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Releases & Publications of the Month March 2021

Contemporary music and sound art can currently only be experienced live to a limited extent or, worse, not at all. And yet it is possible to...

Kapsel: Träume (Magazin und 2MC, Kapsel/Econore)

Die in Berlin im näheren Umfeld des ACUD MACHT NEUs gegründete Zeitschrift Kapsel widmet sich chinesischer Science-Fiction-Literatur und hat...

David Wallraf: Grenzen des Hörens. Noise und die Akustik des Politischen (Buch, transcript)

David Wallraf steckt als Musiker und Veranstalter des Noisexistance-Festival in Hamburg selbst knietief in im Genresumpf von Noise, hat aber...

William Robin: Industry. Bang on a Can and New Music in the Marketplace (Oxford University Press, book)

In a time when solidarity, togetherness and collective action are more crucial than ever, looking at tried and tested models from the past can be...

Unsound: INTERMISSION (Buch und 2LP, Unsound)

Next to CTM , the Polish festival Unsound is probably the most discursive festival on the European mainland. Last year’s edition had to be...

Paul Hegarty: Annihilating Noise (Bloomsbury, book)

Paul Hegarty is one of the most prominent writers in an academic field that could be dubbed noise studies. Annihilating Noise follows 2007’s...

Beatriz Ferreyra / Natasha Barrett – Souvenirs Cachés / Innermost (Persistence of Sound, LP/digital)

Beatriz Ferreyra and Natasha Barrett belong to different generations and have different musical backgrounds. Yet there’s more that unites...

Julius Eastman – Femenine (Sub Rosa, CD/digital)

It is very fortunate that the work of the composer Julius Eastman has received more attention in recent years. However, this does not make up...

Marta Forsberg – TKAĆ (Thanatosis, LP/digital)

The composer and sound artist Marta Forsberg now lives in Berlin, but is closely associated with the so-called Stockholm Drone Society around...

Auvinen – Akoosaari (Editions Mego, LP/digital)

Johannes Auvinen is primarily known to house and techno fans as Tin Man, but for Akoosaari the Vienna-based leaves the beats aside and...

Conrad Schnitzler & Wolfgang Seidel – Music is not language. Neither is it painting. Just music. (Edition Telemark, LP)

Wolfgang Seidel is something like the unofficial administrator of Conrad Schnitzler's comprehensive sound archive and regularly excels at his...

Driftmachine – Spume & Recollection (Umor Rex, LP/digital)

Men, machines and music: the Berlin duo Driftmachine is back on the Mexican label Umor Rex. Over four tracks, Spume & Recollection...

Dylan Henner – Great Prairie Plains: Studies of American Minimalism (Dauw, MC/digital)

Do we really need another In C interpretation? Yes, says Dylan Henner – and he is right, as Great Prairie Plains: Studies of American...

Erlend Apneseth Trio – Lokk (Hubro, LP/CD/digital)

Širom and Merope are not the only bands currently exploring contemporary forms of transcultural folk music. On Lokk , the Erlend Apneseth...

Hedvig Mollestad Trio – Ding Dong. You're Dead. (Rune Grammofon, LP/CD/digital)

Hedvig Mollestad stays busy: Ding Dong. You're Dead. follows shortly after the virtuoso fusion-jazz guitarist’s solo debut and not only gets...

Joke Lanz, Almut Kühne und Alfred Vogel – How Noisy Are The Rooms (Boomslang, LP/digital)

Noisician Joke Lanz, singer Almut Kühne and drummer Alfred Vogel present perhaps the most unusual and ear-splitting album of the year: How Noisy...

Maja S. K. Ratkje – Vannstand (Motvind, LP/digital)

Maja S. K. Ratkje adds another entry to her remarkable discography: On Vannstand , children perform musical scores based on sea level...

Phew/John Duncan/Kondo Tatsuo – Backfire Of Joy (Black Truffle, LP/digital)

Oren Ambarchi has unearthed a joint performance by Phew, John Duncan and Kondo Tatsuo from 1982 that brings together radio experiments, tape...

Rutger Hoedemaekers – The Age Of Oddities (130701/Fatcat Records, LP/digital)

The Age Of Oddities is the solo debut of composer Rutger Hoedemaekers , who explores the work of his former companion Jóhann Jóhannsson...

Sugai Ken & Lieven Martens – Kagiroi (Edições CN, LP/digital)

Field recordings of folkloric Japanese music form the source material for this collaboration between Sugai Ken and Edições CN founder Lieven...

Tine Surel Lange – Works For Listening 1-10 (SOFA, CD/digital)

On her debut album , the Norwegian composer and sound artist Tine Surel Lange processes natural and everyday sonic material into immersive,...