I recently completed the second sound library in my “Textures” series. This one acts as an acoustic canvas and prepares an interesting sound rich base to design different acoustic projections. All of the included sounds I created specifically for this sound pack and have not appeared or been used anywhere else.
9128 celebrates its 2nd anniversary this weekend. The online radio was created by Ryan Griffin (label owner of A Strangely Isolated Place) in 2019 to give artists and label friends a platform to make their music available as a permanent stream. Within these 2 years there were several album premieres
Today we have some news to report.On the one hand, I appeared today for the first time together with my label colleague and friend Toki Fuko as a duo with the title “Variance”, on the other hand, we are also the first time guest on the Spanish Semantica label, which
An Affin label showcase I always welcome new music, new connections, new friendships that then come along. In this example, a track premiere by Joachim Spieth at the end of last year made me relisten to his works on Wolfgang Voigt’s Pop Ambient series, taking me to releases on his very own Affin imprint and finally asking him for a mix.
“Textures” is a sound library that I’ve created during Winter 2021. It is a carefully selected collection of cinematic and evolving sounds that can be easily incorporated into your work, but they are primarily intended as a starting point for your own creative process like a painter’s palette of colors. All included sounds were produced for this sound library and have not been used on any of my releases before.
With Ousia, Joachim Spieth presents the third long player on his label Affin. The follow-up album to “Tides” creates imaginary spaces, translates ephemeral impressions and condenses them into cinematic soundscapes. The eight pieces illustrate an intense and emotional journey that creates expressive relationships between external and internal perceptions…
“…After “Tides”, “Ousia” is the second purist ambient album by Joachim Spieth; it is released shortly after his contribution to the latest Pop Ambient 2021 (“Libration” together with Pepo Galán). While “Tides” was still characterized by a continuously present, never-ending carpet of sound – following the image of constantly high tides – “Ouisa” goes a step further: here everything moves in waves that swell and subside again…”
Affin will be taking over 9128.live on Saturday 9th January 2021, featuring the presentation of Joachim Spieth’s upcoming album “Ousia”, exclusive live sets, label DJs and friends. We’re looking forward to this happening and hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we did preparing for this event!
The American label “Mysteries Of The Deep” recently asked me if I would provide a track for the third part of their “Mysteries Compilation”. “Chapter Three” has now been released. I am honoured to be featured alongside artists such as Rafael Anton Irisarri, Thomas Ragsdale and many more.
Affin Selected 2020 provides insights into the year that is coming to an end.
In addition to established label artists such as Svarog, Toki Fuko, Reggy Van Oers and a few others, Vâyu and The Alchemical Theory appear here for the first time.
In 2019, Noctilucent, a project I produced in cooperation with Reggy Van Oers, was released on Affin. Recently, the track “Mammatus” was licensed by Joris Voorn for his mix compilation “Rotterdam”, which has now been released on the label “Global Underground”.
I’m happy to see “Libration”, a collaboration with Spanish artist Pepo Galán, released on the next Pop Ambient compilation. This series is curated by Wolfgang Voigt, who is one of the founders of the Cologne-based Kompakt label and has been releasing groundbreaking works with his project Gas for more than 20 years.
After a promising start to 2020 with performances in Israel, an Affin showcase in Berlin, my first guest performance at Tresor West and a gig in Kiev, the situation changed dramatically in March. For months, no gigs were possible at all. The Art Bei Ton party in September therefore had a special character. Here is the recording of my set.
Back into 2019, at least for some moments… Performing an ambient set at Calma Madrid was one of the most exceptional events last year. Monument now published the recording of my performance!
I finally uploaded the clip of “United We Stream” that was recently broadcasted. It all happened at Climax Institutes in Stuttgart, a venue where I was playing a lot of times on the last 20 years. Thanks to the guys from Panopticum for the invite, was a funny evening. Hopefully we’re
With “Tides” I release my first album that musically processes exclusively ambient sound textures. I am extremely happy to be able to send out the records as of today.
Mika Vainio was one of the artists I discovered at a young age. His unexpected death shocked me. For the anniversary of his death, I put together an hour of his music, which was recently released as a podcast on the Korean Oslated label.
Recently I had a conversation with the German “DJ Lab” magazine. The topic was my upcoming album “Tides”, which will soon be released on my label “Affin”. What was very surprising was the detailed knowledge my interview partner had about my musical career, so that this interview partly goes back a long way in time.
Affinities is a digital compilation of our vinyl series “Affinity”, which began in 2015 and has shaped and documented the stylistic change of the label. With contributions from Claudio PRC, Reggy Van Oers, Blazej Malinowski, Hoedus, Deepbass, Aleja Sanchez and many more.
Memories are something nice, and recorded memories are even more beautiful … here you can hear an alcohol-soaked part of my set from the last Affin showcase, for everyone who wasn’t there … Label showcases are always something special and so this was a cool event of the still very young year 2020. Thanks to Art Bei Ton, who gave us the framework, thanks also to everyone who found the way to the Suicide Club Berlin.
Newest label compilation of our annual series showcasing some new artists like Aleja Sanchez and Einox besides the regulars RVO and Svarog
Sharing ideas, thoughts, passion and capture it on a record… that’s basically what the Affinity series is about. With the third episode we’d like to share four pieces of music from A Sacred Geometry, Joachim Spieth, Nørbak and Aleja Sanchez.
Vinyl is now shipping
After my Asia tour, a week’s stay in Seoul, this podcast follows as a replica of my gig in the ambient bar (vurt.) Almost 90 minutes in ambient soundscapes.
After more than a decade I return to the Cologne-based Kompakt label for the anniversary Pop Ambient compilation, celebrating its 20th compilation
Amazing ambient trip for Mysteries Of The Deep label/podcast