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Musik

After gaining UNESCO protected status, acknowledgement of the influential music genre is long overdue 

By Rianna Jade Parker

Experimental producer Matthew Herbert’s enigmatic album trawls a nation’s fault-lines and finds its messy symbolism

By Adam Harper

Ian F. Martin traces the life and career of the pioneering Japanese musician, on the 50th anniversary of his first record

By Ian F. Martin
Tony Conrad performing Bowed Film, 1974. Courtesy: The Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia

With wit and gumption, the late artist broke with institutional proprietaries and pedigree to rethink art’s place in its community

By Shiv Kotecha

The first ENTOPIA release showcases the music of Kuro, a film by experimental pop musician Tujiko Noriko and graphic artist Joji Koyama

By Nathan Geyer
Lonnie Holley, ’American Landscapes’, 2019. Courtesy: Dallas Museum of Art

Despite a soaring performance at the Dallas Museum of Art, the self-taught artist is still too often treated as an outsider

By Jonathan Griffin

From Matmos to Grimes, a new wave of music is critically engaging with environmental politics – but what does it sound like?

By Nathan Geyer

The genre’s relationship with the church is as complex as it is inevitable

By Aida Amoako

‘This is a story about intellectual openings, the wiring of politics into culture and a cohort of writers gloriously convinced of the world-historical importance of music’

By Yohann Koshy
 Lafawndah, Ancestor Boy, 2019. Courtesy: K7 Music, Berlin; photograph: Mathilde Agius

Recent R&B albums by Kelela, Lafawndah, serpentwithfeet and Solange tune to newly radiant blues

By Harmony Holiday

The visual companion to ‘When I Get Home’ features choreographed dances, DeLoreans, and animations by artists Robert Pruitt and Jacolby Satterwhite

By Frieze News Desk

A musician with a rare ability to write both great pop songs and deeply experimental and melancholy music

By Juliet Jacques