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What’s the intention behind the music? Our ‘Stories’ section brings you interviews, features, personal opinions and columns about your favourite passion in the world.

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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Very Unconditional, Actually: Growing Up And Growing Old With The Pet Shop Boys

The world has surely changed a lot in the 35 years after "West End Girls" topped the charts but somehow Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe are still here as one of the few remaining constants in the ever-changing in the world of pop. For the majority of his life NBHAP head Norman has been following the path of the British duo, creating a life-long love relationship that started in his early childhood. In the wake of the band's new album "Hotspot" he shares this personal reflection on these past four decades.
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Neo-Classic, What Now? A Conversation With Martin Kohlstedt and Ólafur Arnalds

It seems like the term Neo-Classic is on everyones lips today. Altough many people have heard of this special genre, most of them only regard it as background music without bothering about what's really hidden behind. To show the world that this beautiful music is much more than only a background soundtrack, NBHAP editor Miriam Wallbaum decided to talk to two Neo-Classic pioneers about the scene: Germany's Martin Kohlstedt and Iceland's Ólafur Arnalds.
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Label In Focus: The Borderless World Of Japan’s FLAU

Based in Japan but with fans and artists from all over, FLAU finds and releases music from artists who craft their own special worlds. NBHAP editor Austin caught up with some of the label's protagonists to shed some light on their work by talking to label boss Yasuhiko Fukuzono as well as artists Rayons, Machinone, Sparrows and Rima Kato.
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