Bad Panda Records

[BadPanda032] NQ – Within Reach

leave a comment »

NQ is Nils Quak. A writer, journalist and artist living in Cologne. He’s been working as a laptop-artist for nearly 10 years now. Residing between ambient, electronic post-digital cut-up collages and contemporary electronica, his pieces combine sonic landscapes, deconstructed rhythms and distant field-recordings into a dense blend being both highly abstract and still emotional.
NQ released records for various internationally renowned labels such as progressive form, Kitty Yo or Audiobulb.
He performed together with artists like Alva Noto, Aoki Takamasa, Gert-Jan Prins or Yoshihiro Hanno at festivals and performances such as Transmediale Berlin or Node in Modena or New York. Furthermore, NQ is part of the STFUcollective – a group of electronic music artist, which is deeply rooted in the DIY movement.

This is Within Reach, expect dark drums and eerie ambience.

NQ – Within Reach [mp3] [ogg] [aiff]

Creative Commons License: CC-BY-NC-SA-3.0

The songs are distributed under a Creative Commons License: CC-BY-NC-SA-3.0

[official website]

Where do you live actually?

Cologne, Germany

What is the last thing you ate?

I had a risotto with pine nuts tomatoes

Your addiction?


What do you collect?

I wouldn’t consider myself a collector, although i tend to buy far too many records

One quote?

“Writing has nothing to do with meaning. It has to do with landsurveying and cartography, including the mapping of countries yet to come”  — Gilles Deleuze

One movie?

Tirez sur le Pianiste by François Truffaut

One song?

British Radars by Hood

One book?

Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon

Favourite club?

I don’t go out clubbing. At least i haven’t for the last four or five years. I’d rather have a couple of drinks somewhere outside with some friends

Favourite concert?

Probably Pan Sonic.

Favourite place on earth?


Something you’re proud of?


Where would you wish to wake up tomorrow?

Some nice place.



2009! NQ – Like Styrofoam, Bleeding (Distance Recordings :: Glasgow/Chicago)
2009! NQ – Inscription (Audiobulb :: Sheffield)
2007! NQ – Purple Skies (Kitty Yo :: Berlin)
2005! NQ – Balconies & Backyards (I can’t break you break records :: UK)
2004! NQ – Numbers of Nothing (TonAtom :: Kaiserslautern)
2003! NQ – Recording Syntax (Progressive Form :: Tokyo)
2002! NQ – s/t (TonAtom :: Kaiserslautern)

Written by badpandarecords

01/06/2010 at 1:32 AM

Posted in Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: