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reliving a long lost youth with Pablo’s Eye

The 90s was undoubtedly a prolific decade for Pablo’s Eye. Aside from releasing six albums between 1989 and 1999, they were also heavily involved in many artistic projects where music meets architecture, video, theatre, dance and design. Curious to know more about the people behind the collective, we met Axel Libeert and Marie Mandi in their lovely apartment in the heart of Brussels for an inspiring evening filled with ruminations and insights into the unique world of Pablo’s Eye.

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taking snapshots of time with Celia Hollander

Celia Hollander is a Los Angeles based artist and composer working with audio, scores, performance, installation and text. Intrigued by her fascination for space and time and also her ongoing list of questions, we set out to have a chat with her to have a glimpse into her unique approach to music making.

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playing exquisite corpse with Cucina Povera

Our next mood talk brings us all the way to Finland where we spoke with Maria Rossi about how she found inspiration in the simplicity of Italian cooking and the joys of playing exquisite corpses with artists that have seemingly different approaches.

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ruminating about the meaning of music with Roméo Poirier

Hailing from Strasbourg, Roméo Poirier had always been making music as long as he can remember. He currently lives in Brussels, so we met up with him for a chat where we talked about his fascination for water, his love for languages, and his never-ending quest for music. Though much of the conversation was dominated by buzzing wasps, it didn’t stop Roméo from sharing what’s on his mind.

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a juggling act with Jeroen De Wandel

For Jeroen De Wandel, the juggle is real. On top of his 9-5 corporate job, he also does a weekly radio show for Urgent.fm, runs a label called Icarus, programs concerts for Democrazy, all while slowly building his art career. It’s a handful, isn’t it? But Jeroen makes it all look so easy.

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proudly waving the genre-free flag with Matthewdavid

Inspired by the quirky and magical universe Leaving Records has created, we couldn’t be happier to have a chat with Leaving founder Matthew David McQueen to learn more about the strong LA music community, the magic of sample-based music, and the joys and rigors of running a genre-free label.

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embracing brokenness with Dauw and Skrew Studio

Dauw is a Ghent-based label that draws its main inspirations from nature and imperfection. This seeps in through the music as well as the visual elements of the label — forming a strong marriage between different art forms. The result: unique handmade pieces of art that flatters both the ear and the eye.

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expressing a strong fascination for nature through music with r beny

Our next mood talk takes us all the way to San Jose in California. We spoke with Austin Cairns who releases music under the pseudonym r beny. After his first encounter with a synthesizer a few years ago, he started a YouTube channel focused on gear tutorials. That gave him the platform to share the music he makes and loves, which is greatly inspired by the surrounding forests and the nearby ocean.

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reinterpreting music for a new generation with Nosedrip

Long before the rise of online multimedia radio platforms as we know it, Ziggy Devriendt, aka Nosedrip, already dabbled with an experimental radio show that combined visual art with music that falls between the cracks. It was an innovation at that time, the first of its kind in Belgium and a foretaste of what was yet to come.

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leading parallel lives with Gigi Masin

Our next mood talk takes us all the way to floating city of Venice, home of well-respected Italian composer Gigi Masin. In the last five years, Gigi has been making waves in the ambient music scene touring the world both as solo musician and as a member of Gaussian Curve, a trio with Jonny Nash and Young Marco. Yet Gigi is no stranger to making music.

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