Having fun with my favorite movie theme from Blade Runner (by Vangelis) and some funky electro beats. Direct live recording: Octatrack with 808 Samples and a Tetra analog synth + Sunrizer synth app on an iPad. Reverb from TC Electronic. Text: “Electrical Stimulation”
More music on: http://www.soundcloud.com/thomas-kress
Here’s a new track from Victor Graphics called EMEA, free download via SoundCloud:
Victor let us know; that he enjoys merging ambient sounds with true analog electronic beats. If a new album in the making remains to be seen.
Get ready for some Electro Bass Nuskool Breaks Breakbeat Miami Bass!!!
Check out the new video from one of the tracks from the forthcoming Boris Divider album “The Source”. This track called “Citydrome” spreads some of the retro 80s electro flavor with the top notch computer graphics. Back to the future!
Boris also uploaded some new tracks on Soundcloud yesterday:
Ghost & Writer – “Man On A Wire”
From the album “Shipwrecks”
Released by Dependent in 2011
Video clip by llamorte
Ghost & Writer – “Shipwrecks”
It feels like an eternity since Jimmyjoe Snark III, at that time still using the moniker of The Weathermen , exploded onto the EBM and New Beat scene with the track “Poison”. Singer Frank Spinath, on the other hand, is known for his comparatively more recent projects Seabound and Edge of Dawn, both huge hits in among electro fans. Spinath managed to persuade Jimmyjoe to collaborate, and the result of their efforts is finally here. Together they constitute “Ghost & Writer”, whereas they do not really give away, who´s the Ghost and who´s the Writer.
From the promo video clips, it’s clear that the duo share a weakness for black-and-white films, whose aesthetic matches up perfectly with the stories of Ghost & Writer. In their own words: „our songs are like short films. Like the characters in a film noir, the protagonists in our songs are often fighting a losing battle because they romanticize too deeply that which they cannot have, and so they collapse. Or they are fleeing from that which they actually desire.
Musically the album is characterized by a certain effortlessness, like old movie theaters or carousels. It resonants with both a playfulness as well as with a deep romantic desire.”
Snark and Spinath give conventional songwriting the cold shoulder and turn instead to brazenly modern structures as well as beloved yet nearly forgotten retro-elements, or as they put it: „Mean little stories blown up to cinematic proportions. Stranded and battered electronic memorials of better days. And yet, so fresh it almost hurts.”
Seldom has the combination of old and new born such creative fruit as on Ghost & Writer’s debut LP “Shipwrecks”. Breaking further new ground, the 8-track album also includes 8 re-workings of the songs by other artists — serving as its own remix album. Artists such as File Not Found, Edge Of Dawn, Diskonnekted, Iris and Acretongue have given the tracks their personal touch. In particular, the mix by electroclashers File Not Found looks likely to have good chances in the clubs.
The highly professional recording was mastered by none other than Front 242’s Daniel B., bringing out the fresh, new, and unconventional accents of an album sure to stand out in 2011’s otherwise rather sedentary electro landscape.
More information and order: www.dependent.de
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VCMG’ second release from ‘Ssss’
VCMG release one of 2012’s most anticipated musical collaborations with the album ‘Ssss’, out on 12 March 2012.
It marks the long awaited reunion of electronic pioneers Vince Clarke (Erasure/ Yazoo/ Depeche Mode) and Martin L. Gore (Depeche Mode)
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New modular video from KlirrFaktor – check it out
Maybe my last modular patch (and track) in 2011 trying out my new Electro-Harmonix “Metal-Muff” with my modular system.
So I got something like “ElectroPunk”.
I hpe you enjoy the sound!
Beatz: MFB Schlagzwerg + ART Pro Channel
Percussion + Noise: DIY “Zapp”, MakeNoise Wiard Wogglebug + Doepfer A-117 + Metasonix R-52
Guitar Sounds: WMD Gamma WaveSource & Bubblesound VCOb + Electro-Harmonix “Metal-Muff” & Ibanez SM7 Smash Box
Drones/Pads: Livewire Dalek Modulator + Doepfer A-106 Xtreme Filter + FOW “The Sound Of Shadows”. Doepfer Dark Energy + T.C. D-Two
Lead: MakeNoise René + The Harvestmann Hertz Donut + WMD Geiger Counter + MOTM E580 Resampling Mini Delay
Bass: Din Sync OSC303 + Malekko Wiard Borg Filter, Pittsburgh Generator + 4ms Noise Swash
When a young Benoit Heitz saw a friend’s computer running Reason he had an epiphany: “His computer isn’t better than my parent’s computer. That means I could be making music.” He started out not knowing the first thing about drums or music in general. Three years later he was touring the world as an international DJ. Surkin had us over to check out his wild yet danceable cut-up sample work.
Benoit Heitz (born 1985), known by his stage name Surkin, is a French electro DJ and producer. He gained attention with his releases on the French Institubes music label as well as a remix for Teki Latex released on Virgin. In 2011 he launched the record label Marble along with Para One and Bobmo.
Heitz was born in southern France, and is now located in Paris.
Music video by Goldfrapp performing Yellow Halo. (P) 2011 The copyright in this audiovisual recording is owned by Mute Records Ltd