Alva Noto

“There was this term in the 80s which I like, ‘ingenious amateurs’. That with a certain kind of dilettantism and ignorance, you are less soared to touch things and to do stuff. (…) I think it’s very important to use something in the wrong or radical way.”

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Berlin gets a sample archive

November 11, 2009 in Features by EB Team

Berlin’s “Electro and Minimal Scene” will soon be available for sampling, courtesy of technology company Ueberschall. The German technology company has created a comprehensive sample library entitled Sounds Of Berlin, which collates a hefty 1258 loops for your music making pleasure. The sample archive, hopes to emulate heavyweight techno labels like Cocoon and Kompakt, even – more

Good vibrations: An interview with Efterklang

December 3, 2013 in Interviews by Lucia Udvardyova
Efterklang

Prior to their much talked about set at Electronic Beats Festival Zagreb, Lucia Udvardyova landed face time with the 4AD-signed Danish masters of atmosphere. Away from the tyranny of promotion, the band instead expound on the subjective nature of sound, the essence of creativity, and a certain Mr X. – more

Drei Tage Wacht (Gdansk, day two)

April 29, 2012 in Features by Walter W. Wacht

8:57 am I wake up wrinkled. Time for an espresso and a small breakfast. 11:23 am After a couple of home office hours, I make my way through town. First stop: Cukiernia i Piekarnia Pellowski (a bakery), followed by a stroll around the Mot?awa river. At Targ Rybny I stop by for a Caffè Freddo – more

Guru loses longstanding battle with cancer

April 20, 2010 in Features by EB Team

It seems a little unbelievable to write this, but the music world has lost another of its finest assets this week with the death of GangStarr MC Guru. According to friend and collaborator, Solar, Guru has suffered with the illness for over a year, and after several special treatments under the supervision of medical specialists – more