In advance of the new Actress album due soon, we revisit Thomas Fehlmann’s review of R.I.P from 2012’s summer issue of Electronic Beats Magazine.
In this interview from last summer’s issue of Electronic Beats Magazine, Editor-in-Chief Max Dax speaks to Squarepusher about his early obsession with radio bands, musique concrète and why having “entertainer” stamped on his visa doesn’t quite cover it.
People in America tend not to have seen Shoah for a very silly, practical reason: its unavailability on DVD. You can buy a copy from absolut MEDIEN, but very few people know that this version is code-free. So if you didn’t get a copy when the DVD was in circulation a decade ago, or … Continued
Beans is a New York-based rapper, producer, DJ and founding member of avant-garde hip-hop group Anti-Pop Consortium. For Electronic Beats Magazine Issue 30 he recommended Death Grips’ The Money Store.
If consistency is the hobgoblin of human minds, we can all be thankful that Jason Pierce is from outer space. The Spiritualized architect and founding member of Spacemen 3 has regularly cheated death over the past decade, most recently fighting his way through chemotherapy to concoct what’s rumored to be Spiritualized’s final album.
Hans Ulrich Obrist interviews the groundbreaking sound artist Milan Grygar, from the new issue of Electronic Beats.
“There was a fascination for everything related to the war because it was all around me”: Bernard Sumner’s simple guitar lines and plaintive vocals are essential elements in New Order’s dark, romantic synth-pop—a sound that helped define Manchester’s musical identity and set Factory Records on the path to immortality.
Mutual influence is a funny thing. Especially across generations. Ideas and methods reinterpreted by their originators through the filter of those they’ve inspired can be a source of creative evolution, but it can also be a recipe for (result of?) creative dead ends. Since their last collaboration over thirty years ago on Speak and Spell, … Continued
From Kraftwerk’s travel obsession and the endless poetics of Manuel Göttsching’s E2-E4 to Atom™’s overt Schubert references on Winterreise, German Romanticism has been an enduring presence in electronic music. So too for Berlin clicks and cuts/dubtechnoist Stefan Betke and minimal techno godfather Wolfgang Voigt. Over the past fifteen years, both artists have forged a … Continued
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
I’m not much of a career person. In fact, I would say I’ve stumbled into almost everything I’ve done in life—not entirely by accident, but certainly without very much planning. And that’s more or less how I became involved in making film music together with Can founder Irmin Schmidt.
How to approach listening to the world’s longest album, clocking in at over thirty hours of music, hundreds of pages of sleeve notes and extensive video footage all packed onto an SD card that has to be plugged in a USB stick and accompanied by a small booklet covered with the picture of a burning … Continued
As a director, Yoanne Lemoine is known for creating visceral, ultra-stylish fantasy worlds for the likes of Katy Perry, Rihanna and Lana Del Rey.
Revisiting the eighties has become a veritable right of passage for the retromaniacal. And that’s a good thing too, because as Simon Le Bon can attest, those who were there can’t remember very much at all. Here, the Duran Duran frontman and lyricist shows how to best deal with amnesia: wittily. 1 memorable line in … Continued
While some artists do their damndest to identify themselves with the coolest possible influences and constantly update a carefully curated list of musical forebearers, Grimes just doesn’t give a fuck. That’s something she learned from her style icon, Marilyn Manson—a master of popularizing the subversive.