Dienstag, 30.05.2017
Labor Day Summary

The (first) 120 days of 2017

“Time keeps slipping, keeps slipping
Time, time keeps slipping
Time, time keeps slipping
Time, time keeps slipping”
(Scritti Politti: “Tinseltown to the Boogiedown”)

“But don’t look back in anger
Don’t look back in anger
I heard you say
At least not today”
(Oasis: “Don’t Look Back in Anger”)

So, how to begin? Is the glass a half empty or half full? I guess by the end of this column we feel right where we belong on this very first day of the May.

But given how 2016 ended, when the election of Donald John Trump topped off a year of sad departures by some of our greatest musicians (Leonard Cohen, Sharon Jones, Colonel Abrams and George Michael, to name just a few), let’s focus on the positives.
True, the title of this piece nods to the Nazi-masterpiece (sic) “Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom” by Pier Paolo Pasolini, but then those negative vibrations often produce our best art.
So, let’s pay tribute to all those cultural developments, great and small, that the Kaput team and me weren’t able to draw your attention to, because we were too busy hustling through the last 119 days.

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Jlin
Jlin “Black Origami” (Planet Mu)

The 36th chambers of #jlintruth

Only two more weeks to go till the long awaited second album of Jerrilynn Patton aka Jlin will finally be available on Planet Mu records. It is titled “Black Origami”, features guest appereances by the ones of William Basinski, Fawkes, Holly Herndon and Dope Saint Jude and is as much the wild and polrhythmic percusion trip as we all hoped for. …

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Resonate_Blind Resonate Festival 2017

AGF, Phill Niblock, Yves Tumor and bleeding ears

Again and again it’s a surprising experience to fly in for a gathering like Resonate festival, wit…

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IMG_1776 Mark Fell – Syn/Cussion-Festival

“To me that would be a waste of a life spending your life making money.”

From the fifth to the seventh of May the Syn/Cussion-Festival will take place at Berlin’s Radialsy…

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Young-Marco_05 Young Marco – Dekmantel Selectors series

„Selection will always trump technique“

Marco Sterk who goes by the artist name of Young Marco is one of those djs who are on the radar for …

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Cover_Kreidler Record of the Week

Kreidler “European Song”

Triggered by Erdogan, Trump, Putin and co. the four musicians from Düsseldorf deferred to the urgen…

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Mikko-Joensuu_FIRE1 Mikko Joensuu – a song in fifteen images

From a “House Of Fire” to “Amen 3″

In the beginning there was "Amen 1"; but it did not take too long until Mikko Joensuu gave us "Amen …

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Magnetic_Fields-Voy-04 The Magnetic Fields "50 Song Memoir" – Justus Köhncke on Stephin Merritt’s new album

POP MUSIC, YOU BELOVED INTERFACE OF THE WORLD

“Age is just a number”, is what they say. Or “70 is the new 50”, “50 is the new 35”. Bul…

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