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4AD in Features
Music − Interview | posted 17.11.2011
The Inner Vision
Like no other, Joker is bridging the gap between dubstep and hip hop with his so called »purple sound«. Finally, his long anticipated debut album The Vision came out these days. We met Joker to discuss dubstep, rap, video games and stolen TV’s.
4AD in Reviews
Music − Review | posted 17.02.2017
Bing & Ruth
No Home Of The Mind
In the cosmos of piano based post-classical music of recent times, Bing & Ruth have kept their special position with »No Home Of The Mind« to this day.
Music − Review | posted 24.03.2014
On »Singles«, the Baltimore-based synth-poppers Future Islands are using an unusually clean New-Wave-romance to dance away world-weariness and heartaches.
Music − Review | posted 30.05.2013
Trouble will Find Me
It’s probably the most personal record by The National – presumably because they have finally found themselves on their sixth studio album.
Music − Review | posted 20.09.2012
Efterklang are searching for airiness and find it in the songs on their fourth album. What’s special: their melodies are not as old as the hills, as it’s the case with other Indie-colleagues.
Music − Review | posted 16.03.2012
There’s an absentminded, aimless naivety entrenched in the current record by the Canadian elve-singer Grimes. There’s not much to experience on »Visions«, really.
Music − Review | posted 04.07.2011
Melancholy, sorrow and aggression: all these things can be interpreted into the deep basses and playful synths of this impressive and very atmospheric album.
Music − Review | posted 17.06.2011
Justin Vernon stepped up, trying to solve the impossible task to record a follow-up to For Emma, Forever Ago. The self-titled album Bon Iver gets as close to a solution as possible.
Music − Review | posted 05.04.2018
Grapes From The Estate
“Grapes From The Estate” by Oren Ambarchi is a masterpiece of gentle reduction. It will now be reissued with a new mastering.
Music − Essay | posted 24.06.2019
On The Hot Spot
Jazz in Great Britain is in the midst of a generational shift. New talents from Manchester to London are revising gridlocked listening habits and are testing the limits of the genre. But why now?
Music − Essay | posted 01.07.2019
Women Of Jazz
We Insist Female
Women in jazz are still not a matter of course. That has to change. For in the past, female musicians have had a decisive influence on jazz and the future is also in their hands.
Music − Column | posted 29.06.2019
Lootpack – Soundpieces: Da Antidote! (1999)
The breakthrough: »Soundpieces: Da Antidote« lifted the still young West Coast label Stones Throw from the circle of experts to the cult Olympus. Now the underground classic is 20 years old.
Music − News | posted 18.04.2019
New album: »Flamagra«
After five years a new album by Flying Lotus is going to be released: »Flamagra«. The first video features David Lynch as the leading actor and whets the appetite for the sixth album which will be out May 24th. HHV then has an exclusive White Vinyl Edition.