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The periphery is a circumference far removed from the center. Mainstream culture is often centralized, selling „center“ as the „it“, the place to be. New York, London, Moscow… and now Berlin! It is about megapolises and capital cities, as opposed to provinces and towns. However, most talent either arrives to the center from the periphery – think Liverpool (the Fab Four) – or is bred independently altogether (Seattle’s grunge phenomenon).

Berlin, in this regard, is a peculiar beast: a current hip center, whose magnetism is largely invested by peripheral talent – a „Worldwide periphery“, as it were. All sort of fish populate this exotic aquarium, indiscernable.

The host Sergei Kleyn is a worldwide/peripheral character par excellence (born in Odessa, UA, raised in Denver, USA, residing in Berlin). In the eponymous show he examines and features the motliest phenomena from the periphery, focusing on his global outernational network. The music in the show will instinctively drift from any definable center to a periphery of rhizomatic stylistic amalgamations: a monster with blues lungs, rock fins and electronic eyes, naturally swinging its ass off.

The next installment of the program will give listeners a taste of jazzcore from Brooklyn (Devin Gray and Co), slasher bop from the Paris/Berlin quartet Peeping Tom, the Stockholm-based label Umlaut Records, as well as on contemporary sounds from Oslo, Geneva, Budapest and Odessa.

1 Vartan Mamigonian aka Patrick Breiner (Brooklyn) from “Vartan Mamigonian” 2008,

track 3 “The Dicks” www.vartanmamigonian.net

2 Dirigo Rataplan, NYC, USA (Devin Gray, drums and compositions, Michael Formanek, doublebass, Ellery Eskelin, tenor saxophone, Dave Ballou, trumpet”) 2012,

track 5 “Talking with Hands” www.skirlrecords.com

3 Plaistow (Geneva, Switzerland) Johann Bourquenez (piano), Cyril Bondi (percussion) Raul Ruiz (electric bass) “Mayakovskaia” 2010

4 Tek Tek Ensemble (Melbourne, Australia) “Promised Land” (promo track, unreleased) 2013

5 Zulya and the Children of the Underground (Tartarstan/Australia) “Princess”

6 Peeping Tom (Paris/Berlin) Pierre-Antoine Badaroux (alto sax) Axel Doerner (trumpet) Joel Grip (double bass) Antonin Gerbal (drums) from the Umlaut Records cd “Boperation” (2011) “Pile Driver/Dodo’s Dance” (Eddie Costa/Dodo Marmorosa)

7. Vagtazo Holottkemek (Hungary), an Alternate Tentacles release “Bite the Stars” 2012

8. Mystical Communication Service (Berlin) from the EP “Gypsy Spirit”, eponymous track (4)

9. Peeping Tom from same CD as above, track 10 “Up Jumped the Devil” (by George Wallington)

10. M.O.D. from Odessa, Ukraine (Maksim Belous, bass, Oleg “Sbivka” Reznichenko, drums, Denis Bal, electric guitar) promo track, unreleased, “Moldafunka”, 2013

11. Rusconi (Zurich/Berlin) Stefan Rusconi (piano) Fabian Gisler (double bass) Claudio Strueby (drums) from the CD “Revolution” 2012, “Berlin Blues”

12. Tek Tek Ensemble (Melbourne) “Desert Spider” (promo track, unreleased) 2013