during last years ctm/transmediale festival i met cera khin, berlin based artist and selector with tunisian roots, in a breezy-cold passage in front of the hardwax record store. we went for a small walk through the area and later sat down in a shady bar where we had an inspiring talk about her lazy tapes label, weird horror movies and lots of other random stuff we both liked. i asked cera if she would like to play at our rhizom festival in zurich that spring, an alternative music festival i was intensely involved in back then.
Viewing entries in
hello! well, first i’d like to express my absolute enthusiasm for your lovely work. i have rarely encountered a label with such a individual and innovative spirit. it will be a particular pleasure to find out a bit more about the architecture of jj funhouse. please introduce yourselves briefly…
it’s always exciting to rediscover old music, especially it when suddenly affects the zeitgeist in a current way. this happened with the track “the birds” by californian musician rick cuevas. cuevas, incidentally, is one of the founding members of the avant-pop band zru vogue. i had the pleasure of asking rick some questions about the past days.
the los angeles-based film director and author ashkan soltani shot a documentary about jandek together with craig matarrese about one of the most mysterious american musicians with a large international cult following. the film provides rare access to the elusive performer and an intimate examination of jandek's creative process. we have the chance to raise a few questions to soltani himself.