Alise Joste (LV)

The calm magic of acoustic music is no privilege of, let’s say, Norwegian or British musicians: Alise Joste from Latvia has the artistical power to wipe away everything trivial and ordinary and take her listeners to hidden places… In her homeland, she’s a well-known part of the singer-songwriter scene since 2008. In 2015 Alise has…

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Bantam Lyons (FRA)

Bantam Lyons is a character from a James Joyce’s novel. But it’s also four guys from France that play dark, tormented and melodic pop music. Their sound reminisces of noise/rock crystal clear guitars sounds, cold-wave basslines, dream-pop moving melodies or again the contained rage of post-punk.

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Bruno Bavota (ITA)

Bruno Bavota is a Neapolitan pianist and composer. His intimate and warm piano recordings express a lyrical romanticism – familiar sounds caressing and embracing his listeners. With a sense for harmonies and a gentle touch he creates a distinct sound that make his music immediately recognizable.

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Gabriel Miller Phillips (USA)

Until he left New York in 2012, Gabriel Miller Phillips was a fixture in the Brooklyn music scene and an outstanding songwriter from the great American school. For two long years when he could not leave the house for health reasons, Miller Phillips kept company with an acoustic guitar. The result was the fine folk…

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Il Tempo Gigante (DK)

Il Tempo Gigante is Rolf Hansen from Denmark – an outstanding musical project made out of two hands, guitar, voice, loop, trumpet, sincerity and smiles that reaches farther than a written description can. It’s about slices of sound woven with a virtuoso hand into a shimmering thread, far beyond the old and plain patterns of…

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Le Millipede (GER)

Arranging various layers of piano, xylophone and glockenspiel, stylophone, Moog and harmonium, Le Millipede creates minimalist, instrumental pop gems, tracks with an immediate quality that seem rather simple at first listen. It’s a well-known fact that millipedes, though frequently referred to as “thousand leggers”, actually have no more than 750 legs, usually way less. Correspondingly, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that…

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Lloyd Williams (UK)

Somewhere between the spaces occupied by songwriters lies a type of sound that’s not ordinarily exploited amongst tried and tested musical design. This is where British singer-songwriter, Lloyd Williams, finds his niche. Invoking familiar and traditional folk nuances and rousing lyrical finesse, Williams’s sound strikes parallels with contemporary outfits such as Iron & Wine and…

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Lost Name (GER)

Lost Name is sitting on a chair and plays his guitar, plays layer over layer and piles them up in loops until they stand like a wall. And when he sings never without meaning, never without anger, pain or lust. Lost Name plays folk or indie combining classical guitar sounds with experimental antifolk and compresses…

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She Dives (DK)

„To dive“ is just the perfect association for she dives’ music: There’s nordicly algid, yet cristal clear soundscapes growing out of Nils Bloch’s and Asger Kudahl’s efforts. They’re made out of smoothly flowing electronics, metalic twinkling guitar strings and this extra-ordinary voice. It’s all about loss and retrieval. But never about easy solutions. And for…

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UMA is a producer-couple from Berlin that cuts crystal clear post-trip-hop tracks from a wide array of avantgarde influences. With one hand on the midi-controller and the other one on the forehead, they combine post-internet romanticism with fractal beat cascades – but they never lose touch with all the fragile borders that define the perfect…

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VK London


The Explorer Series: Invisible City Symphonies is a roving exhibition which presents contemporary silent films and experimental videos that are screened live with original musical scores composed for each piece on an individual basis. Referring to the format from the beginning of experimental documentaries—the metropolitan symphony—Videokills gathers short silent films that display cityscapes and report on urban experience. The…

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