parallel dimensions / an interview with rrose

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rrose inhabits a parallel dimension. at least, that’s what she’d have you believe. her music is grounded in the kind of thoughtful electronic elements that make her a perfect fit for lucy’s stroboscopic artefacts label, but at the same time, she is outlandish enough that her transportive 2015 album, never having written a note for percussion (comprised solely of a one-gong percussion piece) made perfect sense. she’s one of electronic music’s more mysterious figures, an artist that flits between not only genres, but between pronouns and perhaps even personalities.

it’s with this in mind that i accept rrose’s offer to meet at a sound bath meditation session hosted by stoboscopic boss, lucy. taking place one a month at the studio sonne in neukölln, it’s almost too fitting a setting for our talk. lucy helms the meditation session, starting out with breathing exercises before the sound bath — accomplished with a 90 cm handcrafted nepalese gong and three different mallets — begins. it’s true what they say about gong baths; it’s mere minutes before things really start to bend. the experience overall is more soul-shaking than i would have thought: once you let go and give in to the sound, you start to understand what rrose means by “parallel dimensions.”

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music monday / douglas dare

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i’m going to keep it short and sweet today, what with it being the holidays and my being lazy. natch. anyway, i found this little gem while listening exploring nils frahm’s catalog for my last music monday post. douglas dare is a singer/songwriter from southwest england, signed to erased tapes (the same label as frahm).

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LC007 / M4CR0

okay ninjas, i know it’s been a minute since my last post but this one comes just in time for the weekend with a very special speaker session courtesy of a very beautiful person and a talented up and coming DJ, michael armstrong, also known as M4CR0.

[this session has been archived. for a downloadable version, get in touch here]

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LC005 / zeina


photo by darina velkova

this week’s speaker session podcast is from montreal’s own queen of dark minimal, zeina. a cairo native, zeina has been part of the montreal underground for a couple years now, steadily developing her sound and unique presence behind the decks. zeina vibes smooth and understated – a welcome change to typical electronic music, her sound is the very definition of deep, dark, minimal. click below for a listen!

[this session has been archived. for a downloadable version, get in touch here]

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