Here is a bit of contemporary Germany for you. This is Safi, a dark powerhouse and badass band I discovered at a show in Berlin some months ago. Safi is the lead singer, guitarist and electronic producer. Matthias Becker is on the bass and guitar and Frank Semmer is the drummer who came from the […]

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So how about that American presidential election? Yeah. Not the most benign conversation opener, that one. And while I know many people around the world are waiting for the cameras to come out of the shadows and tell us we’ve been punked, I’m just going to rip the band-aid off and say it out loud: […]

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Starting with the end of post-colonialist whitewashed consumerist eco-nightmarish Christ-mass itself. I have way too much to say about this transvestite of a celebration to fit in here, so let me just ask you: why is baby Jesus, born in the Middle East, white? Why is Santa white (with a red coat), and how come […]

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Early in the year, many of us try to take good resolutions: not smoke in bed, take the trash out more regularly, be more pleasant at work…and some of us decide to leave everything behind and make a new life for themselves. Lynn Loetje Loe is one of these people, I have been following her activities […]

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In a place on the edge of reality where magic is real, a community is threatened by dark forces that lurk ominously around every shadowed corner. Insidious secrets come to light and bizarre cults are exposed. A professor and paranormal scholar must save his students from a grisly demise as evil from another world invades […]

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Word has reached us that we have lost another gem of the art underground. A provocateur by simply being himself, Walt Cessna was so very Correct. If you had the pleasure of knowing or working with Walt you would know all about this Correctness he speaks of. Walt Cessna was pounding the pavement of the […]

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“Artists know all about rebirth and their many deaths. Art thrives and then reinvents. Sometimes we have a rebirth while only half finished with the canvas.” — The Artist D, Fourculture’s Executive Editor Issue 21 shines a spotlight on IAMX, MC LARS, Chelsea Wolfe, Boris Eldagsen, Dorian Dawes and the underground electronica scene in Liverpool.

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LA’s Ships Have Sailed have a knack for creating uplifting music, and their latest effort “Up” is no exception. Today, we have the pleasure of premiering the band’s ‘Lo-Mix’ – a mellow & exposed version of the original track that really brings forth the power of the song’s lyrics. Vocalist Will Carpenter utters, “Stand up…stand […]

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  I am driving early morning. All the weather news the previous night had been about the oncoming storm about to hit the UK. (For all our international readers that translates as strong wind).  The feeling in the air was that it had been and gone, the half-light giving way to a lighter and less […]

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Ah the New Year TM the time of the year to give thanks for the things in our lives and to look forward to the New Year.  Wait, is that right?  No, that’s Thanksgiving.  Yeah, Thanksgiving is the day we give thanks for stuff.  New Years is for making promises to ourselves that we never […]

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November’s show features a guest mix from electronic producer Kieran Mahon who turns in an atmospheric, minimal and drone-heavy mix. His use of space, samples and shadowy soundscapes creates an immersive and ambient trip. Kieran‘s own compositions are built with textural layers of sound reminiscent of 1970’s Tangerine Dream evoking the haunted and bewitching dream-weaving of […]

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What’s love got to do, got to do with it? Pretty big question. I’m not sure Tina Turner really got to the nub of the issue in her 1984 hit of the same name. As that sentence. Not that one. The first one. Without the repetition. Anyway…Tina didn’t write the lyrics. She may well have […]

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Sunset Neon – the new moniker of talented producer & songwriter Blue Stahli – will release its debut album Starlight this Friday, December 1 via FiXT. The album boasts an explosion of nostalgia – touching on 80s New Wave, VHS culture, and even funk-influenced guitars a la Prince. Although the release is a debut, it comes […]

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photo: Frances Dickens I am a big fan of facts. Indeed, one of my favorite hashtags is #FactsMatter. And I can’t stand when conversations about simple, uncomplicated ideas are hijacked by intellectual dishonesty and buried under innuendo and nonsense. So when I recently read that some young men and women didn’t know whether they were feminists, […]

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The Artist D, March 2014 I was playing around in the AOL Chat Rooms in 1996. If we wanted to grasp at straws for purposes of longevity we could say that I have been on the Internet for 20 years. A couple years after my first AOL experiences in 1996 I decided that I could […]

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Another year in The Jupiter Room draws to a close and we are leaving 2017 in style, wheel-spinning down the drive and spraying pebbles into the Koi pond with a brilliant mix from Paul Davies, a musical polymath with more strings than a Venusian harp. Nobody ‘gets’ The Jupiter Room quite like Paul and he […]

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photo by Nina Westervelt The Brooklyn-based indie rockers Bear Hands are releasing their third album, You’ll Pay For This, on April 15th. The album reveals a sound that is more polished and mature yet retains all of its edge. An accomplishment made possible, in part, by the fact that the band’s line-up remains the four […]

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We’re now halfway through the year.  How has it been for you?  It seems you can’t go online without being hit with the news of some disaster, some high profile celebrity death, or crass, divisive politics.  Post-millennium tension is nothing new… we’ve been sliding into meltdown for quite some time but we always have music to […]

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There is no logic behind being shy and intimidated when it comes to the nature of flesh. I never let how I look(ed) stop me from pursuing what I want. The mindset for it is easy, but it depends on your intentions. The people will say that they were intimidated to approach a “cute” person […]

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  I just got home from a documentary that made my head spin. It’s a movie about art, celebrity, identity, the nature of truth, credibility, and also about vicious moral outrage and righteous indignation. That indignation might have faded a touch since this story’s “big reveal”, but the two elderly women across the aisle from […]

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This might be the only review that talks about discovering an album called Neverland without using the title of a 2004 Johnny Depp film in its headline.  We could also have mentioned it with a knowing wink if we were to take literally the journey Sportsman (real name Per Magnusson) took in revisiting his past to produce an […]

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It can be disappointing when your choice in the ‘best album’ of any artist is the obvious one.  We often like to justify to others why an album with flaws is better than one that is too perfect.  In the case of Exodus however, it is hard to begrudge its status as best Bob Marley […]

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LA’s Former Faces has been slowly bubbling for months now…releasing dreamy, ambient sounds since late last year and capturing the hearts and ears of many. Their debut EP Swimming in Circles, released last Friday, June 2, is quite the musical spectacle. It weaves in and out of echoey soundscapes, teetering on the line of dreams […]

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This month The Jupiter Room welcomes Stephen James Buckley aka Polypores into the mix and he has served up an amazing mix of drone, ambience, hauntology and noise. However, this is no ordinary mix, it’s a journey, an experience like following one continual track that winds and wends its way into the dark forest of […]

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A couple of absolute belters for you today. Both great tunes, both from albums due for release and both created by two of the most exciting electronic producers plying their trade in the North West of England. Afternaut – “Glass” (from the album Balance out June 9th) Balance by Afternaut Afternaut is Adam Rowley a […]

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Berlin duo Toktok just released a new electro-techno track featuring Soffy O, plus two clubbier remixes by Housemeister, on their eponym label. Toktok have been part of the Berlin scene for quite a while. They had their Tresor debut in 1995 alongside Juan Atkins… Tresor, the other famous Berlin club besides Berghain, is still going and […]

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NYC has always been a hotbed of soul, and Miranda Glory – Tommy Boy Entertainment’s newest budding talent – is no exception. Her new single “Blue Eyes (feat. Matty Owens)” was just released, and it’s nothing short of a baby-making banger. Drawing influences from legends such as Bill Withers and Marvin Gaye, Miranda Glory is […]

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Thorsten Quaeschning and Ulrich Schnauss have teamed up to create a record of pure Berlin-school bliss which pays homage to the past while remaining fresh and relevant. Crisp, interlocking patterns are modulated and mutated with mathematical precision into eight pieces of pristine, post-kosmische sounds to float away to. Recorded over two intense weeks in Berlin, Quaeschning and Schnauss – […]

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