First Floor is what happens when music journalism arrives in your email inbox, unfiltered

Journalism is often a nomadic field, as outlets come and go — music journalism, doubly so. But Shawn Reynaldo reinvented his homeless radio show as a mailing list, and the results are refreshing. The odd thing is, reading through First Floor feels more intimate than the days of print writing. Don’t get me wrong – […]

The dorky recorder you had in school just got a futuristic remake

The recorder’s simplicity has made it ubiquitous in music education. Digital builders want to refresh it and make it cool – and no, this isn’t an April Fools’ joke.

Peter Kirn - October 18, 2019

Techno to terraforming: this ex-Berlin collective is planting 27,027 trees in Portugal

Could techno makers wind up shifting to rural landscapes from the usual urban ones? One collective imagines “terraforming … a sustainable green oasis.”

Peter Kirn - October 17, 2019

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