RISIKO is published!


A new German music magazine RISIKO is published! Topic of the first issue - “WALL”. After an international crowdfunding campaign last November, Berlin based independent magazine RISIKO, which explores the current German underground and alternative music scene, has released its first issue.

RISIKO aims to introduce often isolated music circles to an audience outside of Germany whilst creating an environment in which musicians can express themselves freely.

The first issue explores the theme of the “WALL”.
With interviews from 30, generation spanning musicians based in Germany, the magazine raises the question, “Do you think there is a “WALL” in the current German music scene?”

The feature includes lead musical figures such as Damo Suzuki (CAN), Michael Rother (NEU!), Robert Görl (DAF), Alexander Hacke (Einstürzende Neubauten), as well as more contemporary acts like Isolation Berlin, Fenster, International Music, and many more.

Damo Suzuki (CAN)・Michael Rother (NEU!)・Moritz R (Der Plan)・Robert Görl (DAF)・Frank Z (Abwärts)・Gudrun
Gut (Malaria!)・Östro 430・Alexander Hacke (Einstürzende Neubauten)・Thomas Fehlmann (Palais Schaumburg)・
Wolfgang Müller (Die Tödliche Doris) ・Andreas Dorau・Frank Spilker (Die Sterne)・Stereo Total・Jan Müller
(Tocotronic)・King Khan・Melissa E. Logan (Chicks on Speed)・Chuckamuck・Jaakko Eino Kalevi・Mary Ocher・
Eastie Ro!s・Camera・Erregung Öffentlicher Erregung・Fenster・Isolation Berlin・Friends Of Gas・Kyotaro Miula
(Minami Deutsch)・International Music・GYM Tonic・Swutscher・Jealous

The main visuals for the cover art and opening feature are done by artist and front man of the post-punk/No Wave band
ÖPNV, Magnus Krüger. Bearing close resemblance to early punk fanzines, his paintings and collage work beautifully express the energy that flows through the contemporary German music scene.

Publishing date in Berlin, Germany: February 12th, 2021
Size: W182mm × H257mm
Number of pages: 56 pages
Language: English and Japanese
Price: 10,00€

Berlin: "do you read me?!", Pro qm, Zabriskie, ROSA WOLF, Blume und Raum and more.
Hamburg: La Pochette Surprise Records and more.

or here at the lodown shop. (sale starts 12th of Feb!)

RISIKO magazine
We are a magazine covering the current German underground and alternative music scene. Krautrock, Neue Deutsche
Welle, the Hamburger Schule and music from the present day.

For further information, please contact Editor-in-Chief:

Yukiko Yamane