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John Also Bennett – En musikalsk modgift til karantæne-kvaler

Kritik March 27 2020

John Also Bennett “Music for Save Rooms” (selvudgivet, 2020) – anmeldelse af Alexander Julin Mortensen, foto af Christina Vantzou John Also Bennett udgav sidste år albummet “Erg Herbe” via Shelter Press. Her skabte han et særegent og beroligende ånde- og lytterum gennem fløjtespil og diverse elektroniske kompositionsværktøjer. “Erg Herbe” var et af de helt store musikalske højdepunkter for mit eget vedkommende, hvorfor Bennetts nye ...

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Perko – Incorporating Copenhagen soundscapes into introspective techno tunes (interview)

February 21 2020

Interview by Alexander Julin Mortensen, photo by Matthew McArthur Williams The Scottish, Copenhagen-based producer Perko debuted back in 2018 with the release “NV Auto” on likewise Scottish label Numbers (Lanark Artefax, Peder Mannerfelt, Randomer, etc.). On February 7th, Perko returned with his sophomore release, the 8 track-long “The City Rings”. While the release, according to Perko himself, may be characterised by more smooth sounds than his debut, “The City Rings” still demonstrates his skills and taste for ...

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Jenny Hval – At synge kærlighedens gerninger frem

Kritik September 16 2019

Jenny Hval “The Practice of Love” (Sacred Bones, 2019) – anmeldelse af Alexander Julin Mortensen, foto af Lasse Marhaug Sensualitet og kærlighed er et tilbagevendende tema i norske Jenny Hvals værker, og det gælder også hendes seneste udspil, “The Practice of Love”. Rent stemningsmæssigt adskiller det nye album sig dog fra forgængerne. På pladerne “Apocalypse, Girl” (2015) og “Blood Bitch” (2016) har Hval dyrket en underspillet ...

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Eartheater – Live in Copenhagen

May 20 2019

Live report by Cameron Pagett Most of the crowd have finished their food in the lounge outside of Alice CPH on a mild and breezy spring afternoon. I nibble at a half-eaten chocolate chip cookie just after introductions to Alexandra Drewchin (Eartheater) and her harp expert travel mate, Marilu. It’s been only a couple minutes and we are already discussing the possibility of having my assistant, who also happens to be an opera singer, join her randomly for ...

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ASUNA & Jan Jelinek – Grainy micro-structures shrouded in infinite sustain

Kritik April 10 2019

ASUNA & Jan Jelinek ”Signals Bulletin” (faitiche, 2019) – review by Wieland Rambke Jan Jelinek is a legend of minimal music: For more than two decades now, the German producer has used samples, field recordings and modular synthesizers to produce gently pulsating music that feels organic, yet hi-tech. On and off through the last five years, he has been collaborating with Japanese sound artist ASUNA, and ...

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Sean McCann – “My pieces could be performed and interpreted by anyone interested. There is no exclusivity” (interview)

Most read April 3 2019

Interview by Peter Jørgensen Following the output and inherent growth of composer Sean McCann has been a joyous ride for me for the past couple of years. His personal and fresh approach to composing and combining sound worlds has made for some of the past years’ most interesting releases. With the added bonus of being refreshingly ignorant of “the latest trend”. Besides his output as a composer, ...

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Deaf Center – Towards a more spacious melancholy

March 19 2019

Interview by Mathias Ruthner Though having existed for more than 15 years, the forthcoming album, “Low Distance”, is only Deaf Center’s third full-length release. Since the Norwegian duo released their first EP, “Neon City”, their output has been somewhat sparse due to the geographical distance between its two members and their wide range of other collaborative and solo outputs. Since the start of their ...

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International Women’s Day – paying homage to brilliance

Blog March 8 2019

Article by Laura Juncker and Astrid Hald Today is International Women’s Day, which gives us a chance to reflect on the state of things in our immediate surroundings. To look at the workings of what we might be working with. At first glance, we might ask what do the obvious, hard-fact, explicit numbers and ratios tell us? For example, how many female names have ...

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