Shadow Wolf Radio a Spiritual Successor to Astro Unicorn
This thursday 24 November the first episode of my new SHADOW WOLF RADIO show was broadcasted on Intergalactic FM – if you missed it you can download it at hotmixes.net (just scroll down to the Shadow Wolf radio part in the Legowelt section). Hotmixes is a new website from the intergalactic FM empire that archives lots of shows, mixes, podcasts etc. from their huge back catalogue over the years. No fancy stuff downloads only! To fill your MP3 player phone entertainment hifi system whatever you use! Perfect to make your daily commute, travels, fitness workout, house chores, dayjob more bearable!
Anyways as promised here is the tracklist of the first Shadow Wolf Radioshow:
Intro Yamaha PSS480 music station ambient (http://legowelt.org/yamaha-pss480/) Spoon Fazer – Rising Sun Legowelt SMEM recording Prophet 5 + Pulser dual voice synthesizer Frizzi Triumphator (Fabio Frizzi The Beyond with TR808 illegal remix) Viper The Rapper – Feel Druid II Enlightenment soundtrack played on JVC KB700 synthesizer Sampler workout + Jdilla track Patrick Cowley – One Hot Afternoon Terry Riley – Lifespan soundtrack Go Nuclear – Techno World Liquid Assets – In Laboratory Faceless Mind – Viggen Formations The Future – C’est Grave Jonny Cortex – The Beyond Luke Eargoggle – The World Won’t Listen DJ Assault – Techno Freak Model 500 – Warning Michelle Mercure – Proteus & The Marlin
I will be doing another live soundtrack score on synthesizers for Werner Herzog’s 1979 NOSFERATU Phantom der Nacht – this time in Amsterdam at the EYE Filmmuseum on Friday 15th of February. Located across the Ij river from Central Station its easy to reach with a free ferry service and graces the horizon with its pleasant futuristic architectonic appearance.
Its been a while since I did one of these synth stuff items but since I got a Yamaha PSS 480 under the xmas tree and made a few tracks with it last night its time to dork out again! The Yamaha PSS480 is a 2 operator digital FM keyboard synth ‘music station’ from 1988 sort of similar to the PSS380 (which I used to have and was given away as the 1st prize in the 2016 drawing competition). It seems a littlebit more advanced then the 380, the 480 having memory for own programmed patches, quite advanced MIDI implementation, polyphonic (!!!) portamento and some more sequencing capabilities. The sound is a littebit less rough and more delicate…thats probably because it uses a different FM chip (the YM7129 OPK2). It doesn’t have sliders like the 380 but programming is still very easy with just a few function buttons and using up and down keys under the LED display to alter the parameter values. A cool thing is that there are lots of ‘secret’ sound programming functions that you can access via MIDI (with the CTRL PSS480 programmer for example). Overal its quite a useful warm sounding snazzy little keyboard synth that can bring a smile to any lover of FM synthesis…excellent for vaporous digital artefact ambient.
Here are some demos/improvs with some Chinese cheap MOoeR shimverb pedal and chorus pedal connected to the PSS480 through a Signature edition Soundcraft mixer…the PSS480 really sparkles with some chorus effect over it:
SnazzyJazz The few drum sounds available are rather nice
The multi platform universal MIDI CTLR editor is available here and the PSS480 panel is available here. I just discovered that CTLR program it seems pretty darn cool might dive into it and make some cool editors for synths that don’t have one widely available (EMU Vintage Pro or Roland D10!?!!)
31 December 2018
A short homemade horror movie from Matthew Bettencourt using a lot of my music
25 December 2018
SHADOW WOLF CYBERZINE ISSUE 7
Heyooo here we go a new fresh issue of the SHADOW WOLF CYBERZINE!!!
Issue 7 already with lots of interviews with cool artists like Michele Mercure, Surf Nazis Must Die soundtrack composer John McCallum, WEME records boss Frederic Mergam, Studiotips with Shawn Rudiman, Terry Riley’s LIFESPAN soundtrack, Peter Slaghuis’ DISCO BREAKS II – lots of DIY hacks like turning any cassetterecorder into a infinite multitrack recorder, how to build a field recording dome, Video Advice, music tips, the return of U-TRAX records and lots more!!! check it out here
25 December 2018
Legowelt J-Wave Radio Tokyo DJ Mix
This is a mix I did for the Tokyo J-WAVE 81,3 FM radiostation. Tracklist will be in the SHADOW WOLF CYBERZINE which will be released SOON today or tomorrow!
15 December 2018
Legowelt Asia Tour 2018
Coming weekend I’ll do a little Asia tour – I will be playing in China for the first time ever, in Beijing at DADA on 21st of December. 22nd of December I return to Tokyo to play at the VENT club, chill for a day and then fly out to Seoul Korea to play at FAUST on the 24th of December. If you are in the area come and say hello!
13 December 2018
Legowelt In Groningen
This Friday 14 December I will play a live set at OOST Groningen Holland, see you there!