Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Schonwalder & Rothe - Filter Kaffee 101 (2014)

Filter-Kaffee 101 is performed and recorded over three years. Schönwälder & Rothe played a lot of real analogue and virtuell analogue gear. On an evening of January 2011 they listened to all this recorded stuff while they were drinking cups of coffee and take the tracks in the right order.
Mastered by Gerd Wienekamp of Rainbow Serpent, the CD-R is a wonderfull nearly 70 minutes long trip into their world of analogue soundsscapes and sequences in Berlin School of Electronic Music. Highly recommended for all fans of the music from the great era of EM, the seventies!
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Robert Schroeder - Timewaves (1987)

Recorded and mixed at Newsound Studio, Aachen (Germany), in 1986. An excellent album by Robert Schroeder that reminds me of some Schultze albums of the same period. Schroeder likes to use the PPG synthesizer a lot and I can surely hear lots of these sounds here.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Robert Schroeder - Pegasus (1990)

The German artist Robert Schroeder composes, produces and publishes successfully Electronic Music worldwide since 1979. At that time he was discovered and promoted by EM pioneer Klaus Schulze.The music of Robert Schroeder is various, but always soulful. He combines spherical synthesizer sounds with rhythmical contrasts, often supplemented by guitars and sometimes also by piano, cello or voices. Schroeder's music spectrum reaches from Electronics, Ambient, ChillOut, Berlin School, Adventure, Trip-Hop to Rock and Classical. Electronic Music in the widest sense is the musical style of this artist who has his roots in the music of Klaus Schulze, Can and Pink Floyd.

In 1982/83 Schroeder created the controversial music PEGASUS. Pegasus was published only in 1990 on the intercity train label. Pegasus is as "Schroeder" - release not from Robert authorised, because the product was intended at the moment of the origin (1982/83) only as Book-MC (addition). 


Monday, August 11, 2014

Pyramid Peak - 5 Vor 12 (2011)

German ambient space music band founded in 1988 by Stupplich and Morsch in Leverkusen under the name Digital Dream. It turned into a solo project when Morsch left the band in 1991 until Denzer joined in 1995. Morsch later rejoined in 1998.
"5 Vor 12" is an excellent berlin-electronica album that was recorded Live on 13/11/2010 in Bochum, Germany. This became quickly one of my favourite German electronic bands.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Mitch Murder - Current Events (2011)

Making 80′s-inspired electro-house has become a trend of the days we live in. Mitch has made it his goal to cut out the club music side and keep a true representation of 80′s music and culture.
Born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1980, Mitch grew up marveling at the popular movies and tv-shows of the 80′s, some of which would eventually serve as a seemingly never-ending source of inspiration for his music later on. As the story goes, Mitch is an overworked Wall Street I.T. guy from the 80′s who dreams at night other realities for himself. His music is the soundtrack to those dreams.
Whether you’re going for a late night run under a gloomy, moonlit sky or speeding down neon city streets, Mitch provides the perfect soundtrack to meet your needs.
In a recent interview Mitch Murder told that “Current Events, is all about everyday life during the 1980′s in general to major events that defined the decade. Most of the time it’s pretty subtle though. I just enjoy working around a set theme.”
Well, in my opinion, if this guy lived during the 80s he would be a milionaire. His music is clever, groovy and makes you want to dance. On the other hand I believe he could be better if he wasnt into nightclub rhythms (I would prefer more "cinematic" tracks...). I'm posting this album just to read your reactions and opinion... (post your comments please!)

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Serge Bulot - Les Legendes De Broceliande (1981)

Serge Bulot is a French artist and professional musician since 1975. He was also a member of the progressive/art rock "Pachacamac".
In this album he manages to play all the instruments: Electric violin (Barcus-Berry), Fender bass, violin Violectra,. Electric & acoustic guitars, Fretless bass, tablas, various percussions, flutes, Polymoog keyboards, and a Korg 770 synthesizer.
It was recorded in private studio on TEAC 8 Tracks.
Some tracks have an ambient feeling, some are experimental and some other "electronic folk". Great album! Get it