Author Archives: Ned (Was Ist Das)

Safe As Milk Festival

The people behind Newcaste’s well-loved Tusk Festival are branching out with a full-on holiday camp festival called “Safe As Milk” at Prestatyn Pontins 21-23rd April 2017 in North Wales and it has one hell of a line-up: Shirley Collins, The … Continue reading

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The Cosmic Dead’s debut US tour begins today!

Recent statistics reveal that 80% of the population of Europe have had an insane, psychedelic rock n roll experience from seeing The Cosmic Dead. However, until now, Americans have not had the pleasure (unless they were in Europe). Well, that’s … Continue reading

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New Calexico side-project explores landscape of the SW

In one of those nice, well-timed coincidences, a press release arrived promising “the perfect soundtrack to a drive through the desert Southwest”. It’s an album called “The Western Suite and Siesta Songs” and is the first release by newly formed … Continue reading

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New music tip

Found this one off the Bandcamp weekly newsletter and it blew me away. A hybrid of classic blues and black metal. What’s not to like? Devil Is Fine by Zeal and Ardor

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Was Ist Das? has moved

Was Ist Das? was born in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire in the summer of 2005. After a couple of years it went offline, only to be relaunched in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire on its third birthday. Now, after an intransient year … Continue reading

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Outside The Dream Syndicate returns to vinyl and CD!

Honestly, you wait ages for a new Faust news story and then along come two. Just found out that the very tasteful San Francisco reissue label Superior Viaduct (responsible for such choice reissues as Tarkovsky soundtracks, Alice Coltrane and The … Continue reading

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Faust In the USA

Great news for our State-side friends, Jean-Herve Peron & Zappi are doing an American tour this Spring. Expect plenty of exciting collaborations along the way (including a set with Tony Conrad at the Big Ears festival in Knoxville). You can … Continue reading

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HCMF 2015 brings AMM to Huddersfield

The 2015 Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival is back again this Winter, running November 20th to the 29th. There’s a lot of highlights but of particular interest is the closing concert from AMM, the first appearance together in a decade of … Continue reading

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Exciting New German Festival TROGLOBATEM

A new underground music festival has started up in Stuttgart on Friday 25th & Saturday 26th September at a venue called TAUT (Temporary Artists Utopia Tool). Lots of Was Ist Das? favourites on the bill including Head of Wantastiquet (Paul … Continue reading

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Radiophonic Workshop’s John Baker Subject Of New Compilation

As you may or may not know, the reason things have been a little quieter on the site for the last year is because I’ve been working on a book about the Radiophonic Workshop for Obverse Books. We all know … Continue reading

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