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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:

https://doombientmusic.bandcamp.com/track/no-sleep-til-wilmersdorf-album-teaser

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,

Stephen
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The Long Light - Hiraaeth
EM News Poster: the glimmer room - Date: Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:59 pm
Hiraeth is the second ambient album I have recorded under The Long Light name, though to be honest it is very almost a Glimmer Room album. This one moves a bit faster and has a few more layers than its predecessor Our Waking Hours, but still has enough space and the slow pace to still be considered a true ambient work.
Hiraeth is an old welsh saying that has no direct translation into English, but basically means ‘a longing for a home you can never return to, a home which may never had existed at all’. I only became aware of this saying halfway through the recording but for me at least it conjured up the same atmosphere I was hearing in the music, it felt right and was adopted as the works title.
This release is especially poignant for me as at this time in my life I am facing a very similar situation, a very long story. So I sincerely hope this recording finds a resonance with the listener.
It is also sadly impossible  for me to supply the CD/R versions of any of my albums for a short while, so they will just show up as sold out till I get myself truly back on track with life.

The stream/download is available at my Bandcamp page https://theglimmerroom.bandcamp.com/
 
Many thanks,
Andy
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TaboTago at Zwingli-Kirche, Berlin
Concert News Poster: bewoest - Date: Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:30 pm
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 8 PM – 11 PM
KulturRaum Zwingli-Kirche e.V.
Am Rudolfplatz, 10245 Friedrichshain

TaboTago will also present their new album “Kymatica”.

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Kymatica is a journey back in time with one foot firmly in the future. To Berlin-based trio TaboTago, the years between Tangerine Dream‘s monolithic album »Zeit« in 1972 and the controversial fusion experiment »Cyclone« towards the end of the decade still provide plenty of inspiration. Over the course of many sessions and private concerts in a basement on Taborstraße they manage to crack the code which allowed Tangerine Dream to build epic and complex sound worlds using synthesizers and early electronic equipment. Starting out as a tribute band, it wasn‘t long before the band applyied their secret knowledge to the six pieces of original material on debut album »Kymatica«.

In the spirit of the originals from the 70s and performed on current digital gear as well as on analoge synthesizers, these up to 11-minute long tracks occasionally sound like undiscovered Froese recordings. Partly, this impression can be attributed to the fact that, similar to the techniques used by most krautrock bands at the time, all of the tracks were edited from live studio
sessions, using no overdubs and very little post production. The band regarded it vital to replicate the deep and warm sound of Tangerine Dream‘s 70s productions.

By incorporating these diverse influences into a â€șBerlin Schoolâ€č production, »Kymatica« organically beams Tangerine Dream‘s spirit into the 21st century. – Tobias Fischer

tabotago.wordpress.com/
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syndae - episode 428
EM News Poster: treibklang - Date: Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:00 pm
Not everybody celebrates Easter, although it outgrew its religious meaning similar to christmas. The term Easter Egg got even more popular, not for the festivities but as a hidden feature in computer games, movies, and more. To me, electronic music and relatives are quite a collection of Easter Eggs within music in general. With only a few exceptions, most people rather listen to the ever repeating popular and furbished mirror-bright artists. Well, they miss out a lot, as to be heard on tonight's edition with extraordinarily fine tracks by Vangelis (Direct), Otarion (Under Surface), Ian Boddy & Erik WĂžllo (Meridian), Dreams Beat (Dreams Beat), Eagle (The Last Kosmonaut), and Jarguna (Pareidolia).

Angelic discoveries on
https://www.syndae.de/episodes/801-episode-428

Yours, Stefan
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New interview with Jean Michel Jarre, by Geeta Dayal
EM News Poster: BruecknerAmbient - Date: Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:38 am
Indian/American music journalist Geeta Dayal just shared this on FB...

https://artists.spotify.com/blog/q-and-a-jean-michel-jarre-on-embracing-limitations-and-working-with-edward


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1 Ear 2 Hear - New Show this Good Friday!
EM News Poster: TangerineMan - Date: Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:32 pm
Good Evening, a new electronic show broadcasts this coming week from 17.00 (UK) time. I had the privilege to talk with Ian Boddy in Birmingham recently and I will be sharing with you this interview, plus recent music from Ian. I have also been provided music to play from Fletcher Beasley. I'm loving this album and hope you will enjoy this too? Other new music from Ulrich Schnauss, Robert Waters, Johannes Schmoelling & Thorsten Q plus more. All you need is the link and the time:
Here is the link http://mixlr.com/1e2h/
I'm looking forward to your time!
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