Post Tagged with: "Sonic Exposure"

SONIC EXPOSURE :: Celebrating DiN’s 50th—Prolonged analog electronics

Profile on DiN and a special iNDEX05 compilation digital giveaway! Prolonged analog electronics UK-based DiN has a long-standing musical history going back to 1999 and Igloo Magazine recently had the privilege to organize a Sonic Exposure profile for the influential ambient imprint founded by Ian Boddy. DiN celebrates their 50th CD release (limited to 1,000 copies) with their 5th in […]

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SONIC EXPOSURE :: Naima

“Although there are never any defining labels, we have sometimes been taken for a post-jazz band. The definitive idea would be to take the jazz trio into other domains.” Soulful deliverance Although it took shape during difficult times of loss, Bye, the new album of Valencia-based trio, Naima, is full of life, color and uplifting […]

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SONIC EXPOSURE :: The Comet is Coming

“As a band I think we try to directly interact with the universe’s parameters of space, time, matter and energy. Each track is a new experiment that feels ritualistic for us. We experiment with our bodies and minds as well as technology old and new.” A force to be reckoned with Is it a locomotive? […]

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SONIC EXPOSURE :: Saroos (interview + video premiere)

“We do instrumental music that is too melodic and dreamy to be experimental, yet maybe too strange and, well, instrumental, to be pop.” Transmissions from space As Saroos, Florian Zimmer (of Iso68, Jersey and, recently, Driftmachine), Max Punktezahl (of The Notwist and Contriva) and Christoph Brandner (of Lali Puna and Console) imaginatively blur the lines […]

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SONIC EXPOSURE :: Drombeg

“I like to create a fog of sound onto which I can paint music. The pieces usually build up from there. It’s meditative music. I try to create something that is beautiful but which also has an underlying threat. Much like nature itself. The duality of nature—that it is both beautiful and terrifying.” Emotional panorama […]

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SONIC EXPOSURE :: Vula Viel

“Recording and mixing was great fun, but it’s playing live that has taken this music out of Ghana and theory and into London and pumping reality. Every single gig we’ve ever played has been a swirling wave of power and energy. Having worked on the content and rehearsed for so long, when we started playing […]

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SONIC EXPOSURE :: Julia Kent

“I’ve always been inspired by cellists like Tom Cora and of course Arthur Russell, who used the instrument so expressively and individually. And, while the cello will always be my primary voice, I definitely have been incorporating more electronic sounds and more processing both live and when I’m recording: it’s great to have access to […]

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SONIC EXPOSURE :: Sonar

“After many years of playing with all sorts of gadgets and effects, I was kind of tired twiddling knobs to make music. I wanted to concentrate on our instruments and try to produce new sounds just by using our hands and imagination.” (Stephan Thelen) Less is more Sonar is a well-oiled machine. A dynamic living […]

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SONIC EXPOSURE :: Northumbria

“I’ve always enjoyed setting self-imposed parameters within which to work, it makes you think in a more creative way. Having limitless possibilities like we do in this age of digital recording can be something of a hindrance, ironically, too many options can be confusing. We decided to make Northumbria a predominantly live band. Conceptually raw, […]

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SONIC EXPOSURE :: Siri Karlsson

“Since the start people have been telling us about the visions they get when they listen to our music. Music at its best is some sort of escapism or release of the mind. It seems that our music summons up all kinds of images, landscapes and emotions into people’s minds and hearts, ours, but still […]

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SONIC EXPOSURE :: Kuba Kapsa

“I established Contemporary Noise Sextet and started to write jazz music which was strongly influenced by my rock roots, and after a while I again felt caged, this time in this jazz thinking, which eventually led me to a musical dead end. Then, after some time, the sun came out…and that sun was…Igor Stravinsky.” Smuggled […]

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SONIC EXPOSURE :: Schnellertollermeier

“A small, completely harmonic and quiet part in the right place can have a much bigger impact if something really sharp and harsh or brutal or completely abstract happened before, and vice versa.” One compact organism You probably won’t hear a Schnellertollermeier track on the radio; the Swiss trio’s name bluntly shouts no commercial potential, […]

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SONIC EXPOSURE :: Shalosh

“Shalosh’s style is open for interpretation, we combine the musical character of each one of us, and that makes our music edgy and unpredictable. Rock, jazz, progressive, electronic, groove, world music, we let the audience decide what to name it.” Deeply connected The alias, Shalosh (three in Hebrew), perfectly represents what the special union of […]

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SONIC EXPOSURE :: Ambient Jazz Ensemble

“The album evolved over a few years. I instinctively loved the marriage of jazz and ambient electronica, and sketched a few ideas whenever I could. This culminated in a 3-month phase when it became the focus of my attention. I scored horns, piano, bass and string parts, but the key players were given the freedom […]

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SONIC EXPOSURE :: John Lemke

“Bringing an audience to tears at the beginning of the show is maybe not an ideal way to start a concert, but it did amaze me to hear about such strong reactions. But I suppose you couldn’t ask for a better feedback—at the end of the day I guess it’s why we do what we […]

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SONIC EXPOSURE :: Daniel Herskedal

“People say to me I should make music for movies. I’m happy that’s what people think, because hopefully that means they listen carefully, and imagine pictures and stories in reaction. That’s often what music is for me—telling stories, the deepest ones you have, without using any words.” Telling stories, depicting landscapes Daniel Herskedal is a […]

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SONIC EXPOSURE :: The Kandinsky Effect

“While musically stretching can be risky, the nature of our improvisation is that the soloist is the climber, and the rest of the band is the rope. We always get pulled back in. Sometimes it’s the recovery that is the most fun and interesting—especially from the audience perspective. That’s what makes it a different show […]

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SONIC EXPOSURE :: Nedry

A trio by way of London, Osaka and Guildford, Nedry stands apart from the constantly growing flow of recycling and unoriginal bands. Its cunning blend of electronica, dubstep, post-rock and trip hop, is seductive and fresh, and not aimed for mainstream airplay. I caught up with two Nedry members to talk about inspiration, live shows […]

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SONIC EXPOSURE :: Piano Interrupted

When modern jazz, classical music, elegant cutting edge electronica and free spirit merge. For the second installment of Sonic Exposure I caught up with Piano Interrupted—a promising UK-based outfit that breathes new life into electronically tweaked jazz—to talk about their debut album, improvisation, musical influences and what’s in the pipeline. Piano Interrupted is the brainchild […]

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SONIC EXPOSURE :: Marconi Union

An epitome of true creativity and artistic expression, Marconi Union‘s music doesn’t fall under any category or definition, it is simply beautiful, unique, emotionally and atmospherically charged music. I had the pleasure of interviewing two of the three members of Marconi Union to offer insight into the creative process of this somewhat mysterious UK-based outfit. […]

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