an ardent heart is a focused techno mini album that brings forward stefan goldmann’s most dancefloor-centered material in a decade. the tracks push and pull relentlessly. despite their linear appeal, there is an intricately balanced interplay between the heavy-handed kicks, the bouncy bass accents and the sizzling, yet clear-cut details whipped up by the rallying drums. the peculiar, seemingly “vocalised” mode of synthesis is maybe the most unifying sonic characteristic of the six tracks and one coda. formant shaping, vowel filters and airstream perturbations let a wide range of sounding elements speak in the tongues of a cybernetic babylon. layered polymetric patterns perforate the aural plane with alien scripts. clearly structured, yet opaque messages that seem to have traveled for aeons emanate from the red-hot circuitry. they spill into a network of delays, channeled down into labyrinthine corridors, enveloped in electrostatic noise. most tracks build on chance patterns evoked with hardware sequencers and freeform modulation sources. the resulting synthetic systems are as cohesive as they exhibit vast internal variation and range. thus balancing simplicity and complexity right in the middle, the results are just as immediately gripping as they can feed sustained attention. a wide palette of distortion and overtones mark the contours of individual elements that seem to have near-physical qualities – as if there were metallic strings, thick membranes, a resonating sphere, all struck by electric mallets, caused to vibrate by mechanical bows and sung by silicone lips.
d edges cultured off shoot olga is back with a new ep, radiolarian, from german-bulgarian stefan goldmann. again it is a perfectly well sculpted ep with deep and sleek lines that get right into your head. the man behind it is the co-owner of the excellent macro label and for more than fifteen years has released intricate house and techno sounds. he is a deep thinker and master of hi-fidelity sound design and intricate grooves, so is perfect for this label. radiolarian is first and is seven sublime minutes of tunnelling techno rippled with neon melodies and firefly like pads that burrow into your brain. it is a high tempo and high impact track but a subtle one that works its magic slowly. building to a number of peaks, it then pulls back and the whole thing starts again. on the flip, streams is freaky and unhinged, with weird synth sounds making for a trippy atmospheres as minimal beats roll below. perfectly detailed so as to work on both head as well as heel, it rounds out another fine ep.
tough techno versions, derived from stefan goldmanns synth-heavy a1 film soundtrack. five cuts remixed into the mighty 4/4 grid (mostly). free wheeling hardware synthesis and heavy-handed beats line up for concrete-blasting impact on constructor and a-drive. the b2s spikes is a more loose affair around a scintillating analogue synth riff. contrastingly, inward slope features a warped beat layout and wavetable splashes, sounding like a weeping robot fighting with a cat. roadside lot is a soothing ambient fm tech tool. thats it. on to the next fifty.
nice price deal !!! his >sleepy hollow< on innervisions is regarded as the anthem of 2006, gaining respect from all over the place. this year stefan goldmann is back with his own label macro and the next level of post-minimal modernism: >aurora< and >beluga<. both already are a central part in the sets of richie hawtin, Âme, luciano, damian lazarus, loco dice, steve bug, peter kruder and the lucky few who already have it on cdr. stefan has released through high profile labels like innervisions, perlon, ovum and classic. he recently also became one of europe s most in demand remixers with highly acclaimed reworks for blackjoy, marc romboy, it and … coming up soon: dj gregory. so, macro is destined to be a premier platform for both, stefan s genre-bending outings and the utmost in quality by likeminded artists. what a start
techno exists in a distorted field. what is wrong elsewhere is right here. what shouldnt work works. awake at night and asleep by day. rough is beautiful, slick is rotten. with macro, things are always a bit more wrong than usual. and thats how they also end up being a bit more beautiful than usual. stefan goldmanns fossil water: fender bass tones weave a pad, from the thumping bottom up to the silky top, congregating into intense moments of dance floor bliss. the b-side throws us in at the deep end, with the tense yet laid back workout of nephelin, tipping over into the sheer techno claustrophobia of de-gauss. dark and warm like a stockholm syndrome: feeling cozy while the horror comes upon you.
industry sheds all personalized effort and tests how far you can get by using presets only. all sounds are factory presets of 3 obsolete 1990s japanese workstation synths, all effects are presets, all notes are quantized and most panning is purely accidental (laid out in the preset sounds). industry doesnt rely on successful presets, but on failed sounds of now obsolete synthesizers - industrial assumptions of where culture will go, but where it chose not to. the result is a surprisingly pleasant listening experience with effortless grooves and rich textures - and mildly demonic connotations. from smooth to kicking - a conveyor belt enjoying mood swings. as beautiful as the scheduled meeting of a pvc sheet and a thermoform mould on a workbench.
mome is quickly becoming something like frances new house god. his earthy vinyls for housewax and ftwr got him a great following with record collectors and house djs alike. appearing on appolonias fabric mix, several boiler room sets, and his for one day ep at 1 on decks buzz charts, mome quickly wins the hearts of dancers and players.
written & produced by christopher ernst,mixed by stefan goldmann new yorks l estasi dell oro has become quite a phenomenon on the vinyl underground through his releases for voodoo down & his own flaneur audio imprint. the principles of what exactly makes his tracks pretty irresistible are brought to ultimate focus in iscariotic lips / reverse & repair: multiple layers of noisy bits, shuffling time signatures around until you lose all orientation. 5 over 4 over 3 bend your mind in several directions all at once
transit records kyoto drops its 3rd vinyl only title very soon in october - stefan goldmann – empty suit. this is a unique track that none other than stefan goldmann could make. this will be one of the most important 12 inch releases of 2013. dont miss!
it is a double vinyl set of empty locked grooves that contains nothing but its very own surface noise - and physical structure. it is a sculptural revision of stefan goldmanns earlier locked groove-based double vinyl the grand hemiola, but it also serves as a genuine hauntological vinyl surface noise tool kit, out on its own. pulling a knife or other tool to its grooves allows for cutting your literally uniquely own beats directly into the record.
the a sides closing in with its broken funk predated a lot of convergence happening now between house and bass music. and last but not least, stefan goldmann provides a brand new, ultra-stripped down edit of the mesmerizing read that lips. essential all the way. remastered by d+ms rashad from the original dat source and cut to premium vinyl, they are finally available again in unprecedented quality.
stefan goldmanns adem finally brings a new concept of handling melodies to the world of house and techno. pushy synths tuned to arabian intervals, playfully pitch bent around one repeated note that sticks to the kick as if its life depends on it. its as if a parallel universes acid has been invented in some lunatic asylum in tirana. this primitive melody is as alienatingly synthetic as it is offensively brain-dissolving. in the hands of a dj, adem” is like the captagon formula in the hands of the bulgarian secret service: many deaths, big bucks. chalga, tallava, manele - call it anything. the b-side’s rigid chain is as detuned, yet strictly limited to a rogue off-beat bassline pumping in between metallic house drums. thats it.
victoriaville finishes the exploration of stefan goldmanns sweet track archives with 3 unreleased house gems. the main tracks here are pure dancefloor material, with electric bazaar centering on in-depth drum design. zobel network provides a prime example of neurofunk. hidden on the a side, chapter 2 is an early hint at stefan’s experimental edge. essential! revisiting the years 2000 - 2005,emptying the vaults highlights the era of stefan goldmanns uk years. often his actual releases with classic and ovum reflected just a part of the possible. now victoriaville proudly steps in to let the whole thing shine. restored from the original master tapes and cut by d&ms rashad, here’s some startling evidence of how deep the roots of house actually were in berlin years before the hype set in.
part 2 of the series of 3 eps unraveling unreleased classic house tracks by stefan goldmann. victoriaville continues its research into stefan goldmanns sweet back catalogue with a triple vinyl series of never before released house material. revisiting the years 2000 - 2005, >emptying the vaults< highlights the era of stefan goldmanns “uk years. often his actual releases with classic, ovum and front room reflected just a part of the possible. now victoriaville proudly steps in to let the whole thing shine. restored from the original master tapes and cut by d&ms rashad, heres some startling evidence of how deep the roots of house actually were in berlin years before the still ongoing hype set in. >ghost revisited< and >crack it< build on lush house grooves, while >heatwave< leans to the dub side of things. enjoy and look out for part 3!
number 1 in a series of 3 eps unraveling unreleased classic house tracks by stefan goldmann. victoriaville continues its research into stefan goldmanns sweet back catalogue with the world premiere of a triple vinyl series of never before released house material. revisiting the years 2000 - 2005, emptying the vaults highlights the era of stefan goldmanns uk years. often his actual releases with classic, ovum and front room reflected just a part of the possible. now victoriaville proudly steps in to let the whole thing shine. restored from the original master tapes and cut by d&ms rashad, heres some startling evidence of how deep the roots of house actually were in berlin years before the still ongoing hype set in. >cirque mecanique< is a throbbing groove work out with a dark edge, while >warm rush< brings sweet & pure deepness. >true dub< is an unreleased alternative version to 2002s >true< single - no vocals, just bass. enjoy and look out for parts 2 & 3!
macro greets rhythmic expressionism: stefan goldmann’s “the grand hemiola” is the first real innovation in the vinyl format in years! 144 locked grooves build a toolkit that breaks out of the limitation of one 4/4 cycle and brings unique possiblities to create complex polyrhythms just with two decks and a mixer. stefan goldmann’s first ever double vinyl album is a take on the infinite possibilities of rhythmic layering. percussion-heavy, focussed on clashing metres, deeply exploring the sound set – from the orchestral “grand hemiola”, to the triplet-feel of “megi’s waltz”, from the 11/8 pattern of “double hendecagon” to the anti-loops of “away from the flock”: a unique, non-conformist album of haunted acoustics, haptic percussion and deep rhythmic expression. a true, first time invention comes on two sides of the vinyl set: “the grand hemiola” loop toolkit overcomes the time restriction of locked grooves: one record contains loops in 4/4, the other in 3/4 (employing the time differences of the rotation rates 33 and 45 rpm). in the mix, they sum up to an extended cycle of 3x 4/4 or 4x 3/4 and enable building complex “3 over 4” polyrhythms (“hemiolas”). you can mix loop into loop for hours without ever getting trapped. more than an album, this is a note: pitch down side d to approx. -1.5 to match the loops’ bpm rate on sides b & d
missing days and that ghost built the foundation for stefan goldmanns steady grip on todays state of the art in electronic music. both tracks were produced in 2001 and became the key works of his early years.
do you remember why you started going out in the first place? if not, the maze will remind you with the largest feedback overdose since jimi and miles devastated the isle of wight. recorded in one take in an all-analog set up, stefan hooked up drum machines, distorition pedals and a theremin-controlled fuzz box for the ultimate screaming machine jam. now spanning two sides of a 12inch.
santiago salazar, ladies and gentlemen! member of underground resistance, producer of los hermanos, recording artist for planet e. a biography made in heaven. macro pulls the most incredible people these days and theres a method to the madness: >arcade< immediately shows why santiago is known to be one of detroits most forward thinking producers and djs. the chords! the hook! the synths! the drums! finally an anthem thats 0% retro and 100% euphoria. leaving the recent fashions behind, >arcade< spreads all the warmth and enthusiasm one could dream of this year. this is 2009! and if this wasnt enough: hot on the heels of >art of sorrow<, man of the moment stefan goldmann does his first remix for macro! his stunning version is a 15 minute monster. not just a jam, but a fully composed journey from deep reverberation to drum machine fueled peaks to a japanese flute and koto workout. depth on a new level. this is the difference this label makes - others do ambient, cosmic or krautrock. macro does the thrilling stuff.
limited to 666 copies - no digital release !! getting already support from paul woolford (2020 vision), nic fanciulli, ewan pearson, peter kruder, ame (innervision), michael mayer (kompakt) , timo maas (cocoon), santiago salazar (underground resistance, planet e, los hermanos), pepe bradock (atavisme)...
!!!!!!strictly limited to 500 copies!!!!!! together with stefan goldmanns debut cd the transitory state, macro releases a strictly limited box set containing five 7? records holding the electroacoustic album voices of the dead. with his releases for innervisions, perlon and macro stefan goldmann has been a key figure at the cutting edge of post minimal techno and the renewal of house music. this album is a distinctively different affair though, reaching far beyond the scope of dancefloor electronics. starting a trilogy of concept albums, stefan goldmann searches for the common root of all music in an electroacoustic setting. from this album turret is already renowned as the intro sequence of richie hawtins groundbreaking de9 transitions mix compilation and was also commissioned by the biblioteque nationale de france for the imeb phonoteque public collection. the artist explains: at first sight we recognise upfront elements like a melody or rhythmic pattern, which we associate with a certain piece or style of music, but there is tension between two notes, hard-to-define background information that at a closer look is found everywhere - within the music of coltrane and stravinsky, death metal and 9th century byzantine chants. if there is anything like a total, secret common ground, than its this information lurking in the background. these are the voices of the dead, the heritage of an endless line of ancestors brought forward through the centuries. i tried to make these elements audible as clearly as possible. really like this weird space ambient one. ive put katorga and izo already into my final scratch computer and have been playing them! (richie hawtin on voices of the dead) record release event at berghain / panorama bar berlin on september 4th, 2008, feat. ricardo villalobos, mika vainio (pan sonic) and ulrich schnauss (tbc).
stefan goldmann (macro rec/innervisions) & kink zeigen hier in eleganter weise was eingängigen & popotretenden house ausmacht. auf der b-seite gibt es mit >the weasel< einen minimalen, technoiden track der schon auf rebel one erschienen ist
stefan goldmannn, known from music for freaks or ovum, with his first release for a german label.. experimental and smashing three tracker that can be already heard in sets by ricardo villalobos and luciano
based on the eponymous play by brothers and author/performer team tobi and mike müller at schauspielhaus zürich, swiss experimental documentary film a1 traverses through time and space along switzerland’s first and most elongated highway structure. rich in archival sources, it sheds light on the costs and benefits of rapid movement: social, migratory and ecological patterns, economic and military designs that are mostly not immediately obvious to the casual motorist. stefan goldmann’s soundtrack engages the film’s multi-layered aesthetics full on, providing a dazzling array of short compositions. profoundly synthetic in production, this free-wheeling phantasmagoria of peculiar, yet intensely likeable miniatures branches off into all directions – from minimalistic to overflowing, calm to banging, nightmarish to soothing. the visual patina of historic documents is playfully mirrored in intense distortion and noise artifacts, bound into rhythmic units and melodies formed of ghost notes. finding ever new ways of mining his techno background to yield surprising new forms and ideas, stefan goldmann has proven his abilities in a dazzling range of projects over the past years. works for dance, ensembles, an opera and various object-based creations made him a natural choice for the job of finding a refreshing way of linking sound and image. on its own, the music holds up by putting the listener on a high-velocity road trip of the curious mind.
industry sheds all personalized effort and tests how far you can get by using presets only. all sounds are factory presets of 3 obsolete 1990s japanese workstation synths, all effects are presets, all notes are quantized and most panning is purely accidental (laid out in the preset sounds). industry doesnt rely on successful presets, but on failed sounds of now obsolete synthesizers - industrial assumptions of where culture will go, but where it chose not to. the result is a surprisingly pleasant listening experience with effortless grooves and rich textures - and mildly demonic connotations. from smooth to kicking - a conveyor belt enjoying mood swings. as beautiful as the scheduled meeting of a pvc sheet and a thermoform mould on a workbench
live at honen-in temple is a document of a one-off site-specific performance in one of the most impressive settings a live electronic concert could possibly ever have. featuring a wealth of new and unreleased material, stefan goldmann has custom-tailored a sound world as clearly detailed as the hidden gardens of honen-in.
two djs, one tracklist - an innovative double dj mix concept by the makers of macro. two djs, one tracklist. probably for the first time in the history of dance music a release focuses on extracting the pure sound signature of the dj. when the tracks to choose from are limited to one playlist, the sequencing decisions and mix styles of the djs reveal their individualities. as well as the different possibilities the music allows when formed into one continuous stream.macrospective is the first conceptual double mix offering a 1 on 1 comparison of the art of djing with two masters of the craft. but you’ll also love it for being a comprehensive retrospective of one of the most intriguing contemporary label catalogues in electronic music. the two mixes by macro founders stefan goldmann and finn johannsen highlight key works of the label (including poll winners the maze, law of return, arcade & lunatic fringe), bringing out the versatility and individuality of each track.
stefan goldmann delivers a ground breaking edit of a classic: a minimalistic cut up on the edges of perception celebrates one of the most thrilling works in music - igor stravinskys le sacre du printemps! staying 100percent true to the original score, he moves through over a dozen classic recordings of the work in 146 individually treated segments. nothing has been left out, nothing has been added.
erste mix cd von stefan goldmann, der gekonnt die brücken zwischen house, minimal, und gängiger elektronik schlägt! mit dabei: villalobos, minilogue, mia, mathew jonson, crasten jost, jens zimmermann & viele mehr
with his releases for innervisions, perlon and macro stefan goldmann has been a key figure at the cutting edge of post minimal techno and the renewal of house music. with the transitory state, he finally unleashes his highly anticipated debut cd. two separate albums in one package - a double whammy with benchmark club tracks on cd1 and an electroacoustic concept album on cd2. cd1 features some of todays most significant underground anthems, including sleepy hollow and lunatic fringe - both voted top 10 tracks of the year in the polls of groove, resident advisor and de:bug mags, seriously crossing boundaries with heavy dj support all accross the board from richie hawtin to carl craig to laurent garnier to gilles peterson. the entire collection ranges from the lush afterhour bliss of prefecture to the dark modernism of blood to peak time frenzy with the bribe. all tracks have been carefully edited exclusively for this release by the artist and six appear on cd for the first time ever, thus adding brand new and previously unreleaed tracks and parts. cd2 contains the album voices of the dead which will also be released as a ltd. edition 5x7? vinyl box set. starting a trilogy of concept albums, stefan goldmann searches for the common root of all music in an electroacoustic setting. from this album turret is already renowned as the intro sequence of richie hawtins groundbreaking de9 transitions mix compilation and was also commissioned by the bibliotheque nationale de france for the imeb phonotheque public collection.
leipzigs own sino sun with his debut-release on klang gymnastik. klang gymnastik 026 will be out in august with a great melodic original mix and remixes by sofa tunes (audio safari, plastic city), stefan jurrack (celeste records, wanda recordings) and newcomer joerg goldmann!
mit >cash, diamond rings, swimming pools< ist d e n a ein echter diy-hit gelungen, der das zeug hat zum soundtrack dieses fruehjahrs, wenn nicht sommers, zu werden.incl. remixes von robert koch & stephan goldmann