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Secret Thirteen Interview - Atom™

Independence through isolation – the interview with Atom™ Uwe Schimdt – the man behind Atom™ moniker – operates within a wide range of musical narratives expressed by various eclectic guises. They guide us through the variety of spatial, geographical and temporal episodes of music history. Latin infused cover project Señor Coconut, the futuristic hazy downtempo/electro-jazz of Flanger (Uwe’s collaboration with Burnt Friedman), the beautiful and monolithic classicism of Schubert referencing Atom™ album “Winterreise” (not to mention many other works under … More

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Secret Thirteen Interview - Robert Henke (Monolake)

Chasing ghosts in the machines – the exclusive interview with Robert Henke Robert Henke is a man who probably needs no introduction. His art merges two separate, sometimes even conflicting concepts – technology and emotion. Being a renowned sound engineer and software architect introducing cutting-edge concepts, he is also the man behind the Monolake project, which mesmerized many sonic travelers with its cold, intense and futuristic musical narratives of unexplored spaces and forms, where ghost chasing takes place in polygon … More

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Secret Thirteen Interview - Tor Lundvall

Between seasons, structures and solitude – the interview with Tor Lundvall Ambient composer and painter Tor Lundvall manages to translate the feel of his surroundings so well that in his works you almost feel the soft coldness of the first winter breeze, decadent smell of autumn leaves, the intense scent of pines in the hazy summer forest, breath of chimneys of some small and remote village or the distant dawn or twilight covering the urban horizon. Everything is inscribed in … More

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Secret Thirteen Interview - Lycia

Stark corners, quiet moments and autumnal sublime – the interview with Lycia’s Mike VanPortfleet For many years Lycia has been silently building impressive sonic structures made of haunted, mesmerizing and ethereal sounds drowned in thick layers of long reverbs floating somewhere into the distant horizons, where cold autumn sun meets the complex ornaments of leafless tree branches. Even though the band has never flirted with the mainstream, their influence subtly seeps into many notable underground acts (one of the greatest … More

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Secret Thirteen Interview - Lisa Shahno

The complex world of mesmeric geometric abstraction – an exclusive interview with ingenious Lisa Shahno Lisa Shahno is an upcoming and promising fashion designer and visual artist based in Moscow, Russia. Shahno constructs clothing exploiting high-tech materials and geometric forms in a very playful and intuitive way. Using the language of abstract two-dimensional graphical surfaces, Lisa Shahno explores the space between fashion design, art, geometry and even physics. Since her first collection “Squaring the square” the main structural units of … More

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Words from Unsound Festival - Mika Vainio (Pan Sonic / Ø)

In a cooperation with Unsound festival we proudly present exclusive interview with Mika Vainio, also known as Ø, a member of Finnish experimental electronic music duo Pan Sonic (originally called Panasonic). Just before his live performance at Manngha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology in Krakow, Vainio recalled the beginning of his carrier, defined the changes of the audiences, shared his personal opinion about nowadays life and his major influences. Interview You were involved in experimental/industrial scene since the early … More

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Secret Thirteen Interview - Simon Scott (ex-Slowdive)

Sounds from the marshes, sounds from the sea – the interview with Simon Scott Simon Scott musical path has been marked by beautiful sonic structures and landscapes. Whether he was drumming for Slowdive, definitely the best shoegazers of the decade, or embarking on a journey to nature inspired sonic depths as a solo composer, the presence of same organic pulsations are felt. While Slowdive introduced the spacious and beautiful sounds of summer meadows and clear blue skies, Simon Scott explored … More

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Secret Thirteen Interview - Martial Canterel

Behind the Dusty Curtains – the interview with Martial Canterel Martial Canterel, a solo project of Sean McBride (also one half of Xeno and Oaklander), has always echoed some deep resonances with the post-iron curtain vibe of the Eastern Block. Sometimes it even sounds like the soundtrack of the grim history of the 20th century’s Europe, channeled through very personal, emotional and melancholic soundworld of Sean. Even though he is from New York, the strong ties with the Old Continent … More

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Secret Thirteen Interview - Julianna Barwick

Crafting the Symphonies of Forgetfulness – the interview with Julianna Barwick There are some artists, who might be called masters of escapism providing us with ethereal sound shelters of overwhelming beauty and bringing somewhere far off the noisy urban soundtracks. Julianna Barwick is definitely one of them. With her voice (that easily could stand next to Lisa Gerrard or Elizabeth Fraser) as the primary structural element she transports listener to her own emotional universe of sonic purity, brings him/her to … More

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Secret Thirteen Interview - Laurel Halo

From Detroit with love – the exclusive interview with Laurel Halo Laurel Halo musical path is steeped in diversities of modern electronic music, yet at the same time is conceptually consistent. Having grown up in Ann Arbor, the American town close to Detroit, she managed to embrace all the musical climate of the latter and channel it in new own peculiar, emotive and innovative ways. Her early more intense rhythmic experiments led to the celebrated “Quarantine“, an abstract, cold, beautiful … More

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Secret Thirteen Interview - Nate Young

“Silence as the paramount to the effectiveness of loud noise” – Nate Young interviewed Nate Young is one of the busiest artists in nowadays noise/experimental underground. Not only he has founded the legendary Wolf Eyes outfit, but also performed under a wide variety of monikers (Jean Street, Regression etc.) and in a great number of different acts (Stare Case, The Moon Pool & Dead Band, The Mongoloid Men etc). One of his most notable achievements is the renowned “Regression” series … More

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Secret Thirteen Interview - Ran Slavin

PHOTO BY SHLOMIT SLAVIN Floating between dream and reality, traveling through time and space – an exclusive interview with Ran Slavin Ran Slavin is an Israeli based multimedia artist, director and composer. His works occupy some surreal space between dreams and reality, archaic past and futurism, cold cyber/urban landscapes and human emotions, rational and subconscious. In his cinematic masterpiece “The Insomniac City Cycles“, he analyzes the moving, evolving, alive and multilayered organism of the city and its relation to our … More