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Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto Release Glass

Back in September 2016, Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto got together for an unforgettable live performance at Philip Johnson's legendary Glass House. This wasn't their first meeting, as they had previously combined their efforts to produce 2002's Vrioon, then once...

A Brief Exchange with Disgusting Beauty

Photo cred: GuSchmutz got the chance to bend the ears of Silver Cendrey and Francisco Parisi, from our favorite oxymoronic duo, Disgusting Beauty. These two manage to incorporate nearly every hyphenated genre you could fancy into their sound: desert-drone, psych-punk,...

New & Notable XI: Drone Sessions

Either there is a lot of good new ambient and drone music coming out, or that's the direction our taste is taking. Perhaps it's a sign of the times. Our hectic and stressful world pushes us towards media that helps us escape, in this case to an ethereal dreamland. Or...

Obnoxious Ouroboros Brings the Noise | Noise Testament 2018

If you're not already familiar with Obnoxious Ouroboros, allow us to introduce you: They're one of our city's small handful of unsung heroes, thanklessly coordinating extreme and experimental evenings solely for the benefit of the underground scene. For the second...

Bellchild at Barkett, 03 February

  We recently stumbled upon Bellchild, an experimental pop trio from the Rhine and Ruhr areas of Germany. Analogous of their name, they're youngins on the music scene, though the quality of their sound gives no indication of this. We gave them a shout early this month...

Amazing Spotify Playlist of Berlin Metal Bands

We recently stumbled upon this very comprehensive collection of Berlin metal bands, assembled by a local hero named Maurice Kalinowski. A lot of these were new names to us, but this is hardly shocking considering that there are a staggering 216 tracks. Have a listen...

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