Super World Interview Time: Markus Acher on Spirit Fest

Spirit Fest is an avant-pop supergroup built around acclaimed Japanese duo Tenniscoats. Featuring members of Notwist, Jam Money and Joasihno, their beautiful self-titled debut LP has just been released. In Winter 2016 long-time fan, Markus Acher (Notwist) jumped at the chance to invite Tenniscoats to a small apartment studio, together with Mat Fowler (Jam Money)…

Move aside Emerson, Lake & Palmer, here comes Spirit Fest

Spirit Fest – Hitori Matsuri Spirit Fest is that rarest of things, a super group you actually want to listen to, an equation where the whole is more than the sum of its parts. ‘Spirit Fest’ is made up of Japanese duo Tenniscoats with Markus Acher (Notwist), Mat Fowler (Jam Money) and Cico Beck (Aloa…

Interview with Markus Acher of Alien Transistor (and The Notwist)

We got to Alien Transistor eventually. We started with The Notwist who were on our first German compilation last year, shortly after we started. Then we did an interview with Valerie from Lali Puna, then we discovered all the fantastic music coming out of Germany (and from the Morr Music label in particular) and as…