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I’m smiling from the bottom of my shapeless soul… Still Smiling

I’m smiling from the bottom of my shapeless soul… Still Smiling

Track Still Smiling comes from the eponymous CD and/or double LP. This is a quite unique collaboration, an unexpected one between the italian composer Teho Teardo and Blixa Bargeld, leader of Einstürzende Neubauten and former Bad Seeds. They first met during the realization of Ingiuria, a theatre pièce and right after that they collaborated on a song for a soundtrack, A Quite Life. That song started the whole process of writing and...

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The Acid│Fame

The Acid│Fame

Steve Nalepa, Adam Freeland and Ry X team up on ‘Liminal’, an album that grew out of the group’s just-for-fun EP, released earlier this year. With field recordings of eggs being whisked and jewellery clinking, it combines the experiemental with club beats, electronic hooks and feathery guitar slides to make something completely intoxicating. The Acid are a band who have appeared on these pages a couple of times in the past, first...

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Silkidranar by Samaris

Silkidranar by Samaris

Samaris is an unconventional combination. Its a band that consists of a clarinet player (Áslaug Rún Magnúsdóttir), a singer (Jófríður Ákadóttir) and an electronic musician (Þórður Kári Steinþórsson). Together they play some sort of downtempo electronica/triphop. Their sound is filled with space, atmosphere and maybe even a little melancholia. The band was formed in January 2011 and only a few months later they won the Music Experiments...

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Sonorous Sounds in The Meltstream

Sonorous Sounds in The Meltstream

Meltstream really began in 2007 when Steve and Roy first met at Steve Roach’s Soundcurrent Masters Workshop in Sonoita, Arizona. During the week long workshop, the group would improvise over the music of one of the artists present with Roach doing the live mixing. Steve says, “Some of the most personally satisfying and compelling moments for me, were when Roy and I would combine sensibilities. There was a richness and depth there that I...

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Chiaroscuro Musick

Chiaroscuro Musick

Barcelona based piano player and electronic musician Bruno Sanfilippo is a classically trained musician and composer who has been exploring the borders of minimal piano concepts and electro-acoustic music for more then 20 years. His CD series PianoTextures sets him in a direct tradition of artists as Harold Budd and Brian Eno, combining slow piano tunes with electronic soundscapes. With ClarOscuro he now makes his step into the genre of...

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