Valerio Tricoli – Miseri Lares

One of the most overlooked developments in music’s history has always been Musique Concréte in my opinion. It usually covers little more than a chapter in most text books, but its influence is incalculable today. The processes that were first established by the likes of the two Pierre’s and Michel

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Loops Haunt – Exits

I have recently had a re-occurring experience with music that has prompted the following question. “Can music, as an abstract entity be a signifier for an environment, space or location?” I am presently of the opinion that it is only by means of direct association with the circumstances of creation,

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Extemporising on Improvisation

There is something about Joshua Tree that just engenders creativity in individuals. During my trip through the National Park, it became obvious why this is the case. The stark vastness of the dessert and solitude that only such a remote and isolated environment can bring makes it a perfect place

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Deft – Always Greener

After brostep saw off dubstep in hail of filtered bass and distortion, we were left with generation of UK artists, producers and DJ’s without a definable voice. Some sought refuge in the confines of the 4/4 beat and adapted their output for Techno and House environments, while others drifted along

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Taking Over – PAN

Entering the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t Ij last Thursday, I was greeted with the swell of a sine wave, and as the water came into view through those impressive windows, a plucked string joined it, in the form of a gong. Arif Malawi was at the decks selecting some music truly

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