recorder from the […]

New and exciting tribal rhythms from Drömfakulteten’s HAJ300



With so much new gear coming out each year it is sometimes hard to see the wood for all the trees, but every now and then some things come along that may tickle your inspiration or even a potential game changer. The new AKAI MPC Live may be just that […]

Will AKAI revolutionize the way you make music?


Say hello – wave goodbye to a music year in turmoil. 2016 became the year when a good deal of our music elite decided to do a ‘check out’, with George Michael being the final one although on the door step to 2017. On the other hand 2016 did have […]

20 electronic sounds that made an impact in 2016


Carl Craig, a legend in his own right, is about to embark on a new journey and apparently so one that he has dreamed of doing for a long time. Detroit imprint Planet E links with InFiné to deliver ‘Versus’, a new album by Carl Craig fusing electronic elements with […]

Carl Craig turns the page



As machines and robots become ever more present in our every day life, paired with increasing the digitization we are well on our way towards Kurzweil’s Singularity, but how is this materializing in music in general and in electronic music in particular? We have previously covered how virtual reality and […]

I’m not a robot – Artificial Intelligence in music


For many of us Japan’s electronic music scene is kind of like a black hole, we sure know of J-POP and the success western producers and artists have in exporting music to this far end corner of the world. Furthermore, if you are of age you should also be quite […]

Tokyo round up – Can Circus claim the techno throne ...


Robert Henke aka Monolake is an underground music profile who most likely needs no introduction. His work merges two separate, sometimes even conflicting concepts – technology and emotion. Being a renowned musician, sound engineer and software architect introducing cutting-edge concepts, he is also the man behind the Monolake project, which […]

Interview: Robert Henke (Monolake) and the art of symbolism



In terms of people leaving us the year 2016 will go down in history; David Bowie, Prince…and now Leonard Cohen. Leonard Cohen, the hugely influential singer and songwriter whose work spanned nearly 50 years, died at the age of 82. Cohen’s label, Sony Music Canada, confirmed his death on the […]

A legend has left us – Leonard Cohen dead at ...


Not sure how many times one has thought of investing in a real modular machine park, and in particular one by Don Buchla. It doesn’t matter how many standard synthesizer you light up in the dark, the comparison with a full blown Buchla glowing and playing a self-generating patch in […]

Avant-garde and the source of uncertainty


Entering darkness can be a terrifying experience, but it can also be a way to confront your fears and explore different aspects of your mortal life. We are all struggling with our own mortality and man’s quest for answers over thousands of years, be it scientifically or spiritually, still leaves […]

Into the realms of darkness – The voice of Covenant