From Ja, Panik to Garish to Zeronic to Tanz Baby!: Nearly all the noteworthy bands that Burgenland produced in recent years have at some point seen Thomas Pronai behind the mixing desk, and in his own band Bo Candy and His Broken … read more »
RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF LOWER AUSTRIA THERE IS A HUGE BLACK HOLE, WHICH SUCKS UP EVERYTHING. IT IS CALLED VIENNA AND RENDERS EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS AROUND IT PROVINCIAL BY PROXY. NONETHELESS, AUSTRIA’S LARGEST PROVINCE HAS HAD ITS OWN CAPITAL CITY ST. … read more »
EVEN IF WE LEAVE THE HOARY OLD CLICHÉ OF THE “STEEL CITY” ASIDE, THE UPPER AUSTRIAN CAPITAL LINZ IS STILL DEFINED BY ITS HISTORICAL ROLE AS A CENTRE OF HEAVY INDUSTRY. BUT AS ATTWENGER RIGHTLY POINT OUT IN THE INTERVIEW BELOW, THE … read more »
SALZBURG WILL NEVER BE A STOMPING GROUND FOR URBAN HIPSTERS, BUT IT IS THE KIND OF CITY WHERE, BETWEEN SOUNDCHECK AND GIG, YOU MIGHT GO ON A STEEP WALK UP THE MOUNTAIN THROUGH THE WOODS OR TAKE A DIP IN A NEARBY … read more »
ON THE FRUITLESS SEARCH FOR THE DEFINITE SOUND OF AUSTRIAN POP. By Robert Rotifer. It was June 2013. The singer-songwriter CLARA LUZIA had just played a live session on the MARC RILEY SHOW on BBC 6Music when the DJ stumped her with … read more »
In recent years the changing landscape of Austrian jazz has been characterised by retirements and new arrivals. ‘Dynamic’ may well be the word that would best sum up the transformations and upheavals that have affected the Austrian jazz scene in recent years. … read more »
To receive a reasonably representative overview of the various productions of improvised, experimental or otherwise advanced music of the past decade, it seems useful to the author to refer to the variety of mainly small labels that put a lot of heart … read more »
In the years since 2000 Austrian electronic musicians were not as omnipresent as in the previous decade. However there were still a lot of exciting approaches and developments. A brief overview by Sebastian Fasthuber. You could probably write a whole book about … read more »
Although sound installations in Austria are rather sparse, the scene rather small, electronic music plays an important role in the 21st Century.
The Austrian big band scene witnessed a remarkable boom in recent years. Despite losing their most famous figurehead. By Andreas Felber.