Finally it’s August the 25th and my third full-length album has been released. I thought I should write a few words about how it came to be.
My first album 64 was produced and released by myself way back in 1996 and my second one came out on a German label in 1999. The plan was to finish number three a couple of years later, at the latest. I actually finished some tunes but everything changed when I discovered the club scene in 2001. After that I produced mostly electronic dance music.
After a while people and labels in the club scene started to ask me if I wanted to do remixes for them. That sounded like fun so I did quite a lot of that, for quite a few years. I also released a bunch of EPs with my own dance music, on my own label and on other people’s labels. But somehow I never really managed to produce enough good tunes to fill up an entire album. Then a few years ago I though, enough is enough. This remixing business wasn’t doing anything for me anymore and I had kind of reached a plateau with my producing skills. Then about three years ago I got into modular synthesizers and suddenly I had lots of inspiration to make music again. In just a couple of months I produced 3-4 good tracks. The idea for a third full-lengther came into light again.
The result is Focus. I hope you like it.
Here is the official press release
Listen and buy here:
my Bandcamp page
Seems like it’s not up on Beatport or Juno Digital just yet.
Focus will be released August 25 on all the usual places.
And here is the second star of my next album, the trusty old 1980 monophonic tank also known as the Roland SH-09.
Put some tape delay on it = instant magic.
My third full-length album “Focus” will be released on August 25th. It is the culmination of my work in the studio for the last two and a half years. The overall style of “Focus” will be electronic dance music, with elements of house, progressive, techno, ambient and even a bit of space music.
“Focus” will be available on my Bandcamp page, Apple Music and all the usual streaming places.
Photo by Efe Kurnaz.
Wow! Check out this super nice jam by Look mum no computer.
My third full length album is finally finished. It still lacks a name and artwork but all its 10 tracks are mastered and done. It will be out this autumn on Bandcamp, Spotify and all the other digital outlets. Planned release date: To be announced.
Now listen to the first track of the album called ‘Red in a sea of green’
The title says it all. I just made my TR-interpretation patches free for download for anybody who wants their Sonic Potions LXR drum machine to sound Roland-ish. Get it on my free stuff page.
This is what it sounds like. Recorded live in one take and with only slight compression added afterwards. No other effects were used.
I’ve grown tired of how my website looks so today I decided to update its layout a bit. Voila, introducing a new header, new colors and a bit wider content-area. I just noticed that some of the music on the music pages has stopped working for some reason. I’ll fix that in a day or two. In the meantime, they’re all available on my Soundcloud page.
Edit: Fixed it.. 🙂
It’s a new year and I thought I’d just write a few words about the last one. 2016 may have been a strange year for the world but for me personally it was a pretty good one. For starters, I got to travel a lot. I visited Barcelona twice, then Sardinia, Amsterdam, Manchester and made some new friends in the process. It’s been a fun year with lots of positive energy.
Musically, I continued on my quest to finish an album with what I believe is great electronic music. I’m almost there and feel hopeful that it’s all done in the next couple of months. I also changed a few things in my studio – updated the eurorack modular and such. Sold the Monomachine since I didn’t use it that much.
So what else is up for 2017? Well in a week I’m starting a new job. It will be closer to what I enjoy working with which is interaction/UX/UI design for e-commerce. Also it will be much closer to home.
I will also attempt to build a TTSH, an Arp 2600 clone. More about that later.