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Liv Toerkell

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Make It New: Scott Matthew On Reworking His Older Songs For ‘Adorned’

‘To Adorn’ means to make something more beautiful, to enhance, and to redecorate it. That is the title of Scott Matthew’s forthcoming record. On Adorned he takes the title literally and rearranges ten of his original tracks. The Australian singer and songwriter has been releasing music for more than a decade now and gained critical acclaim for his lyrics between personal and political and emotive vocals.
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Late Night Talks: Lucy Kruger On Sonic Witchery And Summertime Sadness

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. To break out of the dullness of press appointments, the singer Lucy Kruger opened up her home to NBHAP editor Liv Toerkell in our second segment of Late Night Talks.
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Lockdown Listening Challenge: One Week To Get Into The Sound Of Sonic Youth

The current age of self isolation is forcing us to be creative, kill some time and maybe also do something we've never done before. Listening to music can be a great way of coping with the current situation and we decided to make a little challenge out of it. NBHAP editor Liv starts her journey to explore bands she has never explored before by giving the mighty back catalogue of alternative/noise rock icons Sonic Youth some attention.
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Late Night Talks: Leaving Things In The Dark With Niklas Paschburg

The German composer Niklas Paschburg takes us on a journey to a place where the sun never shines, into the blue, with his latest album 'Svalbard'. NBHAP editor Liv Toerkell sat down with the artist in the middle of the night to dive beyond the surface of the art. Enjoy the first edition of our new "Late Night Talks" series.
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One Month Of Music: A Personal February 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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Between Space And Time: Jan Wagner and Tobias Preisig Reflect On Their ‘SPHEREA’ Concert

The Berlin-based musicians Jan Wagner and Tobias Preisig took their classical, ambient compositions to another level. In collaboration with the Spatial Media Lab and Zeiss Planetarium, they created a three-dimensional space for music in a very special first edition of SPHEREA. Our editor Liv attended the event and talked with the artists and we're also exclusively debuting a brand new piece from Mr. Wagner.
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