Vincent Vocoder Voice is here to give you beautiful nightmares

FACT Rated is our series digging into the sounds and stories the most vital breaking artists around right now. This week, Al Horner hears how Vincent Vocoder Voice spent five years becoming – then letting go – the ghostly, Greek myth-inspired slenderman that haunts his new album I, Too, Was Wrought With Love. I, Too, Was […]

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Jeremy Greenspan talks Geej, a local label with techno and ambient dreams

Junior Boys’ Jeremy Greenspan has been producing music since the late 1990s, and now he’s got another project in mind – a record label. Geej fuses two Greenspan’s interests – experimental techno and fourth world ambient – and he’s keeping it local, basing everything around his studio in Hamilton, Ontario. John Twells finds out what […]

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TRU VONNE

Alright%20%28Main%29_Alright%20%281%29.mp3 Reigning from Long Beach,California, Tru Vonne moved out to Phoenix in high school. Left for a short time to attend college in Connecticut, and back to Phoenix she went. Her inspiration for doing music was kind accidental. She was an athlete all her life, but then she got hurt and was told she couldn’t […]

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Nuraphone review: Headphones that scan your ears for a tailored listening experience

Australian startup Nura hopes to disrupt the personal audio business with Nuraphone, a set headphones that can create a tailored listening experience based on an individual’s hearing. Scott Wilson finds out if Nura’s technology can deliver on the promise clearer sound. What if your headphones could be tailored for your hearing in the same way […]

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Pan Sonic’s Ilpo Väisänen and Schneider TM dedicate new album to Mika Vainio

Hear the first track ‘Terminen Kevat’ now. Pan Sonic’s Ilpo Väisänen and Dirk Dresselhaus (aka Schneider TM) have announced Entropien I, a new album dedicated to Pan Sonic partner Mika Vainio, who died earlier this year. Released under the name die ANGEL (an updated name to their Angel project), the album is described as an […]

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Preview Eleh's first album in five years with an otherworldly modular mix

Hear a preview Home Age now. Eleh returns to Important Records this fall with Home Age, the elusive drone project’s first album in five years, as well as a split release with electroacoustic composer Christina Kubisch. Home Age is Eleh’s first proper album since 2012’s Homage To The Pointed Waveforms and is described as an […]

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8 of the most important modular synthesizers in music history

It’s Modular Synth Day on FACT! We’re marking the first birthday our Make Music section with a celebration modular synths, the artists that patch with them and they music they make. Find it all here. The modular synth has evolved from a gigantic, impractical musical instrument to something that’s regularly seen in the studio and on stage. […]

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Ariel Pink is beguiled by another outsider figure on the sobering Dedicated To Bobby Jameson

FACT reviews are back! Stay tuned every weekend for our writers’ takes on recent releases deserving dissection, and head to our all-new reviews section to keep track. Ariel Pink returns this week with his follow-up to 2014’s bombastic Pom Pom, on which his weirdo-pop wildness hit thrilling new levels excess. Where does he go next? And who exactly is Bobby Jameson, the […]

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Can hero Holger Czukay on Stockhausen, shortwave radio and being "too intriguing"

Can co-founder and sampling pioneer Holger Czukay died on September 5 aged 79, leaving behind a formidable musical legacy that spans almost 50 years. In this interview, originally published by FACT in 2009, Kek-W talks to the visionary musician about his formative years, studying under Stockhausen and breaking down sonic boundaries. Holger Czukay is a […]

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Shiva Feshareki is taking Éliane Radigue and Lee Gamble underground

What would music sound like deep underground in the caves beneath Derbyshire’s picturesque Peak District? That’s what composer Shiva Feshareki wondered when she dreamt up a project that would spotlight new compositions from “deep listening” legend Éliane Radigue and contemporary producer Lee Gamble and push them beneath the surface. Tom Howells unearths the story behind […]

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