Author: Alexei Monroe

Decoding Future Music from Germany: Interview with Uwe Schütte

Alexei Monroe speaks to the author of the latest book to explore the art of Kraftwerk and their legacy....

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Soundtracking the Void

In Honley Civic Archives Volume 1, Thomas Ragsdale distils a gaseous, wispy atmosphere that leaves control in the hands of the listener....

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“Everything Is Devolving Right Before Our Very Eyes” – Rhys Fulber

Trebuchet talks to Industrial and EBM kingpin Rhys Fulber (Front Line Assembly) about brand new release "Your Dystopia, My Utopia"...

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Post-Techno and the Eminence of Melancholia – Liziuz

Tobias Lisius's alter-ego Liziuz unleashes a brooding, Berlin-esque electronic soundscape in new release 'Geschichten des Lebens'....

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No space for the unexpected – XOR Gate

Gerald Donald's XOR Gate lands a glimpse into his vision of a machinic techno-future with new release 'Conic Sections'...

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Distressed, Dirty, Disfunctional: Roma Zuckerman

Dirty, dysfunctional minimalism confuses and fascinates simultaneously...

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From Me To You (Steven Rutter)

How does a futuristic vision hold up when time passes? Very well, in Steven Rutter's case...

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Kotä: Selected Works of Experimental Music and Art Expo

The Russians aren't coming. But you can go to them. And should....

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Carve + Gaze (Wen)

Cautiously affirmative urban angst meets minimalist structure and Gaze theory. Win!...

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PM20 Beta Evers/Spatial Relation (Split 12″ E.P.)

An interestingly polarised split release on Peripheral Minimal showcases different electro approaches...

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Resisting Cosy Nostalgia at the Science Museum (Radiophonic Workshop, live)

Traversing a temporal and cultural fault-line between then and now...

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Overwhelming and Almost Annihilating Awe: Dark Matter (Lustmord)

Lustmord draws upon an audio library of cosmological activity to confront us with deep, cosmic time...

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Crystal Dwarf (KOMORA A)

Mysterious, focussed, disciplined. Komora A put some backbone into ambient....

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Who’s Afraid of Tonality? (Max Richter, Sleep @ Barbican)

As much gig as concert, The Barbican turns to Max Richter for crowd-pulling contemporary performance. Review...

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An Ominous and Unsettling Ambience: #1 (Daghraven)

Intricately constructed and spanning the gap between melancholy and tragedy, Daghraven makes for brooding archeological listening...

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Vivid and Almost Dangerous: A Trip To The Space [Between] (Frank Behnko)

Atmospheric experimental analogue synthesis, without the navel-gazing self-regard...

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Peau froide, léger soleil (Vainio & Vigroux)

A review of the Cosmo Rhythmatic label's third release: Vanio & Vigroux's Peau Froid, Leger Soleil...

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Radioland: Kraftwerk’s Radio-Activity revisited (Matthew Bourne/Franck Vigroux)

Radioland: A Kraftwerk re-werk that is well-executed, worthy but only partially successful....

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Music turned septic. Kalash Tirich Mir (German Army)

The faltering synth drones and brittle percussion of Kalash Tirich Mir seem like a terribly appropriate soundtrack to our cultural stalemate...

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De Aeris In Sublunaria Influxu (Troum & Raison d’être)

De Aeris In Sublunaria Influxu is not an album whose complexity or power can be instantly grasped. It requires some time and effort....

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I wouldn’t say that people should play it at their weddings (Senking)

Known for his intricately-produced and powerful electronic soundscapes, Senking talks to Trebuchet...

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I Dream of Wires: A history of modular synthesis (Film)

Robert Fantinatto and Jason Amm's I Dream of Wires draws out the turning points in the history of modular synthesis and the music it continues to generate...

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Scenes & Sonics (National Gallery)

Six very different musicians/sound artists/composers each select a work from the National's collection and create a soundtrack to accompany it....

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Sonically cosmic, if not slightly kosmische [Amon Tobin]

Tobin modestly describes the release as a “small personal project”, but conceptually at least, it's a major release....

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Defiantly and Successfully Indulgent : Xerrox vol.3 [ALVA NOTO]

If the previous volumes were more concerned with technique and texture, this volume's emphasis on emotion is clear from the start....

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The Radiophonic Workshop. Queen Elizabeth Hall, 2015

Although they're still going strong these are in a way end-of-an-era shows carrying a huge and fascinating weight of history....

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Cannibalisation: recycling of recyclings of recyclings [Asmus Tietchens : Fahl]

Does the strategy of infinite recycling accrue a new aesthetic or degrade the existing one?...

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Our ‘songlines’ are contained in our technology, we are technological beings [Cristian Vogel]

ith releases spanning two decades, Cristian Vogel is widely recognised as one of the more thoughtful and inventive producers of his time. In the 1990s he produced extremely innovative techno and...

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Alcalica : YΔΩP

A valuable document of Europe under conditions of imminent neo-feudalism...

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Zeitkratzer : WHITEHOUSE

ithin the institutionalised avant-garde, overt but actually often inert rule-breaking is the norm. There are numerous hidden codes and limits setting a constantly-shifting line between good and bad...

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