Premiere: Dark Forces by The Allegorist plunges us into a gorgeously surreal, shamanistic future

It’s the ultimate neo-futuristic concept album, complete with invented language for the lyrics (“Mondoneoh”) and a protagonist known as Dragon Rider. But the music is exquisitely composed 21st-century cinematic electronics. Anna Jordan’s The Allegorist has produced a fanciful opus for total immersion.

Premiere: Olenc’s Particles takes a microscopic trip inside a cello string

Someone sucked Bochum, Duisburg, and Dortmund into a digital realm full of VR air pollution visualization – and in the debut album, Ljubljana’s Olenc deconstructs cello strings with the precision of an electron microscope. Journey inside.

Peter Kirn - April 2, 2021

In pandemic year two, streaming in China builds underground electronic music community

With community radio and online features, the metaverse in cities like Chengdu and Shanghai continues to be a conduit for community. Efforts by independent community streamers could serve as an example to the rest of us figuring out our post-pandemic world.

Peter Kirn - March 24, 2021

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