Like any artistic process, music-making goes hand in hand with a mysterious aura, and one has to accept the intrusion of chance as an essential factor,
Turning up in our podcast series at the 266th position, Cleveland lays down a fitting hour-long skein of photosensitive music, neatly fusing his love for dreamy soundscapes and further daring exploratory sonics. In the interview below, Andrea goes into his collaboration with John Talabot’s label, the cathartic side of music production and Berghain memories.
Even though his stage name oozes lost NBA finals and industrial decline, Cleveland has been on the soaring side of things since the drop of his arresting debut EP for John Talabot’s label Hivern Discs. We caught up with Andrea to talk up the making of his latest release, naivety in art as well as his studio modus operandi.
From Low Jack’s massive new LP on the ever-vanguard Modern Love to DJ Slyngshot’s debut effort out of the Yappin circle for the newborn Place No Blame, onto Suzanne Kraft’s summer-flavored ‘DJ Safety Track’ for Stuttgart’s finest Kitjen, there’s been full flocks of nuggets flying aplenty. Here’s our recap.
Finally landing on John Talabot’s Hivern Discs with his eagerly-awaited debut album ‘Irrbloss’, Berg delivers a compelling eight-track loitering through chiaroscuro sceneries, melding halftone percussions and forward-moving grooves drowned in dubby ripples amidst an ultra-sleek sound design. We caught up with Alex to find out more behind ‘Irrbloss’ and what he’s got lined up next.