Review: Lucerne based Prasens Editionen was founded in 2011 to give home to Zweikommasieben Magazin. Ever since, a bunch of magazines, books, zines, records, tapes and oddities have been published. After digging deep into their vast archive, they found two gems that are particularly striking: a live recording from a collaborative project (on Side A) in the form of the the textural industrial/noise journey by Nilbog entitled "Liverecording 02/11/16". On the flip Mr Pena's "TMC" (The Markt Chronicles) is a three minute gabba onslught. Mr. Pena lets loose, aiming at hardcore dancefloors while balancing between fight-or-flight terror and pacifying joy. Edition of 300.
Feat JG Biberkopf, DJ Stingray, Marlene Engel, Grebenstein, Interstellar Funk, Brain Case & more!
Notes: Zweikommasieben is a Swiss magazine that has been devoted to the documentation of contemporary club culture since the summer of 2011. The magazine features artist interviews, essays and columns as well as photography, illustration and graphics. In addition, Zweikommasieben organizes concerts, parties, club nights, matinees, raves and other fun events in various cities.
Feat Alessandro Cortini, Anna Homler, Christoph Fringeli, John Maus, Peter Rehberg, Russell Haswell & more!
Notes: In the 17th issue of zweikommasieben something that has been apparent from the beginning of the magazine - whose credo is to study the present - only seems increasingly true: in the supposed present, temporalities overlap and intersect. They burst out, reaching at once backwards and forwards.
The magazine features interviews with John Maus about the six years between the release of his last two albums, with Anna Sagstrom and Daniel Iinatti of Country Music discussing accelerationist force of globalization or with Alessandro Cortini on the private retrospective of 1970s Italy in Avanti. In those conversations the nature of time shows itself as enigmatic, fragmented and displaced.
On top, this issue features interviews with Anna Homler, Errorsmith, Further Reductions, Gabber Eleganza, Jasss, Ossia, Peter Rehberg and Renick Bell; conversations with Russell Haswell and between Christoph Fringeli, Simon Crab and Nigel Ayers; a portrait on Mmodemm; an essay by DeForrest Brown Jr.; columns on gender in dancehall ("Basslines"), authenticity of field recordings ("Track Down Fiction"), pictures from Georg Gatsas ("We Are Time") as well as poetry with "Sound Texts"; and contributions by Angoisse, Ipek Gorung & Ceramic TL and Jay Glass Dubs.
In zweikommasieben #17, the nature of time also shows itself in the design-a design initially looking for an aesthetic of speed but ultimately as much a reflection of pausing as of deceleration and acceleration. And in this attempt to give form to time, there's also the primordial-musical moment.
Feat Acolytes, Nkisi, DJ Heroin, Sue Tompkins, DJ Lycox, upsammy & more!
Notes: Latest issue of Zweikommasieben Magazine. It features interviews with Acolytes, Nkisi, DJ Heroin, Vladimir Ivkovic, Eartheater, Lorenzo Senni, Sue Tompkins, DJ Lycox, upsammy, and a portrait about Queeste. Furthermore, you'll find the essays "Echoes and Minerals," "I Dance Alone," "Platforms Beyond Prediction," and "Still Standing," as well as contributions by Tomoko Sauvage, Pierre Berthet, and Belia Winnewisser & Vinzenz Meyner in the magazine. Finally, there's the usual suspects aka the columns that are "Basslines," "Soundtexts" and "We Are Time."