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KVIFF 2019: Stargazing – On Jonás Trueba’s ‘The August Virgin’

Jonás Trueba’s ‘The August Virgin’ won the FIPRESCI Prize at the 54th edition of Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Dutch critic Hugo Emmerzael, who was part of the jury that bestowed the award, offers his thoughts on this invigorating and luminating slice-of-life set in Madrid. Continue reading KVIFF 2019: Stargazing – On Jonás Trueba’s ‘The August Virgin’

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Pop Kultur 2018: An Interview with Daníel Böðvarsson (of Pranke)

Like last year, I visited the 2018 edition of Berlin’s Pop-Kultur festival. My personal favorite discovery was far and away the Berlin-based prog-math-indie band Pranke (the German word for ‘paw’). Pranke bring repetitions in the style of Conveyor or Preoccupations together with the spastic rhythms of Hella, smooth grooves of White Denim, and explosive sax a la Tera Melos. The two-piece band crammed more sound … Continue reading Pop Kultur 2018: An Interview with Daníel Böðvarsson (of Pranke)

Announcement: Ultra Dogme attending Pop-Kultur 2019

Ultra Dogme is proud to announce our third running year covering Berlin’s Pop-Kultur music festival. Last year yielded the discovery of and an interview with the extremely talented Pranke. This year we are most excited for headliners Deerhoof and Repetitor. Pop-Kultur 2019 will take place between August 21st – 23rd. We’ve been graciously re-accepted as visiting members of the press (both editor +MLP+ and contributing … Continue reading Announcement: Ultra Dogme attending Pop-Kultur 2019

A Music List for 2018

After the success of last year’s ‘5 Noteworthy Rock Albums of 2017,’ I’ve decided to stay the course by altering the format with a surprise ‘best of’ list which does not arrive until the beginning of January of the following year. It’s only fair. As an added bonus, that means I don’t have all the other stupid ‘best of’-‘year end’-’roundups’ to compete with. Reflection is … Continue reading A Music List for 2018