Category Archives: Creative Commons

(Deutsch) Happy new year and a new (advance) track

Happy new year! This is an advance track of my upcoming second solo album, due sometime in 2018 (this time for real). In the last few days I finally found the time to finalise and mix all eight tracks. For me, this is always the most unpleasant and tough part of making music. Frankly, I don’t know why I post exactly this weird, epic and quite long piece as advance. But somehow it seems to fit the time.

Instruments and gear used:

Akai VX-90 Analogue Synthesizer
Fender Jaguar Baritone Custom Bass guitar
Squier Stratocaster
Ludwig Drums
Fender Jazz Bass
Ohmforce Sympthohm
Yamaha DX-7
Hollow Sun Optomotron
Logic Pro X (Recording, Sequencing, Samples), Zoom TAC-8 and Alesis Multimix 8)
Zoom H2N field recorder

(Deutsch) Nachtstück Records: Alchemic Harm (Stadtrevue Netzmusik, Juni 2016)

Sorry, this entry is only available in Deutsch.

A track almost entirely composed with ESA’s sounds from space

Finally, I finished my first track that is almost entirely composed with the European Space Agency’s collected sounds from space – it was my concern ever since my colleague Daniel Scuka brought ESA’s Soundcloud channel to life and invited me to help him operate the platform, to continuously reach out for new sounds from within ESA and of ESA’s missions afar from Earth.

“Wailing and Failing” uses the following sounds from ESA’s Soundcloud (all of them are available under remixable Creative Commons licences):

The track as a whole is derived from an improvisation with Live and my 11-year old daughter Rosa playing the drums along.

Update, 17 October 2015

I completely forgot to say that the aforementioned is inspired by the joint Bad Panda / Fabrica release 80UA where Francesco Novara & company produced four great tracks that entirely use the archive of (remixable, public domain) NASA sounds:

‘Bluehlicht’ – revised version

OvalDNA

OvalDNA. Photo: CC BY-SA M. Trovatello

A revised version of Bluehlicht – a track I had already published last year on SoundCloud. It is part of a new mini album that should be released sometime in 2015. The basic loop on which the track is built is taken from OvalDNA, with friendly permission by Barry Threw/OvalDNA (“samples in OvalDNA are completely free to use”).