Passive/Aggressive

Messell – The complex beauty of our communicative failures (interview)

March 21 2020

By Macon Holt “If no one fits in,” said Martin Messell to me in his studio in Nørrebro, Copenhagen, “then maybe we don’t have to worry about fitting in.” We were talking about the concept behind his first album under his surname as an artist’s moniker, “Ligesom Rigtige Mennesker”. In translation, the title has a certain ambiguity as it can mean either “just like real ...

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Ingrate – Hvert track sin gimmick (interview)

Feature March 6 2020

Af Emil GrarupProducer og musiker Anton Lenander udgav d. 14. februar sit andet udspil under aliasset Ingrate på det københavnske pladeselskab Anyines. EP’en, som hedder ”With A System in Mind”, er et bastungt konglomerat af techno, IDM og jungle og har – ligesom sin forløber, singlen ”Crypto Poser/The Enigma” på Oli XL’s selskab W-I – en eksperimenterende og legesyg indstilling til de førnævnte genrer.

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Peter Voss-Knude – “Danish politics are the mother of this record”

Feature March 4 2020

Feature/Interview by Macon Holt “Danish politics are the mother of this record”, Peter Voss-Knude told me in a small cafe around the corner from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde, where his new exhibition, “The Anti-Terror Album”, manifest both as an exhibition and a record, has just opened. He is of course referring both to recent policies that have seen threats of refugees having whatever valuables ...

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Randi Pontoppidan & Christian Rønn – Improvisation carefully avoiding the clichés

Kritik March 2 2020

Randi Pontoppidan & Christian Rønn “Head¨Space” (Chant Records, 2020) – review by Giuseppe Pisano This record came as an unexpected surprise to me. Two very prolific Danish artists, Randi Pontoppidan and Christian Rønn, bring us a collaborative album that feels like a natural musical experience, maieutically emerging from some sort of metaphysical connection and then shared to the audience, rather than a planned out, structured album of ...

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Atlantics – Kærlighed i kapitalismens slagskygge

Feature February 26 2020

Af Viktor Retoft, redaktør på Balthazar – tidsskrift for filmkritik. Da jeg oprindeligt så Mati Diops “Atlantics” var noget af det første, der slog mig, filmens soundtrack. Filmen begynder realistisk, næsten dokumentarisk, med en afbildning af senegalesiske konstruktionsarbejdere, der klager over manglende lønudbetaling. Da soundtracket første gang optræder, skabes der et auditivt kontrapunkt til denne – ved første øjekast – realistiske, visuelle fremstilling af hårdt, ...

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Alexander Holm – The Understated Sci-Fi of “GiVa1G”

Blog Kritik February 24 2020

Alexander Holm “GiVa1G” (Sensorisk Verden, 2019) – Review by Macon Holt Known for his work with Vid Edda, Group 4K, Young Bragi amongst others, the prolific Danish sound artist, Alexander Holm, released “GiVa1G” last year, the first album under his own name. “GiVa1G” is a high concept suite of pieces that draw much of their material from field recordings made on an expedition to study ...

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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 sharp ...

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Northern Winter Beat 2020 – En ode til mørket (reportage)

February 6 2020

Kogekunst: Rafael Zajac Af Peter Svendsen – fotos: Rafael Zajac, Balazs Popal & Moment Photo I sin ottende inkarnation virker det til, at den aalborgensiske festival Northern Winter Beat har fundet sin retning, med fokus på mørke og kulde, hvilket fremstår nærliggende og oplagt efter 3 kolde, vindblæste og regnvåde dage i Aalborg. I ceremoniel stil åbnedes festivalen i Aalborgs domkirke, Budolfi Kirke, ved en solokoncert med ...

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Teksti-TV 666 – Vi skal motorvejsrocke og bolle

February 5 2020

Foto: Rasmus Søndergård Madsen Teksti-TV 666, Plan B, Malmö, 1. februar 2020 – koncertanmeldelse af Rasmus Søndergård Madsen Det var min første gang på Plan B i Malmö, og hvilken debut! En lang, mørk gang fra en baggård, næsten i Rosengård, indbød ikke ligefrem til fest og ballade. Jo, ballade, men så heller ikke mere end dét. Alligevel var der noget helt særligt over lokalerne, der senere skulle ...

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