Pop Ambient 2023

A little over 20 years ago, we first brought the Pop Ambient compilation series to light. My piece “You Don’t Fool Me“, which was subsequently licensed for The Orb‘s “Back To Mine” (on DMC World), stood alongside gems by Markus Guentner, Ulf Lohmann and Gustavo Lamas in a row with

Reshape Album

Reshape contains musical interpretations by alva noto, ASC, bvdub, Warmth, Markus Guentner, Simone Giudice, zakè and Głós. The works are related to original pieces from Joachim Spieth’s past creative phase and thus form a musical conclusion to the 15th label anniversary of Affin. Reshape is released as 2 x 12″

Terrain – Official Video

In collaboration with the Berlin artist Stanislav Glazov, a video clip was created for my album Terrain, which depicts an imaginary landscape, creating a remarkable interaction between the music and the visual impressions.The result is presented today at Clot Magazine. In the article you can find some details about the

Radio Raheem Podcast

A few weeks ago I recorded a podcast for Radio Raheem, which was streamed last Friday evening. Now it is available for listening to those who missed it. The mix is opened by an Alva Noto remix for me. This one will be released in December. It’s part of a

Terrain album

Whenever a new album comes out, it’s a letting go, a period that comes to an end. Terrain has taken its time, preserved many dark and light moments, created doubts and certainties… With the moment of publishing a door closes and something new begins. Whatever this “new” will bring, it’s

XLR8R Podcast 764: Joachim Spieth

A few weeks ago I received a request from XLR8R, concerning the 15 year label birthday of Affin to make a podcast. so I took another look at the so far published.Accompanying the podcast we had a conversation about the beginnings, what is currently happening and an outlook on what

XV | 2

With the project XV | 2 Affin leaves 15 years of its existence behind and looks expectantly and full of optimism into the future. The Alchemical Theory starts with “Voyager” a deep trip into the pleasures of broken beats, paired with melodic inserts. With “Reforma” Massa once again delivers a

Narration

Toki Fuko’s return and a great follow-up 12″ to Astatine. 4 versatile tracks, some of them in over-length.

Textures [Sound Library 3]

This sound library is the third part of my “Textures” series, which was created in the first half of 2022.

Decades On Divided Stars Album

This is the first album by Brock Van Wey aka bvdub on Affin. It will be released in July…

Flow

The Flow Of Water – The Flow Of Music is the result of a grant that I worked on in the first half of 2022. Thematically, the work deals with the translation of water sounds.

XV | 1

Exclusive tracks to celebrate Affin’s 15 years anniversary from MTRL, Joachim Spieth & Cauê, Reggy Van Oers & Svarog.

Focus on Arovane

I became aware of the project Arovane at the end of the 90s. At the time it was his remix for Pub’s “Summer” which still impresses me today. Also in connection with the Berlin Hardwax localized label “DIN” Arovane appeared with some releases. And everything that came out of the

Focus On ASC

British-born, U.S.-based artist James Clements, better known to most as ASC, has been musically active for more than 2 decades. With more than 20 albums and collaborations with labels such as Auxiliary (of which he is the operator), Silent Season, Horo, Semantica (…) it needs practically no further words to

Seasons

Seasons is the result of a grant I worked on in the second half of 2021. Thematically, the EP deals with the translation of nature sounds and sensory impressions that I collected in countless walks in a nearby forest.

Crystal Castle Album

To mark its tenth anniversary, the album “Crystal Castle” by Regensburg-based artist Markus Guentner is now being released for the first time as a physical recording in limited quantities.

15 Years Affin 

15 years is a long time in electronic music. I associate an incredible amount of emotions, thoughts, designs, conversations, projects, contacts and travels with this time.

Pop Ambient 2022

Pop Ambient is a compilation series curated by Wolfgang Voigt, of which I was a part from the very beginning. The upcoming one for 2022 contains two collaborations I produced with Markus Guentner and Pepo Galán.

Textures [Sound Library 2]

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…

Focus On Past Inside The Present

Some time ago I became aware of the American label “Past Inside The Present” and was amazed by their diverse and comprehensive back catalogue. The other day I had a chat about it with Zakè, the label founder.

Focus On Simone Giudice

There are publications that take you in immediately and don’t let you go. The album Materia by Italian artist Simone Giudice, released in winter 2021 on Semantica, is such a work. Captivating in its diversity and brilliantly led arrangements, it left me speechless. Therefore, I wanted to know who is

Focus on Ludvig Cimbrelius

…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

Variance on Semantica

Variance is a cooperation between Toki Fuko and Joachim Spieth, appearing on the spanish Semantica label.

Textures [Sound Library 1]

“Textures” is a sound library that I’ve created during Winter 2021. It is a carefully selected collection of cinematic and evolving sounds.

Ousia album

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.

Focus on Głós

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

Focus On Warmth

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

Pop Ambient 2021

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.

Focus on Vâyu

Talking with the French artist Vâyu about his studio work, life in France and his upcoming EP on Affin

Focus On Calma

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

Tides album

“Tides” is Joachim Spieth’s second longplayer which will be released on his own Affin imprint. The album is divided into 8 tracks, built by seemingly endless, sensitively interwoven surfaces.

Remembering Mika Vainio

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.

Focus on Blazej Malinowski

Speaking with the the Polish DJ and producer Blazej Malinowski about his plans to start his own label

Focus on bvdub

A conversation with bvdub about living in China, his upcoming label “Silent Reign” and his own artworks

Focus On Alfonso Pomeda

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

Focus on The Alchemical Theory

Introducing The Alchemical Theory from Italy for their upcoming debut Ep in Affin

Focus on Hoedus

Excited about Hoedus. After popping up on RVO’s Telemorph label I invited him contribute a track for Affinity 4

Focus on Massa

The Spanish producer ( & label owner of Hidden Traffic) appeared already on Affin’s Decennium series in 2017. And he’s coming back to contribute a track for the Affinity vinyl series. Good option for me to ask a few questions

Pop Ambient 2020

After more than a decade I return to the Cologne-based Kompakt label for the anniversary Pop Ambient compilation, celebrating its 20th compilation

Focus On A Sacred Geometry

I was super happy being able to include him on our upcoming Affinity 3 vinyl. A Sacred Geometry is an amazing sound designer and label owner, based in Berlin

Focus On Einox

Just signed a new talent from Seoul. Einox is a producer and live act and just released his debut on Affin

Focus On Aleja Sanchez

A preview on an upcoming Affin project and some infos about her recent album on Aleja Sanchez own label Northallsen Records

Focus On Nørbak

Hard working producer and remarkable steps in the last years, it was on time chatting with Nørbak

Focus On Arnaud Le Texier

Arnaud Le Texier, label owner of Children of tomorrow was chatting with me about how his studio work changed in the last years.

Focus on Toki Fuko

Introducing the Russian artist Toki Fuko. In 2015 I started working with him and with the Floating EP we’re close to a follow up.

Focus On CHPTR

CHPTR is a musical conversation between two strong characters. A dialog between friends who don’t need words to interact.

Focus On Svarog

Talking with the Lviv-based DJ & producer about his upcoming debut vinyl on Affin

Focus on Dino Sabatini

An interview with the Italian producer Dino Sabatini about his studio setup and his work

Irradiance album

Irradiance is Joachim Spieth’s first full length album, to be released on his own imprint Affin. It reflects a cycle of realignment in a carefully realized emotional journey.

Focus on Artefacts Mastering

One of the most influential persons I got in touch in the last years. Gio from Artefacts Mastering shaped my thoughts about how to produce music like no other and with this interview he reveals some facts about mastering and mixdown.

Focus on Deepbass

chatting with Deepbass about his live acts and his co-operations

Focus on Markus Guentner

Markus Guentner is one of the most important representatives of modern ambient music. With Crystal Castle he published a timeless piece of music on affin

Focus on Reggy Van Oers

RVO is one the artists I work since more than a decade. Time for chatting about his studio skills and Pristine, his upcoming EP

Martin Gore charts Sensual

Martin Gore charts “Sensual” from Affin 100 compilation.

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