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Transformation

Music that summons new futures and dreams new worlds.

Meditation For An Internet Generation: A Guest Article By Will Samson

Musician and world citizen Will Samson is a longtime friend of NBHAP and a true expert when it comes to meditative and calming sounds that ease your mind and help to set the world in perspective. Especially in accelerated times like these we find it harder and harder to be "with ourselves" and find true inner piece. Back in 2014 the musician wrote a guest article about that for us ... and now he decided to revisit it because its message remains quite important.

SUUNS On The Timeless Inspiration Of Miles Davis’ 1968 Classic “Filles de Kilimanjaro”

Some records will shape you more than others. Half of a century after its original release the iconic Miles Davis album still continues to inspire musicians today. Liam O'Neill of beloved Canadian rock band SUUNS is one of those people. Ahead of the band's new album "The Witness" we asked him to write down his personal thoughts on this masterpiece in an exclusive guest article.
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Anika Returns And Expands Her Horizons On New Album “Change”

After almost a decade away from the day job, and an adventure in art-rock band Exploded View, Annika Henderson makes her grand return as Anika with "Change", a record that spreads her musical wings and takes her sound into new dimensions. NBHAP author Austin Maloney met her to find out more.

For Folk’s Sake: How “Bon Iver, Bon Iver” Changed The Future Of Indie Folk Ten Years Ago

Despite all popular belief, the idea of folk music is still very much alive, constantly reimagined and shaped anew by artists from every corner of the globe. In this ongoing column we’d like to peek behind the curtains of the heritage of a genre. Celebrating the decennial jubilee of Bon Iver’s self-titled sophomore release, NBHAP author Andreas decided to dig up his thoughts on the pioneering achievement of Justin Vernon’s acclaimed masterpiece.

Electronic Empathy: Lydmor Adds Furious Futuristic Pop Extravaganza To Our Playlist

Danish artist Lydmor is an unstoppable force of nature, one that is destined to push her own artistic and personal boundaries with every new release. Her pop is adventurous, relentless and forward-thinking and in a time that’s dominated by a lot of question marks it’s not the worst thing to imagine a better future. Together with her music we might be ready to shape it and this exchange will hopefully ignite it. And of course, she also picked tunes for our beloved playlist.

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.

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.

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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