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Interview: Vessel

When Vessel’s Nylon Sunset EP dropped in May 2011, it quickly revealed itself as one of the standout releases of the year. This year has seen his sound continue to evolve, moving from flinty, percussive club textures through altogether more vascular terrains. In short, it was no surprise to us when NY/Lon label Tri Angle snapped him up for his debut album. With Order of Noise due to hit in September, we thought the time was ripe to find out

The Record Label Bringing Riot Grrrl Attitude To Electronic Music

Yesterday, EB published a conversation between female:pressure founder Electric Indigo and Umfang, a young New Yorker helping to take on sexism in the electronic music industry with her blog, Discwoman and party series, Technofeminism. So naturally, a recent LA Weekly article proclaiming that Echo Park-based producer Kate Ellwanger (AKA Dot) brings a “riot grrrl attitude” … Continued

A week in the life: 168 hrs Kraftwerk, NYC part 1

Photo: Max Dax Few bands cast a shadow as long (or wide) as electronic pioneers Kraftwerk. The influence of the band’s trail-blazing retro-futurism, conceptual precision and electronic minimalism is difficult to overestimate, extending beyond numerous genres of electronic music into the broader realm of art and popular culture. And the art world seems to have … Continued

Daniel Jones recommends Evian Christ

I love to reconceptualize ideas and cultures, and I’ve always been drawn to sounds that are less than straightforward. Accordingly, London label Tri Angle has offered an excellent selection of diverse sounds for me to cram into my already overstuffed earholes. Evian Christ is probably one of my favorite new signings specifically because of this … Continued

10 x 4 – Chants

Wisconsin winters can be brutal. They’ve certainly infected Jordan Cohen’s music-making process. Under the name Chants, the Madison native crafts succulent beats that echo with howling winds, glittering chimes and the cold-blue feeling that only ice can give. His latest release, the Night After EP, is a tantalizing glimpse of what he has in store … Continued

Audioccult Vol. 4

Light a candle. Draw the required sigils. Now, raise your arms above your head and slowly, gently, exhale your soul. You won’t need it here. This is Audioccult, and it’s time to get low. Undoubtedly the biggest thing to happen in the last week was My First Chelsea Wolfe Show. I sincerely hope it won’t … Continued

Women As Objects: The Tumblr Teen

Being a kid is harder work than it looks; it isn’t just about the politics of re-blogging. Los Angeles author and artist Kate Durbin has recently begun exploring the virtual world of teen girls, experienced through the medium of tumblr aesthetics. “Women as Objects started as I was observing how radical and amazing these teenage … Continued

2011 Editor’s Picks: Alexandra

Another year, another list and a chance to share what we thought were some of the highlights of 2011. Here editor Alexandra Droener picks her favourite moments from a momentous year. 2011 in music. Did this actually happen? This was one of those rather uneventful years that could not be characterized by departures or paradigm … Continued

Blogger‘s delight

The democratisation of production tools has facilitated the rise of the bedroom producer, writer, editor or publisher. Who needs the old media these days? The young source their information from an ever increasing stream of blogs and tumblrs. The early 21st century could be the era of the fan, bolstered by the web 2.0 revolution. … Continued

Moduretik on the cold wave

Jan Jiskra has just released Fantas, a minimal wavey offering full of cold-blooded atmospheres and synthy soundscapes. Many of the tracks on the young musicians’ new album feature deadpan vocals both in English and Czech. Tracks like ‘We Dancing’ are slow, lingering and haunting; one could imagine them somewhere in a New York or Berlin … Continued

Interview: Marcel Fengler

Marcel Fengler the Berghain Beat Boy is always able to present a multi-faced personality in his music. At one moment, the course and energy of his DJ sets can suddenly shift, but it’s hard to notice that specific moment. Due to his talent in reading in how the tracks float, the shifting between them is … Continued

RISING – How To Dress Well

How To Dress Well is an act we have been wanting to write about for some time now. In fact, they have been on our hit list for a good few weeks, yet for some reason, they somehow kept slipping through the net. Not any more. How To Dress Well is the musical project of … Continued