Stereoklang have repeatedly over the year’s written about and explored the sonic realms of music and the highly regarded techno and field recording artists KYOKA is no exception. KYOKA continues to find new means of expanding the horizons of music, both in terms the techniques and the sound generation as such, but also what actually […]
Last month, Fever Ray returned with a new single, “What They Call Us”. Now, the multi-talented Karin Dreijer (ex. The Knife) is announcing a whole new album, Radical Romantics, her follow-up to 2017’s Plunge. The album features production from Dreijer’s brother and the Knife partner Olof, plus contributions from Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, […]
Future Shock transforms 180 Studios’s subterranean spaces through mesmerising and immersive digital technology – from generative and interactive algorithms, AI and 3D digital mapping, to spellbinding laser work, holographic projections and groundbreaking electronic music. Featuring a line up of visionary artists – Ryoichi Kurokawa, UVA, Caterina Barbieri and Ruben Spini, Lawrence Lek, Actual Objects, Gener8ion, […]
Spotify is entering metaverse and NFTs, an exciting new sonic territory may await with their Roblox theme “islands” promising integration of an online DAW. The first of these strategies includes Spotify Island, which merges the number one music streaming service with one of the most popular gaming and metaverse platforms with Gen Z, Roblox. From early news, the approach looks […]
Italy’s X Audio Systems has announced the Beats FM, an experimental all-in-one stereo analog synthesizer, processor and sync unit with FM/AM/SW radio. They say that the Beats FM “offers a new approach to music and sound creation, that no other instrument can offer.” It’s the equivalent of 8 synth modules, enclosed in a high-quality beech/aluminum case with an […]
Caterina Barbieri has announced the release of her third album, ‘Spirit Exit’, this summer. Watch the music video for lead track ‘Broken Melody’ below. Caterina Barbieri has shared the second single from her forthcoming album, Spirit Exit. ‘Broken Melody’ arrives accompanied with a gorgeous visual from director Iacopo Carapelli and artist Ruben Spini, which sets stunning, slow-motion footage of […]
Don’t we all just love people who thinks outside the box. This amazing machine is no exception. Love Hultén has collaborated with New York-based artist LIŔONA to deliver a stunning looking retro gadget in both physical and digital form. Meet synth#boi, an interactive, physical visualiser that lights up in various arrangements in response to midi […]
We are not blessed with all that much interesting Japanese experimental electronic music, but occasinally they do show up. Some time ago we reported on Kyoka but today we will listen in on singer and improviser Phew who is out with new material. Phew, a Japanese singer and analogue electronics improviser working in the areas […]
Known to most as Plastikman, the techno virtuoso Richie Hawtin has now teamed up with Endel to venture into the world of artificial intelligence. Their quest centers around soundscapes. Their new collaboration has been dubbed ‘Deeper Focus’. Backed by neuroscience, the partnership is part of a larger cultural shift of artists working positively with AI and technology […]
Are you getting enticed by the dark and the beautiful? Music that is both bombastic and ambient? Well then there’s a good chance you will enjoy the generative arts produced by 404.zero. Kristina and Aleksandr create modern generative art and innovative tools that raise the bar on the synergistic possibilities of visuals and sound. Since […]
As the European music scene is slowly coming back to life post the pandemic many clubs are still experimenting on how to keep the beats going. How about attending a rave event with only 4 people on the dance floor? Well this is what is happening in Sweden. The go-to club for contemporary music in […]
As Europe hopefully is about to open up many of us are eager to get going with life. And the new exhibition at The Strand will be something to really look forward to. The innovative Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda is bringing London a brand new installation, and it’s going to be just as immersive and […]
Khyam Allami’s »Apotome« was unveiled during CTM 2021. This web-based software environment was developed in collaboration with creative studio Counterpoint. Apotome was created as a tool to help counter the cultural asymmetry embedded in modern music-making tools, which share a bias inherited from Western music theory and culture. With this technological experiment in progress, the […]
The Behringer Neutron has been out for a couple of years, but we believe it deserves a bit of extra attention. Within the space of modular synthesizers the Neutron is probably the closest you can get to a full fledged Eurorack without paying way beyond your budget. The Neutron encompasses the true spirit of modulars […]
Named after electronic music pioneer and Radiophonic Workshop founder Daphne Oram, the Oram Awards celebrate the role of women in the world of music and sound, and the six winners for 2020 have just been announced. Daphne worked at the workshop with others including Delia Derbyshire, Glynis Jones, Jenyth Worsley, Maddalena Fagandini and Elizabeth Parker, creating music for the distant […]
Time to dig a little deeper into some newly released audiovisual treats. Breaking the boundaries between contemporary art and electronic music these contributions may guide us to the evolution of music. First off is Tellurian Visions – an audiovisual accompaniment to Untold and Untold: A Tellurian Memorandum, the new album and poetry collection from Sophia Loizou. A collaboration with […]
It’s still summer but that doesn’t stop us from presenting some recently released experimental tracks that pushes the boundaries in electronic music. In this wrap up we have contributions from Pinkcourtseyphone, Drew McDowall, Robin Rimbaud/Ursula Berlot and Katie Gately, plus a bonus synth from v::tol. Robin Rimbaud (Scanner) enlisted the talents of Slovenian artist Uršula Berlot to […]
Electronic music and sci-fi goes hand in hand since ages back, but that doesn’t stop MFO and Roly Porter to explore the sound scapes of a dystopian future. With Kistvaen they continue there quest to make audio visual research in the realms of sci-fi. The audiovisual performance piece was captured in the imposing interior of […]
While listening in to Lena Willikens’ monotone rhythms we will update you with some cool stuff to check out in this week’s update. First off is a video from Maria Teriaeva. A Buchla distress signal into the ether. Siberian-born, Moscow-based producer and composer Maria Teriaeva uses a Buchla modular synthesizer to send a sci-fi distress signal in […]
A tribe on Facebook called Electronically Yours set out with a challenge to its team members – create a glitch track in one hour. Those who undertook the challenge had to make the song, mix and master within the timeframe and then send it to the gamemaster, who in this case happens to be one […]
If you don’t think you are able to find what you are looking for with the music retailers, then it is perhaps time to think about building your own. DIY allows you to craft according to your specs and Electrosmith are hear to help you accomplish just that. Audio electronics company Electrosmith has launched a Kickstarter for […]
For the first time we are able to enjoy the visuals from Alva Noto’s UNIQEAV show in streaming format. Back in 2018 Alva Noto, aka Carsten Nicolai, released UNIEQAV, the third in his Uni- series of dancefloor-orientated releases inspired by the Tokyo club UNIT. For live performances of the album, the artist drew inspiration from mathematics, data, unit systems, and codes […]
A mere 5 seconds, that is what it takes for an AI to clone your voice. The clone wars have begun and soon we may not know who’s singing your favorite tune – real or an AI. Check this out: According to John P Shea there are examples of entire vocal  synthesis characters taken from […]
This year´s CTM has just ended so why not take the opportunity to look back on what we saw or missed, in case you weren’t there to enjoy it. Entitled “Liminal,” CTM 2020 throws itself into limbo in hopes of stimulating a critical discussion of our present and possible futures. Music has long been a […]