Feb 282015
 

In this video Jean-Michel Jarre talks about the synthesizers he has used for his early albums.
Great if you wonder which synth he used for which sound or track.

 

 

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Feb 272015
 

I Dream of Wires (IDOW) is an independent documentary film about the phenomenal resurgence of the modular synthesizer — exploring the passions, obsessions and dreams of people who have dedicated part of their lives to this esoteric electronic music machine. IDOW is written and directed by Robert Fantinatto with Jason Amm (Ghostly International recording artist Solvent) serving as producer and co-writer.

Inventors, musicians and enthusiasts are interviewed about their relationship with the modular synthesizer — for many, it’s an all-consuming passion. Established musicians such as Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), Carl Craig and John Foxx show off their systems and explain why they opt to use this volatile but ultimately rewarding technology. Meanwhile, a new generation of dance and electronica artists including Clark, James Holden and Factory Floor explain why they’ve stepped away from laptops to embrace the sound and physicality of modular synthesizers. Innovative companies like Modcan and Doepfer, driven by a desire to revive modular synthesizers, discuss how they planted the seeds that have now grown into a major cottage industry. What started out as a “vintage-revival scene” in the ’90s has grown into an underground phenomena with a growing market of modular obsessives craving ever more wild and innovative sounds and interfaces. Today, the modular synthesizer is no longer an esoteric curiosity or even a mere music instrument — it is an essential tool for radical new sounds and a bonafide subculture.

This is truly a stunning documentary, with amazing close-ups, amazing gear show-off and its duration is about 4 hours!

More info on this stunning documentary here.

Feb 262015
 

CYCLES OF MOEBIUS exist of two band members.

JOVICA STORER is an electronic, eclectic musician which has this peculiar feature that his inspiration never runs dry. He’s not to catch in one electronic genre box, spanning from beatless reveries to harsh sounding industrial scapes. Cycles of Moebius is just one of his many faces in music.
LOUNASAN is a cosmic adventurer. Going from deep ambient to sequenced music to experimental soundscapes in his side-kick Music For Installations, Lounasan catches emotions and tries to translate them musically. His appearance in Cycles of Moebius is just another step in his slowly evolving musical path.

COSMIC NIGHTS 2015 welcomes this ‘new’ band of ‘experienced’ EM-musicians!

Feb 252015
 
Sensory++

Last year we had Sensory++ on our main stage at the B-Wave Festival.
At that time he also released his first CD-album: “Planet” .
Here’s how he describes his music: “Easy harmonic tunes seasoned with energetic sequences that remind of the Berlin School. A very distinctive and original style can be heard throughout his range of concept albums.”

“Planet” is a highly recommended album for everyone who loves spacy but slow-melodical music. If you like Michael Stearns’ “Planetary Unfolding” this album will be your cup of tea.

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