In the farming heartland of Estonia, house music mega centers New York, Chicago and L.A. are closer than one may think, when imaginary road signs are pointing to the village of Väätsa, the home of Tanel Matsalu aka West Coast Swingaz. As the artist’s name suggests, the trip commences atRead More →

Margus Löve launched the Processed imprint ten years ago in Tallinn and marks the anniversary with a various artists EP. The A-side belongs to Löve’s own 1DERL& alias, the first two tracks picked from the CD album “Reflection” (2012). “Float Boat” is on a par with mid-paced funk of VogelRead More →

New tracks from the Estonian techno project Killerkat, a driving force behind the HALL club in Tallinn, who is playing on the 1990’s pitch in the first halftime. Rooted in the spirit of Harthouse and Superstition, semi-trance “Ripple Drift” is paving the way to my favorite, “Cherry Tree”, a matureRead More →

Appearances could be deceptive. A Bandcamp release with three long tracks of about 45 minutes in total and abstract photo artwork by Hannes Unt, “Polar Night Jet” looks like another journey in the fields of ambient. It’s confirmed by the first tones of the opener “Arcus Cloud”, when gleaming soundRead More →

Sven Grünberg is a real person and not a fictional Lufthansa engineer who secretly became electronic musician in the 1970s and appeared from the obscurity later. Grünberg, who turns 60 this November, was born in the Estonian capital Tallinn and cut his teeth in the local seventies bands Ornament andRead More →

Der Schaumreiter scheitert in einem Raum voll Scheiter. Vapeurs en fleurs vous lêtes tourbillons de gaz amoreux. These are two extracts from the poems of the Estonian-born multi-talent Ilmar Laaban who was primarily known for his surrealist and intense poetry. As an artist with the gift of music, he was also keenRead More →

It would be unthinkable to speak about Estonian electronic music without saying a word about Hüpnosaurus (or Hypnosaurus), a project launched by Aivar Tõnso in the beginning of the 1990s and later co-run with Raul Saaremets, nowadays known as Ajukaja. Initially a live act of Tõnso and Railo Pals, HüpnosaurusRead More →