Downscope – Field Sonatas

The isolating and brooding minimal nature of these compositions somehow reminded me of the feelings I felt listening to one of the first records from my childhood; Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonatas by Rudolf Serkin. Soft and serene, yet dismal and melancholic at the same time.

Using an ensemble generator module for string and polyphonic instrumental effects I ventured to create these foreboding sonatas. The modulated waveforms that vibrate like a string section were then run through various effects pedals and translated via magnetic particles of analog reel to reel tape.

As the final Downscope installment of 2016 I’m happy to end the year with Field Sonatas and its final crescendo of “Waldstein,” which offers a warm balance between light and dark, where dissonance is delight.

Roman Fahls – Iberia

Faroe Island based producer Roman Fahls has been producing music under various monikers for 4 years. His self-titled project comes in the form of techno inspired ambient soundscapes, layered with thick warm pads and distorted beats. With these elements and the experimentation in track structure, Roman has created a sound that works as well on headphones as it does on the dancefloor.

Watch Maritn Stürtzer Create His First Dub Techno EP Live!

I think this is a first for me. This entire EP was created live and recorded for us to see! The youtube playlist is below and it’s pretty cool to see all these tracks being performed live. This is Martin Stürtzer first dub techno ep so please show him some love on Bandcamp and Youtube.