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BORSHCH MAGAZINE

BORSHCH MAGAZINE

A print magazine for electronic music on and beyond the dance floor

OBJECT BLUE: MUSIC IS A HIGHER POWER AND I’M JUST A SERVANT (Front cover story)

DOCUMENTING DYSTOPIA: BERGSONIST’S BODILESS ARCHIVE

DON’T WRITE EULOGIES FOR DETROIT: jessica care moore

Elegant Rebels: Loke rahbek & Posh isolation

curators perspectives on berlin atonal — pt. 2 anti-festival: varg, annamelina, chloe wise, ecco2k, oli xl & matti bye

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ISSUE 02

BORSHCH #2 explores new releases and reissued wisdoms, soaks up the sense of revolt manifested in communities, and adheres to the purity of the DIY culture. The magazine introduces extended interviews with Volruptus, the youngster of the second issue who lands on the cover, as well as Steffi, Perc, Gudrun Gut, and Rødhåd. The issue discusses ideas behind the curation of Berlin Atonal in conversations with the festival organizers and Varg in a role of a guest curator. BBC Radiophonic Workshop and Species of Fishes offer precious history lessons on electronic music and inspire to dream of unearthly sounds. Loke Rahbek of Posh Isolation tells a story of the punk and noise scene in Copenhagen. And finally, BORSHCH does not hesitate to break away from misconceptions and shed light on the gradual development of electronic music culture in Kiev, with presidents and revolutions aside

ISSUE 03: LEAP FORWARD — GUEST EDITED BY JEFF MILLS

Together with Jeff Mills, we take a bold leap forward to speculate on what we, fragile human-beings and machine music addicts, can expect in the technology-driven future. We meet Dasha Rush, an electronic musician who also finds her muse in the nature of celestial bodies, to explore her ideas envisioned in Dark Hearts Of Space. When speaking about techno music beyond the dance floor, we asked Jeff Mills to introduce people whose vision and art proved to be inspiring for his own creative process and who see electronic music as an independent art form integral to their lives, while absorbed in their own craft. In this issue we speak to Jessica Care Moore, Akaji Maro, Jacqueline Caux. A poet, an actor, a film director — Jeff’s collaborators who made him seek new outlooks on familiar subjects. Kelly Snook, a planetary scientist and instrument inventor, joins this circle of deep thinkers to discuss Mills’ ideas about our expansion into outer space and to propose new scenarios of a utopian future.

ISSUE 04: SOUND MIND

Music has the power to reach the darkest corners of the psyche and drive out an unquiet spirit. To purge, transform, heal, and enlighten. After a radical personal transformation, Aïsha Devi makes music with an intention to purge and heal people. Awoken after a physical trauma, Prequel Tapes reclaims his forgotten sound and reveals a new musical identity. Marie Davidson confesses about obsessive and destructive behaviors since her teenage years and the role of music in her process. Without shame of living with chronic depression, Object Blue resorts to the healing capabilities of music and feels bare and incomplete without it. Knocked down after a panic attack Jasss discovers the heavy weight of self-tyranny and faces the dark layers of her true self. Bergsonist creates sonic weapons to soothe anxieties, while Iron Sight explains how distorted sound becomes armor for a sensitive nature. In the pursuit of a sound mind, the issue provokes openness and honest dialogues to remind ourselves of the transformative power of music and underground communities and to rediscover empathy.