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Made Of Wood (Albuquerque, USA)

Made Of Wood (Albuquerque, USA)

I like smart people. They make life easier, conversations more meaningful, movies less boring and music that you actually want to listen to. You will definitely want to listen to Dan Waldman‘s (aka Made Of Wood) album The Chill/Funk Trip (as well as his other works) after reading this interview. And you definitely should, because...
STEREOSPREAD (Asheville, USA)

STEREOSPREAD (Asheville, USA)

It’s all about love, isn’t it? No, really. Love makes us care about things, love inspires and, unfortunately, sometimes destroys us (but still inspires!). When two people combine their love for each other with their love for music, the results are magical. Please meet James Hopkins and Sara Snyder who create dark, sensual and genre-boundaries-defying...
Aqosto (Moscow, Russia)

Aqosto (Moscow, Russia)

To rephrase (quite drastically) George Orwell: all people are unique, but some people are more unique than others. They don’t necessarily stand out from the crowd, in fact most of them are pretty modest and don’t like to advertise their uniqueness. This is why I value their acquaintance greatly – they help me look at...

Tensei (Chicago, USA)

It’s raining Chicago trip-hop projects! Just a little while ago I was a lonely trip-hop soul in Windy City, and then all of a sudden Scarlet Monk appeared with her album, I was finally able to make contact with Atomica Project (them and Scarlet Monk are playing a show in January and I’m definitely going...

Sin Smiley (Los Angeles, USA)

It’s been a while since we FEA(U)TURE’d anyone. But don’t you dare thinking that I have abandoned this category, – I still find it one the most (if not the most) important and interesting sides of this project. It’s just there’s not enough time for anything anymore. “Thanks” to that, while this FEA(U)TURE was in...

Marilyn Carino (New York, USA)

There are some people with such interesting and rich personalities, that when you find out that they’re also extremely talented and create amazing and beautiful things you’re not even surprised, you just go, “yeah, that makes sense”. It happened the opposite way with Marilyn Carino – first I heard her new beautiful record Little Genius...

pomegranate (Glasgow, UK)

There are many (perhaps too many) great artists and bands that are always kind of under the radar, that are an inalienable part of The Rift but whose names rarely come up when talking about trip-hop’s brightest stars. Not sure why that’s happening. Maybe they aren’t too shrewd in matters of promotion and distribution of...

AM444 (Shanghai, China)

Suck on this, all ya’ll who ever questioned my taste in music. A little chronology of events: April – yours truly is digging through Bandcamp searching for something good to play on the radio (not the easiest task) and finds this project from Shanghai called AM444. Later the same month – AM444 gives trippin’ the...

Djeh – Screenatorium/Asleep We Live/Asa Zen’ Seï (Lyon, France)

Interesting (to me) fact – ever since I started writing this blog probably over 90% of the music I listen to is independent, cherished by a few but not ever seen on TV or heard on the radio or written about in magazines. The funny part is – I don’t miss the “Big Music” at...

Ночная Жизнь Наших Книг (Nightlife Of Our Books) (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia)

To be honest, when I first started listening to Ночная Жизнь Наших Книг (Nightlife Of Our Books), my hand instinctively went to the STOP button. “Eh, another amateur crap,” – I thought, – “another inarticulate self-indulgent mumbling on top of handicraft almost-music”. But something stopped my hand, some unknown energy, or actually very well known –...

Ana Katana & Li Vox (Tampa, USA/Almada, Portugal)

There are some artists that just get everything right. You come across one of their songs and go: “Yeah, that’s the shit, who is this?” And then you find out that it’s some band who hadn’t even had any releases yet. Which makes you extra proud that you made that disovery before anyone else did....

coldreavers (Saint Petersburg, Russia)

This FEA(U)TURE is very special to me. Here I talk to a musician and a person without whom not only the existence of my tiny but mighty netlabel TTRR would be impossible, but quite possibly the very idea of promoting independent electronica on the pages of this blog would have been mercilessly abandoned. You may...