O Luptă Între Viață și Bass sau Viceversa, “Electric PLAY”

“Electric PLAY”, înseamnă ritm. În primul rând, este acel ritm în care un artist, Bogdan Diaconeasa, își găsește timpul necesar pentru a concepe un material. În Decembrie, dacă te uiți cu atenție, se întâmplă ceva special cu acest proiect, Bass Battle. Și mai este ritmul în sine, treaba aia din sunet care te face să […]

Marilyn Manson’s New Video Made Me Go Wow

The song Say10 from the Heaven Upside Down album by Marylin Manson, now has a video. His close friend, Johnny Depp, is perfectly playing his role in this piece too. Surrounded by nearly naked women and Manson’s craziness, of course. And they play it so good it makes you question who’s the God and who’s […]

Behemoth’s Vocalist is Carelessly Provoking Our Subconscious

Me and That Man. Sounds like you wouldn’t think a lot about the name, doesn’t it? Well yeah, it’s spontaneous. Even the idea of it, how it started to be produced and how it’s getting shaped. Me and That Man is a project started by Nergal, the vocalist of Behemoth, in collaboration with John Porter, […]

Young Valentine și debutul său în muzică

Poate că cel mai mult, ne regăsim de fapt, în felul în care reușim să gestionăm cursul propriei vieți. Curs pe care nu-l putem controla. Vorbim despre realizări, le scoatem în față ca să ajungem cât mai sus și doar în colțuri întunecate, între câțiva ochi și voci restrânse, spunem ce a presupus succesul atins, […]

Chris Mars – the musician and visual artist of outcasts

Chris Mars’s paintings had already been bugging my mind for a while, before I actually went one step further – into searching more about him, finding out who was behind those beautifully grotesque images. His work has been exhibited in USA and Canada (please, come to Romania 🙂 ). Some of his solo exhibitions were […]

Music 4 X-Mas; The Unconventional Mode Activated

I don’t know what’s the trick about this but many musical artists, at least the ones I know, consider to release their albums on Christmas Eve or even on Christmas Day. Is it weird or what? Well, I thought to throw on the tray some of this cool steaming materials. Be careful, not to be consider […]

The Art of Mourning – Nick Cave’s “Skeleton Tree”

You fell from the sky / Crash landed in a field Nick Cave is grieving. On the 14th of July 2016, Arthur Cave fell from a cliff above the Ovingdean Gap in Brighton. He was only 15. With the first track on the album, Jesus Alone, Nick Cave recalls the moment he lost his son. Skeleton […]

Ivanna Ravac, “The Fairy Godmother of Having Fun” – NSFW

The word “Ravac” has more meanings, which kind of lead you to the same place.  It represents either stum dripping by itself from grapes within the winepress, clear wine which stood at low temperatures or wine obtained from mountain fruits. Maybe this description doesn’t seem significant, but for me it is a reminder of my […]

VSLO – The Most Complex Visual Arts Festival in Romania

In august 2010 the first edition of VSLO (Vama Under Oscar Lights) was taking place. From a simple photography festival, it became an international visual arts festival, which for one week each year, brings in Vama Veche, creators from around the world. I’ve been going every year since edition three. At first, I was just […]

Laure Le Prunenec, Rïcïnn: “I saw myself as a happy sorceress” (Interview)

“Lian” is somehow a story with broken “phrases” from medieval times and spoken in a modern idiom. A sound and a feeling of a subtle complexity what breaks you from the environment. Thus, we’re speaking about a well-thought material for reaching certain areas of self. Laure‘s voice is like a melodic wailing, a grief that […]

We Singing Colors Launched New Single & Video – ‘Bridal Hands’

We Singing Colors launched Bridal Hands, the first single from the upcoming album. The song was released with a video filmed in some of the oldest mountains in Romania. Macin Mountains were the perfect setting: “We wanted a variety of landscapes, to feel it as a journey. The guys we worked with came up with […]

When Music is a Business of Beauty. Interview with Francesco Berta.

Francesco Berta is a music composer and visual artist from Italy and currently living in London. His works features an intuitive, organic and visual approach to the composition and recording, involving acoustic and electric instruments, soundscapes anda minimal use of electronics. Francesco’s music, defined by listeners and reviewers “vivid, extremely detailed and cinematic” have been […]

Photo-Compilation ‘Electric Castle 2015’. One Look and You Can Say: “I Was There!”

Valeriu Catalineanu, Romanian photographer, founder of Romanian Club Culture and guest on Cultartes Magazine was there, in the middle of Electric Castle 2015, probably the best music festival in years, according to the number of attendandees and its intense, almost obsessive promotion on every online and social media channel in the past few weeks. The photographer […]

Murat Sayginer Replaces Our Degraded Reality With a Disturbing Digital One

Murat Sayginer is an unconventional “visionary” Turkey-based artist who combines photography with digital art, filmmaking and music composition, with abstract perfectionist result. He says: “I am refractive and my art is the refraction of my life”. Enter the absolutely gorgeous digital alternative universe of Sayginer. You can find pretty much everything in it: cyborg-Venus, sectioned statues, […]

Sisters of… – The Serpent, the Angel, the Adversary (Review)

Sisters of… three guys who combine style that were combined before, which gave birth to kinship between genres and so on. Nothing new! Do you say so? Well, I still play it on repeat. And it binds better. Ah, that’s the thing here. Everything is well connected. It also creates a specific mood. There are […]

This is what we deserve. Interview with Jan Platek (We Deserve This)

Baldo, Cultartes: Hello! Can you tell us when it appeared or what was the first impulse that made you start this project? Jan Platek: I`m making music for almost 25 years now. I started as a drummer and I played in different bands. When you play the drums, you are not really involved in the […]

Fine, It’s Pink’s New EP Thrown Me Into a Musical Lucid Dream

Honestly, I didn’t think I would like it. As a matter of fact, I didn’t believe I would feel anything about it. I’m not exactly what you’d call a fan, even though I have a general appreciation for the band, their awesome music and for their evolution from local group to a wider national notoriety (and […]

Listen and Download the New Album from Romanian Rock Band Pinholes

Pinholes, Romanian alternative rock band, released their new album – “Era Pietrelor Neșlefuite” (en. The Age of The Unsmoothed Stones)  two months ago (on February, 19, to be specific). Recently, they also launched the official music video for the first album single: “Porcul Spinos” (en. Spiny Pig). The video was realized in collaboration with LUNO (the […]

‘INTERSECTION’, Two Days of Contemporary Art Fusion at Halele Carol (Bucharest)

[UPDATE] Win a double invitation to the event. Find out how, here. After a first collaboration in 2013 which transformed a parking space (Ciclop Garage) into a permanent urban art gallery, Work in Progress and The reart.ro re-unite at Halele Carol, Bucharest, where for two days (May 29 and 30, 2015) they will be presenting a new contemporary art and urban culture event, […]

Bus Stations From a Romanian City Are Now Equipped With Jukeboxes

You’re after work and you sit on the bench, waiting for the bus to go home after a hard day. Suddenly, there’s this lady coming towards you. She smiles. She is brunette and she’s wearing a slim t-shirt along with a pair of shorties. In the corner there’s this red machine. You haven’t noticed it […]

Álvaro Barcala’s Symbiosis Between God and Sex

When asked about his life motto, Alvaro simply replied: “God!”. I thought at first he might be one of those fanatics, you know? But he’s no monk. He’’s seen the world. He traveled and lived in other countries more than a decade. Álvaro Barcala is a 38 years old Spanish artist whose artworks made me […]

Rustic Turntables Made From Real Tree Trunks.

These gorgeous rustic turntables are made by Seattle-based Silvan Audio Workshop, using real tree trunks. Each turntable is equipped with parts from high end audio company Rega, with a glass platter that not only shows off the beautiful wood, but is also made for precision and speed stability. Kent Walter and his father recently started […]

Interview with Vulture Industries

Baldo, Cultartes: Let’s talk a little about your concert with Arcturus in Helsinki on February 7th. The present’s one should expect something special, something new from you? Tor Helge: We probably won’t play any new material that night, but we do plan to take out and wipe the dust off a couple of songs that […]

Costin Chioreanu. Where the subterranean minds meet art.

I imagine Costin Chioreanu art’s exposed in the most inner and mysterious places. I see his creations stuck on the ditches walls dug by ribs on the surface of the human brain. An audience of billions of neurons contemplate the unfathomable abyss. Synapses are dancing a waltz that illuminates the skull in nervous fireworks, with […]

Interview Stelios Romaliadis (Lüüp, Vault of Blossomed Ropes)

Baldo, Cultartes: Lüüp seems to be a multinational scale project, downright. For the “Meadow Rituals” there was working a very large team from all over the Europe. What does this project Lüüp means, as the basic concept? Stelios: Lüüp is a musical project that has participants from various places of Europe. Every participant has enough […]