In Scene Report, musicians from all over the globe fill us in on what’s going on sonically in their hometowns. This week, Rutger Zuydervelt of MACHINEFABRIEK gives us the scoop on Rotterdam, Netherlands. His upcoming LP, Stillness Soundtracks, is out now on Glacial Movements.

Although Rotterdam lacks a good, semi-big pop-venue (like Amsterdam’s Paradiso for example), there’s a lot of interesting stuff happening in the experimental scene. As a result of the fierce cuts in funding, it’s probably harder then ever to keep a venue running, so it’s extra commendable that there are still people passionate enough to keep organizing events.

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