Twelve months ago we could have only imagined how different our lives would be right now. The Covid-19 pandemic shook the foundation of many things we took for granted. Like many other industries, the world of music is strongly affected by this rule-changing year and it makes you wonder just how big the impact of it all will be in the end. NBHAP head Norman went into 'end-of-the-year'-reflection mode and shares his thoughts right here.
Beloved American artist Scott Hansen ends the cycle of his last album "Weather" with one final remix album before starting a new chapter in his life and career. On the brink of the new year, I sat down with him to talk about the current state of Tycho and discuss the influence of electronic music in his life as he adds some of his personal favourites to NBHAP's 'Electronic Empathy' playlist.
It has been quite a hard year for everyone earning their money in the cultural scene in Germany. One of the affected persons is Timo Kumpf, the organizer of beloved German indie festival Maifeld Derby. NBHAP author Miriam Wallbaum, who attended the festival regularly the last years, took the nearby end of the year as a chance to recap the past months together with the organizer and had a little look at the near future with him.
Following the legendary 16-year-gap between their first two albums the genre-breaking Australian group now returns with their relatively quick third album "We Will Always Love You." Following a year that was clearly lacking of hope and positive moments they couldn't have picked a better timing for their life-affirming pop cocktail. NBHAP head Norman Fleischer phoned up one half of the duo to discuss the process of making this record happen along with a few other subjects.
The Berlin-based neo-pop duo MADANII & LLUCID makes music with a political message that questions stereotypes, representation, and demands space in the hegemonial 'Western' music industry. NBHAP author Liv spoke to the artists about their second EP 3RD 3YE and the interview series ORI3NTATION, which asks where stereotypes regarding the 'Orient' come from and how we can get rid of them.
Hailing from South Africa and an early loop pedal performer, Cape Town’s charismatic talent knows all too well how to turn life’s challenges and fears into upbeat folk anthems. NBHAP author Andreas caught up with the musician and warmly invites you into his powerful cosmos.
Even for an artist like Will Joseph Cook, coming of age is not without its major cutbacks and challenges, but that hasn’t kept him from having a good time while being at it. His new record illuminates the shaded hours of personal growth and you can read all about it right here.
Rosa Anschütz and NBHAP author Liv were scheduled for a Late Night talk in Berlin but the recent spike in Covid cases forced us to change plans. So last week, they found ourselves in front of another Zoom call – Rosa at her home base in Vienna, and Liv in Berlin. The Berlin-born artist moved to Austria where she is studying Transmedia Design at the local university while pursuing her own musical aspirations. 'Votive' is the artist’s debut LP.
We're living in the middle of a life-threatening environmental crisis and despite an increased understanding in the minds of many people there’s still not enough action that is taken to actively turn the wheel around. The music industry is just another part of our society that’s still too silent when it comes to this topic. Music Declares Emergency wants to change that and here NBHAP Norman Fleischer explains why he actively decided to support the organization a few months ago.
Seven years after the release of his celebrated debut album "The Golden Age", the French artist Yoann Lemoine is finally back with the second record as his alias Woodkid. NBHAP author Miriam Wallbaum took this special opportunity to have a little zoom conversation with the musical mastermind about the creative process of making "S16" and the storys that lie behind it.