log_2024_01_31 //ย I Am All Ears #1
January 31, 2024

Welcome to the first edition of my monthly gathering of sonic worlds and oddities that I have enjoyed throughout the month.

๐™„ ๐™–๐™ข ๐˜ผ๐™ก๐™ก ๐™€๐™–๐™ง๐™จ is not strictly bound to a medium, trend or linear idea of time. You may (re)discover new music, thoughts and methods. I encourage you to send me music, readings or other media you are enjoying or working on. I am curious!

๐——๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ธ๐—ฎ – ๐—ช๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ฎ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ (๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐—น๐—ฒ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฐ)
Dornika’s work is heavily influenced by her activism, tackling issues of body autonomy, sexism, inequality and mental health. This is just a teaser and I am really looking forward to all the good things that will happen in 2024!

๐™๐™ง๐™ž๐™™๐™–๐™ฎ ๐˜ฟ๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ง๐™™ – ๐™๐™๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ช๐™จ ๐˜ผ๐™š๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง๐™ฃ๐™ช๐™จ (๐™‡๐™‹, 2023)
Over the last few years I have been following Friedemann Dupelius’ radio features and sound papers on various German radio stations and other platforms. Somehow his recent release Rhenus Aeternus on Barnt’s label Magazine did not pass through the algorithmic structures of my social media feed and I just stumbled upon it via Zweikommasieben Magazin. Transcendente Momente der Trance I would call it in German. You get the idea.

๐˜พ๐˜พ๐™‡ – ๐˜ผ ๐™‰๐™ž๐™œ๐™๐™ฉ ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™Ž๐™ ๐™ช๐™ก๐™ก ๐˜ฟ๐™ž๐™จ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ฆ๐™ช๐™š (๐™ˆ๐™ž๐™ญ, 2024)
I caught a glimpse of them on a 3024 compilation a few years ago, RAโ€™s The Art of DJing put them back on my radar and it was such a multi-dimensional and thoughtful read.
‘๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ซ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ฉ ๐˜ข ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ-๐˜ฅ๐˜ถ๐˜ฃ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ 1970๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜ฉ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ 2000’

๐™Ž๐™ž๐™ก๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™Ž๐™š๐™ง๐™ซ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฉ – ๐™‰๐™š๐™œ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š ๐™๐™–๐™จ๐™˜๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ (๐™‡๐™‹, 2012) Juan Mendez’ has not only contributed musically to the electronic music landscape that has defined Berlin for more than 10 years. His visual language and arrangements for Sandwell District, the cosmos around it, had a great influence on my innocent twenty-something on how to communicate music with visual aesthetics.

๐˜ผ๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ข๐™ž๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™˜ ๐˜ฝ๐™š๐™ก๐™ž๐™š๐™›๐™จ – ๐™ˆ๐™€๐™๐˜ฟ๐™€๐™†๐˜ผ (๐™‡๐™‹, 2022)
An ongoing journey towards self-acceptance – fuelled by the sound of urgency. Perhaps not the best soundtrack for reading. But this LP made me think of ๐™‚๐™ก๐™ค๐™ง๐™ž๐™– ๐˜ผ๐™ฃ๐™ฏ๐™–๐™ก๐™™รบ๐™–’s book ๐™‡๐™ช๐™ฏ ๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™ก๐™ค ๐™Š๐™จ๐™˜๐™ช๐™ง๐™ค, where she explores issues of authenticity, appropriation and commodification, debates between indigenous and Chican@ authors and the development of identities that are simultaneously ethnic and transcultural.

๐™€๐™ก๐™ž๐™–๐™ฃ๐™š ๐™๐™–๐™™๐™ž๐™œ๐™ช๐™š โ€“ ๐™‘๐™ž๐™˜๐™š – ๐™‘๐™š๐™ง๐™จ๐™–, ๐™€๐™ฉ๐™˜ (๐™‡๐™‹, 1970) Some evenings on these dark and cold days I just zone out to this youtube upload of Eliane Radigue’s minimalist drones and take a bath in slowly modulated sound waves. I spent two weeks alone with a three year old, going through the ups and downs of morning and evening routines, which can be quite intense at times.

๐™๐™ง๐™–๐™™๐™š๐™˜๐™ง๐™–๐™›๐™ฉ – ๐™๐™๐™š ๐˜ฝ๐™ค๐™™๐™ฎ ๐™‰๐™š๐™š๐™™๐™จ ๐™‹๐™ช๐™ง๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™จ๐™š (๐™‡๐™‹, 2024) Beautiful and eerie soundscapes. Nothing to add.

January 27, 2024

Over the years I have collected demos and drafts from friends in my music library. Demos often come without artwork. To remember not only the music but also the people, I save these files with their portraits or images that I associate with these kindred spirits. I like the idea of intersecting the metaphorical understanding that a music library is a collection of experiences and memories with the literal act of remembering by looking at photographs. It is also really cute to have a picture of your old friends on a CDJ when you play their music…

To my friends out there – this is a reminder to send me your music. I would love to hear it! ๐ŸŒ€

The photos I used for Randweg (1), Olle (2) and Isak (5) are from Ana Tabatadze’s tumblr blog, which is unfortunately no longer accessible. (allesistverbunden.tumblr.com)

2024_01_02 // re-visiting the dance floor
January 2, 2024

  • bpm fast
  • clothes in monochrome (still a thing)
  • a connected mic leaves room for re-in(ter)ventions.
  • silence is the new needle scratch
  • I went bananas to a smurf edit of madonna
  • not one single cigarette spotted
  • left my bagpack in the hallway for the whole night
  • did not know most of the tracks played (besides the madonna one obviosly)
  • nothing more joyful having a host playing records from their shelf before going out