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CID RIM Breaks Down
His Songs of Vienna LP

CID RIM may have moved to London soon after his second album (Material) took off, but one thing’s remained in his rearview window ever since: Vienna. More than just a mere hometown, the Austrian capital is where the producer and a couple ride-or-die cohorts (Dorian Concept, The Clonious) brought rap and club music together in […]

James Ginzburg & Ziúr
Unveil Myxomy Project

Photo KASIA ZACHARKO Berlin has a new dream team: myxomy, a.k.a. the avant-pop outlet of James Ginzburg (Emptyset) and Ziúr, which first took hold during some loose file-trading sessions last year. According to a press release from Ginzburg’s Subtext Recordings imprint, the duo’s self-titled debut is due out November 12th and features “a unique mix […]

Liars’ Rough Guide to Liars

Photography CLEMENS HABICHT Setting the Records Straight is a new series where we ask our favorite artists to walk us through the most important and meaningful songs in their sprawling back catalogues. This week’s piece is particularly fascinating — a deeply personal dive into the ever-elusive discography of Liars, courtesy of its one constant, frontman Angus […]

Wolfgang Voigt Readies
New GAS Record,
Der Lange Marsch

Wolfgang Voigt has announced his first new GAS album since 2018’s sinewy Rausch record. Due out December 3rd through the producer’s Kompakt imprint, Der Lange Marsch (translation: The Long March) is the project’s 10th LP, and third since Voigt brought his most beloved outlet back from the dead with a special New York show and […]

Manu Delago Makes
Sense of the Manic Field
Recordings on Environ Me

Photography SIMON RAINER Considering how ambitious his last album was — the slumberland states of Circadian and its seven-and-a-half-hour (!) Delta Sleep Reworks compilation — it’s no surprise that Manu Delago built Environ Me (One Little Independent) on the back of bold field recordings. Namely the sounds of nature itself. “For many years I’ve been living between urban […]

Brett Naucke Shares
15 of His Favorite
Opening Tracks

Words BRETT NAUCKE Opening tracks often have a certain unique energy in the sequence of an album. When you listen to records over and over, they become a signifier of what to expect, which provides a different type of excitement about the sounds you know are about to come. Here are 15, in no particular […]

Ben Marc Breaks His
Breathe Suite Down

Photography ALEXANDRA WAESPI As Ben Marc gets set to unveil more details about the long-awaited LP (Glass Effect) lurking right around the corner, the multi-talented UK jazz musician has revealed a self-contained record that took on a life of its own last summer. “We wanted to make something meditative to help people through this traumatic […]

Razen Channel Daydreams,
Claustrophobia on Blue Rot

“Some so-called ‘minimal music’ is all boarded up,” says Razen co-founders Brecht Ameel and Kim Delcour. “What we want to do is the contrary: leave everything open, and tap into a maximal sense of receptivity.” The blissed-out multi-instrumentalists are backed by a new band member (serpent player Berlinde Deman) and heady cleanup hitter (Cristal Baschet […]

Midori Hirano Shares the
Stories Behind Her Latest
Solo Album, Soniscope

Photography SYLVIA STEINHÄUSER Midori Hirano's latest solo LP (Soniscope) builds on the bold peaks and valleys of recent solo records for Daisart (Mirrors In Mirrors) and Sonic Pieces (Invisible Island). Striking a perfect middle ground between hushed concert halls and heady clubs, it reflects both her classical background and more than a decade of living […]
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