Stephan Bodzin Powers Of Ten
Stephan BodzinSuper Flu. Rob Hes. Entitled "Powers of Ten", the track album will land in June on his own Herzblut Recordings and provides another great insight into the melodically rich muscle mind of this modern great. Says Stephan Bodzin of the LP: "Powers of Ten has been with me all my life and is named after a book that has been my background hiss, its confusing truth is my Stephan Bodzin Powers Of Ten real faith and its infinity shows me its finiteness.
The album is about harmonies, melodies, rhythms. It is an homage to Bob Moog, full of techno beats and sounds and Stephan Bodzin Powers Of Ten and party and ecstasy and dancing and listening, and crying and feeling. It is a journey, a philosophy of life, a view of the world, a vague perception. It is my wife, my children, my family, my friends, my passion, my enemy, my greatest fulfillment, Jan Hammer Group Dont You Know fear, my deepest peace, my power, all my love.
All this shines through and makes it an all the more engaging listen from start to finish. Kicking off with the spine tingling chords and louche beats of 'Singularity' cuts like 'Lila' then continue to confirm that Stephan Bodzin has a classical understanding of melody that is way beyond your average.
The ghostly grooves of 'Zulu' mark a majestic mid point to the album, which then continues to seduce with spiritual synths and more beautiful melodies on cuts like 'Odyssee' as well as the album's standout title track. Unfolding coherently and in soothing fashion, this album once again proves that few producers in the modern world have a knack for melody and an ear for sonic ingenuity quite like Stephan Bodzin. Odyssee Synthapella Version. Wir Synthapella Version.
Herzblut Recordings. Afterlife Records. Maceo Plex. Realm Of Consciousness. Bedrock Records. By Oliver Koletzki. Stil Vor Talent. Luna Semara. Stephan BodzinSuper Flu.
Rob Hes. Release Date Label Herzblut Recordings Catalog After the success of Powers of Ten, Stephan Bodzin's latest and greatest full length, the German tastemaker has now invited a key selection of artists to remix tracks from it. This great collection will be released digitally—with two bonus remixes by Super Flu and Marc Romboy—as well Darkthrone Transilvanian Hunger on vinyl on the 18th December The original album came in June on Bodzin's own Herzblut Recordings and was a hugely personal affair that has been played far and wide by DJs and danced to by clubbers all over the world.
Things kick off with Ellum Audio boss Maceo Plex and Shall Ocin, who flip 'Powers of Ten' into a serene and slow burning track full of spiritual synth lines and heavenly pads, before Spanish pair Edu Imbernon and Coyu work their magic on 'Wir' and reimagine it as a sumptuous and slow burning Nobodys Children Good Times Somebody track with a droning baseline and cosmic melodies.
Influential Crosstown Rebels act Fur Coat then tackle 'Singularity' and cook up a brooding, elongated main room track that locks you into its groove and never lets you go. Next, long time Bodzin collaborator and friend Marc Romboy makes 'Ix' into a tense tech tool that balances on a knife edge as menacing bass roams and rolls below.
I am working on lots of remixes because it is such an intense time for creativity. During these periods of inspiration I completely forget about anything around me, and I just let myself go.
Certainly not. I just go through sporadic periods of super-intense creativity. The The Beloved The Sun Rising and inspiration I have now are things that have only come about over the past 12 months—and my music is coming out like never before.
I am super surprised right now, but it Stephan Bodzin Powers Of Ten absolutely amazing. I have been waiting for it for Stephan Bodzin Powers Of Ten while. Three or four years ago, I had thoughts that I was finished, production-wise, and was doubting whether I would ever create something which satisfied me again. Would I stop doing music altogether? But now, it all changed.
What do you think Stephan Bodzin Powers Of Ten was that reinspired you? Two years ago, my daughter was born—and I am pretty sure that opened up a new range of emotions Stephan Bodzin Powers Of Ten me. I am only sharing stuff from the heart and people can sense that, I think.
They can feel it and see it when I am performing. Another thing that strikes me after listening to the album is just how original the sound is. The melodies and the hissing hats Stephan Bodzin Powers Of Ten almost become your signature. How did these signatures come about? I was a very different person, producer and musician before I did a lot of commercial stuff and was earning good money, but I felt a need to redefine myself because I was super unhappy around this time.
Business-wise, everything was very good but I needed to change. This was the time I was in the studio with Oliver Huntemannand we were thinking very intensely about what we could do that was original and that would earn us money—and this was when the Rekorder project was born.
At this point, I said to myself that I wanted to begin producing tracks in one day maximum, instead of spending weeks on one production to try and make it a superhit. This idea was born and these quick decisions ultimately resulted in Stephan Bodzin Powers Of Ten that resembles the music I make now. We were into electro and techno at the same time and I think that has resulted into what I am doing now—it was this that created this signature sound, I feel.
You started off in collaborations before going solo. For a man who clearly invests so much emotional energy into his work, Stephan Bodzin Powers Of Ten must be difficult producing with another person. How does it work? It works only with very good friends. I cannot Stephan Bodzin Powers Of Ten collaborations with artists that I am not friends with, and I turn down lots of requests even though they are great opportunities. I just have to say no, because I am not willing—and probably not able—to produce the same quality or the same intensity when I am with people I just do not know know.
For example, I have known both Oliver Huntemann and Marc Romboy for around 25 years so it is like having my brothers besides me. It happens, and I am aware of it, Free Action Inc Plays Eddy Korsche Rock Blues I am just doing music in a way that I love—and if it is recognized by the so-called underground, then I am very happy.
I had my lessons in commercial music and where it leads, and I am not willing to go back again. I would never do a commercial remix because I would destroy my career, and also the niche that I am playing in. I am too experienced Burning Spear Dry Heavy do things like that. I look back at Stephan Bodzin Powers Of Ten career and I am happy with everything after I have reasons for doing what I was doing in the nineties, but musically-speaking I am happy with everything I have done after this time.
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