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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 Essay | posted 07.10.2020
A Journey Into Turkish Music
Gastarbeiter*innen Musik
Simultaneously with the genesis of Anadolu Pop with all its various offshoots, a virile cultural infrastructure is developing in West Germany that is flourishing in the shadow of the German majority society and its music industry. This »guest worker music« has irritatingly only ever touched public consciousness. The economic exchange could also have been a cultural one. It should have been.
Music Essay | posted 06.10.2020
A Journey Into Turkish Music
Anadolu Pop
Altın Gün, Derya Yıldırım & Grup Şimşek or Gaye Su Akyol: Although the stylistic intersection between these bands and musicians* is small, they are nevertheless mentioned in the same breath. This can be explained above all by their references to Anatolian folk music or the sound of the so-called Anadolu Pop, which formed in Turkey in the 1960s. But is it a revival? We clarify.
Music List | posted 03.07.2019
Polish Jazz
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«.
Recent Articles
Music News | posted 28.01.2021
Radio Martiko
Obscure Greek music reissued
Two new releases with obscure Greek music from the 1960s and 1970s will be reissued these days via Radio Martiko: a compilation with Laika music and a collection with music by Tassos Chalkias.
Music Review | posted 20.07.2020
Adult Fantasies
Towers Of Silence
A very deserving compilation brings us Stroom these days with »Towers Of Silence« from the Belgian Adult Fantasies.
Art Portrait | posted 23.02.2021
Vincent de Boer
Like Jazz With Brushes
Dutch artist Vincent de Boer has become a regular band member of the British jazz band Ill Considered. He draws record covers based on the grooves he hears. For »The Stroke«, the process has now been reversed.
Music Review | posted 23.07.2020
Eiko Ishibashi
Hyakki Yagyō
On her first solo studio album in two years, »Hyakki Yagyō«, Eiko Ishibashi brings wonderfully wondrous sounds into flowing movements on two sound collages.
Music List | posted 07.01.2021
Aaron Frazer
10 All Time Favs
»Introducing« is the name of Aaron Frazer’s first solo album. As the drummer of Durand Jones & The Indications, however, he is by no means an unknown name. So musically it’s off to the sixties. He tells us what actually influenced him musically.