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-DEEP IMAGINATION Retrospektive + Video-Besprechung
EM News Poster: Atomic Pool - Date: Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:05 pm
DEEP IMAGINATION "Wings To Fly (single-version)"

Video-Besprechung und Retrospektive von Udo Herrmann
Mit dem aktuellen Video "Wings To Fly (single-version)" beschließt Deep Imagination ein über 3 Jahre währendes Projekt, aus dem das Album "Carefully Kept Secrets" entstanden ist.

Das letzte von insgesamt 7 Videos erscheint daher auch so wie eine Zugabe, bei der die Künstler noch einmal vor den Vorhang treten und sich ihrem Publikum präsentieren. Anders als in den Videos davor, in denen es eher um die optische Untermalung der Musik geht, sieht man Thorsten Sudler-Mainz, den Kopf von Deep Imagination in "Wings To Fly (single-version)" an den Keyboards, seine Frau Ann Kareen Mainz und die Sängerin Oda Reiter am Mikrofon und nicht zuletzt den hervorragenden Musiker Günter Kaufmann an der Gitarre. So entsteht zumindest auf dem Bildschirm der Eindruck eines Live-Konzerts, bei dem man gerne dabei gewesen wäre.

Wenn man sich durch das Album hört, dessen Schöpfung 2015 begann, fällt auf, dass trotz der relativ langen Zeit eine deutliche Beständigkeit vorhanden ist. Was sich wie ein roter Faden durch die knapp eine Stunde spielende CD zieht, ist diese beruhigende Atmosphäre, getragen von der für Deep Imagination typischen und einzigartigen Soundgestaltung. Die geschickte Kombination von synthetischen Sounds, die teilweise irgendwie an Glas oder Kristall erinnern und kühl wie Eis klingen, aufgetaut durch die Wärme der sphärischen Voice-Tracks und veredelt mit Solo-Instrumenten wie Gitarre und Saxophon, erzeugen bei jedem Stück den Eindruck eines sorgfältig kreierten Menüs aus der Sterneküche der elektronischen Musik.

Und genauso wie mit einem Sterne-Menü ist es auch mit dem Album, das man nicht ständig, oder mal so nebenbei hört, sondern man muss es sich gönnen und in Ruhe genießen. In einer ruhigen Stunde mit einem Kopfhörer in seinem Lieblingssessel ist es wie ein kurzer Urlaub nach einem langen ... (Read More)
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New release by EFSS
New releases Poster: Daniel - Date: Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:30 pm


Very Happy
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Pertti Grönholm: Occasional Tunes (Vols. 1-4)
New releases Poster: PERGRO - Date: Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:30 pm
Dear EM friends around the globe,

Please let me introduce my Occasional Tunes project which is dedicated to vintage Casio keyboards of the early 1980s. The main idea was to limit myself to the sounds and functions of the Casiotones of the years 1981–1983. Therefore the instruments used in this four volume compilation include only Casiotones MT-45, MT-65, PT-30 and the Casio VL-Tone.

I played all the music with these keyboards only; no loopers, samplers or outboard sequencers were used. However, I coloured the sound by using analogue and digital effect units of which many date back to the 1980s. A digital multitrack recorder was used to capture individual tracks which were then edited in software environment before the final digital mixing and analogue mastering.

The pieces were recorded during 2015–2017 but some of the melodies and other musical ideas have haunted me for years. I didn’t want to limit myself with the musical styles and genres. In a musical sense, I found it liberating to start playing with Casio rhythms and sounds, letting the instruments lead me to structures, scales and chords.

Not surprisingly, many of the final tracks reminded me of the music I used to listen in the early 1980s. It was a combination of new wave and synth pop, movie soundtracks, ambient, industrial and experimental music, Berlin school electronic music and krautrock of the 1970s, and even funk, reggae and disco of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Hope you enjoy my Occasional Tunes.

All the best,

aka Pertti Grönholm (E-Musikgruppe Lux Ohr, Dystopia, Corporate 09 etc.)

Digital files, CDs, and MCs from BandCamp

Demos and more at SoundCloud

If you like, you can also order the releases directly from me.
Email address: occasionaltunes(at)gmail.com


Priority: 2.00€ (max.100g) / 2.60€ (max.250g) / 5.20€ (max.500g)
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Back on the camp
EM News Poster: von haulshoven - Date: Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:54 am
A new van Haulshoven bandcamp account, not just for selling music but also free listening in good wav quality.
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Dreamspace by Rene van der Wouden (only download)
New releases Poster: REWO Records - Date: Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:25 am
New album available only as download/streaming. Selection of 4 tracks, 2 brand new and 2 from a couple years back when I owned, the mighty YAMAHA CS50.

Music can be described as Berlin School with some space and ambient elements. The track "Dreaming Interlude" was made on 3 different Yamaha synthesizers: CS50, SY99 and the EX5.

Soon as steaming also available on Spotify/Deezer/Tidal/iTunes/ Amazone/Groove/Napstar.

Enjoy on: https://rewo.bandcamp.com/album/dreamspace

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The Everley Mothers
EM News Poster: von haulshoven - Date: Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:11 am
2 new tracks a lot of moog mother 32 and dfam (drummer from another mother)
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Polaris "Desert Run" - CD out now
New releases Poster: Jakub - Date: Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:07 pm
I'm very happy to announce - my recent CD out now! Very Happy


In some way it's a concept album built around desert theme, where each piece and title is a metaphore or sugggestion - I hope it will trigger individual references for every listener.

CD has been released by generator.pl label.

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"Ether - Special Edition" - 5.1 Surround mix
EM News Poster: meesha - Date: Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:43 pm
To celebrate the 5th anniversary of my previous album "Ether", a Special Edition will be released. It features a full 5.1 surround mix, and has a longer playing time.

The album will be available in 3 formats:
- AC3 multichannel audiofile (Free download)
- MP4 videofile with multichannel audio (Free download)
- DVD (€15)

Release: May 5th.

Check out this teaser:

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Breaking news on Michel Geiss
EM News Poster: StarinkWorld - Date: Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:27 am
Hello fellow synth-heads! Mr. Green

Good things come to those who wait...

Michel Geiss, former long-time artistic collaborator to Jean-Michel Jarre, pre-released the first track from his upcoming debut album. It's named "Avatar".

To promote Michel's new track as well as the upcoming album I have also reactivated the Matrisequencer-website.


Listen to Avatar on YouTube.

Please share if you like the track!


Best regards, Andy

Listen to: SGRadio
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['ramp] -- no sleep 'til wilmersdorf: the berlin years
EM News Poster: dronescape - Date: Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:59 pm
Hi all,

thanks to the overwhelmingly positive resonance synchronize or die received, I could raise the funds for the next album in the pipeline, no sleep 'til wilmersdorf. Thank you very much to all of you who have supported me through their generosity and enabled me to pick up where I had left in 2012.

wilmersdorf will be the 11th album in ['ramp]'s history, and as you may have guessed already (telling from the title), this time it's going even further back (and faster) than with SOD:

In 1978/79 I spent some time in Berlin with my parents, living in the borough of Wilmersdorf, not too far away from all those historical sites as Thomas Kessler's Beat Studio, Michael Hoenig's place, Edgar Froese's home, Peter Baumann's Paragon Studio, or David Bowie's and Iggy Pop's flat in Schöneberg. To me, it was an amazing experience, witnessing the city divided by The Wall (not Roger's) -- in fact, I still draw from these memories when spending time in Berlin, and I confess I quite miss the oppressive and bleak atmosphere this place used to have:


The album will be released officially on 2nd May 2018 in order to celebrate the 35th anniversary of my very first musical lesson. It will be limited to 222 hand-numbered copies, and it will come with a 12-page booklet. I am taking pre-orders now (if you don't need to have the FLAC download) through stephen at parsick dot com -- be quick if you want to make sure you're first in line.

Thanks for your time,

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