…and yes, I was looking forward to getting some answers from Ludvig Cimbrelius. The Swedish artist came to my attention a few years ago, first under his project name Purl. Some time later I discovered a whole network of projects and productions that all trace back to him. Cimbrelius has
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…”
The Berlin-based musician and label owner Głós has created his own Non-Print label in recent years, whose music builds bridges between bed and club. Since I have been dealing with this approach for a long time, it was interesting to exchange ideas personally. J: Can you tell us a little
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.
It’s quite a while since I discovered the music of Agustín Mena who is producing ambient music under the monikers Warmth & SVLBRD. The Valencia-based producer runs the labels Archives and Faint. We lately got in touch, that’s why I asked him a few things you’ll find here… J: Your
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.
Talking with the French artist Vâyu about his studio work, life in France and his upcoming EP on Affin
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
A free performance, people lying on the floor and listening, no one talking, … wonderful memories that let me look back on Calma 01. All of this happened in December 2019 in Madrid. Afterwards I wanted to find out a few more background information about the event, which I will
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.
Speaking with the the Polish DJ and producer Blazej Malinowski about his plans to start his own label
A conversation with bvdub about living in China, his upcoming label “Silent Reign” and his own artworks
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.
Alfonso Pomeda is a Madrid-based DJ, producer, label owner of Alpenglühen and member of the Calma crew. My pleasure chatting with him about all those activities
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.