MUTEK MONTRÉAL 2019: Future Tense

Highlights from the festival's Forum_IMG, a symposium dedicated to the impact of creative digital technology

Though better known for its line-up of experimental musicians, MUTEK goes beyond the stage with Forum IMG, a symposium dedicated to the exploration of the practical and theoretical impacts of creative digital technology. It makes MUTEK a truly unique estuary of learning and experience, reformatting the festival concept from entertainment-only to a place for education. The program featured leading industry professionals and creatives presenting a …

Mouse On Mars feat. Amanda Blank + Zach Condon: Foul Mouth

A study in genre collision, “Foul Mouth” by German duo Mouse On Mars—and featuring Beirut’s Zach Condon and Amanda Blank—activates some severe sensory stimulation. From murmurs and glitches to ethereal vocalization, the track is the most recent from the Dimensional People Part III debut LP. There’s harmony here, but it’s got an edge.


Rhye, Austra, Schultz + Forever and more in this week's musical round-up

Ezra Furman: Love You So Bad It’s no small wonder to make a song that’s altogether likable, relatable and admirable. Ezra Furman does this with “Love You So Bad,” which has just been released in video form, directed by frequent collaborator Joseph Brett. There’s a dramatic and substantial upbeat energy to Furman’s well-composed world. The song will appear on Transangelic Exodus, the musician’s forthcoming sonic …