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Just published In the studio with Roel Funcken : http://hcdi.gs/FunckenStudio
Lets start at the very beginning. Can you tell us how you got involved in composing, and what was your very first piece of gear? I have always known that I wanted to get into music, and I always ha…
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Here's a fantastic doze of gorgeous music for your weekend! A Headphone Commute Sound Bytes Time Released Sound limited edition music label Special, featuring the latest from Marta Mist, Vektormusik, The Star Pillow and Ben Eyes : http://hcdi.gs/TRSBytes
Time Released Sound stands for its promise behind the name – this is music that slowly evaporates into the ether of your dwelling until it becomes a part of the air that you breathe, a part o…
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"From the very beginning, Third Law unravels its massive force. Growing with dynamic tautness, the landscape of this futuristic [dare I say] space music is parallel to the other-dimension interplanetary shuttle landing on a hostile celestial body, surrounded by uninhabited environmental texture, luminous aural palette, and sonic dust." ♫♪ read:// Headphone Commute review of Roly Porter's "Third Law" out on Tri Angle Records : http://hcdi.gs/ThirdLaw
For me, Roly Porter’s story starts sometime in 2005, when together with Jamie Teasdale, he has released an album titled Degenerate on Planet Mu as Vex’d. Five years and numerous 12̸…
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Hey kids... tomorrow I set off for a month-long vacation to one of the most exciting places on earth, traveling across Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. But before I go, I wanted to share this gorgeous Headphone Commute podcast #199 by 'k'', titled "within confines", a mix which I will surely listen to on my adventure. I invite you to join me on my journey through this sonic companionship! http://hcdi.gs/1UFAq1l
And so… we arrive at Headphone Commute mix #199, exclusively put together by Cologne based (Germany) Kevin Gabriel, a member of jvbr, recording under his moniker ‘k”.&nb…
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"It’s a duet between acoustic strings and processing, field recordings, edits and organic arrangements. This music is steadily ramifies, growing out of itself like a wild tree. The tunes woven together and untwine again as a branches shaken by the wind." ♫♪ read:// Cyril Secq / Orla Wren – "Branches" out on Dronarivm : http://hcdi.gs/1WXoG86
Sometimes unplanned collaborations are the best collaborations of all. When inspiration strikes like lightning and brings idle bones to fleshed out life. That seems to be the case with Branches, a …
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"At the age of 8 or 9 my parents signed me up for piano classes and I hated it. It was so rigid compared to when I was just noodling on my own. I think music classes have killed off the naïve and childish fascination with playing that most people are born with. I just loved playing around on our piano and I didn’t want it to turn into homework... " ♫♪ read:// In the studio with Western Skies Motel : http://hcdi.gs/25oeITb
Lets start at the very beginning. Can you tell us how you got involved in composing, and what was your very first piece of gear? Probably since forever, we had a piano in my childhood home and I lo…
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"In The Last Panthers there is this creeping tension throughout, and I wanted to use noise as a subtle ambience that gets under your skin without you even realizing it." ♫♪ read:// Headphone Commute review of Clark's "The Last Panthers" now out on Warp Records : http://hcdi.gs/TheLastPanthers
Chris Clark’s latest release for Warp, titled The Last Panthers, is only about 48 minutes in length, but it still packs a very creative punch with its solid 19 pieces. If any slightly negativ…
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"The sonorities and recordings the pair brought back from West Africa are deconstructed, mangled and texturised, turned into a pointillist landscape until only a faint and distant souvenir remains…" ♫♪ read:// Stationary Travels review of Piano Interrupted - "Landscapes of the Unfinished" now out on Denovali : http://hcdi.gs/1Nvtjqh
Tom Hodge and Franz Kirmann return to Denovali as Piano Interrupted with a vibrant new record entitled Landscapes of the Unfinished which sees the addition of some fresh ingredients to the already …
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Alrighty then, and we're back!!!
Read the latest Sound Bytes entry featuring releases from Deru, subtractiveLAD, Murcof + Wagner, and Somatic Responses
http://hcdi.gs/1WV4HZI
So I spent nearly a month traveling across South East Asia (Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia), and, no thanks to jet lag for the last week, it’s making it very difficult to get back into …
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"I believe creativity comes from limitations. The equipment I used was minimal, a lot of it was the cheapest second-hand gear I could find. I had to push the programming of each instrument to its max, which taught me synthesis, and gave the music a unique sound for its time." ♫♪ read:// Headphone Commute's exclusive interview with Jega : http://hcdi.gs/JegaInterview
Hey Dylan, how is it going? Where are you these days and what have you been up to? I’ve been living in Venice, Los Angeles since moving from New York in 2006. After Variance was released in 2…
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Celebrating #PianoDay with this amazing playlist from Nils Frahm featuring my very own piece, titled "Unhinged", among the many favorite composers! More news on my very first EP is coming today! [wipes away a tear...] http://hcdi.gs/PianoDay2016
More info: www.nilsfrahm.com Management: felix(at)agentur-grimm(dot)com
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"David Wenngren’s delicate piano keys and shimmering celeste frame each piece and provide the ideal platform for the plaintive cries of Julia Kent’s cello to weave the narrative and resonate its emotion." ♫♪ read:// review of Library Tapes - "Escapism" now out on 1631 Recordings : http://hcdi.gs/escapism_
David Wenngren is perhaps best known for more than a decade’s worth of albums, soundtracks, and other licensed works under the alias Library Tapes, but he also recently co-founded 1631 Recordings a…
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Headphone Commute is an independent resource of candid words on electronic, experimental and instrumental music, featuring album reviews, artist interviews, label profiles, and a somewhat-weekly podcast.

The range of covered genres includes electronica, glitch, idm, drum’n’bass, breakcore, dubstep, trip-hop, modern classical, post-rock, shoegaze, ambient, downtempo, experimental, abstract, minimal and everything in between. 

HC is not associated with any artist, band, record label, promoter, distributor or retailer covered by the reviews. 

There is no hidden agenda behind these words. What you see is what you get. All that means is that we share our love for music because we want to – not because we have to.
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