The Monthly Peak (Category)
Under the category The Monthly Peak monthly longer treatises to a specific topic take place.
The Monthly Peak in Features
Music − List | posted 03.07.2019
An introduction in 10 vinyl records
The Polish jazz scene is considered one of the most important and creative in Europe. During the Cold War, it was already one of the most creative and courageous in the Eastern Bloc. Nowadays it oscillates between shallow conventions and hidden ruptures. We will search for the traces and present 10 vinyl records, new and old, which give a perfect introduction to the world of Polish jazz.
Music − Essay | posted 01.07.2019
Women Of Jazz
We Insist Female
Women in jazz are still not a matter of course. According to a recent study, only 12 percent of instrumentalists in Germany are female. That must change. For in the past, female musicians have played a decisive role in shaping jazz and the future is also in their hands. So it’s time for a preoccupation with the female perspective of a supposedly male genre.
Music − Essay | posted 19.11.2012
Tools Of War
Respect Where It All Began
The Four Elements. The Golden Age. In discussions these memories can grow to pretty nostalgic kitsch including super heroes and a religious patina. Born in the mid-90s, Tools Of War is a small frontier fighting to bridge this gap between a legendary past and the mainstream present. But it’s definitely Hip Hop »with the idea that there are many “tools” one can use in competing / battling within Hip Hop culture: turntables, microphones, paint«.
Music − Portrait | posted 14.07.2020
WeWantSounds has been publishing music from the 1970s and 1980s since 2015. The name of the label is a catchphrase. When the Parisian two-man company selects the reissues, genre and country borders don‘t matter.
Music − Review | posted 29.05.2020
Greatness through reduction: On »Contact« drummer Greg Fox uses his instrument even more purposefully.
Music − Essay | posted 09.07.2020
Baltic & Finnish Jazz
While jazz from London to L.A. is evolving a fresh pop sensibility or even tries to update the fusion heritage, cool flavors between new blood and nostalgia are cultivated on the shores of the Baltic Sea. Here the genre is cosmopolitan as well and yet totally distinct.
Music − Review | posted 11.06.2020
Two years ago Palmbomen II introduced us to Cindy Savalas and her hometown Carmel Vista. Now her »lost« debut album »I’m Cindy« has turned up.
Music − News | posted 29.06.2020
Joell Ortiz & Kxng Crooked
Exclusive Edition: »H.A.R.D.«
Joell Ortiz and Kxng Crooked (aka Crooked I), both from the rap supergroup Slaughterhouse have announced a new album on Mello Music with »H.A.R.D.«. Vinyl will follow in September. We have a strictly limited colour edition in our assortment.