Samstag, 25.02.2017
CTM Festival 2017, the world and a boy with a walkman

AN INFINITE EXPERIMENTAL LABORATORY

Last night, after a day full of discussions with my students at the Institute for Popular Music, I had almost fallen asleep when in this strange interphase of states one last memory sequence stole into my mind. I was suddenly in the year 1988 at a street corner in Washington, D.C. Back then on my first trip through the US one block away from the White House I accidentally met a guy whom I had known from hardcore and punk rock shows in Stuttgart. He was grimly peering towards that house where Ronald Reagan lived back then and was listening, suitable for the moment and his position, to Minor Threat and other Dischord bands (Reagan Youth would have been even more fitting). Admittedly a very introverted kind of protest of the circumstances – but, as it is still resonating in my 29 years later, nonetheless a lasting one.

I don’t really have draw on Freud to know why this memory is coming up right now. Nothing has been more present in our everyday life in the last days than the political ambient noise. Ever since Brexit and Trump’s election even those who have always seen their cultural engagement as separate from something like every day politics feel compelled to position themselves.

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Gianni Brezzo “Me Deixa” – Videoclip-Premiere

“I just wanted to make a record that doesn’t overstrain you at breakfast table.”

"We wanted to make a cheap and effective promotional clip for the record." – Kaput is happy to debut the new clip of Gianni Brezzo. …

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Week-End Mixtape #6

The tracks on this podcast, which Marie Davidson recorded exclusively for our friends of Week-End Fe…

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“Noticeably different, more free”

A journey into the New School of Cologne Techno featuring Friday Dunard, Philip Jondo, Christian Gun…

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Michael Kerkmann, ohne Titel

No. 32…

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“It was just like yoga: You get there, turn your brain off and just do it.”

Three years after their debut “Vermont” Danilo Plessow (Motor City Drum Ensemble) and Marcus Wor…

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Visible Cloaks / Melanie Velarde

The records of the week are all about archaeological quests, operations at the open hear and soft fe…

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The XX “I See You”

But it would be wrong to just talk about “I See You” ex negativo, because it is such a prolific,…

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