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 ...

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Ursula Nistrup – The sound of sand and wind sculpting speculative alternatives to Planet Earth

Kritik June 12 2019

Ursula Nistrup’s installation “From the Pink Sand” at the art museum of Holstebro – photo by David Stjernholm Ursula Nistrup ”Cosmic Desert” (Resonans Recordings, 2019) – review by Wieland Rambke In just a few weeks, on July 20, we will see the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. With mankind setting foot in outer space, we ourselves have become aliens: An extra-terrestrial species roaming the universe, ...

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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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Gullo Gullo – En ærtesuppe fyldt med miner

Kritik February 7 2019

Gullo Gullo “Raw Moon” (Escho, 2019) – anmeldelse af Kim Elgaard Andersen Supergruppe! Kom og køb! Superstjerner laver sensationelt superalbum! Supergruppe-udnævnelsen er normalt noget, pladeselskaber bruger til at lokke købere af deres album til. Fordel: Fans fra de forskellige bands bliver lokket til, selvom de ikke kan lide de andre superstjerners band, og pludselig har man en akkumuleret fanbase så ekstremt stor, at millionerne ruller ...

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Disformation – Liberating music from all kinds of context (interview)

August 18 2018

DisformLogo By Wieland Rambke How do you create a space without a context? This question lies at the heart of new-founded experimental music label Disformation, conceived by Casper Gottlieb and Jesper Bagger Hviid of Copenhagen-based noise act GOHV. In its output, the label seeks to release music that pits itself against the very notion of context: Disformation rejects the creation of narratives as a whole. For the listener, ...

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Sandra Boss – Animal choirs outside of time

Kritik February 17 2018

SB Sandra Boss ”Luft” (Falt, 2018) – review by Wieland Rambke Air is the only invisible of the four elements; It can only be seen in its effects. Air is also, mythologically as well as naturally, the element of the voice, of sound and music. With her most recent release entitled “Luft” (the Danish word for air), composer Sandra Boss has chosen a fitting title; One ...

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Roaring Abstraction – An Introduction To Basil Kirchin

Feature November 10 2017

basil-kirchin By Jim Slade Impossible to categorize or pigeonhole, Basil Kirchin (1927-2005), the elusive polymath of Britain’s musical history, left a rich legacy of melodic titbits that branches out across genre and context. Motivated by the recently released ”Basil Kirchin Is My Friend” record and following a spate of concerts, radio programmes and articles, there is new found attention garnering on this British composer. Who ...

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Percy Records – Vogteren på Heimdalsgade

Feature March 7 2017

IMG_20170215_201743_592 Af Sandra S. Borch Lige i starten af Heimdalsgade bag den Røde Plads i Nordvest har Troels Hastrup åbnet Percy Records, en ny pladebiks dedikeret til det fulde spektrum fra lydkunst til klubkultur. Det var navnet på Troels’ familiehund, titlen på et godt nummer og betyder “personal favorite” på god ‘Glasgow-tale’. Så der var altså alle gode grunde til at døbe biksen Percy.

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