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The Perennial Outsider: electronic veteran Cristian Vogel looks back on a life less ordinary
The Perennial Outsider: electronic veteran Cristian Vogel looks back on a life less ordinary
Words by Joe Muggs •  21st November 2014 • No Comments
Cristian Vogel has a lot to say. Full disclosure: I've known Cristian for many years – since we were at university together in the early '90s in fact, as is touched on in my 'Rubbish Raver' m [...]
Dancing to the silent beat: St. Louis storyteller Coultrain on the latest chapter of his Seymour Liberty opus
Dancing to the silent beat: St. Louis storyteller Coultrain on the latest chapter of his Seymour Liberty opus
Interviewed by Laurent Fintoni •  15th November 2014 • 
Nothing is true, everything is permitted. St. Louis' Coultrain is a man of many facets: drummer, visual artist, singer and poet. It's the words that have defined Coultrain's career so far, both [...]
Pulling out all the stops: Why Room40′s John Chantler is taking his modular synth to church
Pulling out all the stops: Why Room40′s John Chantler is taking his modular synth to church
Words by Chal Ravens •  11th November 2014 • 
“The organ is controlled manually with levers. Right now you can see nothing is pressed down, and you can hear this clicking noise of the keys being activated, but then there's this thing where. [...]
<i>cLOUDDEAD</i>: Dose One, Odd Nosdam and Why? look back at indie rap’s defining moment
cLOUDDEAD: Dose One, Odd Nosdam and Why? look back at indie rap’s defining moment
Words by Arron Merat •  7th November 2014 • 
As Dr Dre’s 2001 vaingloriously carved out G-Funk’s epitaph, three young Americans from Cincinnati were signing the birth certificate of a whole other type of rap. cLOUDDEAD, an eponymous c [...]
“Nas took you to the depths of hell”: how it took 10 years to make the definitive <em>Illmatic</em> documentary
“Nas took you to the depths of hell”: how it took 10 years to make the definitive Illmatic documentary
Words by Tom Fenwick •  5th November 2014 • 
Illmatic has always been more than just a record. On its release in 1994, it was a ten track LP that sought little more than to distil the street level observations of youthful Queens native Na [...]
Drum’n'bass shapeshifter Stray drops great new hip-hop mixtape <i>Since You’ve Been Gone</i>: download and read our Q&A
Drum’n'bass shapeshifter Stray drops great new hip-hop mixtape Since You’ve Been Gone: download and read our Q&A
4th November 2014 • 
Stray is one of our favourite contemporary drum'n'bass producers, though as his Against the Clock session shows, he doesn't just make drum'n'bass.  In his new mixtape, Since You've Been Gone, [...]
“<em>Suspiria</em> is the masterpiece of Goblin”: Claudio Simonetti reflects on the best horror soundtrack of all time
Suspiria is the masterpiece of Goblin”: Claudio Simonetti reflects on the best horror soundtrack of all time
Words by John Twells •  31st October 2014 • 
It’s our favorite horror soundtrack of all time, and in Goblin founder member and de-facto frontman Claudio Simonetti’s own words, Suspiria “is the masterpiece of Goblin, and maybe also Dari [...]
“I felt incapable of finding love”: Grouper opens up about isolation and her stunning new album <i>Ruins</i>
“I felt incapable of finding love”: Grouper opens up about isolation and her stunning new album Ruins
Words by Angus Finlayson •  30th October 2014 • 
“I think I’m embarrassed by everything I’ve ever put out. That’s the sign it’s done. I like to feel some risk or sacrifice of ego is involved.” Reluctantly, via email, Liz Harris i [...]
Giant Claw enters the <em>Dark Web</em>: a conversation about Internet Age culture and layers of reality
Giant Claw enters the Dark Web: a conversation about Internet Age culture and layers of reality
Interviewed by Chris Kelly •  14th October 2014 • 
On his latest album, Keith "Giant Claw" Rankin sets his hyperactive sights on Internet Age culture. A collage of sliced-and-diced pop and R&B vocals and electronic productions that draw fro [...]
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