My track Svolvaer (From the Dark Days LP) was used in Iris Van Herpens ‘Syntopia’ – presenting her other-worldly new fall 2018 collection in Paris. I wouldn’t thought of this when I made this track 23 years ago on an korg MS20 and Roland MKS100 sampler on a rainy day in my parents attic 🙂
Legowelt in Wildenburg and St.Petersburg
This Friday 13 July I play at the Wildenburg festival in kraggeburg, Holland and tommorow 14 July I fly to St.Petersburg Russia to play at the BLANK club more info & Tickets here (FB) See You There!!!
9 July 2018
Star Shepherd Painting
Check out this new painting called “The Star Shepherd guiding his flock through Palm Springs”. Probably artwork for a future Nightwind Records release. Click on the picture to hear some more sounds from the Star Shepherd Synthesizer – a dreamy ambient drone piece to explore what this synth is capable of. Don’t mind the Lo-fi crackle, hiss and artefacts – it is held together with tape and glue after all! First more pure tones from the Casio 403 are processed through the filters, delays, pitch shifters of the Star Shepherd, later the radio noise oscillator comes in and gets heavily processed by the synth to create sinister dark harmonic tones.
3 july 2018
Ron Morelli – Lowjack – Legowelt at the REX club Paris
This Saturday 7 July Ron Morelli, Lowjack and Legowelt at the legendary REX CLUB paris all nite long!!! -> more info and tickets here
3 July 2018
STAR SHEPHERD SYNTHESIZER
Enter the STAR SHEPHERD a synth I Build/bent/hacked/modified from old guitar pedals FX and EQ boxes, a small AM radio and a 1981 Casio 403 keyboard. The oscillator section is made out of Pitchshifter/Harmonizers/Sub Octavers and a graphic EQ pedal to create complex harmonic tones – transmorphed from the simple keyboard sounds fed by the Casio. The sound then goes through a bunch of circuitbend Analog delays, reverbs, Tremolos & Vibratos (figuring as makeshift LFO sources) and Wahwah pedals as filters. The AM radio is figuring as a random noise source. There is also a very simple keyboard style ‘sequencer’ made from a looper pedal.
The case is made out of cheap plywood and everything is held together with screws, glue and tape. There are also some LED strips pulsating from the inside for some extra intense magic.
It is very noisey, crackley and sometimes starts doing its own thing like some sentient synthesizer being that is alive. This makes it quite an adventerous experience.
Here are some sound samples recorded directly from the synth. With no overdubbing nor external processing:
Dream Drone Extreme crisp lo-fi breathing ambient pads. The endless array of delays, wah filters and pitchshifters create unknown harmonic content – almost giving it an early 90s rompler 8/12 bit effect.
First Contact The radio white noise is filtered through the wahwah pedal circuitry and lots more stuff – creating almost Ridley Scott ALIEN like talking sounds
Twin Otter Through Snowstorm Sometimes the radio picks up distant voices that sound almost ring modulated due to all the interference of the circuitry inside – here it slowly transforms into the sound of an airplane flying through a snowstorm.
And here is a video of the STAR SHEPHERD in action:
Legowelt in Amsterdam & Northern Ireland this weekend
Tonite Friday 29 June I DJ at The choice of Orpheu Atelier Amsterdam with Orpheu and Ron Morelli more info here and tommorow Saturday 30th of June I play in Belfast Northern Ireland at the Mandella Hall Queens University more info and tickets here See you there!!!
21 June 2018
Raggatron In Scheveningen
This Saturday 23 June I will be playing from my collection of ACIDHALL & DIGITAL ERA JAMAICAN DUB tracks at RAGGATRON WOOSAH Scheveningen Beach (North of the Zwarte Path) together with KING SILOH SOUNDSYSTEM and more. Tickets and info here (FB) See You There!!!
Clone Label Night Barcelona
This wednesday 13 June Serge, David Vunk & Legowelt in the MOOG Barcelona at the annual CLONE Records night. Tickets and info here -> See you there!!!
Legowelt in Istanbul Turkey
This Saturday 9th of June Legowelt live in Istanbul Turkey at Suma Beach – More info and tickets here (FB)
4 June 2018
Nightwind Tapes At The Intergalactic FM Shop
A small bunch of the recently sold out Nightwind Records cassette tapes have been unearthed at the Intergalactic FM shop – Bontempi 666 – Sammy Osmo and Loch Ness Expanded. Also check it out for the Franz Falckenhaus Tupolev System LP and some cool apparel and lots of other stuff!!! If you missed out ordering them last month here’s your chance! Digital versions of the tapes (including all the artwork and extras in hi-res format) are available at the Legowelt bandcamp page