Archive for the ‘Artist Interviews’ Category

“You can listen to something a million times by yourself but the second you’re sharing it with someone else you hear things in a new way…” I’ve been a fan of Benjamin Wynn’s music ever since his very first release, Pushing Air, on Neo Ouija in 2003. Back then I was mesmerized by the deep […]


Hi David. Who are you, where are you, and how are you? I’m David. I play the piano and at the moment I’m sitting on my couch in South Brooklyn. It’s the first day in a long while that it’s not too cold to have my windows open so I’m feeling pretty good about everything. […]


“One thing I always want to achieve is that we end up with something timeless, that you can pick up in 20 or 50 years from now and hopefully enjoy equally as much.” Congratulations Erik on the incredible album ‘Flame’, the follow-up to the equally evocative ‘Flare’. You have said previously this marks the second […]


It happens once in a blue moon that an album that we’ve been waiting for quite a long time truly lives up to our expectations. It happens even more seldom that we know that respective record is going to be one of our favorites that year – even without having heard it. A Winged Victory For The Sullen, the lovechild […]


Mica Levi, known by her stage name Micachu is an English composer who has recently come into our spotlight with her amazing soundtrack for Under The Skin. If you’re anywhere around Los Angeles, be sure to catch Mica on January 6th (7:00pm and 10:00pm shows) for a live screening of Under The Skin with Mica and a […]


Kiasmos appeared on the scene back in 2009, on an Erased Tapes split EP with Rival Consoles. A few years later, and this somewhat elusive duo were still teasing us with only a few tracks here and there, testing our patience for all things to come. At last, the self-titled full-length is here, released on October 27th, featuring eight […]


Can you tell us how you got involved in composing, and what was your very first piece of gear? We are three in the band, so we all have different beginnings. All of us have played in rock bands in the late 1980’s, early 90’s. Thomas in the town of Esbjerg and Keld and Mads […]


Hi guys… Where are you these days and what have you been up to last weekend? Hi! Busy days. We both have had lots of non-music activities lately, but we always find the time for Circular. We are enjoying life with family and friends, basically. Bjarte is situated outside Oslo and Jostein is living on […]


Lets start at the very beginning. Can you tell us how you got involved in composing, and what was your very first piece of gear? There’s a lot of music and art in the background of my family. There was always a different kind of inspiration from everyone – whether musically from my mother and […]


Interview with Malcolm Pardon & Peder Mannerfelt. Congratulations on the new album, it’s really incredible. I love how there is a new direction; it’s similar in ways to the previous two records but the narrative has changed, in terms of the ground you cover. Malcolm Pardon: Well I’m glad you like it. I’d love for […]


Jeff McIlwain has been on my radar for 15 years now, ever since I heard his bass-dropping IDM cut-up beats on Isophlux back in 1999. McIlwain released four full-lengths on Ghostly International as Lusine, two records on Hymen under his Lusine Icl moniker (where the “Icl” stands for “intercontinental”) and nearly 20 EPs altogether. The 2007 […]


Founded in 2009 by Jonathan Lees, Hibernate Recordings takes you to the melancholic Northern English countryside in the company of musicians such as Chihei Hatakeyama, Hakobune, Clem Leek, Field Rotation, Simon Bainton and Offthesky (…and the list could go on and on!). The label celebrated its 5th birthday in August, complemented with the presence and […]


Richard Devine is an electronic musician releasing on Warp, Schematic, Sublight and Detroit Underground among the many labels. As a sound designer, he’s created patches for Korg, Native Instruments, Clavia, and most recently film, video games and many other hardware devices. In August of 2013 he released The Electronic Music Manuscript: A Richard Devine Collection – a construction kit for Sony’s […]


For many of us, Australia might seem to be extremely far off, exotic and almost unreachable. Obviously, it has a great deal of specialities to offer, nature and adventure at its best – plus they have Andrew Khedoori as well. Andrew is the founder of Preservation, a record label based in Sydney since 2001, releasing […]


Hi Adam. What have you been up to and where are you spending your summer? Hey HC, I spent most of my summer in Berlin, and it was winter there, so thankfully I missed out on a lot of the notoriously hot summer of Melbourne. I was spending time making music and hanging out with Ingmar […]


Perhaps Taylor Deupree does not need introduction. Having made an imprint on the electronic music scene in the mid 90s, Deupree went on to create his very own form of ambiance: meditative, minimal, and very much organic. As an owner and the curator of the world renown 12k label, Deupree is responsible for the output of […]


SAÅAD. What is the deal with the Scandinavian character? We used that letter because of the circle over it. It could refer to the sun, a ‘light’ to balance the sadness of our band name (which simply means ‘sad’). Circles are a kind of a trademark that we use on all of our covers since […]


Hey Dennis, what have you been up to this past weekend? Mostly a stress-free weekend actually, mainly managing a few boring post-release jobs that needed to be done after my new album was released earlier in the week, as well as enjoying having my feet up, with a giant air-fan blowing a cool breeze onto […]


Hi Monique… who are you, where are you, and what have you been up to lately? Hi there, I’m a small girl running a small record label called Sonic Pieces. We are based in Berlin, Germany. This year has been pretty exciting and busy so far. I’ve been working on album releases by two lovely […]


Benn Jordan is a Chicago based musician, who somehow manages to stay out of the spotlight, no matter how much I want to shine it on him. You see, when it comes to intelligent electronic music, lush atmospheric ambiance and astute witty IDM with just a perfect dose of organics and DSP, Benn Jordan is at […]



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