20.07.2018 - 20:26 [ Resident Advisor ]

RA.633 Julianna – Slamming club sounds from Medellin.

„Even in times of struggle, with a right-wing government and completely crazy fee requests from international DJs and so on, Colombia has built a very interesting scene.“ This is Julianna, the DJ behind this week’s RA podcast, talking about the great health of her country’s dance music scene. She’s well-placed to comment: Julianna has been an active member of the electronic music community in Medellín for the past ten years.

20.07.2018 - 06:24 [ Bandcamp ]

Orbit by Snorri Hallgrímsson

The album sees Hallgrímsson expanding his classical background with elements from electronica, choral traditions, and film music. The result is a stunning blend of haunting strings, distorted beats, intimate pianos, and the composer’s own enveloping voice. The album features strings performed by the Budapest Art Orchestra and engineering/mixing by Addi 800 (Björk, Sigur Rós).
Moderna Records Montreal, Québec
released June 15, 2018

20.07.2018 - 06:17 [ Bandcamp ]

Separation by Nick Martin

‘Separation’ is Nick Martin’s debut record, a double LP, comprising music written and recorded over a four year span, begun whilst living in Finland, and completed in Denmark, the music maps a journey through a dark period in Martin’s life. The record is divided into two collections, ‘Fatherland’ and ‘Matres’, which form a work that is symphonic in scale and range of emotion.
Gotta Let It Out Copenhagen, Denmark
released June 27, 2018

16.07.2018 - 05:03 [ youtube ]

Floex, Tom Hodge – Wednesday (Is The New Friday)

Am 20.04.2018 veröffentlicht
Floex Hlavní město Praha, Czech Republic
Tomáš Dvořák (*78) aka Floex – clarinetist, composer, producer and multimedia artist from Prague (Czech Republic).

12.07.2018 - 15:48 [ Sony Pictures Classics / Youtube ]

Foxtrot | Official Trailer HD (2017)

Michael and Dafna experience gut-wrenching grief when army officials show up at their home to announce the death of their son Jonathan. Michael becomes increasingly frustrated by overzealous mourning relatives and well-meaning army bureaucrats. While his sedated wife rests, Michael spirals into a whirlwind of anger only to experience one of life’s unfathomable twists – a twist that can only be rivaled by the surreal military experiences of his son.

05.07.2018 - 13:50 [ Bandcamp ]

Fight Score by Machinefabriek

Description: Stirring up a sea of texture, ‚FIGHT Score‘ is intensely focussed, powerful and concentrated. The music here has a claustrophobic feel, at times reminiscent of a John Carpenter soundtrack for all its otherworldly complexities. This new 10” illustrates just how masterful Machinefabriek is these days. Cinematic drones and glacial structures.
Champion Version London, UK
released July 9, 2017

03.07.2018 - 06:59 [ Bandcamp ]

Collected Downtempo Vol. 2

Collected Downtempo Vol. 2 is a compilation that really spans the years, going back as far as 1998 with some of the earliest Digitalis, Shakta & Somaton downtempo tracks & all the way up to 2015 with 4 previously unreleased tracks (West Field Running, Disconnect & Rising Up) and a brand new Hibernation remix recently completed for Gnomes of Kush.

29.06.2018 - 05:44 [ Bandcamp ]

The Unfortunate Fortune from Orbit by Snorri Hallgrímsson

Moderna Records Montreal, Québec
released June 15, 2018
„We’re pleased to welcome Icelandic composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Snorri Hallgrímsson to the Moderna Records family. He is a long-time collaborator of composer Ólafur Arnalds, and has worked with him on various projects, including ‘Island Songs’, ‘The Chopin Project’, and the BAFTA-winning score for ‘Broadchurch’“.

29.06.2018 - 05:13 [ Bandcamp ]

Selene by ikjoyce

Freedom and solitude. Insecurities become stronger, as if carried by the dim moonlight. Yet this is the time when can express ourselves freely, while silence and solitude force us to look within rather than without.
Naviar Records London, UK
released May 29, 2018

28.06.2018 - 04:43 [ CBC ]

Protesters take on SLĀV, Montreal Jazz Fest show on music of slavery

(26.Juni) The Montreal chapter of Black Lives Matter has add its voice to the controversy, calling the show „extremely offensive“ and urging activists to join the protest.(…)
„This is cultural appropriation, and we need to think twice before doing this type of thing,“ Kwenders told CBC.

28.06.2018 - 02:42 [ Bandcamp ]

Fantasia Incantata by Ensemble Libro Primo / Sabine Stoffer / Alex McCartney

Veterum Musica UK
released February 1, 2018
Stylus Phantasticus represents a form of liberty in the composition of instrumental music. The style does not confine the composer’s imagination or force it to abide by strict rules. This way of writing instrumental music can be difficult to define using common structures and forms of the early 17th Century. In this case, the composer’s will to write down and structure their ideas was a natural conveyance of a highly elaborate improvisatory performance practice.

28.06.2018 - 00:37 [ Bandcamp ]

The Ministry of Angels by The Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments

Here you will find music associated with angels, the maverick and fallen as well as the divine and perfect. Playing some of the instruments that appear in descriptions and depictions of angels through the ages, The Society present traditional tunes, dances, songs and art music in a celebration of these heavenly and occasionally diabolical beings.

27.06.2018 - 19:17 [ ORF ]

Kehrtwende bei Copyright im EU-Parlament

Von Bürgerrechtsorganisationen über den Berichterstatter der Vereinten Nationen zur Meinungsfreiheit, die gesamte „Hall of Fame“ der Internet-Pioniere, Service-Provider, die aufstrebende europäische Digitalwirtschaft und nicht zuletzt die Autorinnen und Autoren, die tatsächlichen Urheber jener Artikel, für die von den Verlegern eine „Linksteuer“ erhoben werden soll. Seit sich zuletzt im Netz verbreitet hatte, dass auch die beliebten „Memes“ dadurch kostenpflichtig werden sollten, herrscht ein Proteststurm im Netz, MEPs aller Fraktionen werden mit Protestmails bombardiert.

27.06.2018 - 08:28 [ New Republic ]

Puzzled by Westworld? Look to Shakespeare.

When we interpret the show against The Tempest’s obsession with control and freedom, Westworld becomes not a “bootless inquisition,” as Miranda, the daughter of Prospero, describes her own questions, but an assertion of a basic truth: The human soul only attains its full value through freedom, which is attained through a series of choices freely made by captors and captives alike.

20.06.2018 - 06:26 [ Bandcamp ]

Gran Muro de Coma by La Iglesia Atomica

The Great Coma Wall is a galaxy wall with a maximum dimension of either 500 million or 750 million light years. It is 200 million light years in width and about 16 million light years in thickness. Its nearest point is about 300 million light years from Earth, while its farthest point is 550 million light years away. It consists of three massive galaxy superclusters: Hercules, Coma and Leo.
Voyager 1 is a space probe launched by NASA on September 5, 1977 and, at a distance of 135 astronomical units from the Sun, in June 2016, it is about 17,702 years to reach the Oort Cloud. It is expected to enter into the cloud, the last cosmic structure before the Wall, in about 300 years. At a distance of approximately 21 billion kilometers from the Sun, as of January 2, 2018, it is the farthest spacecraft and man-made object from Earth.
This album is a sonic interpretation of the interstellar journey of the Voyager probe until its arrival at the Great Wall of Coma and presenting itself before it as a Son of the Sun, just as humans call the star of the planetary system where they live.
La Iglesia Atomica San Juan, Puerto Rico
released April 7, 2018

16.06.2018 - 21:05 [ Rolling Stone ]

Blues Brothers Guitarist Matt ‚Guitar‘ Murphy Dead at 88

Murphy is best remembered as the indispensable guitarist in the 1980 comedy classic The Blues Brothers; in the film, soul food chef Murphy and his waitress wife Aretha Franklin have a disagreement about him reuniting with the Blues Brothers, resulting in Franklin’s iconic „Think“ performance:

07.06.2018 - 03:41 [ Bandcamp ]

A Light, A Glimmer by Various Artists

All digital sales and all proceeds from physical sales going to Wishing Well Sanctuary ( Wishing Well provides sanctuary for animals in need and education for children and adults promoting compassion for our fellow species. As an animal lover and vegan I am really happy to be able to support animal welfare through Polar Seas.
Polar Seas Recordings Toronto, Ontario
released June 4, 2018

02.06.2018 - 09:39 [ Common Dreams ]

Following Worker Revolt, Google to End Drone Technology Contract with Pentagon

Following outcry from thousands of employees and the resignations of several over its work on drone and artificial intelligence (AI) technology with the U.S. military, Google announced Friday that it would not renew its contract on the Pentagon program known as Project Maven.

28.05.2018 - 04:11 [ Bandcamp ]

Your Dystopia, My Utopia by Rhys Fulber

YOUR DYSTOPIA, MY UTOPIA is the first album produced by Fulber for Sonic Groove and an impressive follow up to his highly celebrated 12“ REALISM released last year. This album consists of nine expertly crafted tracks calculated and arranged in a sequence to communicate ever evolving moods for the dance floor.
Sonic Groove Berlin, Germany
released May 21, 2018

27.05.2018 - 11:19 [ Bandcamp ]

Hidden Personas by FZPZ

„FZPZ’s Hidden Personas is a poetic dichotomy of traditional and modern, classical and electronic, cultural and ethnic. It is also an apex of maturity, culture, and inspiration. Even the titles illustrate an episodic narrative, each a distinct persona and trait of the artist, revealed while on a personal journey of self-discovery.“
Darker Than Wax Singapore
released May 18, 2018

19.05.2018 - 07:31 [ Bandcamp ]

Froidepierre by Jean Jean

Froidepierre, le titre de l’album, c’est tout simplement le nom du chalet dans lequel il a été enregistré. Ce nom s’explique par son emplacement géologique, au cœur d’une forêt où les pierres sont plus froides qu’ailleurs et où la lumière ne pénètre que difficilement.
Head Records Montpellier, France
released February 23, 2018

16.05.2018 - 00:56 [ SANA ]

After a seven-year hiatus, Aleppo Spring Art Exhibition 2018 kicks off

Aleppo Spring Art Exhibition 2018 kicked off at al-Assad Fine Arts hall in Aleppo city on Sunday showcasing 39 artworks. The exhibition’s comeback comes after a seven-year hiatus.

The artworks varied between portraiture, oil painting and wooden and metal sculptures depicting nature, Aleppo, women and Aleppo’s history and heritage as well as its steadfastness in the face of terrorism.

13.05.2018 - 19:38 [ ]

meistsonnig – The Vienna Ramble

On occasion of a recent trip to the beautiful city of Vienna I gave a listen to the local and Austrian music scene and came across the experimental MOOZAK label and the prolific Didi Bruckmayr with his numerous side projects, both are the cornerstones of this set.
The set contains various kinds of music, occasionally kitchy. Enjoy!

13.05.2018 - 11:06 [ KBS ]

Moon möchte innerkoreanischen Kulturaustausch fortführen

Südkoreas Präsident sagte, dass er sich beim Zuschauen der künstlerischen Darbietungen gefragt habe, warum die zwei Koreas überhaupt im Streit seien. Er habe zudem die unglaubliche Kraft von kulturellem Austausch realisiert.

Es sei zwar die Politik, die diesen Austausch zustande bringe, aber letztlich würde die Kraft von Kultur, Kunst und Sport die Herzen der Leute bewegen.

10.05.2018 - 22:05 [ Haaretz ]

Paul McCartney Says Won’t Come to Israel to Receive Wolf Music Prize

„It’s very flattering and I’m grateful to be chosen for the Wolf Prize for Music this year,“ wrote McCartney. „It’s certainly a great honor for me to be included among the greatest artists, creators, scientists and writers of today’s history. But after reviewing my schedule I have to announce that I will not be able to arrive at the date set.“