Passive/Aggressive

The Necks – Et livsværk bliver til (interview med Chris Abrahams)

Feature November 5 2015

Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2012 Australske The Necks har udfordret os ved at udsende timelange hypnotiske (eller dødkedelige?) improvisationer i et velkendt trioformat, der tager selvet ud og lade musikken tale. Efter 25 år holder Chris Abrahams, Tony Buck og Lloyd Swanton stadig fast i den samme metode, som med tiden former The Necks til et sjældent livsværk i konstant udvikling. Dette interview er lavet umiddelbart inden The Necks’ fantastiske album “Open” (2013, eget label) og ...

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Father Murphy – Italienske avantgardister fuldender Trilogy of the Cross (interview)

Feature October 23 2015

father-murphy Af Simon Christensen Den italienske gruppe Father Murphy har gang i et forrygende år, der har budt på intet mindre end tre udgivelser i bandets trilogy of the cross. Derfor er der nu optimale betingelser for at stifte bekendtskab med en evigt foranderlig kult (både i religiøs og populærkulturel forstand), der har en lang række større og mindre udgivelser på papiret siden 2005. Musikken er ...

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Travelling off the grid with Epic Vinyls from Brazil (interview)

Feature August 17 2015

epicvinyl Interview by Simon Christensen – photo by Samy Khabthani. In collaboration with Danish artist and dj Rasmus Schack, Passive/Aggressive is proud to present a very special mixtape by Epic Vinyls from Brazil. This mix is a 100% vinyl 25-track blend of native indian music, experimental 1970’s sound, capoeira songs and afro-brazilian ritual music and chanting. Listen to the PAB-1 Mixtape from Epic Vinyls from Brazil ...

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Epic Vinyls from Brazil – PAB-1 (mixtape)

Blog Mixtape August 15 2015

Mix_PA_EVFB_Pics6 Mixtape and liner notes by Rasmus Schack / Epic Vinyls from Brazil. When you live in Brazil as a foreigner, you come to a certain point where you have to ask yourself; what happened to the native population? And where are they? And as a DJ/researcher you wonder if there exists an influence on the Brazilian music. My first meeting with native Brazilians was in a ...

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Selvhenter – Heavy weather and the devil in the detail (The London Interview)

Feature June 29 2015

selvhenter_2 Interview by Mette Slot Johnsen from the London-branch of Passive/Aggressive It starts raining round about the time when Selvhenter have finally crossed London Bridge. Big, heavy, audible drops. In a city dazed by impending downpours, a sonic weather system is descending on Dalston and Cafe Oto. Most people wouldn’t know it, but those who do, are in for a treat that evening. I’ll admit it: I’m ...

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Cheval Sombre – “Imagining some sort of graceful, gentle force” (interview)

Feature May 10 2015

cheval sombre liverpool Tekst og foto: Andreas Melchior I efteråret 2012 udgav Cheval Sombre, hvis eneste faste medlem er den New York-baserede sangskriver Christopher Porpora, det formidable album “Mad Love”, som også blev omtalt her på bloggen. Porporas tyste og bevægende sange er bygget op omkring en akustisk grundstamme med spor fra åndrig folk, blues og gospel, som kamufleres af en synæstetisk wall of sound. ...

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Sun Araw “Trawling with big nets” (interview) – the improvisational undercurrent of the audiovisual, the non-linear and the infinite dub

Feature April 26 2015

8_12_20_11_The FADER__Sunaraw and The Congos_1086_v2 Af Simon Christensen – foto: Alex Welsh / The Fader Hvis man kan sige, at vi befinder os i en internettets brydningstid (gør vi ikke altid det?), hvor der udspiller sig en definitionskamp over ejerskab, så repræsenterer Sun Araw den fløj, hvor information bevæger sig allermest frit. Credoet er, at information både er det primære input og output inden for kunsten, så derfor bør ...

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Manuel Göttsching – Rebuilding culture, re-envisioning the guitar (interview)

April 12 2015

F1000013[1] Picture: Copyright: MG.Art. By Jacob Pertou Manuel Göttsching played the guitar in the groundbreaking krautrock groups Ash Ra Tempel and Ashra, and created the electronic milestone “E2-E4”. In March, he guested Copenhagen’s Jazzhouse as part of a series of events arranged by the internet radio The Lake. Passive/Aggressive met with him, just before he was about to enter stage, to talk about inspirations and making music. P/A: ...

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Lawrence English – Occupying the body and activating it as an ear (interview)

Feature April 8 2015

spectaculare_16 By Mette Slot Johnsen – photo: Room40 It’s been 15 years since Lawrence English decided to put thought into action, and – led by a self professed dogged determination akin to that of Fitzcarraldo and his Amazon adventure – set up the record label Room40, with the intention of self releasing and finding artists who wanted to explore and reflect the world in a similar ...

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