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4AD (Musicians)
4AD is a London-based record label, founded in 1979 by Ivo Watts-Russell and Peter Ken.
4AD in Features
Music Interview | posted 17.11.2011
Joker
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
Future Islands
Singles
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
The National
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
Piramida
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
Grimes
Visions
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
Zomby
Dedication
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
Bon Iver
Bon Iver
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.
Recent Articles
Music Portrait | posted 12.11.2020
Tidal Waves
Riding the Wave
A powerful wave has already washed many treasures ashore. Seen in this way, the name fits, because the Belgian reissue label Tidal Waves searches for, discovers and publishes pearls of music history believed to be lost.
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 Interview | posted 14.10.2020
Makaya McCraven
»I'm excavating sounds«
Makaya McCraven is one of the most leading jazz musicians of these days. Not only his hometown Chicago, but the whole world seems to be inspired by the free approach to the jazz heritage in his music. We had the chance for an interview.
Music News | posted 24.06.2020
Apollo Brown & Che' Noir
Exclusive Edition: »As God Intended«
Apollo Brown has teamed up with Che’ Noir for »As God Intended«, which will be released by Mello Music Group on September 4, 2020. The album is exclusively available from us in a Coloured Vinyl Edition.
Music Portrait | posted 15.10.2020
Dark Entries
Between Disco, Goth and Porno Soundtracks
Since 2009, Josh Cheon has been running his label for underground music from the 1980s and those who want to be the next big underground hit. Next year he will have released over 300 records. We introduce you to the label from San Francisco.