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Nick Cave roasts both Antifa and the Far Right in a blog post

Nick Cave is in the middle of a mediastorm after responding to the question as to ‘why he writes‘. Cave responded, and said that both Antifa and the Far Right are engaged in the same dynamic: Wokeness. Cave: “Wokeness, for all its virtues, is an ideology immune to the slightest suggestion that in a generation’s time their implacable beliefs will appear as outmoded and fallacious as those of their own former generation. (…) Some of us, for example, are of the generation that believed that free speech was a clear-cut and uncontested virtue, yet within a generation this concept is seen by many as a dog-whistle to the Far Right, and is rapidly being consigned to the Left’s ever-expanding ideological junk pile.” And he adds: “Living in a state of enquiry, neutrality and uncertainty, beyond dogma and grand conviction, is good for the business of songwriting, and for my life in general. This is the reason I tend to become uncomfortable around all ideologies that brand themselves as ‘the truth’ or ‘the way’. This not only includes most religions, but also atheism, radical bi-partisan politics or any system of thought, including ‘woke’ culture, that finds its energy in self-righteous belief […]

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Pole (aka Stefan Betke) announces new album called ‘Fading’ – A first track, ‘Röschen’, is available now

(Photo by Ben de Biel) Berlin based artist Pole (aka Stefan Betke) has announced more details of a new album called “Fading”. A first track, “Röschen”, is available now. “Fading” is set for release on Mute on 6 November 2020. Available on vinyl, CD and digitally, the new album follows Mute’s remastered reissues of his groundbreaking trilogy – “1”, “2”, “3” – at the beginning of the year. Betke: “The album was mostly inspired by the idea of memory loss, my mum had dementia and I saw her losing all the memory that she had accumulated over her 91 long years. When losing that memory it turned into what she was probably like in the beginning of her life when she was born – like an empty box.” Check out “Röschen”. A broken Waldorf 4-Pole filter Stefan Betke is a German electronic music artist commonly associated with the glitch genre as well as dubtronica. Born in Düsseldorf, Pole took his name from a Waldorf 4-Pole filter, which he accidentally dropped and broke in 1996. Though the filter was perhaps no longer appropriate for DJ work in its damaged state, Betke found the strange hissing and popping noises the filter now […]

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U96 and Wolfgang Flür (ex-Kraftwerk) release collaboration album + new Wolfgang Flür album in the making

German techno/electronic legends U96 will release a new album with former Kraftwerk member Wolfgang Flür on September 4th. The album, called “Transhuman”, contains 14 tracks and 2 U96 Bonus tracks. It will be available online, on CD and also on a limited double Red Vinyl edition via the German label UNLTD-Recordings. The New York record label Radikal Records has secured the rights to the album for the US and Canada. At the frontline of electronic music for many years were the German act Kraftwerk and moost do know the band via their longstanding career. Wolfgang Flür was Kraftwerk’s drummer in the years between 1972 and 1987 and therefore involved in the most seminal albums by the group from Düsseldorf. U96 (Ingo Hauss & Hayo Lewerentz) from its side rose to fame in the 1990s with hits such as “Das Boot”, “Love Sees No Colour”, “Night In Motion” and “Heaven”. “Transhuman” and an updated version of “Zukunftsmusik (Radiophonique)” will be released as lead singles, including experimental video clips. The best of both worlds “Transhuman is a stylistic mélange of our different histories,” says Wolfgang Flür. Hauss: “Pieces like ‘Zukunftsmusik’ and ‘Transhuman’ don’t tell a story in the classic sense, they articulate […]

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