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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



Ready for some time travel? Are you familiar with the Orchestron or the company Vako Orchestron? Well, in any case you should be since the Orchestron not only has its roots deep down in the Moog soil, as well as with the toy manufacturer Mattel, but it is also the signature […]

Exploring the signature sounds of the intriguing Mellotron contender 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 ...





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




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



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




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







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



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




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