|Music made with the A-100|
Videos can be found here:
Some selected examples (to be continued .... , please send your suggestions to email@example.com):
released their latest album "Comm" on the US label Carpe Sonum.
It features 14 tracks, which were produced using a wide range of old and
new synthesizers, including a huge A100 System. The album is available as
download or as limited edition CD (only 300 copies).
You can check it out here:
After a mere handful of striking releases on the Elektrolux family of labels, the enigmatic music of German trio Drøn finds a home on Carpe Sonum, and what a blazing debut it is. Mastered by the inimitable AtomTM (aka the ever-morphing Uwe Schmidt, founder of the Rather Interesting label & frequent FAX/Namlook collaborator), Comm recalls nothing less than the electrifying, halcyon days of the 90s, where were birthed the kind of mutant IDM/electro hybrids that Drøn spin ever-so-compellingly. A teeming microverse of simmering percussive patterns, randy oscillators, and hugely inventive modular synth acrobatics, Comm might well be the finest yet from a trio of unsung innovators carrying the torch of a bygone era well into the future.
The members of Drøn—Christoph Abert, Frederik Dahlke, Ingo Zobel—make it abundantly clear that spontaneity is a key ingredient in successfully realizing their intricate, multi-spatial beatstorms. In a studio housing a cat’s cradle of more than 250 synth modules, they ‘conceptualize’ without actually devising a concept; for them, the font of sonic creation resides in a “dynamic process that is very mood-dependent, where nothing is planned beforehand, and ideas are allowed to process naturally and flow freely.” After considering numerous iterations, the trio insist that Comm’s end result, and it’s attendant ‘concept’, “emerges on its own” and with an identity forged from the effort “not to copy ourselves, which ensures that every album is different from the one before.”
Far from understating the case, the whipsnapping tableau adorning the breadth of Comm speaks for itself. Throughout reams of juicy squelch and some of the most evocative analog arias unheard since the heyday of labels like GPR, Focus, Satamile, and, yes, Rather Interesting, Drøn have wrought what might eventually be considered a modern classic of expert knob twiddling.
Ten years after their last release drøn is back with the electronic ambient album HD188753.A big part of this album was created with the A100 Modular System. It is available on Bandcamp as a free download and as a limited edition. Compact disc for all the collectors out there
/ Zealosphere - 'Mechanic Environments' (DR002)
Ambient / Experimental scapes made with
modulars, field recordings, vintage tape echoes and string machines...
Out Now on Dohkonul Records: http://www.dohkonul-records.com/en/index.php
Split colored Vinyl LP, ltd edition 200 copies.
Worlds and Dave Bessell - 'Morphogenic' (DiN41)
Morphogenic sees a new collaborative
project on the DiN label, although the name of Parallel Worlds should be
familiar to DiN aficionados due to the two solo albums Obsessive
Surrealism (DiN26) & Shade (DiN32) as well as the more recent
collaboration with DiN label boss Ian Boddy on Exit Strategy (DiN37). Dave
Bessell is, of course, a new artist to join the DiN roster, although his
name should be familiar to lovers of analogue electronica due to his
contribution to the almost legendary band Node. One of the four founder
members of this group, Dave is also joined on the track Heterodyne by Ed
Buller the world renowned producer and master of the art of sequencing
large vintage modular synths.
Further details and audio clips here: http://www.din.org.uk/din/node/451
All tracks composed, arranged and produced by Bakis Sirros & Dave Bessell between April 2011 and April 2012, except track 6, by Bakis Sirros, Dave Bessell & John Sirros.
Release date 30th October 2012, limited to 500 copies
music and video showing GusGus live at the opening ceremony of the
Reykjavik Concert Hall "Harpa" performing 'Within You' and
- Add This Song (live @ Nasa 2011.06.18)
More GusGus videos:
Picture of the live setup used by GusGus
for standard gigs:
JOIX Random control
ANGELSPIT Hello My Name Is
Angelspit’s new 11 track album “Hello My
Name Is” was produced heavily on their Doepfer Modular
synthesizer, particularly Doepfer’s Dark Time Sequencer.
Schaltraum is the first album of Silvio Urbiks aka Kabelmann and the name of the album promises exactly what you expect of it: analogue, dirty sounds of modularsynthesizers. And he knows how to handle with analog modularsynthesizers. True the motto: a modularsynthesizer is only complete when he depleted all the available space in a always expanding universe, he begins to search for new soundworlds and he takes the listener on a journey in the world of analogue electronic music. He plays masterly with athmospheres and melodies. Sometimes like a storm, sometimes like a sunshine. He knows how to arrange tensions, so you can’t quit listening because you want to know how it ends, like in a good thriller.
About the artist:
- 'Benthos' (DiNDDL09)
"Benthos" is the second album by Memory Geist, the collaborative project of Steve Law (of Zen Paradox, Starseed Transmission & Black Cab) and Bakis Sirros (of Parallel Worlds & Interconnected). Their first album "Funereal Cavern" was released in 2007 by the well respected Italian experimental label Musica Maxima Magnetica. The creation of "Benthos" has been a long process initiated in mid-2007 when Law visited Sirros in his home town of Athens, Greece and the duo recorded some initial material together comprising a variety of soundscapes, sequences, analogue rhythms & organic atmospheres. On his return to Melbourne in Australia, Law sculpted this raw material into a set of 6 tracks which were augmented by further soundscapes, rhythms and arrangement ideas sent across to him by Sirros. The gestation of "Benthos" took 4 years in total and has resulted in the birth of a complex and fascinating ambient electronica album. The pieces range from dark, industrial rhythmic tracks to cosmic style slabs of ambience and showcase the duos use of modular analogue synths alongside computer software manipulation.
info and clips here: http://www.din.org.uk/din/node/388
the album is also available as a limited edition (99 copies) digipack CD-R from Alio Die's label Hic Sunt Leones.
(for the gear-heads: this album is full of various modular and analogue synths, including ARP 2600, Doepfer A100 / eurorack, RS-Integrator, Serge modular, Technosaurus Selector system D, Metalbox/CGS, Korg MS20, MS50, Curetronic modular, Roland System-100m, Korg Trident, Korg PE-2000, Univox SR95, etc, etc... )
ANGELSPIT's USA tour
powered by Doepfer
Angelspit's live rig comprises
Angelspit in the studio:
Ian Boddy & Parallel Worlds/ DiN37 Exit Strategy CD album
(release date 31st of May 2011)
Part of the raison
d'être of the DiN label has always been about collaborations and
"Exit Strategy" continues this tradition with a new joint
venture between label boss Ian Boddy and Parallel Worlds. Greek
electronic musician Bakis Sirros has had two well received releases
previously on DiN under the moniker of Parallel Worlds namely
Obsessive Surrealism (DiN26 2007) and Shade (DiN32 2009). Outside of
DiN he has also collaborated with Italian ambient master Alio Die,
IDM/electronica artist Ingo Zobel and ambient/experimental musician
Haendel Sonata HWV582
performed by Modular Planet with A-100 on youtube:
LIN/LOG / Klangmörder ("sound
LIN/LOG releases his debut album "Klangmörder" and combines a crime story with electronic music. The A-100 system was crucial for the generation of organic sound structures. Important modules used on this piece were: A-188-2 and A-198 with ribbon controller.
Delta / Tech me Away
Mikael Delta: "I used A-100 system and A-155 analog sequencer in my latest cd “Tech me away” and I was impressed with the final sound production. The diversity of Doepfer systems in making sounds offers me the space to experiment and result to the substance of a musical compotition. Even though the analog synthesis is based on technical relations, I feel that it is also a kind-of- meditation experience."
This CD is made only with A-100.
And this is a video by Thomas Rehnert:
ANGELSPIT released their new album LARVA PUPA TANK COFFIN. Besides the DARK ENERGY a lot of A-100 stuff was used: e.g. the vocoder modules A-129, the diode filter A-102, the bit modifier A-189-1 and the BBD module A-188-1. Most of the sequences were generated by MAQ16/3.
Some links to new videos by ANGELSPIT:
proudly presents the album 'Sonic System' by D.E.A.D. This is music for
dubbhists, electronica lovers and synth-geeks.
Technical note: all sounds you are about to hear were made with a big bad transgenic monster (*) synth that was programmed using ratios, algorithms, recipes and dirty tricks known only to those initiated in the ancient sacred rites of musical geometry.
Remark: The "big bad transgenic monster" is an A-100 system. All sounds (100%) were made with the A-100.
|This is the first cd of the
Italian group "Le Borg". The personnel is: Paolo Di Cioccio,
Felice(Furia Elettrica)Lechiancole and Ivano
Nardi.In the live concerts there is another guest star,Francesco De
Chicchis,on second elektro
drums. The electronic analog instrumentarium is very large,and Le Borg
plays two A-100 Modular Systems, for the bass sequences and electronic
song "Hello Dieter" is dedicated to Dieter Doepfer!
The cd "Ohm City" is published by Rai Trade and Videoradio,you can see their sites if you want it!
Even Gusgus were not lazy. A new album
is comin soon "featuring lots of doepfer bass
adventures recorded straight from the live set" (cit.
Pictures from the live session: http://gusti.is/ljosmyndir/syrpur/136/6474/
|This is the first
collaboration by ambient master Alio Die with soundscape creator Parallel
unique sound achieved could be described as a hybrid sonic world, made out
of bouncing electrons and air vibrations. The modular machines of Parallel
Worlds are merged with the acoustic instrumentation and drones of Alio
Die, joined by the ethereal voice of the Polish vocalist/composer India
Czajkowska, resulting in a surreal, yet down to earth, listening
experience. The compositions, being, at times,
minimal and calm and, at other times, full of mystical darkness and
microsound elements, take the listener into a place were mental and
physical boundaries have no need to exist.
Parallel Worlds’ music is a combination of dreamy/atmospheric textures with analogue rhythms and sequences. Parallel Worlds use mostly huge Analogue Modulars and Analogue Step Sequencers of the past and present, combined with digital synthesis techniques. Bakis Sirros has been involved in various sound design projects and is the moderator of the Doepfer A100 modular users group, helping in the progress of the tools for experimental electronic music. Please order at:
is very proud to present their newest release: Interconnected
- “Current Flow”.(VU-US018)
Interconnected is a collaborative electronica/ idm/ experimental project between Bakis Sirros (of Parallel Worlds, Memory Geist) and Ingo Zobel (of DRON, Signalform, Self Oscillate, Datasette). Both guys are heavy into analogue modular systems which makes their sound very unique and organic compared to other artists in the electronica scene who hardly use any hardware anymore. Their debut album “Current Flow” is a sonic trip where frequencies take on real life form. Each song takes you on an aural voyage to explore new worlds beyond your imagination. The opening track “Greenerblue” brings you smoothly into this new world while other tracks like “Deepestsespeed” give you the impression that you are wandering around that cold surface for ages. The design of this release might seem a bit dark rst, compared to the music itself, but it represents a so familiar ally and yet so mysterious during the night, the unknown.
clips from the album here:www.myspace.com/interconnectedmusic
of course the album is full of analogue modulars like the Doepfer A100, Serge modular, AS Integrator, Technosaurus Selector, Metalbox / CGS, Blacet research, (with additional Livewire, Cyndustries, Plan B modules) and Oberheim SEM, Jupiter 6, Mono/poly, MS20, SQ10, TR606, Roland System-100m, various string machines and Tape Echoes, Nord modular, Waldorf Microwave, etc, etc.
Piotrowicz considers his synthesizer a most noxious device, fit only for
immolation. He isn't a just a wayward noisemonger by definition, nor does
he conform to the extreme avant-garde dogmas emblazoned from well-on high
(Subotnick, Babbitt, Buchla, Carlos) to those little-known (PBK, Six Or
More, etc.). Apparently Piotrowicz's mandate on Lasting Clinamen is
to test the very limits of his chosen weapon (in this case, a single
Doepfer A100 analog modular), ignoring wholecloth factory presets, passé
"space" eruptions, nomadic blipperies, or anything approaching
an emergent style-hook less-forgiving shoppers might cling to in
desperation. Like Thomas Lehn, Piotrowicz autopsies his instrument to see
what he can screw with inside, reorienting your middle ear while he's at
The CD is available from: www.musicagenera.net
Shade is the studio album follow-up
to Obsessive Surrealism (DiN26 - 2007) and is the fifth CD release
by Parallel Worlds (the main musical project of Greek electronic
musician Bakis Sirros).Parallel Worlds employ a vast arsenal of both
vintage and modern analogue modular synthesisers with extensive use
of classic sequencing techniques to produce a sonic world that
combines modern electronica and ambient music styles with the feel
of retro electronic music. His attention to detail is astonishing
and his careful sculpting of sounds and textures produce an organic,
ever evolving atmosphere full of half glimpsed meanings and subdued
emotions. The purely electronic rhythms and beats seem to have a
life of their own and showcase a musician who is a virtuoso with
these types of instruments that are the antithesis of the quick fix
pick-a-preset mind set of much of todays society. Musically he likes
to explore various states of mind, no doubt influenced by his
medical background and this adds a tension and darkness to his
compositions that are punctuated by disarmingly simple and wistful
melodies.With Shade Parallel Worlds show a musical maturity and
command of sonic atmospherics that takes the music on a journey,
moving through dreams and shades, aiming for the light.
A video created by Dimitris D.
Davakis for "Entities", a track from Parallel Worlds'
album "Shade" 2009 DiN records: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BK7Fx8Piqdg
|iNDEX03 is the third DiN compilation album and includes two tracks each from the titles DiN21 - 29. The artists include Robert Rich, Ian Boddy, Tetsu Inoue, Radio Massacre International, Surface 10, Parallel Worlds, Hoffmann-Hoock/Wöstheinrich & ARC. Release date is September 27th 2008. As with the previous two DiN compilation albums, iNDEX01 (DiN10) and iNDEX02 (DiN20), DiN label boss Ian Boddy has mixed and cross-faded the 18 pieces into a continuous ambient mix that not only showcases the albums on the disc but presents an exciting and varied album in it's own right. It also highlights the varied and intruiging music that the DiN label conjures up on it's releases from deep analogue synth grooves through glitchy, digital soundscapes to powerful, epic ambient atmospheres. An intoxicating mix of the old and new beautifully presented in a slimline cardboard wallet with an extra front flap which just adds to the value and collectability of this disc. iNDEX03 wil sell for the budget price of $10 from the DiN web site and as such is a wonderful introduction to the music of the DiN catalogue.|
In my new cd "Hautbois ma
belle" (many thanks to W. Carlos for inspiration!) we
played the bass sounds of the Vivaldi and Fasch' oboe
concertos with the "monstruous" A 100,like a
berliner philarmoniker doublebass and bassons section! In my
composition "Konzertstuck op.0" the MAQ 16/3 with
the A 100 are the rhythmical life for the cadences of the Oboe
and the Theremin.
The cd Hautbois ma belle is avaible from Domani Musica Records, firstname.lastname@example.org
Iceland band Gusgus have
announced their new album FOREVER for February 23, 2007. We are
very proud that they use a lot of their new A-100 system in this
album. A lot of the percussion (e.g. bass drum, snare drum) was
made with the A-100 and the sampler A-112 is used very often (as
sampler or as effect unit with voltage controlled tuning).
Gusgus also produced two demos especially for the A-100 system:
|Parallel Worlds is the main project for the
Greek musician Bakis Sirros. He has been active in the Greek electronic
music scene since 1998 having performed at several concerts including
E-PHOS electronic music festival in summer of 2001, Mad club, Club22 (2nd
Summer in the city Festival), Music Day Festival 2006, Small Music Theatre
and the Underworld Club. He is also involved with other muscians in
collaborative work. The new IDM project “Interconnected” with the
German IDM musician Ingo Zobel (of DRON, Signalform, Self Oscillate) and
the ambient / experimental project “Memory Geist” with the Australian
electronica musician Steve Law (of Zen Paradox, Starseed Transmission).
“Obsessive Surrealism” (DiN26) is his fourth album having previously released “Existence” in 2003 on Greek label Rubber Recordings and “Insight” in 2004 and “Far Away Light” in 2005 both on the UK label Shima Records. He has also had tracks included on several compilation releases.
Bakis is a great advocate of modular analogue instruments and indeed is the moderator for the Doepfer A100 modular users group.
The music of Parallel Worlds is a combination of dreamy, atmospheric textures and pure analogue electronic rhythms and sequences, combining the feel of 70’s electronic music with modern electronica and ambient music. Sirros uses huge analogue modular instruments and analogue step sequencers of the past and present combined with digital FM, virtual analogue synths and sampling. However he manages to elude the fate of many of his contemporaries in not falling into the trap of simply recycling the past. He creates a music that lives and breathes, imbued with his own personality and mannerisms. At one and the same time familiar and fresh. Steady, organic rhythmic structures are overlaid with deceptively simple melodies that remind one of some lost John Carpenter soundtrack.
For Audio Clips and more Info go to the DiN news page: http://www.din.org.uk/news.html
David Westling has
released a new CD, "Bum Crab Hatband", through the
website electro-music.com. "Bum Crab Hatband" mines
the territory out near the far end of socially acceptable
behavior. Atonal, virtually non-melodic, rhythmically warped,
and highly dynamic, it really defies categorization. Realized
with a small Doepfer outfit (less than 6U) plus some smatterings
of other instrumentation, this music invites the listener to
reassess his or her expectations of what constitutes the
beautiful via rather surrealistic juxtapositions of sonic
strangeness. Through a confrontation with the unfamiliar
conjoined with inklings of echoes of the past, delicious
dislocations become possible.
|A-100 is an exeptional machine. Here at Wildtek Concept, if there is only one dream we still have, it's definitely to built our own A-100 system. Waiting for this moment, I was looking through internet for some samples of the A-100 and discovered much more than samples... I discovered few very great musicians working with this system and, as a DJ, I decided to record a digital mix of all this great tracks to firstly show respect to the artists behind them but also to Doepfer who makes my nights plenty of dreams with their creations. I hope you will enjoy this 40 minutes of sound experimentations and who know ? Maybe you will be touched by this incredible way to make sounds with an irresistible envy to construct your own synthesizer sounding as you decided it to sound... Music by : Efofex, Unyo303, Charles Graef, ... Enjoy !|
In my composition "the tarot of
tomorrow" I prepared a big succession of low and high frequencies
(like electronic music of "60 ) taken from Doepfer Trautonium and
A100 plus other electronic machines. I played the Doepfer Tautonium in
simple and pure version, changing the waves from sine to triangle into the
formant filter, and then with the frequency shifter into the wasp filter
(listen for example the 22 track "the fool", it seems a crazy
violin, a stange clarinet etc). I recorded then the frequencies and the
solos (like the 22 track and the 7 track, the chariot, a walzer for 8
trautoniums) in the pro tools system and I started to compose the various
tracks. So, this is the invention of the "tarot of tomorrow"...
Paolo Di Cioccio
The Tarot of Tomorrow CD is avaible from Musica Maxima Magnetica: email@example.com
|"Signalform" is the follow-up project of the band "drøn". The first Signalform album entitled "private channel" has now been released on the UK label Shima Records. On this album the A100 Modular system has been used intensely. The music style can be described as electronica.|
|This album was recorded by Andy Horell (owner of our UK representation EMIS) using exclusively the Doepfer A-100 analogue modular synthesizer (no other instrument or sampler was used at all). It is available from Emis. Here you will find details about the contents of the album (music recorded exclusively with A-100).|
||PARALLEL WORLDS (www.parallel-worlds-music.com) have just released their third album FAR AWAY LIGHT on Shima records UK, featuring many sounds from their huge A100 modular system (more than 250 modules). the new album contains many atmospheric, melodic electronica tracks, with most tracks featuring analogue sounds and sequences from a wide variety of contemporary and vintage analogue modulars and monosynths and virtual analogue textures. electronic rhythms combined with etherial atmos for a unique result. Impressionistic electronica at it's best.|
de rebus incognitits
The album is almost entirely done with two big A-100 systems, one trautonium system and a couple of theremins.
Paolo di Cioccio, Giovanna Castorina
Classical music by Albioni, Bach, Vivaldi etc. with oboe, A-100 and other synthesizers
|Self Oscillate aka Ingo Zobel has released his second solo album "Lost Tapes" on the UK Label Shima Records (http://www.shimarecords.co.uk). Besides the A-100 system and the MS404 he also used other analogue synthesizers under control of Doepfer Midi/CV Interfaces. More information can be found on Self Oscillate's homepage www.selfoscillate.de|
|The group "drøn" has released their third album "homeworld" in 2002 on the german label Mikrolux. On this album the A100 Modular System has been used mainly for processing external signals, but also for generation of percussion sounds. The music style lies somewhere between electronica, downbeat and ambient. More information about "drøn" can be found on their homepage:|
|Ingo Zobel, member of the group drøn, has released his first solo album under his pseudonym Self Oscillate on the uk label Shima Records. midst other equipment, also the A100 Modular System has been used for generating synthsounds as well as for processing external signals from other gear. The music can be described as electronica, but also some ambient influences can be heard. The non-album track "hiddencl" is available for free download at http://www.shimarecords.co.uk/frames/downloads/downloads.html|
PARALLEL WORLDS (www.parallel-worlds-music.com) have used their huge (230 modules) doepfer A100 system,
as well as other analogue modulars, for creating atmospheric electronica tracks
for their new album "Insight" ,on Shima Records.
They also have for free download a 14 minute experimental track created in realtime,using ONLY their Doepfer A100 modular!" http://www.shimarecords.co.uk/downloads.HTML
For those who listened and enjoyed the EXISTENCE debut Parallel Worlds album (and for those who didn't,listen i mean) this is another old track from the same period, in the same dark atmosphere:
And here is another track for free download(NIGHTFALL) from the SHIMA RECORDS site: http://www.shimarecords.co.uk/frames/downloads/downloads.html
uses a lot of A-100 equipment in his albums: "Both albums were made by myself
and feature a lot of my 4-case a100, infact almost everything either came direct from or was patched through the a100. The only hardware used
apart from the computer was a100, korg ms10 and a nord micro-modular (a very
small amount of nord as I got towards the end)".
SERIATIM ALBUM: http://www.shimarecords.co.uk/seriatim.HTML
MAD:OX ALBUM: http://www.shimarecords.co.uk/MADOX.htm
Fulton is a founding member of DAT, and his first solo outing is a musical
revelation. It not only shows his influence on the music the group makes,
but it also demonstrates that he has much more creativity than is
evidenced in their albums. HARD PARTICLES
is a stunning excursion into the realm of Neu-ambient space music fusing
dark, undulating tone clusters with dense, warm melodies that swirl in and
out of the supersonic mix. The resulting synthetic mélange is spiced up
by spatial effects, which serve as a conceptual bridge between pieces,
thus tying the albums whole into one surreal, cerebral experience
Music using A-100 (not exclusively, but look at the CD cover)
|Mario Brinkmann arbeitet seit 1996 mit dem A-100-Modularsystem, das u.a. auch für Produktionen mit Paddy Kelly und Marco Minnemann eingesetzt wurde. Auf der neuen CD "Quartz" wird das A-100-System für viele Bass-, Arpeggio- und Lead-Sounds, sowie auch für einige Percussion- und FX-Sounds eingesetzt, die mit anderen Geräten nur schwer bzw. überhaupt nicht herzustellen wären....|
|"Aku Raski : Koottava (3" CDS)
New 5 track EP Koottava. Every single instrument has been handcrafted using Doepfer modular synthesizer A-100. Arcade game arpeggio meets experimental electro."
|No picture available||John A. Mitchell has over 30 years of experience in electronic music . He used a 40-module Doepfer system to create Neverglades, a tone poem of natural and unnatural sounds realized exclusively on the Doepfer A-100 and the Korg D8 digital recorder. Neverglades is available as a free MP3 download at http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/225/john_a_mitchell.html|
|No picture available||You might want to check these
out: they have created a lot of doepfer modular sequences
only with doepfer modular synthesizer (except
|No picture available||I now have a CD E.P.
available through MP3.com which I recorded
exclusively using my A-100 system, not even using any MIDI-CV ! I did use some digital FX courtesy of my old Quadraverb
2. Anyway there are 4 tracks on the CD and
the url is:
In my opinion the tracks would be another good example for your potential customers to listen to, to see what the A-100 system is capable of. Karl Burke
Use these links to inform yourself about the A-100: