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Seven Plays IX: Daoud Al-Janabi

Seven Plays is a feature where our contributors, extended family and friends keep a personal music diary for seven days, before handing the format over to another author. The aim is to keep sharing great music, this time with an individual touch that celebrates the intimacy and emotionality of our relationships with music as well […]

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Interview: Superabundance

Speed is the name of the game for Superabundance, the collaborative project of Washington’s Jackson Ryland [Rush Plus] and Andrew Field-Pickering, more widely known as Max D of Future Times. Driven by the simple notion of producing faster tracks that fall outside the pair’s typical BPM range, Superabundance finds the DC duo creatively toying with […]

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Interview: Bad Boy Chiller Crew

The swift rise of notorious Yorkshire entertainers Bad Boy Chiller Crew is a fascinating feat seldom seen in today’s landscape. As a trio, members Clive, Gareth Kelly and Kane started out making comedy skits, prank videos and lad banter viral clips much in the vein of Dirty Sanchez or Jackass – complete with a recurring […]

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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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Seven Plays VIII

For Seven Plays, each week one of our contributors will keep a personal music diary for seven days, then hand the feature over to another Truant. The idea is to keep sharing great music with our readers, but with a more individual touch than our more objective posts and reviews. Interrupting the feature’s extended hiatus […]

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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: Heap

For Vienna’s electronic music scene, Florian Stöffelbauer (otherwise known as Heap) is something of a local hero. As a DJ, producer and label head, Florian has an acute knowledge of the weird and wonderful. The term ‘digger’ is thrown around frequently, often with pompous connotations. While his crates run particularly deep, Florian’s far from pretentious; […]

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Interview: Estoc

With a vision for powerful, narrative-driven DJ sets as well as a production catalogue spanning original hardstyle compositions, rhythmic drum track collaborations, dancefloor-storming superhit blends and wondrously uncanny metal mashups, Estoc sets any and all music libraries alight. The Philadelphia-based artist has been consistently delivering the fiercest of mixes and edits under the name for […]

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Recommended: Nisf Madeena

In a year of near-continuous crisis, works of support and solidarity have proved crucial. One such release is Nisf Madeena, a compilation from renowned mastering engineer Heba Kadry, created in partnership with Arabic music and culture magazine Ma3azef. A fundraiser for music communities affected by the explosion in Beirut this summer, it is a thrilling […]

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Interview: Good Sad Happy Bad

Shades is the fourth album in some 11 years from Good Sad Happy Bad, the London-based band formerly known as Micachu and the Shapes (now rechristened after their 2015 LP). It arrives after the longest gap between between the group’s albums yet, and just as there’s something idiosyncratic and unshakeable about their lo-fi avant-pop and […]

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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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Interview: Okkyung Lee

Okkyung Lee has spent over two decades playing experimental music around the world. Though known for her dissonant, wiry cello-playing and her invigorating use of extended techniques, she has never settled. On her 2005 LP Nihm, harsh noise exercises share space with rhythmic jazz workouts and melodic laments. More recently, her explorations have led to […]

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