Klaus Schulze, cosmic Berlin native synth explorer: collected remembrances

The towering synthesizer composer, musician, and adventurer in solo work and with Tangerine Dream, Ash Ra Tempel, and the Cosmic Jokers, has died aged 74. It’s time to trance out with synths and collect remembrances and interviews to mark his passing. It’s been a rough couple of years for musical heroes here in Germany as […]

Meditation in a time of war: Ukrainian music innovator Kotra interview, premiere

Extreme-distorted metallic surfaces buzz on the surface, but there’s deep meditation beneath. Ukraine’s Kotra, aka Dmytro Fedorenko, returns to CDM to tell us how he’s coping with the invasion of his home country and how we can respond – starting with keeping our minds together.

Peter Kirn - March 23, 2022

Here are Ukrainian artists and labels you can support and celebrate

There’s never too much music, and never enough attention on independent artists and labels. The reality is that Ukrainian artists – like so much of eastern Europe – often got little recognition even as their cities grew as international party destinations. So let’s do what we always do, and love music – right on to the weird and unheard.

Peter Kirn - February 28, 2022

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