TEGEL continues to push the boundaries of contemporary techno and electronic music. There latest release blends arcane basslines with sculptured beats that rave into the early morning. Faithful to their roots they incorporate industrial rhythms and ambient noise to faithfully reproduce a world of tomorrow. Endless electronic loops drive the intensity of the underground music […]
Composer & synthesist Tomer Baruch (Synthesized Sounds of the Sea) and drummer Alex Brajkovic have released a new electronic soundtrack to the classic Fritz Lang dystopian science fiction silent film, Metropolis (1927). Fritz Lang’s Metropolis was a key example of German expressionist film and is considered as one of the first, if not the first, science fiction film that would eventually inspire and influence directors […]
Returning to the iconic Kraftwerk complex this September 7-17th, 2023 for its first official edition in four years, the festival will feature a slew of exclusive commissioned works and premieres, now spread over six big concert nights broken into two weekend blocks, continuously challenging audiences with its singular alchemy of experimental music, visual arts, and […]
Jeff Mills has produced a new score for Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent film Metropolis. Out now via his own Axis Records label, Metropolis Metropolis combines elements of classical and electronic music and marks the second time Mills has produced a soundtrack of the film – his previous Metropolis score came out in 2000. Where his original score was produced to […]
A new polyphonic synthesiser named the Drone Box No.1 transforms everyday objects into music. Created by composer and artist Koka Nikoladze, the new tech forms music from objects such as a pinecone, a spring, a paper cup and an egg. The four-voiced synth generates sound from the turning of the stepper motors which change the characteristics of the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
We have all seen numerous quirky instruments over the years and now it’s time for yet another experimental gadget for music creation. Artiphon originally made a splash with the Instrument 1, a futuristic-looking MIDI controller that raised well over $1,000,000 on Kickstarter. It took a lot of inspiration from the guitar but incorporated support for MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE). Orba […]
We have reported before on field recordings and the growing popularity of using these recordings in music productions. Now we may see an ever growing library of natural sounds as Australia pulls off an ambitious project. The A2O will transform environmental science and assessment in Australia, and foster cross-disciplinary research between ecologists, biologists and computer […]
The Store X The Vinyl Factory will present a new exhibition by United Visual Artists called Other Spaces at 180 The Strand this autumn, in collaboration with the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris. Other Spaces features three large-scale installations by the multi-disciplinary collective UVA – Our Time, The Great Animal Orchestra and Vanishing Point. Vanishing Point is an immersive laser installation that uses […]
Few has the back catalogue of Richie Hawtin and even fewer keep pushing the boundaries like he do, perhaps with the exception of Björk and Prydz (as we have reported on earlier). Now it is time for an audiovisual treat that manifest his progressive thinking. Richie Hawtin announces the next evolution of his award-winning ‘CLOSE […]
If experimentalism had a name in music Miles Davis would certainly be a candidate. The level of innovation in his life’s work is immense and now there is actually a new treat out there for you. Last summer we made a trip to Rome and of course did some decent vinyl hunting and although there […]
The next Outlands tour, which starts Thursday 13 June, will feature Fracture Patterns, the live collaboration between UK duo Semiconductor (made up of Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt) and New York producer Eartheater (alias of Alexandra Drewchin). Semiconductor makes visually and intellectually engaging artworks which explore the material nature of our world and how we […]
London’s Barbican recently launched an exhibition called AI: More Than Human, which showcases the latest developments in creative and scientific applications of AI. One of the installations you may come across is an AI platform called Mimic, which lets you create and remix sounds using AI software. At the installation, Massive Attack’s Mezzanine album is fed into […]
Though avatars and other types of artist expressions are fairly common Jumo does it in the spirit of releasing himself of the boundaries between audio and visuals. Four years ago, Clément Leveau gave birth to Jumo, a musical avatar and singular identity, that allowed him to give free rein to his passion for image. Characterized by […]
The idea behind Endel is that your mind responds to ambient noise in different ways — sound can invigorate you, relax you, help you focus, or put you to sleep. We’ve all been there: uplifting music at the gym, a soothing piece to help us sleep or relax — this isn’t an outlandish idea by any […]
We can´t help it but every time we engage with Caterina it is impossible not to associate with the ex-Japan member Richard Barbieri, although to our knowledge they are not related in any way – apart from the fact that both are highly acclaimed artists and their fascination for synthesizers. In the former modular synthesizers […]
We’ve all seen those images of war and the terror that comes with it. But through the media we’ve also heard the ambient and sometimes disturbing noise that goes with it. Many get terrified others want to explore it further, Nik Nowak is one of the those guys. The Berlin based experimentalist and sound engineer […]
It is time to explore what Eastern Europe has to offer when it comes to experimental music. Loads of books has covered the legacy of western electronic and experimental music, so it is about time that we indulge ourselves in what the eastern realms have to offer. Berlin, and Europe in general, are important spots […]
Don’t we all love to experiment with new sounds, well some are taking this quite seriously. As field recordings have become the new hype among electronic artists some prefer to create those unique sounds with test equipment. Like the German synthesist Hainbach for example who explores an early electronic music technique. But while we are at it […]