Sunday 13 september, I will do an ambient concert at the Domain of Calmeyn Drogenbos in Belgium. This is part of a series of events that take place on a lake – the audience float on their individual ‘corona household bubble’ rafts safely enjoying the music before the stage. Playing on other days people like James Holden, Stellar Om Source, Meetsysteem, Move D, Gigi Massin, Renaat Vandepapeliere, etc.
This concert will apply to strict covid rules – There are only seats. You are only allowed to sit next to eachother if you are from the same household, otherwise keep 1.5 meter distance.
Swiss Synthesizer Museum LP Unconditional Countours
The Unconditional Contours album which I made in a residency at the SMEM Swiss Museum for Electronic Isntruments in Fribourg last year is going to be released for the general public around 2 october. This LP was released last year November already for backers of the museum crowdfunding plan but will now be available in the recordstores. So its not a brand new LP as some music news websites claim, they are just too lazy to do some research 😉
Anyways…The SMEM has an amazing collection of more then 5000 synths, keyboards, organs, drummachines, fx machines and more…ranging from a 1930s NOVACHORD to an ELKA Synthex and everything in between. The cool thing is that you can book a date in their playroom and play/record/freak with a selection of the collection yourself. For more information on visiting the collection and booking the playroom check out their website
We are superproud to present a fresh new all pro videoclip directed and made by Koen van Sommeren Greve for my Pancakes with Mist song, taken from the album with the same name you can get here on bandcamp. Check it out and don’t forget to like or comment and spread the word 🙂 Double vinyl version of the album is in production and will be in the shops in a few months weeks however long that takes these days. Anyways check out the video on youtube and bandcamp video
The Second Audition Movie
I did the soundtrack for this Dutch movie called ‘The Second Audition’ directed by the Iranian Dutch director Pouya Gourabi. Its very arthouse and you probably need an IQ of 200 to make head or tail of it. If you are in the USA you can watch it on Amazon here the rest of the world has to wait a bit or maybe you can download it on TORRENTZZZZZZZ
The synopsis goes something like this: After a failed audition for a theatre play an actor is offered a mysterious job in which he has to tail a woman from a well to do family.
I also play a very little role in it! Performing a scene with my Hohner KS49 keyboard (Which is a German version of the CASIO HT700) in some kind of ‘theatre grottesco’ with Guy Schmerzlabor doing some weird stuff. More info about that keyboard and sound snippets here
Here is a little infomercial with snippets of the album and me walking around pointing at stuff in the rain:
17 June 2020
Sammy Osmo Schaduw Horizon album reissue on double vinyl LP
My 2008 Sammy Osmo – ‘Schaduw Horizon’ album is going to be reissued by the London Utter records, coming out in a fancy 2xLP package with lots of extras such as inserts, sticker and a foldable chess set!
Originally released in 2008 on the Strange Life label on a CDR this ice cold Yamaha DX7IID drenched spywave album was very much influenced by real locations in the vicinity of the The Hague dune studio where this was recorded.
The album has been remastered then transferred and cut by Helmut Erler at D&M. It is housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve that opens to reveal detailed stories behind each track, while the entire back cover is a life-size chess board for any budding Alberts wishing to play a game. A special ‘confidential documents’ envelope completes the package and contains a map of the abandoned zoo, a top secret letter including coordinates of the locations featured in the story, DX7 schematics, foldable chess pieces and a ‘Schaduw Horizon’ sticker.
IFM streaming fest 2020 Legowelt Live set Video online
Here is the video from the Legowelt gig for the Intergalactic FM streaming festival from a few weeks ago! One hour of The Hague electronix freestyle italo scumtechno from the Northsea Institute for the Overmind with lots of Amiga stylooo Dpaint GFX and some of my animations keyed over it. Some of the gear for the trainspotterzzzzzz -> Polyend Tracker prototype – Novation AFX Basstation – EMU EMAX II – lots of modular stuff from Error Instruments & Das Ding’s HSTA brands, Sequential Circuits Pro One, Roland KIWI 106 and lots more.
This whole weekend more then 75 artists are streaming at the INTERGALACTIC.FM online festival. Tune in here -> www.intergalactic.fm
As with the real festival the line up is rag-tag and there is occasionaly a scrolling bar in the video which sais who is going to play in the next few hours.
I do a liveset too with lots of psychedelic computer GFX genlocked over the video, when it is aired I dunno -> keep watching the INTERGALACTIC.FM streaming fest and you will see 🙂
“As you know the physical festival has been cancelled for the weekend of May 21st. But since we’re one of the web’s oldest streaming organizations we came up with an alternative and asked everybody who was supposed to come (and more) to record a special performance for this alternative festival.
The response has been insane and we expect at least 75+ hours of special content from electronic rockers from all over the galaxy!
The event will be exclusively broadcasted via 2 channels: CBSTV and Dream Machine TV @ www.Intergalactic.fm.
The event is starting Thursday May 21st at 1600 Central Intergalactic Time (CIT) and nobody knows when it will end since we’ll keep stuff running giving everybody a chance to tune in at some point. (And if the whole shizzkebap falls apart we’ll rebuild it again :)”
So get some snacks, sparkling water, booze, roll a few up or whatever and exprience the IFM festival in your own dwellings!