Welcome to Legowelt.org running in a deep dusty corner of the internet since 1998 *** OUT NOW: FRANZ FALCKENHAUS - TUPOLEV SYSTEM LP -> The Cold War minimal SPY WAVE of Franz Falckenhaus returns on vinyl for the first time ever on Giallo Disco records -> Tupolev System is an anthology of previously CDR only tracks that were released on Legowelt's Strange Life Records back in the day check out below for more info ********** See Legowelt live this Saturday in Berghain Berlin - I will update the agenda section soon!!! *********** Ok thats it for today laterzzzzzzzzzzzzz *******

2 February 2018

Agenda Updated

This Saturday IF – DJ Zero and Legowelt Live in Sala Razmatazz Barcelona – More gigs for the coming months anounced in the Agenda section -> Duplex Festival Fribourg Switzerland – Le Diskret Lyon – System 108 Moscow – Circulo de bellas artes Madrid – Iboat Bordeaux – Astropolis Winter Edition Brest – Oval Space London – Das Lokal Wrocklaw – The Temple Athens – Lisboa Electronica Lissabon – Berghain Berlin – Tivoli De Helling Utrecht and lots more -> More dates T.B.A!!!

Loch Ness Expanded Cassette Artwork

“Interrupted Breakfast At Loch Ness Shore” 2017 watercolors & fineliner  – new artwork for the soon to be released cassette re-issue of the 2012 Loch Ness videogame soundtrack – remastered and with some extra unreleased tracks – All made on the mighty Commodore 64 SID sound chip. Also in the works remastered cassette re-issues of the 2008 Sammy Osmo Schaduw Horizon, Smackos Computer Day & 2016 UFOCUS albums. All on NIGHTWIND records!

Legowelt Live In Rome

This Friday at Ex Dogana – Viale dello Scalo S. Lorenzo 10 00185 Roma

See U There!!!

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


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