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
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.
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
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.
Introducing The Alchemical Theory from Italy for their upcoming debut Ep in Affin
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
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
Amazing ambient trip for Mysteries Of The Deep label/podcast
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 2
I didn’t expect a repress of “Irradiance” after it was published in November 2017. It was a personal project and something I needed to express . Maybe that’s what people felt when listening to it…. So today I’m thankful that the album is appearing again (this time on white vinyl). Thanks for all who supported it already!
My new EP “Astral Plane” contains 3 superficially contrasting tracks that combine ambient sounds with hypnotic beats in different ways. Also included is a video trailer by Jennifer Trees, who created the visuals for Wolfgang Voigt’s Gas project. The record is now available!
I recently had a chat with Angel Bali, the result of which can now be read in the American “Magnetic Magazine”. There is also a podcast that I made for this occasion.
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.