At the beginning of December German live electronica act, Ameli Paul, released their remarkable debut album Echoes of Memoria via independent Berlin-based imprint MEIOSIS. We had a chat with the likeable artist duo about the very personal story and inspiration of the album, why singing opera felt liberating for Ameli and their thought on what love is compared to our last interview some time ago.
“‘Who Are You’ is a commentary on how digitalization is grabbing our attention and gradually absorbing our real lives. Costly side effects are often hiding positive benefits. This begs questioning. How does one balance this transition, exist in a duality, instead of trading a big amount of one’s In Real Life experiences for simulacra? To what extent is trading physical alienation for limitless online connectivity worth it?” questions the Polish musician and artist Vincent Littlehat with her new fascinating single and music video ‘Who Are You’.
“You cannot wait to be ready because if you do, you never will be. Growth is painful…but so what, staying stagnant is even worse.” are the wise words of Véyah that we want to keep in mind for life. Today the young and talented singer premieres her debut single H8 U on C-Heads
But let me tell you, I will not forget who I was before and where the world could be and will always speak up for freedom and never give up hope for what is good and believe in the power of creative force of humans for a good cause. And one day the tide will have turned again.
“11 Rue de Médicis”, is thus the first single of it and has become a truly catchy indie-rock pop song, atmospheric and timeless. The accompanying self-directed music video shows Jakub in different scenes around Berlin and beyond. Alone, but not lonely, arriving at a new place, searching a bit for “his” place, being part of a city, and becoming part of the city himself
When Morabeza Tobacco, a Lo-fi duo from Stockholm, create new music, they are driven by exploring things in a natural, introversive and fun way, not worrying about how the songs might sound live but just going with this feeling of how they want their songs to come out while being in the studio and enjoying the process of working on them.
Beautiful piano sounds melt into an atmospheric, cinematic soundscape – a soothing melancholy that makes you come down from the noisiness of the everyday world. ‘Terra (Earth)’ is the brand new EP release of Multifaceted Italian composer and pianist Fabrizio Paterlini which indulges our senses and is just so perfect to unwind.
The work of photographer Daniela López are balm for the soul. Her images invite you to rest, let you immerse yourself in other people’ moments and to dive into the small beauties of life. “Just as you can like a song because it gives you an emotion, I think the same thing happens to me with photography – When I see an image that makes me feel something, I know it’s a successful one.”
Together with three friends Marta Ferri, a young photographer from Zurich, spent some divine days in the South of France. The moments there passed away between Rocky bays, the sweat summer air of the beach, pictoresque narrow alleys of Marseille.
“I often wonder where I see myself living in the long term. I don’t really like to stand in one place, but I like to have my safe place. A place I can call home.” realizes photographer Melanie Mauro and shares her aesthetic latest photographic work with us.
“Most of the time I’m a pretty positive person and in a good mood.” reveals German artist Julian Kleinert alias byelian. To show his melancholical and soft side initially took him a bit of effort, but through music he felt an outlet to emote this side of him.
Maybe it’s time to get a little more quiet, to take a step back sometimes. And to become a little more we instead of only me. I turn my head and look at the countless tiny, twinkling stars that look like they are being swallowed up soon by the pitch-black evening sky and fall asleep.
Describing herself as a bit of a restless soul, the pandemic made her realize about always being on the run, with endless possibilites around each corner, but having a hard time to put two and two together and not really living in the present moment. The realization of all that and relocating from her home city Stockholm to Berlin had a great influence and impact not only on her life but also on her music and new EP.
I had this nice profound conversation with a friend yesterday. About life, about if your small actions can actually really change something. About if it’s worth or wrong to convince someone else about what you believe in. I thought that, even though I try to do certain things to contribute to make a positive impact to the world, at the end it is useless. As the world is so big, and each of us is just such a small part of it so things will never change.
Dom Purcell and Cian McCann better known as Searchlight teamed up again with Irish singer Tolü Makay on Goldie’s boutique Fallen Tree 1Hundred imprint. Inspired by the spirit of Erykah Badu the track ‘Can We Go Back’ radiates a pleasantly calm feeling.