Pierce With Arrow: Shatter – album review and interview

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Pierce With Arrow: Shatter (Dais 154) Out now LP | CD | DL Everything is connected. Everything is corrupted. Everything very electric. Who’s to say a candlelit living room can’t be a dancefloor? Berlin’s Pierce With Arrow, the new album from U.S minimal, techno mage Troy Pierce and Columbian audiovisual artist Natalie Escobar, confirms the […]

Neil Cowley: Hall Of Mirrors – album review

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Neil Cowley: Hall Of Mirrors (MOTE) LP|CD|DL Out Friday 5th March 2021 Pre-order on Bandcamp   Fusing influences from ambient, electronic, improvisational and contemporary classical, Hall Of Mirrors is an outstanding solo debut from Neil Cowley. It’s personal and moving and stunningly beautiful. It’s a must-listen. Gordon Rutherford reviews for Louder Than War. Berlin: Europe’s […]

Krake Cracks the Code for Online Festivals

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In the age of Quarantine virtual events have become the norm, with various live streams for concerts and club events being organized worldwide. Berlin, a city known for its club culture, has become silent on most weekends, with the city’s premier nightclub Berghain being utilized as an art gallery when lockdown restrictions are not completely […]

Watch this: The Underground Youth release second single from their new album

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The Underground Youth release For You Are The One as the latest single from their forthcoming album, The Falling, due out in March. The new single from the Manchester-born, Berlin-based group led by Craig Dyer is another indication of a move from their visceral post-punk melancholy to a more refined and stripped-back sound that leans […]

BERLIN – Strings Attached (2020)

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Berlin have joined a select few classic artists that have delved into their studio cuts to revive them with the backing of a symphony orchestra. American 80s favourites Berlin, the sometimes pop, sometimes rock outfit have delivered a highly enjoyable set of 11 songs (and an intro), all given a really fresh revamp with the […]

Mark Fernyhough: Automatic Paintings – single review + in conversation

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Mark Fernyhough © Svenja Block Single review and interview by Susan Sloan Mark Fernyhough Automatic Paintings DL Out now! In the early 1900s Swedish artist Hilma af Klint began conducting séances in order to channel the spiritual forces that guided her work. An outsider in the art world, her innovative studies into automatic writing and […]

Domenique Dumont: People On Sunday – album review

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Domenique Dumont People On Sunday The Leaf Label Out now (all formats) – buy here  Domenique Dumont creates a hauntingly evoctative electronic soundtrack for People On Sunday, a landmark silent film from 1930.  It’s often said of ambient music that it sounds “like the soundtrack to an imaginary film” yet to be made. In this […]