Tag Archives : Music

Biosphere: The Sonic Eerie


Biosphere (Geir Jenssen) is an artist that I have listen to for quite some time now, but it was not until this year that I really got into his full catalogue, following the release of his amazing mini-LP The Petrified Forest. Born in 1962 in the arctic city Tromsø in Norway, Jenssen is most famous as a composer of so-called…

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Squarepusher: IDM Revisited


Despite the somewhat elitist underpinnings of the name itself, IDM (Intelligent Dance Music) spawned some of the greatest artists working within electronic music during the 90s. Initially introduced as a kind of rave-music for home listening with the release of the Warp-label’s by now somewhat legendary Artificial Intelligence-compilation (1992) – with its iconic cover-image of a robot asleep in an…

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FKA twigs: Exploring the Uncanny


FKA twigs is one of the up and coming artists that I have been most excited about in recent years. She first appeared in 2012 with her self-released EP1, and has since then also put out EP2, her debut-album LP1, and the EP M3L155X on the Young Turks-label. She reminds me in particular of some of the great trip-hop artists…

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Massive Attack: Popular Modernism in 90s Trip-Hop


I have to admit that I have never been much of a fan of hip-hop. This does of course not mean that I do not recognize the inventiveness of the greatest hip-hop artists, but there is something with the hip-hop aesthetic that just does not speak to me. I think it mainly has to do with the focus on the…

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Tool: Popular Modernism in 90s Metal, Part 2


Tool was formed in Los Angeles in 1990, by members Maynard James Keenan (vocals), Adam Jones (guitar), Paul D’Amour (bass), and Danny Carey (drums). They immediately gathered an underground reputation for playing unconventional and esoteric heavy music which had little to do with the conventions of glam metal, but instead fed into the emerging alt-rock/metal-scene driven by bands such as…

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Girl in a Band, by Kim Gordon


Sonic Youth split up in 2011, after having been together for an astonishing 30 years. The reason behind the band calling it quits was because band-members Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore recently had announced that they would be separating, after 27 years of marriage (it later became known that the reason behind their separation was because Moore had an affair…

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