if ovations are the barometer, The highlight of Berlin’s Pop-Kultur festival 2017 was Düsseldorf’s prepared piano duo Grandbrothers. Following their rapturously received show, we caught up with them backstage…
A new film about Conny Plank reveals the pivotal role the legendary German producer had in shaping the 1970s music scene, including his production credits for Kraftwerk, Neu! and Cluster. Stephan Plank, Conny’s son and the film’s co-director, turns the spotlight on his father’s legacy
He’s just released his first album in 14 years and it’s a tech noir corker, black to the core and all the way back. Dave Clarke talks gothic electronica, punk rock, silver cables, Lego guitars, porcupines, hedgehogs, Suzi Quatro and Department S. Say, is Vic there?
Whoah, right? What’s going on here then? Well, we’ve unleashed our esteemed columnist, freed him from regular reviewing duties and he’s now going to be riding to work on a Smorgasboard of interesting stuff. Viva the electronic celebration!
Location: Haugesund, Norway Est: 2009
With his Fuck Buttons partner cutting a rug on his own as Blanck Mass, it’s high time Andrew Hung showed us what he’s made of. And it isn’t what you might think
Ever wondered about the influences that have shaped Alison Moyet? Well, wonder no more…
Opening in the late 80s, The Brain on London’s Wardour Street championed pretty much an entire generation of DJs and electronic live acts. Co-founder Sean Mclusky tells the club’s incredible tale
Our resident archivist pulls Thomas Dolby’s 1984 classic ‘The Flat Earth’ from the shelves of his collection to be admired anew for its song smithery and its connections to No Wave, Telex and David Bowie
Deep, dark rumbling aural communcation