Your place at NBHAP when it comes musical recommendations and specific sounds. We bring you our personal tips, carefully curated playlists and musical discoveries to make your life essentially better on the music front.
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.
The first summer of self isolation is approaching soon and it will be a different one on my levels. However, we still got the beauty of music to comfort us and for these times our summerly playlist likes to be a fitting companion. This season's update features fresh songs by Lianne La Havas, Faye Webster, Real Estate, Pure X, Washed Out, Feng Suave, Núria Graham, Land of Talk, Khruangbin and other favourites of ours.
Time itself is a peculiar construct. There is a first time for most things in life and, therefore, it is often these moments that hold a uniqueness and most likely a special sentiment that you then carry with you for the months and years to come, if you are lucky. Discovering an artist and fully embracing their work for the first time has always been, to this date, an exceptionally thrilling experience for me. In 2010, Villagers' magnificent debut album 'Becoming A Jackal' ended up leaving a lasting impression on me.
One stage, one keyboard and countless opportunities to do with that. Our beloved improvised show returned to the stages of the beloved Reeperbahn Festival for the second time in a row and here's how the entire thing went down.
What to do when you are forced to stay on your own most of the time? The ongoing Corona pandemic is forcing us to find new arrangements in our life and sees us facing different levels of stress. How to cope with all that? Remaining calm and sane might be the most crucial aspect here and obviously music can help a lot in achieving that state. NBHAP head Norman is quite an enthusiast when it comes to the exploration of DJ Sets and mixtape on Soundcloud. Right here, he gives insight into some of his recent favourites.
The current phase 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 situation and we decided to make a little challenge out of it. Tine from our marketing department, for example, took the quarantine to rediscover a band that she once liked a lot but lost track over the years. Here's her report about facing Editors once again.
Where brutalist architecture meets post-Soviet rock and punk; our editor Natálie Zehnalová investigated the music scene in Belarus. Between battling censorship of the authoritarian president and finding inspiration in the unique city scapes, the bands she introduces are full of surprises.