Betty Apple, sci-fi, mermaids, volcanoes, techno, time travel: album + interview

Betty Apple’s Taiwan Bay Be is a full-length album exploring Taiwanese identity, time travel, sound, and the cosmic. Released this year on our Establishment, Betty is now in Berlin for a live presentation on Wednesday – and she has a lot to say, from unpacking the mermaid fairy tail to imagining science fiction futures and sound’s relationship to “God” and life after death.

Here, have the Chipmunks singing Philip Glass’ composition Koyaanisqatsi

Philip Glass’ score for 1982’s Koyaanisqatsi is deeply moving, sombre, arresting – but have you really even heard it until you’ve heard it performed by Alvin, Simon, Theodore?

Peter Kirn - June 20, 2024

22 epic, unreleased tracks from Kenya’s SLIKBACK, digital and vinyl

Speaking of Kenya and things happening this week, yesterday Kenya’s fiercely creative producer SLIKBACK dropped some 22 new tracks. Vinyl just arrived, but you can also soak in these in digital – either way, you have to hear them.

Peter Kirn - June 19, 2024

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