In Dream Baby Dream compilation, a Berlin bar makes a gathering in sound

Music is not just made alone in sound-sealed rooms; it’s also that wasted time with friends that feeds us. So here in a compilation from a self-described “avant-garde cocktail parlour” comes a musical picture of people missing a place to share.

Mourning the loss of Elbee Bad and Rodney Bakerr, House music innovators

In an era of loss and grieving, we continue losing unsung heroes before their time. That included most recently not just one but two House music legends – Elbee Bad and Rodney Baker. It’s well worth not only marking their passing, but reflecting on why artists are not more sung in their lifetime, and whether […]

Peter Kirn - June 4, 2021

Music for orangutans, as Lyra Pramuk and Rani Jambak connect to Sumatra’s ecosystem

The music flows easily, entangled like vines, in a production constructed between Berlin and Indonesia over Zoom. But in these serene melodies, there is a plea for the ecosystem of North Sumatra.

Peter Kirn - April 30, 2021

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