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Liv Toerkell

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Playing The Game Of Evolution: Noga Erez On Drawing From The Past While Shaping The Future

Noga Erez is not "Off the Radar" anymore. Following her 2017 debut record with the follow-up "KIDS", the singer and rapper from Tel Aviv establishes herself as a distinct musical voice. Punchy pop songs, fierce rap lines, and layered electronic arrangements single "KIDS" out as a powerful sophomore record. NBHAP author Liv spoke to the singer about the prevailing theme of generations, musical inheritance, and the limitations of technology.
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Claud Finds Their Footing in Personal and Artistic Life With Their Debut LP “Super Monster”

Singer and songwriter Claud went from making indie pop songs in their bedroom to recording their debut LP "Super Monster" at the iconic Electric Lady Studio. Exploring themes of love, isolation, and coming-of-age, the record communicates a wide range of emotions through lyrics and instrumental arrangements. We caught up with the musician to explore the background of their music making.
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“Space To Bloom”: MADANII & LLUCID On ORI3NTATION, Stereotypes, and Third Eyes

The Berlin-based neo-pop duo MADANII & LLUCID makes music with a political message that questions stereotypes, representation, and demands space in the hegemonial 'Western' music industry. NBHAP author Liv spoke to the artists about their second EP 3RD 3YE and the interview series ORI3NTATION, which asks where stereotypes regarding the 'Orient' come from and how we can get rid of them.
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Moving In Other Spheres: Introducing Transmedia Artist Rosa Anschütz

Rosa Anschütz and NBHAP author Liv were scheduled for a Late Night talk in Berlin but the recent spike in Covid cases forced us to change plans. So last week, they found ourselves in front of another Zoom call – Rosa at her home base in Vienna, and Liv in Berlin. The Berlin-born artist moved to Austria where she is studying Transmedia Design at the local university while pursuing her own musical aspirations. 'Votive' is the artist’s debut LP.
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One Month Of Music: A Personal October Recap by Liv Toerkell

How do you keep an overview about the countless new releases in the world of music? Well, easier said than done but thank god the staff of NBHAP keeps an overview. In this column one from the team personnally reflects on the past four weeks and the music that matters during this time. This time it's the turn of Liv Toerkell to ramble about our favourite passion in the world.
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Turning Traumatic Events Into Music: Tobias Preisig and Lukasz Polowcyk Reflect on Seeing 9/11 Up Close

Today is the eleventh of September – a date engrained in most of the people’s memories. 9/11 lies almost twenty years in the past now, yet many remain scarred by the horrific incident that shook the very foundations of New York City. A city crumbling to pieces right in front of your eyes is a sight you won’t forget for the rest of your life. The musicians Tobias Preisig and Lukasz Polowczyk both witnessed the Twin Towers collapse – an experience that reflects into the music of the new project Aint About Me.
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Late Night Talks: Novaa On Vulnerability And The Human Experience

The middle of the night is a mystical time. It is somehow not really yesterday, not today anymore, and not tomorrow yet. In this vacuum, the way we view the world often changes to a more somber philosophical look on things. In this fourth edition of Late Night Talks, the Berlin-based singer and songwriter Novaa met up with Editor Liv Toerkell on a late summer evening.
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