Reblog – Interview: Me, Claudius – Good Diz, Bad Bird

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When Me, Claudius released their debut tape, ‘Reasons for Balloons‘, back in January 2017, it wasn’t the fact that it appeared seemingly out of nowhere that blew my mind. In the global weirdo underground, you expect unfamiliar artists to bubble up pretty much all the time. No, the thing that stopped me in my tracks was that the distinctive Me, Claudius aesthetic seemed to arrive full-formed. ‘Reasons for Balloons’ mixed the open-ended, enigmatic tactility of more established players – I’m thinking of Matthew Revert and Vanessa Rossetto’s great release on Erstwhile from earlier this year or some of the stuff on Caduc in particular – with a homespun, rough-edged feel, resulting in a worldview that was wholly unique. The mystery of who was behind the Me, Claudius moniker only added to its lo-fi charm.

A year later, ‘Back To The Sweat-Out Tower

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Reblog – Kkwaenggwari and Bambusoides by Ji Youn Kang — Between Air and Electricity

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Ji Youn Kang performing on Kkwaenggwari and Bambusoides. © Nina Mik Heartography & Branislav GrebečíJi Youn Kang (aka KANG) searches for set-ups that combine acoustic, analogue and digital instruments and devices. Her works with the Korean gong kkwaenggwari and self-built bamboo instruments are intriguing examples of such amalgams. The kkwaenggwari is a small hand-held gong made out…

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Revisiting – An interview with Line Katcho for the album “pulsions” (2015) — K O H L E N S T O F F

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(une version française de cette entrevue ici) Line Katcho works in the fields of acousmatic music, audio visual work and film music. Her primary concerns involve using sound as kinetic matter, representing movement, forces and gestures. Her need for precision is complemented by an experimental approach and a strong interest in perceptual play. She is […]

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Revisiting – An INTERVIEW with LIZ HELMAN for the album “The Truth Inside” — K O H L E N S T O F F

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Liz Helman is a London-based artist and independent curator working across different media, including sound, video, photography and painting. In her time-based media works she explores the psychological and emotional attachment to place and dwelling. Journeying between recollection and reality, she challenges format driven orthodoxies, fragmenting and layering image and sound to consider the experience […]

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Julia Holter’s “Aviary” Is an Experimental Opus Inspired By a Dystopian Film — Bandcamp Daily

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“This record is extremely fluid, more than any other record I’ve made,” Holter says.

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Gazelle Twin’s Edgy Electronic Music is Fueled By the Current Moment — Bandcamp Daily

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The artist explores the unrest in her home country of the U.K.—and develops a new stage persona to match.

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Reblog – Kusum Normoyle Interview: “What else the voice might do” — Difficult Fun

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I first knew of Kusum Normoyle because she was the woman who dressed completely in black—black shirt, black pants, black shoes—and screamed, really loudly, in public spaces. She was untouchably cool. But more specifically, these series of performances were called S.I.T.E. (Screaming in the Everyday), where Normoyle would scream into a microphone, her body curved […]

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