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Interviews

Holger Czukay - Canned Music

Interview | Music Technology, Apr 1987

Dan Goldstein talks to the Can founder member whose current interests include providing the Pope with a backing band, recording with four valve tape machines, and chopping-up bits of Bulgarian folk music.

Holger Czukay - The Man Behind The Radio!

Interview | Sound On Sound, Apr 1988

As a founding member of Germany’s pioneering electronic group, Can, and a former Stockhausen pupil, Holger Czukay has long been associated with the avant-garde electronic music scene in Europe. His past work includes collaborations with Brian Eno, the Eurythmics and David Sylvian, with whom he has recently completed a new album. Mark Prendergast reports.

Holger Czukay

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, May 1982

An in depth interview with this amazing character who is now recognised as one of the world's most inventive and original electro-musicians.

Holger Czukay - Weird Science

Interview | Sound On Sound, Sep 1993

Inside this German synth pioneer's home studio.

Holger Czukay - The Holger Boatman

Interview | Making Music, Mar 1987
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David Sylvian - Master Craftsman

Interview | Sound On Sound, Mar 1987

Since the break-up of his group Japan in November 1982, David Sylvian has been slowly widening the base of his music to encompass both ethnic and avant-garde sounds. Mark Prendergast gathers the facts on the change of style.

Michael Karoli on Guitar Improvisation

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Mar 1983

We interview the legendary improvising guitarist from German rock band Can

Jon Hassell

Interview | Sound On Sound, Jul 1991

Jon Hassell has been at the leading edge of new music for three decades, with major contributions to western avant garde and world music. Following the re-release of two classic albums from the early '80s, Mark J. Prendergast presents a retrospective of Hassell's work.

U2

Interview | One Two Testing, Jan 1985
can have an Edge like this

The Edge describes sounds and styles

Can - Can - The Right Time

Interview | Music Technology, Nov 1989

In the '70s, Can paved the way for a generation of experimental electronic musicians. Simon Trask talks to Holger Czukay and Michael Karoli amidst the CD rerelease of their entire back-catalogue and a new LP for '89.

David Sylvian - Sylvian - Behind the Veil

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Sep 1986

It's two years since the former japan frontman made his solo debut, but a new double album showcases both Sylvian's unique songwriting and his interest in ambient, instrumental music. Exhaustive interview by Tim Goodyer.

Everything's Gone Green

Interview | Electronic Soundmaker, Oct 1984

Roedelius explains the necessity of home recording and why he's addicted to the colour green!

Keyboard Music

Interview | Sound On Sound, Mar 1990

One of the pioneers of the German electronic music scene, Hans Joachim Roedelius's use of electronic keyboards to treat sound, create atmospheres, and provide sonic backdrops has evolved through collaborations with the likes of Conny Plank, Peter Baumann and Brian Eno. Mark J. Prendergast discovers more about the man and his music.

Japan

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Jan 1983

On studio, stage work, and future solo projects

Touch Sensitivity

Interview | One Two Testing, Feb 1984

Dave Stewart gives the technology the human touch.

Ryuichi Sakamoto

Interview | Sound On Sound, Sep 1990
Japanese Artist: World Musician

Despite the cult following for Yellow Magic Orchestra, collaborations with David Byrne on the Oscar-winning soundtrack to 'The Last Emperor', and a long-standing musical friendship with David Sylvian, the multi-faceted talents of Ryuichi Sakamoto are still not widely appreciated. Mark J. Prendergast attempts to rectify the situation...

Rain Tree Crow

Interview | Sound On Sound, Jun 1991
The Ghost of Japan?

The members of Japan have come together once more, as Rain Tree Crow, after a 9-year hiatus. Nigel Humberstone talks to David Sylvian, Steve Jansen and Richard Barbieri about the biggest reunification since Germany.

Self-Portrait

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Aug 1984

Seminal German avant garde composer Hans-Joachim Roedelius was in London recently to promote a new solo album, 'Gift of the Moment'. Dan Goldstein was granted a brief audience.

Life is a Cabaret

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Nov 1984

Away from the fickleness of the pop music world, Cabaret Voltaire have been quietly breaking the barriers of underground electronic music. Interview by Dan Goldstein.

The Musician's Producer

Interview | Electronics & Music Maker, Feb 1986

In his first-ever interview with the British press, the ‘musician’s producer’ lets Paul Tingen in on a few of his most heavily-guarded studio secrets.

Beats International - International Rescue

Interview | Music Technology, May 1990

When Norman Cook walked away from The Housemartins he walked into hi-tech record production and remixing: now he's topped the charts with Beats International. Tim Goodyer talks to a computer convert.

Brian Eno - Eno: Thoughts, Words, Music and Art - Part 2

Interview Series | Sound On Sound, Feb 1989

Part 2: Mark Prendergast continues his in-depth look at the formation of Eno’s new record company, Land Records, and the use of electronics in his music.

David Sylvian - Exorcising Ghosts

Interview | Music Technology, May 1991

The charismatic singer, composer and lyricist rejoins the former members of Japan for their first LP in ten years. Tim Goodyer talks technology, philosophy and improvisation with David Sylvian.

Meat Beat Manifesto - Message In A Sample

Interview | Music Technology, May 1993

Meat Beat Manifesto are to music what Andy Warhol was to art - but they've already been famous for longer than 15 minutes. Phil Ward follows them to a Peel session and to their studio in Swindon, and finds that Meat is not, in fact, necessarily murder.

Siouxsie & The Banshees - Banshee Banter

Interview | Making Music, May 1986

"Tinderbox" talk with Severin, Budgie, Carruthers. New album, new chords.

 

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