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Lost and Sound is a podcast that meets the most exciting innovative music people from across the world. Each week Berlin based writer Paul Hanford chats with the innovators, the outsiders, the mavericks, the people who make music and do it utterly in their own way. Paul’s relaxed style allows guests to feel comfortable and express themselves, the result delves into a unique perspective on some of your favourite artists. The show was started with an award from the Arts Council Of England and guests have so far included Peaches, Chilly Gonzales, Saint Etienne, Nite Jewel, Ellen Allien, Ghostpoet, Laetitia Sadier, A Guy Called Gerald, Tue-Yards, Liars, Gruff Rhys, Hania Rani, Laetitia Sadier, Roman Flügel, King Britt, Jim O’Rourke, Busra Kayici, Yann Tiersen and Thurston Moore. Paul Hanford is a writer, his debut book is out next summer. He’s also the only person ever to move to Berlin to stop being a DJ.

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    • 4.9 • 13 Ratings

Lost and Sound is a podcast that meets the most exciting innovative music people from across the world. Each week Berlin based writer Paul Hanford chats with the innovators, the outsiders, the mavericks, the people who make music and do it utterly in their own way. Paul’s relaxed style allows guests to feel comfortable and express themselves, the result delves into a unique perspective on some of your favourite artists. The show was started with an award from the Arts Council Of England and guests have so far included Peaches, Chilly Gonzales, Saint Etienne, Nite Jewel, Ellen Allien, Ghostpoet, Laetitia Sadier, A Guy Called Gerald, Tue-Yards, Liars, Gruff Rhys, Hania Rani, Laetitia Sadier, Roman Flügel, King Britt, Jim O’Rourke, Busra Kayici, Yann Tiersen and Thurston Moore. Paul Hanford is a writer, his debut book is out next summer. He’s also the only person ever to move to Berlin to stop being a DJ.

    J. Willgoose, Esq. - Public Service Broadcasting

    J. Willgoose, Esq. - Public Service Broadcasting

    This week, J. Willgoose, Esq, from Public Service Broadcasting joins me. On the eve of the release of the band’s new LP, Bright Magic, an impressionistic journey through Berlin. So obviously we had to have a chat, right?
    Enigmatic, immersive, atmospheric, each time PBS emerge, they take on a subject and to me, its like falling into a deep book. From exploring the cold war space race so well that Jodie Whitaker would listen to their LP, The Race For Space, to help her get into the zone to play Doctor Who, to tackling the British coal industry. 
    Now, J. has made an album about Berlin. It’s got Blixa Bargeld on it, singer EERA the ace German actress Nina Hoss and they recorded it at Hansa, where Bowie recorded Low. J. Turns out to be a charming self-depracating chap and he opens up about the loneliness of being in a new city, talks frankly about finding creative sparks and there’s even a bit of politics too on contemporary Britain.
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    The new Public Service Broadcasting album, Bright Magic, is available from September 12th here.

    • 52 min
    DJ F*****f

    DJ F*****f

    This week, DJ F*****f took a break from whipping up storms across parties in Berlin to have a raw, cute and frank in person chat with me. 
    Propulsively mixing techno with juke, psy-trance and warehouse rave so potent you can practically smell the heat from the generator, all with sexually empowering lyrics. We met up for a coffee in Neukölln where she opened up about battling incels, the lingering misogyny in club culture and how she nurtures her own energy. In her own words: “I like to make people get out of their comfort zone and I think its important to be pushing this instead of how society is telling women how they should act. I want to fucking break this, I want to push this, I want to test this and by doing what I do and seeing how people react, I see that that’s happening.”
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    Check out DJ F*****f’s recent streams and releases through her Linktree here.
    If you’d like to help fund Lost and Sound for the price of a coffee, head on over to the show’s Ko-Fi crowdsouce. 

    • 45 min
    Bob Stanley - Saint Etienne

    Bob Stanley - Saint Etienne

    This week, I had a chat with Bob Stanley, musician, journalist, author, film producer and one third of the seminal Saint Etienne (the other two thirds being Sarah Cracknell and Pete Wiggs).  
    Saint Etienne’s tenth studio album, I’ve Been Trying To Tell You, is out this Friday and we spoke about how it questions nostalgia and asks were the ‘90s as optimistic as we now think of them as being? Their sampladelic debut Foxbase Alpha, up front classics like Only Love Will Break Your Heart and Join Our Club arrived like a melancholic dream years before the hazy electronic beats of hypnogogic pop became a thing. We spoke over a Transeuropean cuppa about the appeal of melancholy, ask if nostalgia is an illusion and  we even share a couple of Carry On style double entendres.
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    The new Saint Etienne album, I’ve Been Trying To Tell You, is available from September 10th here.
    If you’d like to help fund Lost and Sound for the price of a coffee, head on over to the show’s Ko-Fi crowdsouce. 

    • 48 min
    Daniel Avery

    Daniel Avery

    This week, I spoke with the awesome Daniel Avery. Producer and DJ, author of the transcendetally good Drone Logic and the now equally amazing Together In Static LP. Coincidentally, although we’ve never met, we both grew up as indie noise kids in the same town and we chatted about this, about his early break as a Fabric resident, his friendship with Andrew Weatherall, how phones maybe aren’t the worst thing in clubs and getting lost, or rather, connecting with every person and every atom,  in the shared clubspace.
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    The new Daniel Avery album, Together In static, is available now on Phantasy Sound, listen here.
    If you’d like to help fund Lost and Sound for the price of a coffee, head on over to the show’s Ko-Fi crowdsouce. 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Nite Jewel

    Nite Jewel

    This week, Ramona Gonzales, aka. Nite Jewel. Producer, singer, musicologist. We spoke about how her transcendentally good new album, No Sun, uses Moog and voice and is a break-up album, made largely whilst living on a friend's couch,  but is also part of an investigation into the agency of the female voice through history. As well as this, she reflects on her emergence through the LA scene during the MySpace era and the power of sound making off grid.
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    The new Nite Jewel album, No Sun, is available from August 27th, listen here.
    If you’d like to help fund Lost and Sound for the price of a coffee, head on over to the show’s Ko-Fi crowdsource 

    • 55 min
    Liars

    Liars

    After a summer hiatus, we’re back. I spoke with Angus Andrew, who for over 20 years and now 10 albums, has been Liars. Always utterly fresh, idiosynchratic, intense and channelling something that seems to come from a realm beyond reinvention. We got into a chat about where this comes from, along the way taking in letting go of musical inhibitions, pcibocylin, drums, the Brooklyn scene, living remotely and way more.
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    Liars Website
    The new Liars album, The Apple Drops, is out now on Mute.
    If you’d like to donate to the production costs of making the show for the price of a coffee, head on over to the show’s Ko-Fi crowdsource 

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

ladzmagz ,

Learn something new with every episode

It’s a beautiful thing when a music lover interviews a diverse multi-disciplinary range of musicians pushing boundaries across the ages, this is one of those things.

The hammer-Evans ,

Worth it.

A discovery journey into new areas and a engaging host with a clear passion.

Peacock 1982 ,

Brilliant and insightful

Highly recommend! Great listen for anyone wanting to understand more about the music and culture of Berlin and beyond. Excited to see where Paul goes next.

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