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CARBON BASED LIFEFORMS LIVE
Carbon Based Lifeforms (CBL) are Johannes Hedberg and Daniel Segerstad (né Ringström), both born in 1976 and based in Göteborg, south-west Sweden. They met when both 15 and are still, amazingly, working happily together, over 20 years later.
CBL itself was formed in 1996, as an offshoot from other projects, but it soon became their focal point, culminating in their first release on 'mp3.com' in 1998.Even before this, 1996's "The Path" is their unreleased and highly sought-after demo that any listeners fortunate to hear the contents will immediately recognise as the genesis of the group's unique sound.The duo signed with the celebrated Lyon-based 'Ultimae' label in 2002 and have since released four official, full-length albums: 'Hydroponic Garden' in 2003, 'World of Sleepers' in 2006, 'Interloper' in 2009 and 'Twentythree' in 2012.
Their music has been extraordinarily well received by connoisseurs within the ambient scene and clearly beyond, since in 2012 they were also commissioned to write the soundtrack to the independently-produced movie 'The Mansion', whose release date will be announced in due course.In addition to their own work, they have actively participated in successful collaborations with several other artists, including Magnus Birgersson of Solar Fields in a project to compose the music for the Swedish dancer Olof Persson's 'Fusion' performance in 1999.Johannes and Daniel aim to combine earth and space in their music.
Using the combination of nature and technology as the main inspiration for their work, they like to represent both the positive and negative effects that this collaboration can lead to, including the negative impact that incorrect technology can have on the environment.
Through this synergy of ideas, their creations often seem to reflect the natural landscape of the land of their inception; indeed if you listen to 'Photosynthesis' on the 'World of Sleepers' album then you find yourself feeling genuine concern for the forests. Given the source of the quotation in the song, perhaps this is the point. If so, it's a damned good one and epitomises the aim of the group in pricking the conscience when it comes to something as critical as the environment.In 2009 they performed at 'Cosmonova', the IMAX cinema within Stockholm's Museum of Natural History, with a backdrop of nature-inspired imagery from across the world - and then beyond too, with the International Space Station taking an impromptu tour of the Solar System.
CBL's music was the perfect audio accompaniment to this visual feast. The gig sold out way in advance, so they scheduled another night, which also sold out. Those who attended will readily attest to an unforgettable experience.Johannes often creates the building blocks of sounds and harmonies and could happily tweak sounds forever, whereas Daniel develops the rhythms and sculpts the ideas into tracks. It remains unclear which of them derives the greatest pleasure from manipulating the distinctive, squelching sounds of the Roland TB-303....certainly it is much more fun than any man is entitled to have whilst twiddling electronic knobs.....Their popularity has increased over the years thanks to regular attendance of festivals such as Ozora in Hungary, plus what appears now to an annual performance at Camden Town's "Inspiral Lounge" in London. No doubt larger events beckon but those of us here in the UK hope for more than just one night a year (admittedly though, it's better than xmas!)Their creativity occasionally overspills into what become solo projects.
The results can be enjoyed by listening to releases from Thermostatic and Digidroid, as well as Daniel's own SYNC24, with the recently-released second album 'Comfortable Void' providing a welcome complement to CBL's already distinctive style.CBL's plans for the next few years include a lot more live gigs at festivals across the globe, although no new album is foreseen for at least two years, so get your ears around the releases that exist now and get yourselves to a gig near you for a memorable sound that can all too easily become the soundtrack to your lives. In their own words, "We will plant new seeds in our hydroponic garden and watch them grow."
SYNC 24 LIVE
PARALLEL WORLDS LIVE
Parallel Worlds' music (www.parallel-worlds-music.com) is a combination of dreamy/atmospheric textures with pure analogue electronic rhythmsAnalogue Modulars and Analogue Step Sequencers of the past and present combined with digital FM and virtual analogue synths and sampling.
Parallel Worlds are the main project of Bakis Sirros with John Sirros (and some ocassional collaborators). They were originaly born in 1994, but only after 1998 they started to be a part of the active greek electronic music scene. In parallel, Bakis Sirros is the moderator of the Doepfer A100 modular users group helping the progress of the tools for experimental electronic music in the 21st century. Bakis Sirros has currently completed an extensive project for the well-known UK analogue modulars synthesizer company "ANALOGUE SYSTEMS" regarding the sound design for their new module RS370 polyphonic harmonic generator and the complete sound design for their new RS- Integrator Sample CD.
During all these years, Parallel Worlds have played live also, participating in the E-PHOS electronic music festival in summer of 2001, Bios, Club22 (2nd Summer in the city Festival), Music Day Festival, Small Music Theatre, Synch Festival, Earthdance, Reworks and in many other greek venues.
Bakis Sirros has also collaborated so far with Italian ambient master Alio Die, UK electronic music master Ian Boddy, UK electronic musician and music professor Dave Bessell (of the group 'Node') and also he has formed an IDM / electronica / experimental project called Interconnected with Ingo Zobel (of DRON, Signalform, Self Oscillate, Datasette) and an Ambient / experimental project called Memory Geist with Steve Law (of Zen Paradox, Starseed Transmission, Guild Of Fire, etc.)
Influences all these years have been the music of Autechre, Plaid, Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Vangelis, Robert Rich, Steve Roach, Pete Namlook, Biosphere, Plone, Brian Eno, Seefeel, Portishead, Depeche Mode and other experimental artists.
Bakis Sirros has also teached Synthesizer Programming at an (after-high-school) public learning institution and also instructed a Workshop on Analogue Modular Synthesis in Synch Festival 2008. and sequences, combining the feel of 70s electronic music with modern electronica and ambient music. For Parallel Worlds, melody is essential, but most important is emotional context. Bakis' tracks try to reach to the listener's heart and mind.
Feel is the emotion of affection, the vibe of unity and the harmony between space and spirit, it's the color and scent of love. It stands for the unity of all and everything, it's a force older then the Earth and stars and will quench deepest desires. It's the connection between humans and the light, the combination of all 4 elements with the essence of heavenly Aether. This fresh act by Greek talents Theophilos Kritikos and Nikolaos Charonis will level up your spirit.
Their mystic soundscapes are the passage into feelings you've never experienced before, a deep journey of clairvoyant wisdom into an overwhelming wave of high spirits!
Haris P. aka Fishimself is a dedicated ambient activist. Owner of Freeze Magazine in Greece and IT Record shop in Athens, organiser of the first almost ambient only festival in Europe ISLAND OF FIRE, stage and booking manager for festivals such as Aurora in Greece, and last but not least a outstanding DJ.He creates unusual mixes of electronic music with a melancholic mood and mesmerizes the crowds with sounds of ambient, IDM, acoustic music, sometimes breaks and downtempo trance taking them on a original journey for mind and ears.
Frequent guest at the Mahamaya restaurant in Bern / Switzerland for whom he compiled the Mahamaya series compilations in 2009, Fishimself also performed at many festivals such as Sonica reloaded / Italy, Source festival / Malta, the InSpiral Lounge / UK and Magnet in Turkey/Tree of Life /Lost Theory/Hadra/Synergy U.K.He is now collecting music for his second compilation , Ambrosia II , that will be released first Months of 2013.
contact skype: haris freezemagazine
Since 1996, the project Asura has polished a personal electronic universe sound, between trance psychedelic, ambient and world music. Made by many influences, their music does not remain about it less one personal and considered creation, centered on the perpetual search of infinite spaces and multiple origins. Monotonous melancholic lyrics, symphonic waves, fast and slow rythms, heavy or throbbing, liturgical songs, Asura introduces a certain solemn vision of the world. Built around electronic machines and acoustic instruments, their music is a curiosity. Recognized everywhere, though little known in France, their songs Code Eternity and Lost Eden however had many dance at the time of large trance raves all over the world.
Vincent Villuis left the band to concentrate on his new project, Aes Dana, in 2001, and was replaced by Alex Ackerman.The second album, Lost Eden, was released in 2003.Since July 2005, after the departure of Christopher Maze and Alex Ackerman, Asura became a solo project, composed by Charles Farewell, co-founder of the project.
The third and newest album, LIFE², has been available on Earth since July the 7th 2007, on Ultimae Records.Life² marks the return of the original Asura sound, with ten strong tracks, composed of melodic echoes, aramean tribal rhythms, ethereal duduks, hypnotic basslines, symphonic orchestrations, fusion of gentleness, and strength blending into acid themes. The outcome is melancholic yet positive, as any renewal would be, a tangible passage, sort of a second life...The fourth Album, 360, is expected for the first semester of 2010, on Ultimae Records.
The music of ECHO PAN is a path from the most distant and most luminous rays of light, the deeper sounds of our visions! Living in the city of Athens, the voice passes through the Parthenon, the trees, the buildings, the children and their visions, aiming and hoping for a bright future. It is a safe and romantic look at our universe ˙a translation of the ancient and bucolic our roots regenerated through our wishes and dreamy Realities
All Music Composed,Arranged and Performed by kostas sidiropoulos and stavros tilkeridis
Mihalis Aikaterinis is the name behind project Miktek, born in Mytilene (Lesvos island / Greece). Miktek is in a constant exploration of various soundscapes, styles and atmospheres; experimenting in a large scale of electronic music mostly in Ambient / IDM / Downtempo.His music has been described as meticulously crafted from beginning to end; featuring unique percussion, palpable atmospheres and subtle melodies.
He released the album Anisotropy (March 2011) on the well known netlabel in the IDM/Experimental scene Abstrakt Reflections (Argentina). The album received a huge positive feedback in the scene.He participated to the Ultimae compilations [ Ambrosia ] selected by Fishimself and [ Greenosophy ] by Mizoo. He currently works on a new album to be released on Ultimae beginning of 2013
Unique and creative style
AMBIENT TERRORISTS SET
Collaboration of Fishimself and C.oP
15 EURO PRESALE TICKET FOR BOTH DAYS
TEL: 211 183 84 46
On the door each day 10 euro with beer
Seven Sins Club
Θεμιστοκλέους & Γαμβέτα 5, Πλατεία Κάνιγγος, Αθήνα
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