Monique (Sonic Pieces) talks to Headphone Commute about her record collection

Recently, while spending a couple days in Zurich we stumbled upon OOR Records, a super nice and very well curated shop. Not only did we find a rare copy of Midori Hirano´s "Minor Planet" LP there, but they also played an intriguing record while we were browsing around, which we found out is "Lepidoptera" by Lena Platonos - a reissue of an album from the 80ies. We ended up buying it, and it will probably always remind us of Zurich and our visit to OOR. 

If you want to read more about how we like to discover records and other thoughts about vinyl, read the interview Monique did for Headphone Commute about her vinyl collection.

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New Fractured Air Mixtape & Interview with Rauelsson

Fractured Air continue their series of ever reliable mixtapes. The new May playlist includes both Tatu Rönkkö as well as Rauelsson beside some other favourites. Enjoy & check out the full tracklist on their website.

There´s also another interview with Rauelsson out on Spanish webzine Atonal. Raúl goes deeper into the background of his new album as well as locations and his musical evolvement. It´s in Spanish, but easily readable with a translation tool for the ones who speaks a different language.

Impressions from Rauelsson´s release concert at Auditorio in Castellón, Spain

Photo : Paco Poyato

These pictures were taken last weekend when Rauelsson was performing a special release concert for Mirall close to his home in Spain. He was joined by Tatu Rönkkö, Anne Müller, Peter Broderick and even a girls choir.
Tatu was also playing solo using his feet as you can see on the 2nd picture. His debut album Spheres will be out real soon on Sonic Pieces.

Read more about Rauelsson´s new album Mirall here :
A closer listen
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Photo : Paco Poyato

Interviews with Rauelsson, Clarice Jensen & Mats Erlandsson

Personalmente veo los discos como álbumes de fotos, documentos que te ubican en el tiempo, tanto a nivel emocional como geográfico. Imagino que es una exploración personal que narra un viaje.

(Google translate) I personally see the albums as photo albums, documents that place you in time, both emotionally and geographically. I imagine it is a personal exploration that narrates a trip.
— Raúl Pastor Medall (Rauelsson)

Read full interview with Rauelsson about his new album "Mirall", taken from spanish newspaper Mediterràneo

Raúl Pastor Medall

Clarice Jensen
As both a cellist and a composer, my constant search is for integrity, in performing the work of others and shining its true essence, or integrity in truthfully and sincerely writing music that is inside me
— Clarice Jensen

Read full interview with Clarice about her new album "For this from that will be filled" (Miasmah) over at 15 questions

 

For me the importance of that album personally had to do with me being able to go out of the area where I felt most comfortable and push myself to do something different, in terms of how the music sounds, the recording processes and also dealing with the idea of collaboration.
— Mats Erlandsson

Read an interview with Mats Erlandsson about his thoughts on music, the Stockholm scene,  his collaboration with Yair Elazar Glotman and more. Taken from Stray Landings

Mats Erlandsson