"Med 'Black Box Music' har den innovative komponist, Simon Steen-Andersen (f. 1976), skabt et enestående og radikalt anderledes værk. Black Box Music er knivskarp partiturmusik, som både indeholder en ustyrlig craziness og er humoristisk, legende og hardcore instrumentstøjende. Simon Steen-Andersen leger virtuost i et krydsfelt mellem komposition, installationskunst, elektronik og performance.
"'Shanzhai', the opening track of Fatima Al Qadiri's debut albumAsiatisch, takes its title from a Chinese term used to describe counterfeit Western goods. Literally it translates to "mountain village", evoking both the outlaw nature of the industry and the crudeness of its reproductions - copyright-evading spoonerisms of sportswear brands and fast food chains. While such knock-offs are commonplace, there is perhaps more craft and sophistication to some imitations than that definition grants.
"Seeing as it’s providing no public service whatsoever to skimp on at least cursory comparison details here, parallels between this Montréal-based (though none of them are actually Canadian) foursome’s debut album – released on Constellation and recorded, inevitably, at the city’s Hotel2Tango studio – and a few celebrated collectives do indeed present themselves. Television and Talking Heads are names that’ll spring to the minds of the so inclined, but to others there will be d