LOCKDOWN & ISOLATION

Song For My Father

As things return to “normal”, its likely most of us understand that some things will never be the same.

Garth Cartwright

AROUND THE WORLD

Radiola State of Mind: The Strange Case of Reggae in São Luís, Brazil

São Luís is one of Brazil’s most beguiling and unusual cities and the site of a highly unusual reggae scene that cuts across boundaries of race, class, age and gender, despite no obvious links with Jamaica.

David Katz
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IN CONVERSATION

Damir Imamović - The Sevdah Master of Sarajevo

Sarajevo based sevdah artist Damir Imamović talks about his latest album "Singer Of Tales".

Garth Cartwright

IN CONVERSATION

'This is not intentionally music'. A Cedrik Fermont Interview

An insight into the world of sound artist, musician and composer Cedrik Fermont.

Miron Ghiu

FOCUS ON

Conceptual Listening

Listening is conceptual and becomes more and more conceptual, hence composing becomes more conceptual.

Johannes Kreidler

ALBUMS OF THE MONTH

Staff Picks - June 2020

Summer is here, enjoy it alongside these 31 albums.

Dragoș Rusu & Victor Stutz

ESSAY

Home and Music

Mothers know everything, they even invented a language of themselves.

Maria Balabaș

LOCKDOWN & ISOLATION

Attuning Temporality

Hearing is a complex neurological process whereas listening is a selective learnt process, an ongoing tuning in and out, dynamic; mental and physically demanding.

Lara C. Geary

ESSAY

Proudly Disengaged

An investigation into non-European cultural influences on the experimental, avant-garde and innovative music.

Joe Morris
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LOCKDOWN & ISOLATION

Pricked Up Ears. A Lockdown Listening

Why am I happy to listen to beauty when I know that my culturally trained ears are just a better tool?

Anamaria Pravicencu

FEATURE

The Complex Case of Romanian Folklore in Pasolini's Oedipus Rex

Almost in its entirety, the diegetic sound of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Edipo Re (1967) is carefully mixed with traditional Romanian folk music.

Cosmin Nicolae

LOCKDOWN & ISOLATION

Fernando Pessoa and The Newfound Existentialism

Less solace, less certainty, less cures, less normalcy, less identity, less togetherness: the paltry talking-head zoom-conference solo-concert isn’t cutting it.

Andrew Choate

LANGUAGE OF THINGS

Deflating History via Abandoned Pipe-Organs in Transylvania

An investigation into the unique character of derelict pipe-organs in Transylvania’s abandoned fortress churches and the various transformations that human-built ritual machines undergo once left devoid of human presence.

Stefan Fraunberger

LOCKDOWN & ISOLATION

The Nyépi-Demic

The topic is very much on the table - a table of a very stimulated society, for sure, addicted to new experiences, and sometimes craving to just ‘feel better’.

Vincent Moon

LOCKDOWN & ISOLATION

Socially Overwhelmed By Isolation

Socially overwhelmed by isolation – the difficulty of self care versus the social sense of duty.

Thomas Venker

PERSPECTIVE

ALBUMS OF THE MONTH

Staff Picks - June 2020

Summer is here, enjoy it alongside these 31 albums.

ALBUMS OF THE MONTH

Staff Picks - May 2020

A vast spectrum of diverse music from all the corners of the world.

THE END OF THE WORLD

Lockdown List - Volume Two

Albums mirroring the present through the eyes (and ears) of our friends, collaborators, contributors and favourite artists.

ALBUMS OF THE MONTH

Staff Picks - April 2020

30 albums released in April 2020 to ease the unease.

FIRST PERSON

LOCKDOWN & ISOLATION

Song For My Father

As things return to “normal”, its likely most of us understand that some things will never be...

Garth Cartwright

ESSAY

Home and Music

Mothers know everything, they even invented a language of themselves.

Maria Balabaș

LOCKDOWN & ISOLATION

Attuning Temporality

Hearing is a complex neurological process whereas listening is a selective learnt process, an...

Lara C. Geary

LOCKDOWN & ISOLATION

Pricked Up Ears. A Lockdown Listening

Why am I happy to listen to beauty when I know that my culturally trained ears are just a better...

Anamaria Pravicencu

Videos

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LOCKDOWN & ISOLATION

Shadow Of A Life

I guess we could get used to living without interacting, remaining in isolation, fearing what’s out there. A shadow life. Or, perhaps more correctly, a shadow of a life.

Garth Cartwright

AROUND THE WORLD

The Dance of the Cosmos: Tarawangsa, the Art of Honoring

The fourth and final part of cultural expeditions in Indonesia focuses on tarawangsa.

Luigi Monteanni, Teguh Permana, Gigi Priadji

IN CONVERSATION

Plant A Tree: Hernan Don Camel Sforzini

A brief talk with Argentinian percussionist and activist Hernan Don Camel Sforzini.

Andrei Bucureci

AROUND THE WORLD

Jaipongan - a Sundanese Tale of Dance and Power Plays

The third part of cultural expeditions in Indonesia leads to Jaipongan, a Sundanese secular performance art.

Luigi Monteanni

ALBUMS OF THE YEAR

Favourite Albums of 2019

We asked some of our contributors, collaborators and friends to help us and share their favourite albums of 2019.

Dragoș Rusu