Start the new year with a fireside chat with Sarah Schonert and Kees de Groot. They talk about their 15 December, 2015, simultaneous releases of companion EPs, The Kees Files and Sarahdipity respectively. They discuss the details and play each track of their EPs.
Sarah and Kees created original or strongly modified preset banks for each other using instruments based on physical modeling from Applied Acoustics Systems, such as Chromaphone, Ultra Analog VA2, Lounge Lizard, and String Studio VS2. They then independently created original compositions using these provided banks of presets.
You can purchase their EPs on bandcamp:
The Kees Files by Sarah Schonert: https://sarahschonert.bandcamp.com/album/the-kees-files
Sarahdipity by Kees de Groot: https://roofhare.bandcamp.com/album/sarahdipity
This Eclectrocast is a compilation of artists we interviewed in 2015. The set list is as follows:
1. Strobegirl - Alice http://eclectrocasts.com/ec009-strobegirl
2. Ian Haygreen - The Echo of the Forgotten
3. Kanal3 - Drehbankgedanken
4. Glitchfield Plaines - Arptak
5. Roofhare - The Flues http://eclectrocasts.com/ec014-roofhare
6. Andrulian - Grand Central
7. L.D.C.N. - 3 A.M.
8. Bassy Jam - Bosphorus http://eclectrocasts.com/ec017-bassy-jam
9. 3dTorus featuring Jill Beaulieu - Low and Slow
This podcast is the first in a series of two compilations of tracks from artists that we interviewed in 2015.
The setlist is as follows:
1. 3dTorus - Manifold http://eclectrocasts.com/3dtorus
2. Meterbridge - Filter http://eclectrocasts.com/meter-bridge
3. Sarah Schonert - Bells http://eclectrocasts.com/sarah-shonert
4. Vlada Mars - Wind in my Soul http://eclectrocasts.com/ec004-vlada-mars
5. Nondrian - Sunday Song http://eclectrocasts.com/ec005-nondrian
6. Snake Robot - The Now http://eclectrocasts.com/ec006-snake-robot
7. Mark Ward - Rainy Dub http://eclectrocasts.com/ec007-mark-ward
8. Belly Full of Stars - Vikings http://eclectrocasts.com/ec008-belly-full-of-stars
9. Isotherme - Staycation https://soundcloud.com/isotherme
This interview features Bassy Jam, an accomplished bassist who weaves magic sound carpets with elements from Oriental World Music as well as Indie, Fusion Jazz and Soul (GER). We talked with Bassy Jam about some of his recent tracks and albums Caravan Routes and Camel Ride, some of his collaborative works, and his extensive travels and deep interest of music of middle eastern and oriental cultures.
The interview was conducted on 15 November 2015 via Google Hangout.
You can follow, find music by and information about Bassy Jam at the following websites:
This interview features L.D.C.N., Norwich based ambient, electronic, instrumental, down tempo, ambient-electronic, hip-hop, and experimental music producer (UK). We talked with L.D.C.N. in great detail about some of his recent tracks and latest album City Lights, some of his collaborative works, and life as an artist.
The interview was conducted on 27 September 2015 via Skype.
You can follow, find music by and information about L.D.C.N. at the following websites:
This interview features Andy Lyon, UK based sounddesigner, noisescaper, composer of electronic music, and prolific blogger, who publishes his works under the artist name Andrulian (UK). We talked with Andrulian in great detail about some of his recent tracks, some of his collaborative works, and also premier a track from his upcoming album (November 2015) Tech Explorations.
The interview was conducted on 5 September 2015 via Skype.
You can follow, find music by and information about Andrulian at the following websites:
This interview features Rhode Island based ambient-electronic experimental artist Kees de Groot who publishes music under the artist name Roofhare (USA). We will be talking with Roofhare about and listening to several tracks from his new album Atomic Appliance, self-released 2 September 2015 on Bandcamp. Roofhare will donate all proceeds of this album to the Rhode Island Community Foodbank (http://www.rifoodbank.org).
The interview was conducted on 5 September, 2015, via Skype, with guest interviewer Kim Rueger (Belly Full Of Stars, see EC008).
You can find Atomic Appliance here: https://roofhare.bandcamp.com/album/atomic-appliance
You can follow, find music by and information about Roofhare at the following websites:
Disclosure: Kees de Groot operates Eclectrocasts together with Jeff Kirn using their own resources and money.
This interview features Glitchfield Plaines, Marshside based electronic composer, producer, soundscaper of deeply rhythmic and complexly layered music (UK). Glitchfield Plaines is the artist name of David Lavery, who also owns and operates the indie label Romeda. We will talk about three tracks from David's own work and two tracks from Romeda artists Owlbinos and Morpion. Eclectrocast #012 is a full feature on the Romeda artist KanalDrei and his new album Die Stadt Unter Der Stadt.
The interview was conducted on Saturday August 29, 2015 via Skype.
You can follow, find music by, and information about Glitchfield Plaines, Romeda, and Romeda Artists at the following links:
Raugmedia feature: http://www.raugmedia.com/raug-presents.html
This interview features Bremen based Romeda indie artist Kanal Drei, a premium project of electronic dark ambient drum and bass driven music of the finest work of 3dTorus (see EC001) (Germany). We will be listening to 3 tracks of his brandnew album Die Stadt Unter Der Stadt (The city below the city), two that focus on the use of vocal elements and a third track that focuses on evolving rhythms.
The interview was conducted via Skype on Saturday August 29, 2015.
You can follow, listen to music by, and find information about Kanal Drei at the following websites:
This interview features Ian Haygreen, Ridgewell based pianist, composer, sound(s)caper of (dark) ambient and atmospheric electronic music (UK). We will be listening to 4 recent tracks by Ian Haygreen which span the richness and diversity of his works.
The interview was conducted on Saturday August 15, 2015 via Google Hangout.
You can follow, find music by, information about, and insights from Ian Haygreen at the following website:
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This interview features Strobe Girl, Croydon based acoustic and electronic composer, singer song-writer (UK). We will be listening to five tracks spanning the past eight years, going back to the Strawberry Sessions as well as including a recent collaboration with UK based artist Illustrial.
The interview was conducted on July 12, 2015 via Skype.
You can follow, find music by, and information about Strobe Girl at the following websites:
And also on Facebook: https://facebook.com/strobegirluk
This interview features Belly Full Of Stars, Nashville, TN, based electronic artist, composer, and sound engineer (USA). We will be listening to six tracks of past and new work. We are also featuring the premier broadcast of a new track.
The interview was conducted on Saturday July 11, 2015 via Skype.
You can find music by and information about Belly Full Of Stars at the following website:
You can follow and contact Belly Full Of Stars on Twitter: @BellyFullOfStar
Belly Full Of Stars is also involved as a contributer and moderator of the following Soundcloud Groups:
This interview features Sheffield, England based visual and sonic artist Mark Ward (UK). We will be listening to five tracks selected by Mark of which three are from his most recent EP Rampant Regardant.
The Interview was conducted on Sunday June 14, 2015 via Skype.
You can find music by and information about Mark Ward on the following websites:
All music by Mark Ward is downloadable for free at the above sites.
This interview features Philidelphia based synthesizer artist, sonic painter, permanent zen novice, love spreader, Snake Robot (USA) and four tracks from his new album Strictly IV the Mind Travellaz.
The interview was conducted on Saturday May 23, 2015 via Skype.
You can find music by and information about Snake Robot on the following websites:
"Until The Wheels Come Off."
In this Bonus Eclectrocast we feature music from a band @isotherme and @groovehare played in between 2003 and 2006, called Nondrian (USA).
These tracks were recorded live in the studio with minimal overdubs, mixed and mastered in New Paltz, NY in 2005:
Which is More, Sunday Song, Paper Animals, Use Me, and Starting Over.
All songs are group compositions. This podcast also features a sixth bonus track, which is a jam, from which eventually Use Me was created. We thought you might find it interesting to hear the raw recording and the moments of creation.
Nondrian consisted of:
Eric Wilson (Drums, lyrics and vocals)
Mike Ruskin (Bass, recording, mixing, mastering)
Jeff Kirn (@isotherme) (Guitar, mixing, mastering)
Kees de Groot (@groovehare) (Guitar and GR33 guitar synthesizer)