This sound library is the third part of my “Textures” series, which was created in the first half of 2022. In terms of sound, the edition offers comprehensive and richly layered soundscapes and wavelike harmonic surfaces that move expressively between the poles.
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, which were created as so-called field recordings under various circumstances, formed with modern tools of
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
“Not just beautiful, though – the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they’re watching me…”
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
After the records for my “Seasons” project arrived I started to work off the pre-orders. Since within less than a week all records were sold out I am very grateful that this experiment / project was actually successful. If there are still people who are interested in a 10″ (lathe
For the 140th mix of the Italian-based podcast “Deep Breakfast Series”, I have put together a selection of artists that are significant to me. With this, I say goodbye to 2021.
Markus Guentner is an artist with whom I have been musically connected for as long as with few others. Even in the early Kompakt days we were label colleagues, had the honour of appearing together on the first ever Pop Ambient compilation and, as young artists, were able to watch
Already in the early phase of Affin, ambient music was part of what we wanted to transport to the public. With the album “Crystal Castle” by Markus Guentner, which was already released in its original version in 2011, as well as some compilations with artist friends such as Gustavo Lamas,
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. The LP/CD will be released on the twelfth of November. Info With the cover
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…
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.
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
…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
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.
“…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
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
Talking with the French artist Vâyu about his studio work, life in France and his upcoming EP on Affin
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.
A conversation with bvdub about living in China, his upcoming label “Silent Reign” and his own artworks
Introducing The Alchemical Theory from Italy for their upcoming debut Ep in Affin
After more than a decade I return to the Cologne-based Kompakt label for the anniversary Pop Ambient compilation, celebrating its 20th compilation
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
Hard working producer and remarkable steps in the last years, it was on time chatting with Nørbak
Just arrived back home after my second Asia tour and I’m still overwhelmed by the impressions regarding the people, venues, places and ideas we shared during the last two weeks. Moreover, it was interesting to observe the developments at Lantern Club (Beijing) and vurt (Seoul) where I already performed
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.
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.
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