My studio right now (2018)

June 1, 2018  |  Blog, Hardware, modular, Studio, Synthesizer

XAKK Studio 2018

Lots of things have happened in my studio the last couple of years. I built a TTSH (Arp 2600 clone) and I also got, perhaps a bit carried away with the whole modular thing. 🙂 Anyways, this is what it looks like now. Many of the hardware you see here was used to make my latest album Focus.

My Play It Loud Gameboy Clear with 7 mods

May 27, 2018  |  Blog, Gameboy, Portable, Retro

I’m having another round of Game Boy mania at the moment. Been refurbishing and modding the old original and Play-it-loud models. This one turned out pretty nice don’t you think? It’s specifically modded to be used for making music/noises with programs like LSDJ and Nanoloop.

I now have less music on Soundcloud

April 9, 2018  |  Blog

It is time for the yearly subscription fee for Soundcloud Pro but I have decided not to continue paying for what I think is a pretty crappy service. Cost vs benefit = not enough value for me to continue. Because of this I had to delete most of my music on there, which is kinda sad but hey almost nobody was listening anyway. You can still find me on my bandcamp site, Spotify and Youtube, to some degree.

Chilled Beats 03

March 20, 2018  |  Blog

I made one more Spotify playlist with chilled, laidback beats. Since not many seems to be listening to my playlists I will probably stop making them now. Why spend a lot of time searching for great music when I have no listeners really..

Chilled Beats 02

March 10, 2018  |  Blog, Music

Why quit a good thing?! Here is my second Spotify playlist with the best laid back, chilled beats tunes out there.

Chilled Beats 01 – New Spotify playlist from me

March 1, 2018  |  Music

I put together a new playlist on Spotify with some of the best music I’m listening to right now. If this gets any traction I will continue to make these lists on a regular basis. Best of Deep House, Ambient Grooves and Laid Back Electronic. Check it out.

2017 – A summary

December 31, 2017  |  Blog

2018 is upon us and I guess it’s time to look back on the year that has been – its ups and downs.
It started off pretty good in January as I got a new day-job working closer to home. I’m still in the web design profession, only these days It has fancier titles like UX Expert or Senior UX/UI Designer. It’s a good job and it has some nice perks that I enjoy, like the once-in-a-while travelling. Through my work I got to visit places like Malta and Milan, Italy. Also me and my gf went on a short trip to Prague in the summer, which was nice.

My interest for building stuff had previously led me into finding out about and ultimately buying a kit for the TTSH, which is a scaled down clone of the legendary semi-modular synth Arp 2600. This year I built this thing and I won’t lie, it was a huge project. It took me months to finish. I had some problems on the way but managed to fix them all. The beast is now fully functional and placed on a shelf in front of me as I write this post.

Then my friend from back in the day, Andreas Ohlsson aka Mr. Bacher/XAKK in the Commodore 64 80-s scene died in May. I haven’t seen Andreas for close to 20 years but it still hits you in the feels.

Somehow I managed to find time for making some new music and in August I had finished enough tracks to release a new full-length album. Focus was released digitally on August 25th. I’m happy with the result and people seem to like it.

In September my close friend Jerry Wiener passed. I’ve known him for 17 years and yes, the news about his death hit me pretty hard. Still find it hard to accept that he has moved on.

So that was my 2017. The short version of it anyway.