Artist Tips: Hauschka
Oscar, BAFTA, and Golden Globe nominee Volker Bertelmann offers some wise words on production.

Although Volker Bertelmann is one of the most recognizable 21st-century proponents of what is known as “prepared piano”—where the sound is altered by the insertion of alien objects between…

Donna Regina More

You’d be forgiven for thinking, what with this album’s title, that you’re in for non-stop dancefloor bangers. You’d be so wrong. On their 10th release, the Cologne-based duo of vocalist Regina Janssen…

Pluramon The Monstrous Surplus

What’s so scary about Pluramon’s fifth album, The Monstrous Surplus? After all, the group fronted by Marcus Schmickler trades in melodic, gossamer indie pop tunes with heavenly vocals from Julee Cruis…

Wechsel Garland Easy

On Easy, Wechsel Garland offers up his latest serving of fireside-chamomile electronica. But scaling back the electronic element almost entirely on some tracks, a good portion of the album plays like …

Pluramon Dreams Top Rock

The shoegaze revival has not hit Hot Topic retail stores, MTV airways and the pages of SLEAZEnation. Until it does, Pluramon’s shift from being Can’s post-rock stepchild to a shaman conjur…

Hausmeister Weiter

As Hausmeister, Christian Przygodda makes sublime house music. But, erm, not that kind of house. His delicately crafted pop vignettes are tailored for prosaic home activities. Part Sound Library cheek…

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