Passive/Aggressive

Passive/Aggressive

Passive/Aggressive continues in 2024 and offers two internships

Blog November 20 2023, af Alexander Julin

Passive/Aggressive in 2024 Passive/Aggressive is thrilled to announce that we’re continuing our activities in 2024 due to generous support from The Danish Arts Foundation, Augustinus Foundation, Koda Culture and Tuborgfondet. As a nonprofit organisation, receiving support from Danish foundations is a necessity for us in order to be able to pay our writers and cover administrative expenses, etc. Thus, we’re enormously grateful ...

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Snuggle – hjertedrevne sange (mixtape)

Blog Mixtape November 17 2023, af Alexander Julin

Af Alexander Julin Mortensen, foto af Nis Bysted Den danske duo Snuggle består af Vilhelm Tiburtz Strange (tidl. guitarist og producer i Liss m.m.) og Andrea Thuesen (sangskriver og sanger i Baby in Vain). Duoen debuterede tidligere i år med det vanedannende lo-fi rocknummer “State of Mind”, der med sine søvnige vokalharmonier og fængende guitarriffs markerede projektet som forholdsvist unikt i det ...

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Passive/Aggressive går på efterårsferie

Blog October 14 2023, af Alexander Julin

Passive/Aggressive går på efterårsferie i den kommende uge. Vi vender stærkt tilbage i uge 43. I mellemtiden kan man, hvis man er på udkig efter ny lyd fra Danmark, med fordel læse de seneste måneders anmeldelser på P/A (tryk på titel for direkte link til anmeldelsen). Hypersea by Various Artists V/A, “Hypersea” (Rhizome) – af Mimmi Bie Áhkká by Pauline Hogstrand Pauline Hogstrand, “Áhkká” (Warm Winters) ...

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Struer Tracks – Environmental crises and spiritual experiences through the perspective of sound art

Blog October 2 2023, af Alexander Julin

By Mikkel Schou, photos by Mateusz Szot On paper, Struer Tracks is a bit of a radical experiment. A sound art biennale with a host of experimental and international artists in a small and remote port town in West Jutland seems unlikely to be a smash hit. Traveling to Struer, I wondered how big of a crowd previous iterations of Struer Tracks ...

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N.E.GIRL – The physical effect of bass-heavy music (interview & mixtape)

Blog September 25 2023, af Alexander Julin

Interview by Alexander Julin Mortensen, photo by NONO GIGSTA The Copenhagen-based DJ Esther Kakai – aka. N.E.GIRL – has become a renowned DJ in the city. Having played numerous shows in Copenhagen since 2018, she’s been an important figure in what feels like a new blossoming of bass-heavy styles in the city’s club scene. This seems like no coincidence, since soundsystem culture ...

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Alter Festival – once is chance, twice is coincidence, third time is a pattern

Blog September 15 2023, af Alexander Julin

Coverage of Alter Festival (August 24-26, 2023) by Martha Hviid, photos by Natalie Black and Martha Hviid The Aarhus-based Festival Alter has existed for four years. Well, they had to cancel their first year due to that thing which we all remember, but that don’t have to mentioned here. Nevertheless, advertisements prior to this 2020-cancellation had already caught my eye. I’m awfully ...

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Frigjort Festival – Mangfoldighed, løse hunde og et hamrende skarpt undergrunds-lineup

Blog August 30 2023, af Alexander Julin

Reportage af Simon Lund Pedersen, billeder af Niclas Bjerre Hawkesworth Mine forventninger til Frigjort Festival var på sit højeste, inden jeg satte mine ben på Christiania på festivalens første dag. Et sprudlende musikprogram og en aggressiv tilstedeværelse på de sociale medier har i dagene op til gjort det umuligt for mig ikke at have festivalen på hjernen. At bevæge sig langsomt gennem ...

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Ying-Hsueh Chen – “ I still believe that true freedom comes from being rooted in discipline” (interview)

August 18 2023, af Alexander Julin

Interview by Alexander Julin Mortensen, photo by Malthe Folke Ivarsson Over the years, the Copenhagen-based Taiwaneese artist Ying-Hsueh Chen has manifested herself as somewhat of a singular artist in the Danish art music scene due to both her own music as a percussionist, her compositions for other ensembles, the concert series “Ancestral Modernism” and her impressive performances of, among others, Iannis Xenakis’ ...

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ALTER Festival – Folkemusikken står side om side med elektroniske eksperimenter

Blog August 15 2023, af Alexander Julin

Lankum. Foto: Sorcha Frances Ryder Foromtale af Andreas Korsgaard Den aarhusianske festival Alter afholdes 24.-26. august for tredje gang. Festivalen har rødder i miljøet omkring det hedengangne spillested TAPE, og dens første to udgaver blev afholdt i det nedlagte amtssygehus, hvor den blandt andet har præsenteret navne som Coby Sey, Hailu Mergia, Lotic, MC Yallah & Debmaster, Sote, Space Afrika, Kali Malone, Wolfgang Voigt, Okkyung Lee, Pan Daijing og ...

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