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 equally present when she’s performing […]
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 way. A really astonishing example […]
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 wave forms and adds a […]
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 unveils his debut EP featuring […]
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 attention has been on the […]
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 of contemporary music and it […]
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 at the city’s Kraftwerk venue. […]
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 some field recordings that blends […]
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 down in this article. Intonal’s […]
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 palette. Check out the video […]
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 and P. Morris and Jones’ […]
Are you tired of sitting in front of your desktop DAW or perhaps feel that your hardware line up isn’t really cutting it? Well perhaps it is time to try something different. How about indulging yourself in mechanical techno? A guy who knows this trade is Graham Dunning. Graham is literally doing just this with […]
Feeling tired of those 909s and 808s? Getting bored with your DAW? Then this little beauty might spice up your next techno hit. How about to turn to the infinite perfection of a circle to get those gyroscopic grooves going. DIY has been a trending area for some time now, more and more artists are looking […]
We have reported on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in music before, but things are about to change. And the change appears to be positive. To be honest a lot of the AI generated music that we’ve heard so far has been far from good or innovative. It has either been computer generated attempts […]
Need some unearthly sounds for your next ambient adventure or do you simply want to stay in tune with what is happening in our solar system. Whether you will detect some alien communications going on or if you are a producer of obscure electronic music, the latest arrivals from NASA on SoundCloud will surely get […]
Before we indulge ourselves in Björk’s latest venture let’s take a quick step back and get a sense on where we are in terms of Björk’s musical explorations. When Vulnicura was released in 2015 we saw Björk continue pioneering in new ways on how to construct the material. The most arresting thing about Vulnicura was […]
If you do not have very deep pockets and loads of time to spend touring to various gigs around the world, the URSSS streaming site will make sure to keep you up to date on all the latest, hottest and interesting artists in the techno scene right now. Browsing through their catalog of seriously high […]
In an ever increasing range of new machines, synths, mixers and re-makes some news stand out and today we have some nice new technologies lined up to spice up your world of music. Although Ableton and a decent mixer may be enough for most use cases, but if you are more of a die hard […]
When two acclaimed artists in the D&B space decides to do something new and unexpected why not turn to minimal techno. The Berlin based label Horo has announced a new project called Ourea featuring Lemna (Maiko Okimoto) and Sam KDC (Samuel Wood). Lemna, the alias of Tokyo-based producer Maiko Okimoto, is a regular at underground clubs […]
Ranging from dark techno to electro pop to far-flung field recordings in Northern forests: the electronic music scene in Russia in general and in Moscow in particular certainly has no limits. In Moscow, Siberia, New York and Berlin Russian producers are looking for new beats, new synths, new voices and sonic experiences. What really unites them […]
Intonal continues to deliver on a promise to be at the forefront of experimental and underground electronic music. This year’s line up really portrayed the breadth of contemporary electronic music. Prominent DJs like Lena Willikens and Beatrice Dillon, to sound designers like Yves De Mey, Hassan Khan and Electric Indigo. For the third consecutive year, […]
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 impressive circuitry and sequencing. Today, […]
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 3D may play an important […]
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 the dark will go unmatched. […]