scene.org File Archive

File download

<root>­/­music­/­groups­/­thinner­/­autoplate/[apl046]-00-herwig_holzmann_-_how_to_stop_....nfo

File size:
7 904 bytes (7.72K)
File date:
2007-07-25 23:05:48
Download count:
all-time: 854

Preview

        '                                                   .
        :                                                   '    © rB/rMRS81!
        :                 segue - synesthesia               : °·<'))><
 ____ ` '.'   ____      ____     ____       ____   ____   '.' `   ____
 \   \__._____|   |_____\   \____\   \_____ |   |  \   \____._____\   \_____
 _\__    \    |   ___   ____/ _   \_    _  \|_  |  _\__     ___   ____/ _   \
 \    _   |   |   | |   | |   |   | |   | %  /  |__\    _   | |   | |   \____\_
  |   |   |   |   | | » | |   |   | |   |   /   |   \   | » | |   | |   |     /
  |  _|   |   '   | |   | |   |   | |   ___/|   |\   \ _|   | |   | |   | %  /
  \__\ %  |\______/ |   |_ \_____/ _|   |   |________/_\    | |   |_\_______/
 . .. \___| . .... . \___/ ... ... \___/ ... ....... .. \___|. \___/ .... .. .  

	      ... .  . .:.. .... ...  :  ... .:.. ...
	     :..: :..:  :   :..: :..: : :..:  :   :...
	                         :
APL045 >> SEGUE - SYNESTHESIA
	  [03.07.2007 | SOUND / EMOTION]

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Herwig Holzmann, co-founder of netlabel Laridae, has been composing electronic 
music for about seven years.  Now, after releasing music as Macon Tights and 
Photophob, he graces netlabel Autoplate with an album under his own name 
blending ambient atmospheres with gentle beats and warm melodies by way of 
“How to Stop...“

Working as Macon Tights, Herwig describes his initial albums as “mixtures of 
gloomy pieces of drum & bass and dreamy IDM tunes“ consisting of a multitude 
of “destroyed, altered, and rearranged“ audio samples.  Later he changed his 
alias to Photophob, invested in some new software and hardware, and his sound 
began to evolve into something “warmer, less dirty, and more complex.“ His 
work as Photophob ranges from laid-back IDM to drill n‘ bass/break-beat to 
“slowed down, repetitive, ambient“ compositions,  and, as even the most cursory 
listening will reveal, it‘s to this latter category that the sounds of 
“How to Stop...“ belong.

Herwig describes his method of making music as “musical storytelling“ - 
soundtracks for nonexistent movies.  He wants listeners to create their own 
stories and images in their minds as they listen to what he describes as his 
pieces of “audio fiction.“  Most often when he creates a new track he begins 
with a hazy idea of the mood that he wants to establish and then instinctively 
generates sounds and rhythms that converge on that idea.  The titles of the 
tracks, the artwork, and any samples used are as integral to his albums as the 
music itself.  It‘s this network of ideas, sounds, and other parameters that he 
attaches to an album that allows its listeners to create his/her own mental 
picture (such as a story, a film, a painting, etc.) by association. As Herwig 
puts it: “My albums are intended as balanced dramaturgical stories, the tracks 
are the chapters.“ His approach to ambient is akin to that of Console‘s “Mono“ 
album or artists of the likes of Biosphere similar in style to the“ Scandinavian“ 
approach of smooth ambiance and sounds full of warmth and crackle.  

In summarizing the album, Herwig says that “How to Stop...“ is about enjoying 
the immediate moment and taking pleasure in the beauty that our minds can bring 
into existence. It‘s “about stopping short, about pressing the pause-button of 
life and stepping out of the notional restrictions that our stressed out life‘s 
put on thinking and perception.“  From a technical viewpoint, “How to Stop...“ 
is an ambient complement to various complex rhythmic and beat-oriented releases 
that he has been working on concurrently.  These ambient counterparts (of which 
“How to Stop...“ is an prime example) focuses more so  on “calmed down soundscapes 
and repetitive structures.“

So learn how to stop ... and press the pause-button of life for a few moments, 
breaking away from the daily routine long enough to let your psyche  savor this 
new album of “audio fiction.“ Let these eleven ambient-leavened story-songs stir 
your mind and soul with over an hour‘s worth of mellow beats and serene melodies.   


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
:: 11 tracks :: 65min 03sec :: 91.619 MB ::

01: Herwig Holzmann - ... A Heart From Beating
02: Herwig Holzmann - ... Him For Feeling Sorry
03: Herwig Holzmann - ... The Day From Breaking
04: Herwig Holzmann - ... These Thoughts From Circling
05: Herwig Holzmann - ... Your Eyes From Crying
06: Herwig Holzmann - ... This World From Turning
07: Herwig Holzmann - ... Some Birds From Singing
08: Herwig Holzmann - ... That Scratch From Itching
09: Herwig Holzmann - ... Her Hands From Trembling
10: Herwig Holzmann - ... My Head From Hurting
11: Herwig Holzmann - ... Everything From Changing

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

[AUTOPLATE.RELEASES]

APL001 VA - "Bauhaus"
APL002 Andrey Kirichenko - "00.00"
APL003 Danny Kreutzfeldt - "Furtherspace"
APL004 833-45 - "Solar Cycle"
APL005 Affective Disorder w/ Undacova - "Study Of A Ladybug On A Rope"
APL006 VA - "Constructions for Andrey Kirichenko"
APL007 Taavi Tulev - "Televiisor On Tuksis"
APL008 Vultrapia - "Autopianotationalismasoschism"
APL009 Dighom - "Vibrating Colours - Coloured Vibrations"
APL010 Sable - "Dusk"
APL011 Randomajestiq - "UnclassifiEP"
APL012 Gultskra Artikler - "Gruppa Turistov"
APL013 The Moglass w/ Andrey Kirichenko
APL014 Off The Sky - "Studies of Lifeform In Transit"
APL015 Johan Wieslander - "Gas"
APL016 Fernando Lagreca - "Suave"
APL017 Marsen Jules - "Lazy Sunday Funerals"
APL018 tlon - "acoustic lazy dolls"
APL019 Gultskra Artikler - "Gololed"
APL020 VA - "Many Things Worth Living For"
APL021 Konrad Bayer - "Shall We Go To The Park?"
APL022 Normal Music - "Let's Do Really Strange Things And Call Them Normal"
APL023 Marsen Jules - "Yara"
APL024 Konrad Bayer - "Songs For Sunhi (Summerrain)"
APL025 Kenneth Kirschner - "May 3, 1997"
APL026 Arrial - "this is my beauty, show me yours"
APL027 color by numbers - "The Transitions"
APL028 lomov - "Holzwege"
APL029 Fernando Lagreca - "Nadador"
APL030 tlon - "from elsewhere to nowhere"
APL031 Lou Teti - "Night Pieces"
APL032 you dee - "Nur die Harten kommen in den Garten"
APL033 Off the Sky - "Caustic Light"
APL034 Motionfield - "Music for Pictures"
APL035 Move D - "Johanniskirche Live"
APL036 Emil Klotzsch - "Tiefe Berge"
APL037 Protogroup - "Love Gives Strength To My Soul"
APL038 Arrial - "For The Love"
APL039 Segue - "Forest Refrations"
APL040 Fern - "This First Day"
APL041 Fernando Lagreca - "Colpi Di Sole"
APL042 Klotzsch & Sudermann - "Holzlaub"
APL043 Various Artists - "A Summer Frost And A Winter Thaw"
APL044 Daniel Blomqvist - "Skallberget"
APL045 Segue - "Synesthesia"
APL046 Herwig Holzmann "How To Stop ..."

--------------------------------------------------------------

AUTOPLATE is a THINNER sublabel for versatile electronic music.

All files in this directory are hiquality 192kbps MP3s 
for your pleasure. It is allowed to listen, copy and burn 
this MP3 file for private purpose. It is not allowed to 
copy, sell, use this MP3 file for commercial purpose. 
Modifications of this MP3 file are not allowed. 
All songs are copyrighted and rights are reserved to the authors
and the label. Please read the full disclaimer below:
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/

website: http://www.autoplate.cc

contact: sebastian@thinner.cc

thanks scene.org for support!
http://www.scene.org
ftp.scene.org/pub/music/groups/thinner/autoplate/
--------------------------------------------------------------
also visit THINNER at http://www.thinner.cc
--------------------------------------------------------------
.nfo inspired by mono211;ascii by dipswitch;.diz by rasterburn
composed and hacked by sebastian redenz november 22nd 2003