Playlist: Alexander Binder



Alexander Binder was born on Halloween night 1976 in the Black Forest/Germany. He’s a totally self taught photographer, having never attended a photo class in his life. Even his lenses are mostly self built from optical toys, old soviet cameras, prisms or plastic crap. A fan of Hans Bellmer and Herbert List, Alexander creates mystical and ethereal photos which are characterized by a strong passion for the spiritual, the surreal and the occult. Alexander’s works have been exhibited internationally (most notably at festivals like Les Rencontres d’Arles or PhotoIreland) and they have been published in Vice, Kinki, Juke, Fotografia, JPeople, Twin and many more.
His photographs have been used in album artwork for the likes of Black Mountain Transmitter and Stephen O'Malley, and he recently released Dark Matter/Dunkle Materie, a collaborative zine with Terence Hannum. For more information, visit http://www.alexanderbinder.de.



Stephen O’Malley
"רומיאו (Romeo)"

Stephen O'Malley is one of the most talented artists living today and in my humble opinion he has led the whole metal genre to the next level. I especially like his latest experiment - רומיאו - a pure wall of massive sound.

Enemite
"The Headstream - River of Death"

Ritual ambient mixed with Chinese instruments. Fresh, obscure, unheard – and definitely a recommendation for all those who have a passion for meditative soundscapes.

Salem
"Sick"

I am fascinated with this band since I have listened to their first EP. The funeral-like synthies, the eerie vocals and the slow-mo raps are the perfect soundtrack for a chilling car ride in the Black Forest.

Wardruna
"Hagall"

So happy to see this band live at their concert in Bergen this summer!

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau & The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
"Kindertotenlieder - Nun will die Sonn' so hell aufgeh'n"

German baritone meets late-romantic Austrian melancholy. An audio pleasure.

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