Welcome to the Legowelt official homepage ---> running in an obscure corner of the internet since 1998 **** This Friday Legowelt DJ Haus S.O.N.S and DJ Bowlcut at CONTRA Seoul South Korea more info below!!! ****** Giallo records - an indie label specialized in releasing soundtracks & Horror disco is going to release a compilation vinyl LP album of previously Strange Life Records CDR only Franz Falckenhaus material. According to the press release: “The obscure, previously CDR only Legowelt side project is full on VHS grained Cold War paranoia! Like if Fulci directed a Bond movie starring Udo Keir and Edwige Fenech. Shades of Fabio Frizzi, Minimal Synth and Aphex Twin. Culled from the three CDs originally released on Strange Life Records, it is with immense pride that we provide this collection for the first time on vinyl, lovingly remastered with exceptional new art by the one and only Eric A. Lee.”*************** Also if you haven't checked it out yet Legowelt's TEAC LIFE 4xLP album has been repressed and is available at various recordstores like clone - also fresh copies of last years LEGENDARY FREAKS IN THE TRASH OF TIME album are back in! ********** December saw the release of issue 5 of the Shadow Wolf Cyberzine - the only lifestyle & electronic cyberpunk music ZINE U need to read - all in early 90s ASCII art style check it out below! ********* Greetings to all my wellwishers, fans and friends I endow you all with divine favour and protection in 2018 ****** Ok thats it for today Laterzzzzzzzzzzzzz ********

15 January 2018

Legowelt in Seoul South Korea

This Friday 19 January With DJ Haus, S.O.N.S and DJ Bowlcut!

At the CONTRA club 2 fl/ 3fl, 34-16, Itaewon-dong, Seoul, South Korea

지금 댄스뮤직신에서 아주 중요한 역할을 하고 있는 영국의 Unknown To The Unknown이 2018년 한국의 Contra에서 첫 레이블 나잇 파티를 가진다.
특별히 이번에는 최근 Clone records에서 “The Legendary Freaks In The Trash Of Time” 앨범을 발매한 ‘Legowelt’의 첫 한국 데뷔무대도 함께한다.
Unknown To The Unknown의 수장 ‘DJ Haus’도 이번 파티에 출연한다. 최근 DJ Haus는 Defected records에서 “In The House” 믹스 CD를 발매하여 큰 반응을 얻었으며, 이 믹스CD에 곡이 수록된 국내의 S.O.N.S도 이번 공연에 함께하게 된다. 또한 2018년에 눈여겨봐야할 국내 아티스트인 DJ Bowlcut도 이번 공연에 국내 라인업으로 함께한다.

See you there!


9 January

Franz Falckenhaus Tupolev System LP coming soon

The LO-FI cassette Spy Wave from Franz Falckenhaus returns on vinyl LP later this month on Giallo records. You can pre-order the vinyl LP here – or get it at your local dealer when its out soon.

“The obscure, previously CDR only Legowelt side project is full on VHS grained Cold War paranoia! Like if Fulci directed a Bond movie starring Udo Keir and Edwige Fenech. Shades of Fabio Frizzi, Minimal Synth and Aphex Twin. Culled from the three CDs originally released on Strange Life Records, it is with immense pride that we provide this collection for the first time on vinyl, lovingly remastered with exceptional new art by the one and only Eric A. Lee.”

Listen to snippets of the LP:

 


7 January 2018

Legowelt & Intergalactic Gary in London

At Phonox London this Friday – more information & tickets here


4 January 2018

Re-issue of the 4xLP TEAC LIFE album at Clone

Well…not only at clone but lots of record stores –  the 2011 4x vinyl LP Legowelt TEAC Life is available again. Get it here or at your local dealer!

Bandcamp digi version is available on my bandcamp page – including some extra tracks that aren’t on the vinyl

The Legendary Freaks In The Trash Of Time album is also repressed so you just as well might pick that up too at clone here!


29 December

Legowelt in Berlin Groningen & Hamburg this NYE weekend

We start Saturday in Berlin at About Blank were I do a live set. With the Exaltics and lots more! Sunday I fly back to Holland to play at Paradigm Groningen with David Vunk for New Years Eve and Monday I head to Germany again to play Hamburg at Ubel & Gefahrlich with Deltafunktionen and lots more!!! See you there!

 


Shadow Wolf Cyberzine Issue 5

Here it is…Issue 5 of the Shadow Wolf Cyberzine.
Featuring an interview with IASOS – pioneer of Inter-Dimensional music, Alexander Robotnick, A synthesizer Quiz, A Guide to Lucid Dreaming & lots lots more!!! Read it here

Here is also a fresh new DJ Mix to celebrate the new Issue tracklisting is in the cyberzine!


Synthstuff Yamaha MK100

12 december 2017 – Got this from the cult dutch electronic music artist Phochos yesterday, the YAMAHA MK-100 – A 1983 homekeyboard with some synthesis functions and a very cool 1 pattern programmable ‘drummachine’.

listen to some sounds from this instrument (with some ableton ping pong delay & reverb FX  etc. added)

Amateur Space Jazz Improvisation

Ritmo2 RapBeat

Ritmo1

The coolest thing is that it hasn’t got a screen for “programming” the functions – instead it uses a rotating cilinder behind plexiglass on which you can see the different menus printed. A very clever and jaunty system that seems to come straight  out of a 1950’s Tupolev navigation computer.

 

The synth sounds are pretty bland yet very ‘warm digital’ – reminiscent of rudimentary FM sounds. The more lighthearty bellish sounds have the most character and the electric piano has a sweet dusty jazz aura somehow. Put this keyboard through an analog filter to soften its tangy frigid bite and add some delay/reverb and the sun really starts to shine.

The synthesizer method is a bit mysterious – based around an obscure Yamaha IG10771 Custom ASIC chip and an Intel 8085 processor. It does sound like early FM but it isn’t – it uses what is best described as a sort of “digital wavetable recombination synthesis” According to this website: “Interesting pre-FM soundsource, with sweet noisedrums and high polyphony (I think it was 12 or 16). Massive 64-pin shrinkDIP. Contains slow ADC for battery-low checking, metronome led driving (oddly specific!), rhythm tempo IRQ generator, internal key frequency lookup table, and a single-loop wavetable ROM. Envelope and waveform is also set by just a preset variation (in chip registers) instead of true ADSR.”  In normal mode the synth part is 8 voice polyphonic but when the bass/chord voices are switched on the synth part becomes 3 voice polyhonic – the other 5 voices on the chip are then used for the drums, bass and 3 voice chord parts. You can also turn on a quaint chord memory function called “melody plus – Duet” or either “trio” resulting in one key playing either an interval or chord.

The ‘synthesis’ functions are extremely crude – you can mix 2 preset sounds together and choose from four different waveforms for each one. The envelope generator only has a meagre effect: you chose from 8 different preset envelopes and then it gets either a bit shorter, a bit more staccato, or slighty more stringy – nothing too extreme. There is a vibrato function too that adds slightly more uh…vibrato. The sustain has 2 rather nice settings with a good long release tail. It is possible to program your own rhythms and basslines so thats pretty sweet.

A thing that sucks is that the keyboard/synths sounds are rather loud compared to the drummachine’s volume. There is no way to alter the relative volume of the keyboard/synth sounds – You can do it for the rhythm and bass/chord channels but that doesn’t really fix the problem because the keyboard sound will always be as loud as the main volume. I guess this is easily hackable with some circuitbending or just multitracking.

The drummachine part is fun,. Six sounds of which the snaredrum and tom are (almost exactly?) the same.  Extreme robotic electrofunk vibes and a thight groove. You can easily make your own pattern by tapping in the rhythm – it auto quantizes too…and you can make a variation with the fill in button next to the keyboard.

On the top middle left you can see the Transposer, this makes for a cool makeshift ‘step’-pitchbend great for amateur space jazz freak out solos while holding down a chord…

Here is some more info about the MK100 and here are some more sound demos:

Bass Chord/Sequencer

Andalusia

Ritmo3


9 december

New Fresh Copies Of The Legendary Freaks In The Trash Of Time Album

The Legendary Freaks In The Trash Of Time album sold out 2 weeks ago but its back in stock, new fresh copies arrived from the pressing plant – get it clone or your local dealer!

Check it out here


Legowelt in Bucharest & Rotterdam this weekend!

8 December Legowelt Live at Control Club with Kim Anne Foxman & more  in
Bucharest Rumania more information here

9 December BAR Rotterdam with Suzanne Kraft & more in  Holland
more information here

See you there!!!


30 November

Coming this December

Coming around Xmass -> ISSUE V of the SHADOW WOLF CYBERZINE – more illicit mindcrime for the modern CyBeRpuNk – You can still send in articles, studio tips, poems, D.I.Y guides, reviews of whatever, short stories, weird tales etc.etc.etc.- maybe I publish them in the new issue…please send to     shadowcyberzine   //A//T//  legowelt.org – Entry date closes at 10 December.