Arturia has taken another interesting step when it comes to making music production gear. Well known for their software emulations of classic synthesizers, like the Minimoog, ARP 2600 and Yamaha CS-80, they some years ago started building hardware synthesizers like the Minibrute and Microbrute. Now they are at it again, […]

From V Collection and beyond – Arturia’s Pigments modulates everything


You may, or may not have heard of FLORA, but if you are in to experimental electronic expressions like 4D performances, this one may be for you. FLORA is the collaborative alliance of Melina Åkerman Kvie (AnnaMelina) and Jonas Rönnberg (Varg), two Swedish artists whose works seemingly divert from one […]

FLORA explores sound in 4D and the route to excellence


Björk is all set to go on tour with a new stage concert called Cornucopia. The new concert production conceived by the Icelandic superstar will be presented at The Shed – a new Manhattan venue that will open in the spring for its inaugural season. Björk states herself: “I am […]

Cornucopia – Björk takes on NYC with her new stage ...



Impressive to say the least. TONTO or The Original New Timbral Orchestra synthesizer celebrates 50 years. Still seen as the world’s largest synth, even though debatable from a different perspective considering the setup. The mastermind behind this beast was an Afro-English bassist tech guy named Malcolm Cecil who lived above a […]

Celebrating 50 years of The Original New Timbral Orchestra – ...


We happily admit never been to Kazakhstan, but after seeing this video we are so tempted to go there immediately. Deep house staged in this remote place with an awesome dancer. Astana – the city has only been the capital of Kazakhstan since 1997, and during that time has developed […]

Deep house in nowhere land – Simply awesome


Puce Mary (Frederikke Hoffmeier) has created a world of her own. Noisy, ambient, sometimes relaxing, sometimes utterly annoying, but that is the beauty of it. She’s created her own music universe and it is not for all. An open mind to intriguing textures, harsh noises, angry synthesizers. Something that is […]

The apocalypse is near – The ambient world of Puce ...



The annual Apple event is over and it is time to look on what came out of it from a music production perspective. On a high level it is clear that music creators and artists are no longer a focus group of Apple. Instead their new line up continues to […]

Has Apple opted out of the music market? Air, Pro ...


Although many artists have been experimenting with vocals since long time back, like Kraftwerk, ABBA and the Beatles, the real breaking point came when Cher delivered Believe in October 19, 1998. The era of autotune was born. Since then the impact of autotune has been monumental in the music industry. […]

1998 – The year autotune took the music industry by ...


As we are eagerly waiting for the duo to deliver new material, or even better get out of their studio and go on tour we will have to settle with this little teaser by Thomas Bangalter. Ed Banger Records has teased this new track on their Instagram account. The track, ‘Riga […]

Is Daft Punk on the move? At least Thomas Bangalter ...



So the Moog One has finally been launched, although it comes with a hefty price tag ($5,999/$7,999). The Moog One was announced earlier this month as a successor to the discontinued Memorymoog which the company produced from 1982-1985. Following its tradition Moog has not moved far from its design guidelines. Knobs, […]

Ryuichi Sakamoto hands on with the new Moog One polysynth


We have done some cherry picking among the latest releases. Material that deserves a little more attention. First one out is an intriguing EP from Sweden. Peder Mannerfeld is at it again with a live recording from Berlin Atonal dubbed Roll the Dice. Live at Berlin Atonal 2017 collects four tracks recorded […]

Peder Mannerfelt’s Atonal performance on new EP, and a bunch ...


The use of lasers in music is not new and artists like Jean-Michel Jarre has been experimenting with it for years. But things are progressing and many artists are now now leaning to more autonomous systems – creating their own code to have the audiovisual performances behave in a certain […]

The sound of lasers – The audiovisual experience Espsills



Few dares to be monotone. Few dares to avoid the rhythms, like Caterina Barbieri in association with ELEH. The elaborate audio waves that drives into infinity is there to make you listen and explore. The subtle notes on the piano re-enforces the electronic harmonics that seem endless. Caterina boldly explores […]

The psychedelic works of Caterina Barbieri and ELEH


We’ve been reporting on AI in music creation before and new steps in this direction are evolving as we speak. The latest iteration in this field comes from robotics engineer and media artist Moritz Simon Geist. Now it’s the time of the robots to enter the techno scene (again). The German producer […]

The robots are coming – Electronic music re-invented


Techno DJ, label owner and audiovisual artist – the labels on Berghaim resident Ben Klock are many. For years Ben has contributed deeply in shaping the techno seen around the world, but always in one leg firmly rooted in Berlin’s underground scene. During 2018 a lot of his focus and […]

The world of Ben Klock – Photon explored



Driftmachine, Andreas Gerth and Florian Zimmer, is a duo that have taken modular into the mainstream. Although their music may not be for all they do an amazing job in tweaking their gear to do everything from techno-ish tracks to drone. They are also a highly productive duo who have […]

Modular goes mainstream – In the studio with Driftmachine


We came across an interesting website the other day that is still under construction, but its ambitions are sure promising. Vintage Synth Explorer in all its glory, but listening on the sounds on all those great vintage machines contributes of course even more to the overall experience. Although currently still […]

All those vintage synths sounds in one place – BETA


Incorporating elements of video art, dance, and Lena Willikens’ eclectic sonic palette, the duo’s performance is described in a press release as “a socially-conducted, aesthetically-charged experience that whirrs, reels, and metamorphoses as a film playing in the deepest crevice of one’s mind.” Lena Williken has established herself in the forefront […]

Soundtrack – Lena Willikens and Sarah Szczesny to release their ...



A persistent and productive character he is. Aphex Twin has, together with WARP, been teasing people for some time now of his upcoming EP called ‘T69 Collapse’. Although not a huge fan of Aphex Twin’s exotic music adventures he do come around as a highly energetic artist with loads of […]

New mind-bending Aphex Twin video released after weeks of cryptic ...


Modular systems are attracting a lot of attention these days and the key reason for this is the fact that they are just that: modular. Crafting your own custom rack adds to your creative experience and demands. So for the past couple of years there’s been a fenomenal explosion of […]

Check out the new standalone modular ACL that still fits ...


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 ...