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Spiraling Downwards

He lost grip. Finally.

Dark Melodic Ambient track, created in Ableton Live 10.

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Ans Licht

Today is a very special day, as not only my album Meanders has been released, I am also very proud to announce my collaboration with Kay Emmess!

I did an Edit of his brilliant song „Ans Licht“ („To the light“) that drove the catchy melodic lines to an eternal trance hype phase.

Check out Kay Emmess awesome work on his Bandcamp account.

Hopefully, you enjoy this track! It will be released on all major digital platforms on November, 20th. If you like to, you can give it a pre-listen on my Bandcamp site.

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Interview with netvio about the Meanders album

Today, my album Meanders has been released on all major digital platforms. I am very proud about it, so I was feeling more than honoured, when @netvio approached me for a quick interview on the making of the album. Here is the full interview for you:

It started out in July / August, when I was totally inspired by minimal techno and deep house stuff, especially by @59perlen’s Blackbox EP. I felt that it was both quite a challenge and an opportunity to be restricted to only one machine and to have just a few patterns prepared and evolve and play the songs live. So I chose my Korg Electribe 2s and started.

With „Together“ being the first track, I quite managed to stay in the genre, I got addicted to. It starts minimal and develops into a deep house tune. This changed with the next song „Crawling Backwards“: During my rehearsals, it evolved into something musically different, as I started playing melodies and enhanced the patterns massively on the fly while playing. Working on this track and reflecting it made me see someone repeatedly taking the same path, back and forth, just like the path in a meander. This was, when the album got it’s name.

Although not being minimal anymore, „Crawling Backwards“ became the most danceable track in the album. The next piece that I created, „Afraid of Sunlight“, didn’t take care of genres anymore. I played the E2s and simply let it happen. 😉
Playing the album to @kayemmes, he suggested to create a remix of „Afraid of Sunlight“, which is the bonus track of the album, now. I love his take of the song.

The album „Meanders“ wants the listeners to follow the repetition, the ever-evolving and changing rhythmical and musical patterns. They take them on a ride down the spiral to the core. And up again. Following the meander.

Thanks to the Netvio-team for this chance to present my musical work! They are providing continued awesome support to artists, I can highly recommend checking them out!

If you like to listen to my music, please check me out on Spotify or Bandcamp.

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Meanders – New Album

In the beginning, there was light. In the end, darkness is relief.

Follow the repetition, the ever-evolving and changing rhythmical and musical patterns. They take the listener on a ride down the spiral to the core. And up again. Following the meander.

The album will be released on November, 5th, 2020.

Pre-listening is possible on my Bandcamp-site.

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Afraid Of Sunlight – Electribe 2s Live Jam

„Leaving his hideout, he pushes away the demons that had threatened him for the last hours. His love for darkness accompanies his deep rejection for any of those light-addicted beings.
He is a creature of the night. Afraid of Sunlight.“

This track belongs to a cycle of live jams I created recently. Hope it helps you get in some October – Halloween mood. 😉

The jam has been played and recorded live on a Korg Electribe 2s on September, 28th 2020.

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Body Control – Techno House Live Jam

Currently I am working on a track called „Body Control“. Initially, I planned to create some dark techno style, minimal music with fierce acidy arpeggios. Well, the outcome was quite different, again, the patterns morphed to become a techno house track with some trancy elements. Ok, accepted, that’s nice, too.

In this jam, I played the different patterns and transitions live on my Electribe 2s as well as on the Korg Volca Bass.

Hope, you like the track.

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Stay Together – new track released

In my latest post, I posted a video of a melo-technoid-wave jam I recently played. As I am quite proud of the melodic progression and the sound design of the track and of the transitions played in live, I decided to release this exact take.

The song was written and performed live solely on my Korg electribe 2s, using some samples I created with elf-audio’s brilliant Koala Sampler app. It was recorded live as a one-take in Ableton Live 10 via a Zoom R16 in audio-interface-mode. In Ableton, some EQing and compression was applied for final mastering, no effects, no cuts, no additional programming.

You may find the track on all major streaming platforms, find some links below.

Stay Safe – Stay Together!

Bandcamp
Stay Together

Spotify

YouTube

Apple Music
https://music.apple.com/us/album/stay-together-single/1508804057?uo=4&app=apple+music

Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0876SZH27

Google Play
https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Helixrider_Stay_Together?id=Ble2r374exgj54p3ihhoa32swzy

Deezer
https://www.deezer.com/album/142396462

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Isolation Files #001 / Contagious

We are going through crazy times, currently. I am very sorry, about what’s going on in the world around us. About people getting severely sick, about people dying. And I am worrying about the outcome of this situation, how will it affect our daily lives? Will society remain as it is? What will change?

Creating music is one of my ways to cope with this situation. So I started with the idea of lush, melody driven song that provides some good vibes, see my jam in the last post. The feedback I received from you pointed to giving it a bit more beat. Well, this reminded me of the fun I had in the early 90ies with my trusty Casio FZ-1 in breaking the beats. Ok, challenge accepted, I thought and worked a bit on this track.

The track ended up as an industrial style Drum and Bass beast in the middle, showing the chaos that surrounds us all, currently. And it creates an outlook on good times in the end.

I created it on my Korg electribe 2s and played it live into Ableton Live 10, where I added some mastering and two effect transitions.

Hope, you like it 😉

Please find some links here of my music on major streaming platforms.

Bandcamp:
https://helixrider.bandcamp.com/album/isolation-files

Spotify:

Beatport:
https://www.beatport.com/release/contagious/2914195

YouTube:

Amazon:
https://www.amazon.de/dp/B086PFDMJR/ref=dm_ws_tlw_trk1

Apple Music / iTunes:
https://music.apple.com/de/album/contagious-single/1505848836

Google Play Music:
https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Helixrider_Contagious?id=Bd7flv4irrh2kfh53rulu24ymgy