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.