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Regular blog posts from the world of music. Find reviews of new releases, interviews with bands and artists, recommendations of buzzing newcomers, deep dives into much loved records as well as personal columns about our favourite passion in the world.

“I Can’t Hide From You Like I Hide From Myself”: Experiencing The Powerful Connection Of boygenius

Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus are boygenius. Although only in their late twenties, all three of them can already look back on highly successful solo careers. Now, five years after their self-titled debut EP, they have released their debut album "the record" and even though the title was probably chosen with a humorous intention, it can be taken seriously indeed: This is not some record - it is already a classic.

Conversations About Mental Health: Modha Release “Through the Cycle”

The collaborative record "Through the Cycle" by the Berliner Duo Modha engages in vulnerable and open conversations about mental health. With the aim to destigmatize the conversations around the topic, Modha share their emotions with the collaborators to create an atmosphere of trust. Among their collaborators are poet and writer Candice Nembhard, and the singers Noah Slee and Jermaine Peterson. We spoke to Modha and their contributors about the experience, vulnerability, and hopes for the album.

Companion with 88 Keys: The Personal Reflections of Eleven Pianists

On the 88th day of the year, Piano Day, LEITER release the second compilation featuring pianists from different musical backgrounds. The record represents the diverse stories and emotions the piano can invoke. With artists like Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Yann Tiersen, and Meredi, the compilation celebrates the sound of the unique instrument.

“Keeping The Faith In Life And In Love”: About The Retro-Tinged Folk Of Signe Marie Rustad

In a matter of reviving a classic songwriter spirit, Norwegian folk artist Signe Marie Rustad’s recent record turns a hopeful spirit into artistic courage and a nostalgic feel. For a new edition of our folk column we took the opportunity to chat her up and let her elaborate on the process, going into the tracks of her new record "Particles Of Faith" in detail. Make sure you also head into the playlist, which she co-curated with us for this occasion.

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