Swiss Museum For Electronic Instruments Kickstarter
Something *very* exciting: The kind people from the Swiss Museum & Centre For Electronic Music Instruments (SMEM) are doing a kickstarter to start up the museum with a ‘PLAYROOM’ – a place where anyone can play the collection with their own hands.
A few levels underground somewhere in the Swiss medieval town of Fribourg is an atomic-bunker-style complex with the world’s largest collection of synths. A collection so vast its almost incomprehensible – a space filled with THOUSANDS and thousands of synthesizers, organs, oddball electronic instruments, beatboxes, effects processors and more – collected over the years by eccentric Swiss actor-musician-artist Klemens Niklaus Trenkle. It is curated and taken care of by a group of local volunteers – the SMEM is also a non profit organisation – hence the kickstarter.
“We believe that the best way to share such an unparalleled collection is through experiencing it firsthand.”– The kickstarter money will be used to build and facilitate a playroom where at any time 50 instruments selected out of the collection of thousands will be available to play – an accessible studio bringing the SMEM’s living heritage to a broad audience of musicians, students, performers, kids, and grown-ups!
one of the many endless rows of the SMEM collection when I visited it earlier this year in the winter
To support this beautiful project Legowelt will travel to Switzerland and spend a week or so with the collection – probably with the most obscure pieces – to record an exclusive vinyl album. This album will be available only for those who participate in the kickstarter – and nowhere else – not in shops! Already for CHF(Swiss Franks) 55 you will support the building of the studio and get the exclusive record – for 110 CHF you will get the record, a T-shirt and 4 hours of playing time in the playroom. There are lots more pledges and perks starting from 15 going all the way up to 5000 CHF. Go check out the kickstarter to participate and for full and indepth information on this project!
28 August 2018
Out Now: Legowelt – Omnibus Babylon EP
Out now on clone records – Legowelt’s Omnibus Babylon EP on Vinyl EP and Digital
Here is a videoclip for the Golem Memory Bank track:
26 August 2018
Rising Sun Systems – Oberheim Space Vinyl Re-Issue
Besides the Omnibus Babylon EP on Clone Records September will see the first vinyl re-issue of the 2015 ambient RISING SUN SYSTEMS – OBERHEIM SPACE album. Original released on my Nightwind Records it is being re-issued by the Australian Solander Recording Company on 2xVinyl with new full colour artwork. In Europe available at HVV amongst some other stores and in Japan at Disk Union. MP3 snipps:
This Thursday 30 August I return to Poland to play in Warzawa at the PLAC ZABAW NAD to play a live set after the Teatru Sejneńskiego Klezmer Band. More info here (FB)
Saturday 1st of September me and Elektrovolt drive to Den Bosch in his 1986 SAAB 900 TURBO to play at the LOSJES festival with PARANOID LONDON and the legendary STERAC and more -> See U There!!!
20 August 2018
Star Shepherd T-Shirts & Tank Tops
T-shirt Tank Top
Just in time for the summer -> STAR SHEPHERD apparel! Tank Tops & T-Shirts -> The ultimate techno gear garantueed to get you denied entry at the door of the hippest techno clubs!
Sizes: S, M, L, XL – The T-shirts are 19,99 and the Tank tops 15,99 euros
Exclusively available at CLONE records – get it here – soon at the IFM shop too!
15 August 2018
Legowelt In Corsica
This Friday 17 August I will travel to the island of Corsica for the first time to play at the Ballà Boum Festival. This festival will be at the Théâtre de verdure in the ancient municipality of Patrimoniu – with Daniele Baldelli and lots more! -> more info -> http://ballaboum.com
11 August 2018
Rotterdam & Groningen this weekend!
This Saturday I DJ with David Vunk and more at the Blijdorp festival in Rotterdam – Sunday I travel to Groningen for the PARADIGM festival with Intergalactic Gary and lots more!!! See you there!
9 August 2018
XLR8R Artist Tips
The American XLR8R magazine asked me for some studio production tips, check it out here + some casual snapshots from the parlor studio room and a drawing from me.
30 July 2018
*** Trax Magazine DJ Mix ***
A fresh new DJ Mix for the French TRAX Magazine
Amiga A-Train music – Printemps Babsy Dixon – Rumours Beard in Dust – Flowers Derrick Morgan – Since I Found You Dub Ron Morelli – Laugh Taker Rick Wilhite – Good Kiss Rex Rabanye – O Nketsang Levantis – Pieces Tribe Of Colin – Fruits Of Zion Andras – After The Rain Palmbomen II – Pyrotechnomarco Dr.C.Stein – Deutschland Rundfahrt Drvg Cvltvre – Running In Front Of Cars Violent Quand On Aime – Seduce & Destroy Unit Blackflight – Shortwave Antenna Down (Antoni Maovvvi Remix) French Touch 2 – What Would You Change K Hands – Feel Hieroglyphic Being – The Language Of Strings Animistic Beliefs – Thalassic Alarm (Linh’s Hymn) LD Fantasy Tracks – Before Ray Escortienda – Time Waits For No Man Tapps – Forbidden Lover AUX 88 – The Flight PetShop Boys – Rent Tape Upsammy – Another World
25 July 2018
Some background music for this painting (or some foreground art for this music) maybe on Nightwind records later this year