Ben Cardew

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Carlos Maria Trindade / Nuno Canavarro: Mr. Wollogallu Album Review

Demand for the weird, wonderful and fabulously obscure has become so acute among record collectors that mythical lost albums now turn up on our shelves with a suspicious frequency. <i>Mr. Wollogallu</i>, freshly reissued by Barcelona label Urpa i Musell, ticks most of the boxes for this type of …

Mind Against and DJ Koze in Barcelona

In Catalan, "hivernacle" translates as "greenhouse," which seems like a strange idea for a club setting, even in mid-winter. But there's a lot more …

Madrid

Monocle: you've seen the magazine – now buy the apartment

Tyler Brûlé’s luxury lifestyle brand plans to launch properties in 10 to 12 cities across the world<p>You might have read the magazine, had a nose around the shops and cafes or listened to its 24-hour radio station. Soon – if you’ve got enough money – you’ll be able to buy your own piece of Monocle …

Real Estate

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Techno producers and brothers Tom and Ed Russell, better known as Truss and Tessela, grew up going to raves in the Welsh countryside. Nostalgia for this time informs the sound of their collaborative project Overmono. Their upcoming EP, <i>Arla III</i>, looks at the “memories—both real and false” of the …

Wild Beasts: Punk Drunk and Trembling EP Album Review

When Wild Beasts announced their split in September, many fans responded with a gnashing of teeth at the disappearance of such a fantastically improbable guitar group—tempered by a muted acceptance that their last album, <i>Boy King</i>, showed a band running out of gas.<p>It wasn’t so much that <i>Boy King</i> was a …

The questions all media organizations with members should ask

The Unlikely Odds of Making it Big

The unlikely odds of<p>Making it big<p>What three years and 75,000 shows in New York tell us about the chance your favorite band will succeed.<p>On July 17, …

Indie Music

13 things I learned from six years at the Guardian

… in which I went from SEO subeditor to executive editor for audience, via Sydney and New York.<p>I started at the Guardian in 2011 as an SEO subeditor, …

Rebel Wilson defamation payout is a game-changer for gossip magazines

Record damages of more than $4.5m will have Australian mags thinking twice about ‘shock’ pregnancies, divorces and affairs, experts say<p>Rebel Wilson’s eye-watering record defamation payout of $4,567,472 will not only damage Bauer Media’s bottom line but will have an immediate impact on how celebrity …

Media Law

'We were just clowning about': how cartoon rave changed pop

Underage discos could be pretty strange in the early 1990s. You’d get a blast of Nirvana; maybe even REM for the more sophisticated pre-teen. But you were also guaranteed to hear at least one example of speaker-rattling, drug-referencing rave music that borrowed samples of children’s TV tunes for …

Tweens

Tony Allen: The Source Album Review

Making your way through the formidable back catalog of long-time Fela Kuti drummer Tony Allen—one that spans nearly half a century—is a revelatory, sometimes head-spinning journey. Allen’s work has traversed styles that on the surface have little in common beyond his unique rhythmic presence. In …

DGTL Barcelona 2017

DGTL Barcelona is, in many ways, the black sheep of the city's festival calendar: it's organised by an international company, an offshoot of Dutch …

Electronic Music

TV journalists set out to make me look stupid – and missed the real news

This week I was caught up in a ‘gotcha’ storm. The headlines should have been about the alarming rise in crime, not about an interview stumble<p>• Diane Abbott is shadow home secretary and MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington<p>I found myself in the middle of a “gotcha” journalism storm this week. …

Journalism

Things Learned At: Sónar 2017

Ben Cardew and Karl Smith head to Barcelona for hugging, raving and cosmology. Featuring: Björk, Floorplan, Arca, Bad Gyal, GAIKA, Thundercat, …

Sau Poler: Dribble EP Album Review

For the last decade or so, one Spanish beer company has used the term “Mediterráneamente” as part of its summer marketing plans, where it accompanies films of young people cavorting around on beaches in beer-based delight, driving home the message that you can’t get more Mediterranean than this …

Dig Into the Psychedelic Sand Dunes of Floating Points’ Mojave Desert - The Dowsers

If <i>Reflections – Mojave Desert</i> proves anything, it’s that Floating Points 2017 is essentially an ongoing conversation between two different musical …

Data journalism: from information to insight in unpredictable times

An election full of surprises raised questions the Guardian’s team of data journalists were eager to answer, such as: did Theresa May lose every marginal seat that she visited?<p>As the general election results started to trickle in, it fast became clear that things weren’t going as expected. At …

United Kingdom

Ride: Weather Diaries Album Review

Reunion albums, by definition, mark a new chapter in a band’s life—when nostalgic critical acclaim is superseded by a rather more discerning eye. Rarely, though, do these albums mark a genuinely new musical chapter. That makes <i>Weather Diaries</i>, the first album by Ride since they returned to the live …

Blog

Introduction to YouTube Music Charts and Music Insights<p>YouTube Music Charts and Music Insights provide the music community with information on …

The Best Electronic Shoegaze - The Dowsers

<i>This post is part of our Psych 101 program, an in-depth, 14-part series that looks at the impact of psychedelia on modern music. Want to sign up to</i> …

Hanna: The Never End EP Album Review

Few terms have been as widely abused in the electronic musical lexicon as “deep house”—a phrase that has come to stand for glossy surfaces and a sedated pulse, an EDM for grown ups that flouts its maturity via half-hearted sax samples. Trace the genre’s history back to the late 1980s and early …

Pep Llopis - Poiemusia La Nau Dels Argonautes

Sinjin Hawke - First Opus

Now profitable, Patch wants to be a platform for other local news outlets - Digiday

Patch used to be a cautionary tale of the perils of solving the thorny problem of doing local news in digital media.<p>But AOL’s onetime struggling …

PTU - A Broken Clock Is Right Twice A Day

WaqWaq Kingdom - Shinsekai

Real Estate - In Mind

Real Estate

Voice of San Diego’s “What We Stand For” is straightforward — and a bold stance against “objectivity”

“High-quality education for all children.” “Preparations for the long-term challenges of drought, energy supply, and climate change.” “Government transparency, open meetings and accountability.”<p>None of these statements should be particularly controversial, but they can sound almost radical these …

Dirty Projectors - Dirty Projectors

Ben Cardew On Aleksi Perälä’s Colundi Sequence Vol. 2

In the second instalment of the Finnish artist's Colundi recordings, Ben Cardew finds both a record more engaged with the idea of space and another …

Music Production