Passive/Aggressive

Polychrome – making artistic processes into something lasting

Feature November 22 2020

Feature by Macon Holt Behind the auspicious campuses of The University of Copenhagen and the national broadcaster, Denmark’s Radio, just far enough along an unassuming main road that stretches into what those who dwell on the mainland might call, deep Amager, we find one of the newest independent venues for artistic and musical residencies and documentation distribution, Polychrome. The building, which could easily be mistaken for purely a ...

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Grøn – Skrøbelige båndsløjfer til en årstid i forfald (interview)

November 11 2020

Af Alexander Julin Mortensen Bjarke Rasmussen har under sit musikalske alias Grøn udgivet bånd- og vinyl-udgivelser siden 2013. Selvom flere af dem varierer i stil og stemning, kan man overordnet godt betegne projektet som minimalistisk og ambient. Der er tale om et underspillet og meget umiddelbart udtryk, hvilket man alene i år har kunnet høre på fire forskellige udgivelser, heriblandt via danske Infinite Waves, som Rasmussen også ...

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Mikkel Sönnichsen – Glenn Goulds stol (essay)

Feature November 9 2020

Foto: Morgan Emilie Hemmingshøj Essay af Mikkel Sönnichsen På det seneste har jeg lagt mærke til byens lyde. Jeg bor ud til en vej, og jeg opholder mig aldrig på min altan, for der er for meget larm fra trafikken. Når jeg går ud på gaden, accepterer jeg larmen, for den er del af den by, jeg bor i, men jeg undrer mig også over, hvorfor det er ...

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Esther – A suite of beguiling ambient with a melancholy subtext of glitch

Kritik September 28 2020

Esther “Esther” (Textur, 2020) – review by Macon Holt The second release from the Copenhagen based label Textur is the self-titled EP by Esther; a collaboration between producers Martin Messell and Andreas Høegh. Over the six tracks, the duo reconstitute the audio of live multi-instrumental improvisation into pieces of glitch infused ambience.

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Festival of Endless Gratitude 2020 – Opening the windows of the mind (live report)

September 22 2020

Manuel Göttsching & Cirklen – photo: Christian Møller Blæhr Festival of Endless Gratitude, Koncertkirken, Copenhagen, September 10-13 – live report by Wieland Rambke For the 13th year now, Festival Of Endless Gratitude opened its doors for an adventurous audience. What today is a festival celebrating experimental music from around the globe has gone through a long history of changes now: Originally a festival with a focus on ...

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Marcela Lucatelli – An Improvised Anthropology of Post-Industrial Life

Kritik September 10 2020

Marcela Lucatelli “Anew” (self-released, 2020) – review by Macon Holt “Anew” is the latest album from the Copenhagen-based, Brazillian composer/vocalist/concept engineer (to borrow Kodwo Eshun’s term) Marcela Lucatelli. The record sees her taking her expertise in extended vocal techniques as a way to perform an improvisational exploration of a computer programming manual while providing herself with piano accompaniment. But the facts of the record seem to be ...

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SØS Gunver Ryberg – “Musikken vibrerer omkring ændringerne”

Feature August 24 2020

Af Alexander Julin Mortensen – foto: Emil Hornstrup Jakobsen SØS Gunver Ryberg har markeret sig i adskillige kunstneriske kontekster over de seneste år. Hun har skrevet musik til bl.a. computerspil, film, forestillinger og performancekunst. Og så har hun udgivet EP’er og et album, der med god grund er nået langt ud over de danske grænser. Sidste år spillede hun bl.a. til et arrangement i Manchester kurateret af ...

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Wieland Rambke – We thought you might like this text

Feature June 20 2020

Essay by Wieland Rambke Look at a lava lamp. You always see the same thing while the shapes within keep changing. In presenting you with a visual stimulus that is in perpetual motion, it is as predictable as it is surprising. Everything that happens inside the lava lamp merely confirms the limited range of what it does. There is something hypnotic and soothing about staring at the ...

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