Passive/Aggressive

Passive/Aggressive #8 – Scenic Capitalism, Nostalgia Machines and the need for Interpretative Communities, to be released in November

October 28 2019

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 ...

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Pretty Nihilist Pop – Defending Charli XCX against her devotees

Feature October 18 2019

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 ...

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Flawless Victory – Sometimes & Always

October 16 2019

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 ...

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Endurance x Mala Junta x Mess – Full Bliss (live report)

September 28 2019

“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 ...

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“Sonic Warfare” – An Introduction to Steve Goodman’s vibrational ontology

Feature Most read September 24 2019

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 ...

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Akio Suzuki – Ekkoet af Møn

Kritik August 23 2019

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 ...

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Vellness Plader – Tak fordi I kom (en fotoreportage)

August 20 2019

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 ...

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