Today minimalism is a given but when Steve Reich did the same in the 60’s and 70’s things were quite different, pioneering the use of tape loops and phase patterns Steve, alongside Philip Glass and Terry Riley, have had a massive influence on today’s music scene. Now in 2016 it is also 40 years since […]
When discussing the use of electronic instruments in Jazz music you often end up talking about hammonds and electric guitars, but that’s a very narrow definition ruling out most of the evolution made in Jazz music over the past decades. NuJazz is such a sub genre within Jazz that really brings all the ingredients from […]
Ready for some high pitched laser beats that will definitely trigger your imagination. This week we will look closer at ::vtol::’s latest installation as well as experience what may be your next party gadget – the Basslet. Russian based ::vtol:: has a rich track record of producing intriguing and conceptual videos where he explores audio and […]
A couple of weeks ago we had the pleasure to listen to the first single from experimental minimal techno artist OO_A LR5_N. Now the full size EP album has hit all digital distribution channels, like Spotify, Deezer, iTunes etc. There is also an opportunity to buy the album on Bandcamp and in doing so you […]
Few places has had such an impact on the exploration of electronic music and sound manipulation as Elektronmusikstudion in Sweden. One may think that this is more a place of the past but as you soon will find out this is a most relevant institution also in today´s music scene. One recent visitor to Elektronmusikstudion […]
Heard about “Der Komponist” before, most likely not, but if we throw in the Moogtonium into the equation, you may think of Max Brand. Max Brand was an Austrian composer focusing both on traditional classical music and, at the same time, pioneering in the field of electronic music. As you will see further down in […]
Frequencies can be sweet to our ears or utterly painful pending on what side of the scale you’re on. Many fine music artists are truly exploring the boundaries of frequencies, although probably the ones pushing the envelope the most are more experimentalists and more likely found doing installations at various art galleries. But before we […]
Virtual Reality (VR) is on everyone’s lips these days and not only in the world of feature films but equally so in the world of music. Most recently we’ve had announcements and talks from the likes of Björk and Taylor Swift, but are they really grasping for more then extremely expensive videos with bouncing sounds? We […]
INTONAL the Swedish four day experimental electronic music festival has just closed its doors, but will according to the organizers be back again next year. INTONAL gathers the elite in the genres of minimal, electro noise, techno, electronica, drone and pure experimental music in one place. One of this year’s main attractions was the live […]
Minimalistic installations does not lift anyone’s eyebrow these days, but in the shadows of the mighty halls of Kraftwerk in Berlin there will always be a tension between minimum and maximum. Kraftwerk, a once abandoned power-station above Tresor that now holds some of Berlin’s most exciting events. It was here that ‘Deep Web’ was situated — […]