Interviews, Releases

Interview: Freedom To Spend

Freedom To Spend is a label that takes unheard or underappreciated sounds from decades gone by and repackages and recontextualises them for a new audience. In recent years they have released music from Michele Mercure, Ernest Hood, Ursula K. Le Guin & Todd Barton, Pep Llopis and more. 2021 has seen the label release Tiziano […]

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Releases

Recommended: Space Ghost – Dance Planet

What makes a good summer album? Is it music that sounds best in glorious sunshine or during balmy evenings? Or is it something that brings back memories of those times when gloomy winter arrives? Space Ghost’s Dance Planet does both. In the hazy stretch between May and August, these tunes can soundtrack carefree days, or […]

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Interviews, Truancy Volumes

Truancy Volume 284: D. Strange

Over the past few years, D. Strange has created a series of succinctly singular electro releases. His sound is crisp machine music with soul, full of a relentless darkness but not without hope. Following a recent move from Indianapolis to Chicago, the DJ and producer spoke to us about the difference between the two cities, […]

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Interviews, Releases

Interview: claire rousay

claire rousay is an artist based in San Antonio, Texas, in the United States. Prolific in her output, her work can be described as sound art, experimental, avant-garde and musique concrète, with an air of humour that can be subtle or overpowering depending on the piece. The word ‘intimate’ is often used about her pieces, […]

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Interview: Carmen Villain

Carmen Villain has carved a particular niche for herself over the past few years. Having released music for a decade now, mostly on Oslo mainstay Smalltown Supersound, she’s shifted her sound from dreamy, guitar-led (but nonetheless atmospheric) indie-pop into her own realm of refreshingly distinctive ambient sound art. This shift kick-started with 2019’s Both Lines […]

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Interview: Maarja Nuut & Ruum

Maarja Nuut & Ruum (Hendrik Kaljujärv) are a duo from Estonia who have been collaborating for a number of years. They put out their debut Muunduja in 2018 and recently followed up that release with World Inverted. This album features delicate electronic strands that underpin Nuut’s folk-inspired vocals and violin-playing to eerie and unsettling effect; […]

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Truancy Volume 267: Ikonika

With a career spanning back from the late 2000s to today, Ikonika has long been regarded as a key name in the UK club music scene. Going back to 2008, she’s released on flagship labels like Hyperdub and Planet Mu, as well as what could have been a one-off 10″ for Don’t Be Afraid’s DBA […]

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Truancy Volume 266: Zozo

Zozo is a DJ from Istanbul, Turkey. Forever experimenting with sounds of all shades, she’s established herself across Europe by collaborating with the Lyon-based Macadam Mambo crew residencies as well as enjoying a residency at Sameheads in Berlin. In 2017 she released a mind-bending tape for the Sameheads C60 series entitled Witchez of Anatolia, opening […]

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Truancy Volume 264: Turtle Bugg

New Jersey, New York and Detroit. Three of the key cities in the development of house music in the United States. Turtle Bugg was born in Jersey, lived in New York for a long time and now resides in Detroit. It’s fair to say these locales influenced his approach as a DJ, as well as […]

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Interviews, Releases, Various

Interview: Minor Science

Minor Science is an alias of Angus Finlayson, initially known as a music writer for sites such as Resident Advisor before surprising many with the release of his debut 12″ as Minor Science on Will Bankhead’s The Trilogy Tapes in 2014. An impressive, intriguing five-tracker, it showed a willingness to explore unexpected terrain in the […]

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Truancy Volume 259: Doc Sleep

Doc Sleep is an unsung hero. Low-key and understated, she’s an accomplished DJ and producer, as well as being part of the two-person team behind the consistently excellent Jacktone label. The label has amassed an incredible 70 releases since 2013, putting out tracks from the likes of gayphextwin, Roche, Experimental Housewife, CMD, and past Truancy […]

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Interviews

Interview: Astrid Sonne

Copenhagen-based Astrid Sonne didn’t grow up with electronic music. The composer and violist grew up on a small Danish island and moved to the capital to study classical music, ultimately quitting in her late teens to move into the electronic realm. In 2018, she put out her debut album, Human Lines, and in late 2019, […]

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