Julia Kent & Sontag Shogun: Scandinavian Tour

Canadian cellist and composer Julia Kent and US/Canadian piano and electronics trio Sontag Shogun (Ian Temple, piano; Jeremy Young, tapes, oscillators, piezo mics; Jesse Perlstein, laptop, field recordings) just started their Scandinavian Spring tour. They will be sharing the stage to promote Julia's recent album 'Asperities' and to present some upcoming material from Sontag Shogun. They will be performing in Denmark and more extensively in Sweden during these upcoming days. We thought we would introduce them a bit, so you can make sure not to miss their concerts if you live in the area!

Sounds Of A Tired City #48: Aria Rostami

Coming from San Francisco, Aria Rostami’s music shares the same ebb and flow of his hilly and foggy city. With influences from ambient to IDM, classical to noise, and Persian traditional to Japanese contemporary, Rostami’s work will either hit a note you like or an idea you’d want to explore. Nothing proves this better than the mix he did for us where traditional sounds walk hand in hand with the most experimental notes.

Dalhous: Acceptance is Reality

"Information to follow." This is all we can read on the Blackest Ever Black website about Marc Dall's Dalhous project. The lack of information cannot be blamed on a lazy webmaster but rather on the fact that Marc prefers to keep things private and lets his music speak for himself. However, the Edinburgh-based artist has a lot say, since his third full-length album – and possibly the most personal one so far – entitled 'The Composite Moods Collection Vol.1: House Number 44' will be released today, 11 March on Blackest Ever Black. We managed to break the silence and asked Marc to talk a little bit about the album, which is the first part of a trilogy that roughly revolves around the idea of an individual suffering from mental disorder. Read on and get a taste of the new record as well!

PREMIERE: Stream ‘Byn’ from Gidge’s Upcoming Album ‘Lulin’

Have you ever wondered what does Swedish nature sound like? Really high up north in the subarctic climate, where winters seem to be everlasting and cruel... where the landscape is quiet and peaceful, where every lonely tree and little hole has a story to tell, where every sound is living its own life. Sounds are present even in the least expected places, either you want them or not. It's up to you to use their mysterious power and turn them into something otherworldly. Just like the Swedish duo Gidge did it with their second album entitled 'Lulin'. Below you can stream 'Byn', a haunting yet soothing track off the LP.

Tor Lundvall: I don’t value my work based on how others value it

As we mentioned earlier, we had the greatest possible pleasure to talk to the artist behind one of the best ambient albums last year. This would be 'The Park' (released on Dais Records) and its creator, the American painter and musician Tor Lundvall. He's been active in the music scene for around two decades now, however he never promotes his music violently... he is not even active on social media, he prefers to stay in the background and let his art speak for himself. Let's stop the music for a second and give some space for his thoughts on his influences, nature, self-promotion, solitude and Benoît Pioulard.

Ambient-pop-drone from Canada: Lying Light in the Quiet

It's always fascinating to follow someone's musical adventures throughout the years and see what direction they take, what paths they follow or what kind of detours they make and where do they end up. We got in touch with Alex Stooshinoff a while back when he was pursuing his aural dreams straight out of Saskatoon, Canada with his solo project Living Room. Quite some time has passed since then. Alex moved to Montreal, started studying electroacoustics and joined forces with his friend Zac Knuttila which resulted in the birth of their new project called Lying Light in the Quiet.

WATCH: We Like We – Tisina

'Tišina' means 'Silence' in Slovenian. If we're pronouncing it right it’s a beautiful word, but it's so much more than that. It does not only contain the 'sssch' sound (which you use when you want to silence someone), but it also has an inexplicable, serene touch to it. Last but not least this mysterious silence is the main focus of We Like We's instrumental composition for which Danish visual artist Stina Resting recently made a spellbinding video. Take a deep breathe and surrender yourself to silence.

Sounds Of A Tired City #47: Moon Wheel

Olle Holmberg aka Moon Wheel performed a mind-blowing liveset at NEUROMODULATION's Écophagie event in Montréal, Canada (4 December 2015). Lucky you are, you can listen to the whole show on Sounds Of A Tired City and you can also read a bit about Olle's Canadian experiences.

Delicatessen: Matt Dunkley – Cycle 5 (Clint Mansell Remix)

If you check out Matt Dunkley's IMDb page, your jaw most probably is going to drop. He's been involved in more than a hundred films as orchestrator and conductor. ‘Inception’, ‘The Dark Knight’ and ‘Black Swan’ just to mention a few titles... He also worked with artists such as Patti Smith, Nick Cave, Massive Attack and Kronos Quartet. It was about time to release his debut artist album: 'Six Cycles' is coming on 11th March on Village Green. Sounds Of A Tired City got the honour to premiere a remix of one of tracks from the upcoming album, which has been made by none other than our favourite Clint Mansell.

PREMIERE: Elusive – Sand Dunes on Mars

Every now and then you hear music that feels so cozy and homey that you find it hard to believe that you haven't heard it anywhere before. The California-based Elusive's new album entitled 'Textures' is an exquisite example: it surprises your body and mind in the right places. Warm layers of jazz, funk and soul, clicky percussions, soft drums, samples and synths are aligned for your listening pleasure. Sounds Of A Tired City got the exclusive premiere of 'Sand Dunes on Mars' off the new album, which is a slightly futuristic journey into the past. We cannot guarantee that you won't feel like dancing.

Be the Sound of the Tired City!

We are looking for a curious intern to join our team and help us with interviews, event reviews and other relevant and fun content for our website. We don’t care about your whereabouts, the most important thing is that you love writing and sharing your ideas, you are innovative and want to gain some (more) experience in music journalism within our platform.

PREMIERE: dotwav – Panic Room

Berlin-based label and artist collective KONFLKT recently released the follow up to dotwav’s debut who continue their exploration of percussion-fuelled techno with 2 sides of frenzied broken-rhythms and murky piercing tones. 'Schmerz', which translates as 'pain' in German, lives up to its name with 2 sides of dislocated techno complemented by equally mangled remixes. The EP marks KONFLKT’s entry into the physical market with a vinyl release on January 15th, which is followed by a digital release on February 12th. Here comes a little Q&A with the artists who are currently on tour in South America. While you are reading, check out one of the tracks entitled 'Panic Room'.

LCC’s (Las CasiCasiotone) Favourite Things in 2015

Although we're already deep into the new year, we've got one last summary taking a glance back at 2015 from the LCC (Las CasiCasiotone) girls. They have released their first LP ‘d/evolution’ on Editions Mego in 2014, and they were busy with preparing new sounds, plenty of guest mixes and lots of gigs. Next on their agenda is performing at Art's Birthday Party in Stockholm, Sweden, where they will also spend a week at the legendary Elektronmusikstudion (EMS) to work with the Buchla and Serge synthesizers. This is one more reason to look forward to their next releases!

PREMIERE: Multicast Dynamics – Outer Envelopes [Denovali Records]

Samuel van Dijk is an electronic music producer, sound designer and media artist from the Netherlands, having released electronic music under a variety of projects, namely, Mohlao and VC-118A. With his current project Multicast Dynamics he creates ever-evolving sound textures culminating in intriguing soundscapes while preserving a tranquil cinematic atmosphere. His new album 'Outer Envelopes' will be released on 26th February on Denovali Records, therefore we have the pleasure to share an exclusive stream one of the tracks featured on the album. Here comes 'Sonar'!

Best 50 Albums Of 2015

End-of-year lists became something like a plague these days. Like a constant mass of unrequested baby pictures or wedding photos on social media – you know they are coming sooner or later, but you are aware of the fact that you cannot really hide from all of them. Secretly, you also admit that eventually all this is more than okay if they make someone happy. Let it flow. It’s basically the same thing with these lists – we’ve been pregnant with these albums for at least 12 months, and now that another year is coming to end, we would like to share these experiences with you.

Best of 2015: Part #5 (10-1)

Here it comes... the fifth and final part of our extensive list of the Best Albums of 2015. Our 10 favourite records this year. What could be in here? Perhaps Samuel Kerridge? Peder Mannerfelt? Maybe some Benoit Pioulard? How about Alessandro Cortini? Let's not forget about Kreng either... Oneohtrix Point Never? Sorry to disappoint, no OPN this time.

Best of 2015: Part #4 (20-11)

Since we don’t publish (or hardly ever read!) reviews throughout the year, this list has been composed out of honest passion and the utmost respect for all the labels and artists who worked hard to provide a special aural dessert for us. Keep up the great work, because someone is out there and listening! Be it techno, ambient, modern classical or shoegaze – we tried to collect our favourite sounds for your listening pleasure. The list could be longer but it could be shorter as well. Consider it as a guide if you like. We hope that everyone can discover at least 1 album they missed before. Then it was already all worth it.

Best of 2015: Part #3 (30-21)

Getting closer to the end... it's time to take a look at the third part of our best-of-the-year list. Now that the year is definitely getting to the end, we can make sure there will be no new releases popping up in the last minute. Enjoy our selection featuring recent works of Moon Wheel, Christina Vantzou, Jasmine Guffond, Kangding Ray and others.

Best of 2015: Part #2 (40-31)

Here comes the second part of our end-of-the-year best of list including recent works of Shuttle358, Fjordne, Off The Sky, Markus Guentner, Nils Frahm and then some more!

Best of 2015: Part #1 (50-41)

End-of-year lists became something like a plague these days. Like a constant mass of unrequested baby pictures or wedding photos on social media – you know they are coming sooner or later, but you are aware of the fact that you cannot really hide from all of them. Secretly, you also admit that eventually all this is more than okay if they make someone happy. Let it flow. It’s basically the same thing with these lists – we’ve been pregnant with these albums for at least 12 months, and now that another year is coming to end, we would like to share these experiences with you.

Sounds Of A Tired City #46: Sarah Davachi

Although it’s certainly guaranteed that nobody will ever use the words ‘festive’ or 'tasteful' to describe this mix, what Sarah Davachi presents here is in large part a collection of mostly popular songs that become ubiquitous in her brain once the nights start to recede into winter’s cold blanket, and in small part a group of mostly generic songs that have come for some reason or another to define this year in passing.

Sonae: Five things I decided in 2015

Picking Sonae's 'Top Five...' wouldn't help too much because she did not have the capacity to listen to enough albums or see enough films. Maybe she didn't have much spare time – but 2015 was exciting: her debut album came out, she went back back to university for doing a Master's, she's been playing concerts on a regular basis, organising a concert series in Cologne and installing a monthly come-together for female electronic artists. Sonae is sharing 5 important ideas she realized this year, this being the most personal feature that's ever been published on Sounds Of A Tired City.

Christina Vantzou’s 5 favourite things in 2015

Indeed, it's THAT time of the year again. To spice things up a bit, we are going to publish a series of 'best of' lists composed by various musicians. Let's get started with Christina Vantzou who will lead us into the ever so exciting world of her travels, but we will also learn what her favourite performances were this year, and there are some great music documentary tips involved as well!

Sounds Of A Tired City #45: Sustainer

Alex Alarcón aka Sustainer lives and works in Barcelona, Spain. He got into making music when he was a child, playing guitar and homemade percussions, and then began experimenting with sequencers and synths in the mid-90's. After releasing some beat-oriented stuff, his sound began to evolve towards less-rhythm oriented music, near to ambient drone and electroacoustic fields with deep textures. His latest releases include 'Radiolas' on Room40 and 'Taps' on Tessellate Recordings. Alex prepared a fantastic guest mix for us, which is dedicated to the 'film noir' genre... so expect lots of jazzy, vaporous & smoky infused tracks... from 1957 until today. We also asked him to tell us a little bit about his selection, so keep on reading and listening!

Watch/Read/Travel: Scanner

"Books have always played a key role in my life, alongside music and visual arts. I studied literature at University and have built up my library since I was a teenager. Looking back at the hundreds and hundreds of books I now own is a kind of travelogue, pulling me through history and memory at the same time."

worriedaboutsatan: We’re hard people to tame, and we really don’t like being told what to do

worriedaboutsatan are an electronic music duo from Manchester, UK that formed in 2006 in Leeds by Gavin Miller and Tom Ragsdale. Their debut album 'Arrivals' was released in 2009 – a record which won much critical acclaim for its slow motion atmospherics and dark, techno infused electronica. 'Even Temper' marks the first full length since their 2009 debut. Taking cues from techno, krautrock, drone and even '70s prog rock, the album spans a wide range of sounds, all with an underlying thread and intensity. We spoke to Gavin and Tom about their influences and the adventurous life of worriedaboutsatan... and they even prepared a guest mix including delicacies by Edith Progue, Krzysztof Penderecki, Brian Eno, Pendle Coven, Jeff Mills and many others!

Watch/Read/Travel: Chra

"I love the seaside. I love South America. I've been a couple of times in Mexico – the beach of Pie de la Cuesta is wide, beautiful and it's very close to Acapulco... it even has a very serious history. We went there with public transport what makes it even more exciting."

Wilted Woman: My idea of the perfect set up was having as many shitty effect pedals as possible

Eel Burn aka Wilted Woman is a musician and composer focusing on rhythmic electronic music with elements reaching from Berliner Schule to industrial and musique concrète. We had the pleasure to chat with this creative lady before her visit in Stockholm for the Sound of Stockholm festival. If you have missed the show, now you can even listen to her set which was recorded during her performance in Fylkingen... and if that would not be enough, as a bonus she even prepared a guest mix for us!

PREMIERE: Gradual – Aton Tehen

Gradual are a Berlin based project of artists Lee and Michael. They embarked on a mutual sonic journey in 2008 to the thresholds of modern theatre and techno. Although they come from different ends of the sonic spectrum both were rooted in performance. Since coming to Berlin in 2013 they’ve developed their live project into something expressive and polished while maintaining the gritty influence of the city. They strike that balance in their intensive techno live acts by using drum machines, synths and modulars. We have the pleasure to present an exclusive stream of 'Aton Tehen', a track featured on their debut release 'Ipseity'.

Sounds Of A Tired City #42: Madegg

Hailing from Kyoto, Kazumichi Komatsu, who goes by the stage name Madegg, is a rising star in the Japanese electronic music scene. Madegg has supported the likes of Ryoji Ikeda, Clark, Mount Kimbie, Tim Hecker, The Field, Arca, Matthewdavid, Mark Fell (SND) in Japan and played the show SonarSound Tokyo/Osaka 2013 as youngest artist that year. Moving freely between dubstep, house and noise, part of the fun of listening to Madegg is not knowing what he’ll come up with next. The same goes for his mix he prepared for Sounds Of A Tired City – get ready for an eclectic journey!

VIDEO: Robert Logan – Solanoid

Robert Logan's music is an intelligent fusion of influences from folk, medieval and classical to krautrock and electronica. He blends acoustic and electronic instruments and sound sources including voices and field recordings, and he has developed an intuitive and fluid use of digital production tools. His complex and restless rhythms carry an echo of his half Hungarian background and its rich musical history. With this new video created for 'Solanoid' from his new album 'Flesh', he revisits his Hungarian roots. Let's take this seven and a half minutes long industrial trip together.

PREMIERE: Spaces – Two (incl. Mark Fell Remix)

Spaces returns with 'Two', the second in a trilogy of releases, hitting straight back with his unique blend of puncturing percussions and weird, compressed textures. To finish, this EP has the added bonus of a remix from Mark Fell (SND/Sensate Focus), an early supporter of Spaces' work.

Sounds Of A Tired City #41: Vai

The mysterious Vai has been active in the scene for a few years already, with various production teams and aliases. 'Son of Idaia' is his most intimate work to date, a deep trip down the rabbit hole, dubby, immersive and glowing in all its calm beauty. We asked Vai to prepare a guest mix along the same lines, which resulted in having John Cage, Aphex Twin, Steve Reich, Vladislav Delay and Delta Funktionen masterfully lined up for your listening pleasure.

Sounds Of A Tired City #40: Room40

We asked Lawrence English to talk about the history of Room40 and also prepare a fantastic guest mix featuring only his label's releases. What a lucky coincidence that this happens to be the 40th guest mix on Sounds Of A Tired City...

Room40: Lawrence English

In 2015, Australian-based experimental music label Room40 celebrates 15 years of activities with a series of curated evenings across the globe. We were lucky enough to be able to take part in these evenings in Stockholm, a project humbly organised by John Chantler, who's also one of the core members of the Room40 family. For this occasion we asked Lawrence to talk about the history of the label and also prepare a fantastic guest mix featuring only Room40 releases. What a lucky coincidence that this happens to be the 40th guest mix on Sounds Of A Tired City.

Sounds Of A Tired City #39: Andrea Belfi

We spoke to Andrea about his influences and recent interests, Stockholm, synthesizers and a special instrument called trimba. You can also get a sneak peek of what to expect from his performance at Fylkingen. If this would not be enough, he even prepared a guest mix featuring some of his favourite pieces.

Andrea Belfi: I like hypnotic and challenging acoustic experiences, where people can just sit and float

Andrea Belfi has a profound connection with Sweden, his last album 'Natura Morta' was partly recorded at Elektronmusikstudion (EMS) in Stockholm and now he will be a vital part of celebrating 15 years of Room40 just a few steps away from the very same studio. We spoke to Andrea about his influences and recent interests, Stockholm, synthesizers and a special instrument called trimba. He even prepared a guest mix featuring Peder Mannerfelt, Mike Cooper and Eric Thielemans just to name a few.

Olivia Block: I wanted to make an orchestra sound like anything but an orchestra

Olivia Block creates electroacoustic sound compositions for performance, recordings, installations, cinema, orchestra and chamber music concerts. Between 9-16 October she is doing an artist residency at Elektronmusikstudion (EMS) in Stockholm, and during her visit she will also perform at Fylkingen on 16 October as part of ROOM40 Openframe. For this reason we have decided to introduce you to the wonderful and multifaceted world of Olivia Block.

SIMULTAN Festival 2015: Talking To Strangers

SIMULTAN Festival is dedicated to media art and artistic experiment, cultivating the connections between different media. The 11th edition of this exceptional Romanian festival takes place between 7-10 October in Timișoara and you should definitely stop by if you're in the area.

Tomoyoshi Date: The fact that ambient music was born in the West and imported into Japan is very meaningful

Tomoyoshi Date creates acoustic and organic sounds with a little touch of digital processing. He began to create electronic music in 1998, and later on he formed Opitope with Chihei Hatakeyama, ILLUHA with Corey Fuller, and Melodía with Federico Durand. Originally he is an emergency room doctor, using both western and oriental medicine, and these days he also researches the relationship between sound and the physical body. We spoke to Tomoyoshi about the importance and impact of combining western and oriental traditions both in medicine and music, so you can also get an intimate insight into the life of yet another talented Japanese musician.

Yair Elazar Glotman: I realized that I fell in love with the idea and not the actual thing

Yair Elazar Glotman is a classically trained composer, contrabass player and sound artist living and working in Berlin. He's been releasing music under his own name and his KETEV moniker, we could hear him play the contrabass in 'Nimbes', a collaboration with James Ginzburg and he recently released his second full-length album, 'Études' on Subtext. We met Yair at Elektronmusikstudion (EMS) in Stockholm, and we had the pleasure to talk about his new album and his special relationship with the contrabass.

Sounds Of A Tired City #38: Stefan Jós

We are convinced that Devon Hansen aka Stefan Jós needs to be more in the spotlight, so we spoke to him about his influences and his inspiring new project. He even prepared a banger guest mix to spice up your hot summer days!

Stefan Jós: At some point I’m going to realize how dumb it is to use this many pseudonyms and just do everything as myself

Stefan Jós is Devon Hansen, a musician and video artist born and raised in Southern California but currently based in Montreal. He just released his first album 'Primitives' on flau/raum, with loose and moody rhythms, wood and metal, weird noises in wet caves and other goodies for ground-dwellers and mole people alike. We are convinced that Devon needs to be more in the spotlight, so we spoke to him about his influences and his inspiring new project. He even prepared a banger guest mix to spice up your hot summer days!

Sounds Of A Tired City #37: Mohammad

Mohammad produce their sound through custom made instruments and software, bringing together low frequencies, inter-modulations, dark textures, and distant folk nuances. To get a more intense insight into Mohammad's world, they've also prepared a guest mix featuring plenty of unreleased material and other delicacies that perfectly fit into their aural atmosphere.

Mohammad: A calmness with an underlying doom. Until now it was only doom.

We spoke to Nikos Veliotis, Coti K and Ilios about the dynamics behind Mohammad, the journey of this dexterous trilogy and the experimental music scene in the middle of the Greek crisis. To get a more intense insight into Mohammad's world, they've also prepared a guest mix featuring plenty of unreleased material and other delicacies that perfectly fit into their aural atmosphere.

Sounds Of A Tired City #36: Jesse Osborne-Lanthier

Jesse Osborne-Lanthier prepared an epic two hours long guest mix spiced up with some exciting upcoming releases by himself, Grischa Lichtenberger, Yair Elazar Glotman and many more. Get ready to be blown away!

Jesse Osborne-Lanthier: I have no time right now, with all the laying in bed and stuff, haha!

Jesse Osborne-Lanthier is a conceptual electronic musician, sound/visual artist aiming to make material which engenders different cognitive responses than those engendered by established music. However, Jesse is not just an artist. He’s a refreshing phenomenon in the music world who keeps surprising us with his dynamic, multifaceted productions and collaborations. We’re proud to present an in-depth interview with the Berlin-based Canadian artist that we made when he was doing his residency at the Elektronmusikstudion (EMS) in Stockholm. He also prepared an epic two hours long guest mix spiced up with some exciting upcoming releases by him, Grischa Lichtenberger and Yair Elazar Glotman. Get ready to be blown away!

Sounds Of A Tired City #35: Ken Camden

Implodes guitarist Ken Camden returns with his third solo album 'Dream Memory' to be released on Kranky on 15 June, continuing his explorations to seek out new techniques and sounds from the electric guitar. Camden did some scenic exploration for Sounds Of A Tired City, which resulted in an hour involving some splendid soundtracks and essential names like Wendy Carlos, Ennio Morricone, Edgar Froese Philip Glass and Laurie Spiegel. Enjoy!

Watch/Read/Travel: Robert Rich

"When we have visitors from far away, I like to take them to our redwood forests, to the remaining old growth, to show them the cathedrals built by trees, the silence and dark solitude that only invites people who wish to share their shadows with respect, to show them the silence that I learned to love and tried to emulate, branded on my childhood consciousness."

Lumisokea: It’s important to dedicate your time to exploration

Lumisokea are a Belgian-Italian duo, formed by Koenraad Ecker and Andrea Taeggi. Their music is at once highly physical and rich in texture, using various acoustic instruments as well as analog hardware to create a dark and introspective listening experience. We were lucky enough to witness this immersive space at the Intonal Festival in Malmö, Sweden, where we also had the chance to talk to Koenraad and Andrea about how they discovered and got into electronic music, their collaboration and solo projects and of course, future plans.

PREMIERE: Fink – Fall into the Light (Prequel Tapes Remix)

The trio known as Fink (Fin Greenall, Tim Thornton, Guy Whittaker) presents ‘Fall Into The Light’, a glitchy, echo-laden gem, released alongside three remixes that each lend a decidedly different flavour. We are proud to present one of the most special re-works made by Prequel Tapes.

Sounds Of A Tired City #34: Blamstrain

The Finnish Juho Hietala aka Blamstrain has been around for more than a decade, constantly pushing the limits and playing around with all possible genres, offering an extremely diverse material to a wide range of listeners. His trademark sound is very immersive; analog, warm, with a high concentration on ambience and space, so this is what you should also expect from this exquisite mix that he's prepared for us. Vinyl only, recorded live, enjoy!

Kyoka: I thought being precise and balanced was difficult

Kyoka is a Berlin-based artist, the first female member of the raster-noton label: 2012 saw the release of her first EP 'Ish', which was followed by her first full length album, 'Is (Is Superpowered)' last year. These days she is working on new material and frequently visits the Elektronmusikstudion (EMS) in Stockholm, so we had the chance to talk to this creative lady about her adventures in the studio and the everyday life.

Watch/Read/Travel: Clem Leek

"My one gripe with books today is with the covers. Walking into the book store I find that modern books have the ugliest covers! It is one of the reasons I began to collect Penguin books from the 1930’s and 1940’s."

Mats Lindström: As Rózmann was painting his music, I could see these images of small organic beings

Rózmann Ákos's name fell under the international radar until Stephen O'Malley's Ideologic Organ label (operating under Editions Mego) started to revisit his oeuvre. This finally gave his music the well-deserved attention, and also offered numerous opportunities for Mats Lindström (Studio Director of EMS) to present Rózmann's work in front of a wider audience. We were lucky enough to witness one of these astonishing performances in Malmö, Sweden during the Intonal Festival, and also had the honour to talk to Mats about this mysterious Hungarian composer.

Sounds Of A Tired City #33: Secret Pyramid

Once upon a time, when Sounds Of A Tired City was born, Secret Pyramid was the first artist ever to contribute a mix for our website. We asked Amir Abbey, the man behind this Vancouver-based project to make another collection of some of his favourite sounds, and the result is ravishing once again.

Watch/Read/Travel: Markus Guentner

"The most beautiful and the calmest place I've ever been to. Before I got there I thought: OK, postcard pictures always look better than the original place, but it was a blast! It looks exactly the same in real life! No... much better!"

Peder Mannerfelt: You can be deep and dark and still smile!

Peder Mannerfelt is a remarkable producer and a singular artist who's been serving as one of Sweden’s leading electronic figures for the last decade. For his new release on Archives Intérieures (The Swedish Congo Record), Peder takes us back to the Belgian Congo in the 1930's. We caught up with him in Stockholm to chat about this exotic collection of sounds, which he decided to recreate using only synthesizers. You can also check out some of these pieces, so get ready for some proper tribal treatment!

PREMIERE: Oiseaux-Tempête: ÜTOPIYA?

Oiseaux-Tempête's new album entitled 'ÜTOPIYA?' will be released on May 4th on Sub Rosa, but the readers/listeners of Sounds Of A Tired City can enjoy the free full stream of the album for a whole week.

Sounds Of A Tired City #32: Ambientblog / Peter van Cooten

Sounds Of A Tired City was born on 23 April 2014. For the first anniversary of our existence we teamed up with Peter van Cooten from The Netherlands, the founder of Ambientblog who prepared a sonic walk through the streets of a tired city – entitled 'Ghost Road Stroll'.