Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Thaneco - Cityscapes (2014)

This is my seventh electronic album with influences from berlin school and electronica of the 80s.
Cityscapes is about the story of a small city in Greece, struggling to recover from the economic crisis that begun in 2009. The music evokes darkness, despair, and melancholia. However there are fragments of hope mixed with nostalgia for the prosperity of the 80s.
Equipment used: DSI Mopho, Moog Minimoog model D, SCI Prophet 5, Korg Polysix, Korg Z1, Mutable Instruments Shruthi-1, U-he Zebra, Korg Legacy vsts, Soniccore synthesizer plugins, Abbey Road drums.
Please visit http://thaneco.bandcamp.com/album/cityscapes for more details! Thanks.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Kraftwerk - Ralph And Florian (1973)

Ralf und Florian (English title: Ralf and Florian) is the third studio album by German electronic band Kraftwerk, released in October 1973. Unlike Kraftwerk's later albums, which featured language-specific lyrics, only the titles differ between the English and German editions.
All the tracks were written, performed and produced by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider, with the sessions engineered by the influential Konrad "Conny" Plank. There is heavy use of the synthesizers minimoog and EMS AKS. However, most of the melodies are played on a "farfisa proffesional piano". By the way....happy new year!
Enjoy in flac format