Pablo Castoldi is in peace with everything Pablo Castoldi – Column – Part II, created in Brazil and Argentina

Pablo Castoldi is in peace with everything

We always knew this was going to happen at some point. I remember thinking about the future watching…

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Jessika Jürgens-Cardini, 20.08.1980 – 08.01.2021

For Jessi

One of my my favorite songs as a teenager was „Life´s what you make it“ by Talk Talk. Back then…

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Kaput's London editor Alexander Mayor remembers the light in dark places

We are the words that move

Somehow, bright empty streets are a good place to remember dark places. “Oh hey! We in!” Door…

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The Majority as a Sect X

“25 YEARS OF NEOLIBERALISM MADE SURE THAT THE SOCIETAL MISFORTUNE HAS TURNED INTO A COMPLETELY ABSTRACT FACTOR.”

The demands of the Bundestag election campaign are dropping by the hour, there is no hope for the »…

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Labor Day Summary

The (first) 120 days of 2017

“Time keeps slipping, keeps slipping Time, time keeps slipping Time, time keeps slipping Time, …

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»REPUBLIC IS NOT A LOT, SOCIALISM IS THE GOAL!« The Majority as a Sect VII

»REPUBLIC IS NOT A LOT, SOCIALISM IS THE GOAL!«

The series »The Majority as a Sect« will run until September and the author made a bet with himsel…

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CTM Festival 2017, the world and a boy with a walkman

AN INFINITE EXPERIMENTAL LABORATORY

Last night, after a day full of discussions with my students at the Institute for Popular Music, I h…

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The majority as a sect III

Movement, Subordination, Allegiance / Side note: Trump as a sect leader

The parliamentary elections for the Bundestag will be one year from now. The political coordinate sy…

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Die Mehrheit als Sekte / The Majority as a sect

JUST SOME FLAG BEARERS – WHY THE RISE OF THE AFD DOES NOT PORTENT A RENAISSANCE OF CONSERVATISM

The parliamentary elections for the Bundestag will be one year from now. The political coordinate sy…

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Thomas Venker

„DON’T CALL US REFUGEES!“

You can’t be further away from Germany. I’m standing on a little hill in the northwest of the is…

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Thomas Venker

ROCKET ROCKET USA

Back in the days summer meant that the newspapers blew up the most boring stories to make them their…

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Denise Oemcke

Where the fuck is the album? Waiting for Frank Ocean!

Our author Denise Oemcke is waiting for the man! There is not much that I hate as much as waiting…

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Lena Willikens @ Beats in Space

Happy 5th of July

School free for summer for the Kaput column. Instead of slowly coming words you get a Beats in Spac…

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Forever in Acid Andreas Gehm

Forever in Acid

About half a year ago a friend and I were discussing Andreas Gehm, the Cologne based techno producer…

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Kaput & Attic Magazine & Outernational Days Bucharest

Dreaming in the Discotheque

The beauty of music is that one is not only able to enjoy it alone, but that it’s so powerful in b…

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Kaput Magazine's new art section

Cabinet of Kaput

Introducing: Cabinet of Kaput Kaput Magazine's new art section With weekly contributions by inter…

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The bar is closed! Thomas Venker

The bar is closed!

Getting a quick Gin and Tonic at the office bar and then watching the next World Cup quarter finals …

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Thomas Venker

Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band (with Antony Hegarty) “I’m Going Away Smiling”

"I'm going away smiling, thinking of our life. How we were good for each other, how we knew. When…

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Thomas Venker

FROM DAY TO NIGHT TO DAY TO…

Sometimes it’s quite strange how the incidents in our lives flow between the days. How the last th…

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Thomas Venker

I make a journey to Italy and take these 11 songs with me

All ways lead to Rome – and mine tomorrow. What better reason do I have to drop a playlist of ita…

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Thomas Venker

The eyes of evil

A few days ago I was sitting opposite a guy in a weirdly empty room in a clinic within a forest outs…

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… is in fragments         

Somedays words just misbehave. That idea that felt so urgent and relevant during the first coffee en…

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Linus Volkmann

“R.I.P., LOSER“ – A PIETY 2.0-GUIDELINE

When someone died in the past, ground was poached up and their body got buried in a hole. A rather m…

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Thomas Venker

Let us talk about the future

Arriving in Paris turns out not be as awkward as I’d anticipated. Yes, the military are reviewing …

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Milch “Europa”

Who stands outside the garden´s fence Please be welcome and bye bye Thought the ghost that I …

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Thomas Venker

Aproved by the artist

So back in April this year, I happened to receive an email from the editor of a well known German mu…

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Caressing Klimaretter, Performing Arts and Groove Magazine Thomas Venker

Caressing Klimaretter, Performing Arts and Groove Magazine

To Berlin, and in a neat side effect of our somewhat compact accommodation I floated into the editor…

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Thomas Venker

Tolerated Ignorance

The Chicago based producer and musician Steve Albini is a man notorious for what could be termed “…

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Die Goldenen Zitronen

“If I Were A Sneaker”

For the first time we post a videoclip as our weekly column. Listen carefully to the lyrics and yo…

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Thomas Venker

No Crowd Surfing in the Crowd-Heavy Areas Please

It may sound unlikely viewed from today’s pop landscape, but in the year 1988 everybody wanted to …

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Mixed Timeline Feelings Thomas Venker

Mixed Timeline Feelings

And now, to keep up with the world of all the things, let’s see what Facebook reckons I really oug…

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Thomas Venker

Flashback to Miles, Melt! and Peter the Ogre

Earlier today I was sitting on a park bench in Cologne and drinking a coffee, reflecting as one does…

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How many days do we have left to live? Thomas Venker

How many days do we have left to live?

The Greeks have voted, and it was a resounding “No”. “No” to the arrogance of the Troika and…

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In praise of collective action Thomas Venker

In praise of collective action

Instead of this column’s usual anti-stance, I decided to write today in favor of something: welcom…

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“That’s not for me anymore”, Thomas Venker

“That’s not for me anymore”,

Well, it’s a few days since I returned from Primavera Festival 2015, and as always after such an i…

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In praise of no parachutes on this flight. Thomas Venker

In praise of no parachutes on this flight.

“I think artistically it has been a blessing that I never had a back-up plan. No day job to take i…

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Has a few problems with sponsored content Thomas Venker

Has a few problems with sponsored content

Today’s column is brought to you by, the word „sponsored“. Ouch. Well, you’re probably well…

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Thomas Venker

But I don’t want to be in the Boiler Room!

Nothing is as boring as the over-obvious enemy, the predictably normal nemesis... you try to reserve…

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Why do people actually hate the nerds of OK Go that much? Linus Volkmann / Tanita Sanft

Why do people actually hate the nerds of OK Go that much?

Once upon a time...in a time, when even I still thought that I was certainly going to become a fan o…

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Be my artist Thomas Venker

Be my artist

A few days ago, an author friend of mine – who can’t quite make a living solely from his brillia…

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Thomas Venker

Festival to go

A few days ago, the wonderfully sarcastic Trevor Jackson, reported from his booking at Sónar Copenh…

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Paypal in the Moshpit Max Freudenschuss

Paypal in the Moshpit

The exact moment when the awkwardness set in is hard to pinpoint now. But there I was, mid-concert, …

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Pack journalism sucks Linus Volkmann

Pack journalism sucks

Nice to watch a rocket launch. Up, up it goes. And then there's the Kaboom and the New Years rocket …

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Thomas Venker

International Women’s Day

I’ll be honest, I don’t always know what day it is, or, even what time it is right now. That sa…

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Thomas Venker

On not wanting to become a Google doc

It’s a bit like in horror movies. Nobody knows when “it” arrived, but now it’s everywhere...…

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