Passive/Aggressive #8 – Scenic Capitalism, Nostalgia Machines and the need for Interpretative Communities, to be released in November
The eighth annual, international Passive/Aggressive zine is set to be released in November as part of the program for Gong Tomorrow 2019. The zine opens with a critical essay on Brian Eno’s notion of the scenius from a materialist perspective and arguing instead for Kodwo Eshun’s conception of Interpretative Communities. Unlike the scenius, which foregrounds the capacity of this social form to produce cultural ...Læs resten
Pretty Nihilist Pop – Defending Charli XCX against her devotees
By Mandus Ridefelt
When Charli XCX released “Charli” in September 2019, it was her third full-length album and her first after the 2016-17 mixtapes, “Vroom Vroom”, “Number 1 Angel” and “Pop 2″, that had defined her as an artist”. Particularly, the ingeniously titled “Pop 2”, which established Charli XCX as a central figure to what commonly was referred to as the “future of pop”. “Pop ...Læs resten
Flawless Victory – Sometimes & Always
Flawless Victory “Sometimes” (self-released, 2019) – Interview by Cameron Pagett
It’s been nearly three years since the Copenhagen-based band Flawless Victory took up instruments and started performing. In that time they have in many ways become everybody’s favorite band that never made recordings or released anything. Consisting of lead singer Jonathan Holst Bruus, synth-master Christopher Jørgensen, bass guitarist Magnus Holger Hjortlund and electric guitar-wizard Gustav Frich they ...Læs resten
Ata Ebtekar aka Sote – Rethinking traditional acoustics with a cross-cultural mind set (interview)
Sote. Photo by Arash Bolouri.
Interview by Sandra S. Borch
“I get up early in the morning around 5:30 am, I go for a walk in nature, do some sound programming for a short while, take my son to preschool, and then I go to my office to work on my compositions,” Ata Ebtekar says. It sounds like a standard everyday but the results of those ...Læs resten
Endurance x Mala Junta x Mess – Full Bliss (live report)
“Endurance x Mala Junta x Mess” (7th of September, 2019) – Live reportage & photographs by Cameron Pagett
Left hand grasps for balance against the angled and curved wall of the old airline hangar at Refshalevej 185 in the depths of Refshaleøen. Lazers cut like scalpels across the high rounded ceilings slicing with precision through the rising smoke billowing from the stage. Right hand grasped with a new ...Læs resten
“Sonic Warfare” – An Introduction to Steve Goodman’s vibrational ontology
Essay by Macon Holt
In 2009, the producer, label owner (Hyperdub), philosopher and reluctant academic, Steve Goodman (Kode 9), released a book that would transform the philosophy of sound and, in turn, open up whole new avenues for sonic investigation through both theory and practice. The book was “Sonic Warfare: Sound, Affect, and the Ecology of Fear” from MIT Press.
Structured as a sonic focused version ...Læs resten
Akio Suzuki – Ekkoet af Møn
Af Morten Ettrup Larsson – foto: Thomas Gunnar Bagge/Kunsthal 44 Møen
I landlige omgivelser i Askeby ligger Kunsthal 44 Møen i et gammelt traktorværksted og to tilstødende bygninger. Nogle uger endnu kan man se udstillingen “Rolling Stone” af den japanske lydkunstner Akio Suzuki, som ud fra sin fascination af den mønske kugleflint har skabt en tværmediel udstilling, der også strækker sig ud fra kunsthallens matrikel.
Akio Suzuki har ...Læs resten
Vellness Plader – Tak fordi I kom (en fotoreportage)
Vellness Plader – Tak fordi I kom, August 2019 @ Illutron. Photos by Alexander Mahathai Larsen.
“Der har været megen glæde forbundet med vores fællesskab. Vi har udviklet hinanden i en masse spændende forskellige retninger. Ved hjælp af venskab og musik har vi stablet noget stort og dejligt på benene, der naturligvis er ved at nå til en ende. Venner bliver ældre og bevæger sig hver især ...Læs resten
Det Gyldne Liv 2019 – En fotoreportage
Det Gyldne Liv 2019, Råværket i Kolding, 18.-20. juli: Tettis Hexer, Vakt, MAG, Clarissa Connelly med flere – Photos by Alexander Mahathai Larsen.