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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.

Time To Reconnect With Nature: Get To Know Martin Kohlstedt’s Inspiring Forest Planting Project

The ongoing climate crisis can leave you numb and disillusioned from time to time. Instead of waiting for a miracle to happen or getting way too cynical it might be best to simply start doing little changes in your everyday life. Taking action is one aspect, redefining our relationship with nature in general is a whole different one. Acclaimed musician Martin Kohlstedt is fighting for exactly that and NBHAP head Norman spoke with him about his ambitious yet very pragmatic plan and how we all can learn something from it.
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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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Continuing Love After 25 Years: A Conversation With Post-Rock Icons Mogwai

A lot has been written and said about Mogwai in the last 25 years, even though Mogwai has never been a band of many words. NBHAP author Abhilash Arackal had the chance to talk to Barry Burns of Mogwai, who gave us an insight into the band’s architecture making it easier to understand why after 25 years, this band is still eager to release records at all and why they always sound as you want them to sound.
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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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Concerts and COVID-19: What The Live Music Experience Might Look Like In A Pandemic

So far, the promised “better 2021” looks an awful lot like 2020, right? Will it give the live music industry a chance to return or is that option already off the table? Time to address a few of the most burning questions: Is it safe to go to a concert in 2021? How can we best protect ourselves? Why should we head outdoors? NBHAP editor Igor Franjić did some research to give us answers.
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