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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 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 ...




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






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 ...




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





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 ...




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 ...



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