Take This Step – The Horrorist

Take this Step – The Horrorist from Oliver Chesler on Vimeo.

Available now on iTunes, Amazon MP3 and Beatport!

You must confess we are the best. We know war! War for sure. Take this step. Take this step. Take this step. Take this step. You must undress. Dress like the rest. Wear the uniform. It is the message! Take this step. Take this step. Take this step. Take this step! You must scream. Big as it is! Your one of the troop. Man in a group! Take this step. Take this step. Take this step. Take this step! You must oppress. Hit like you hit! Hit like a truck. Hit so you’re seen. Take this step. Take this step. Take this step. Take this step! Hit like bull. Hit like steel. Hit like a shank. Hit like a sword. Hit like a gun. Hit like a storm. Hit like fire. Hit like doom. Hit like death! Hit like death! Hit like death! Hit like death! Take this step. Take this step. Take this step. Take this step! Take this step. Take this step. Take this step. Take this step.

1. Take This Step – The Horrorist
2. Take This Step (Mark Hawkins remix) – The Horrorist
3. Take This Step (Pet Duo remix) – The Horrorist
4. Take This Step (Brian Burger remix) – The Horrorist
5. Take This Step (Lenny Dee remix) – The Horrorist

Written & produced by Oliver Chesler. Published by Strengholt Music Group and Things to Come Records. thehorrorist.com thingstocome.com

“Absolute hammer!! The 1st single from The Horrorist’s next album “Fire Funmania” that comes out later in 2012. A wild slick techno blood war song. Super crazy! Easy hit! Now add diverse remixes by Pet Duo, Lenny Dee, Mark Hawkins and Brian Burger. 10/10!!” – Red Team (USA)

Available now: iTunes, Amazon MP3 and Beatport.

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on June 21, 2012 at 6:14 am, filed under music, promotion and tagged , , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Control Williamsburg

Well this is really exciting for me to see! There is a brand spanking new modular synth store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It’s named Control and the address is 416 Lorimer St. Brooklyn, New York. 11206. They opened yesterday! The website isn’t online yet but you can join their mailing list here: ctrl-mod.com. There’s no doubt you will see me there often.

“Driphouse’s Daren Ho and Jonas Asher have just opened New York’s premier synthesizer boutique. If you’re on the east coast you no longer have to wait for modules to arrive from California, just visit CONTROL in Williamsburg.” – The Sixth Bar

via matrixsynth and the sixth bar

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Ethan Winer on SonicTalk

Ethan Winer is a person you should follow if you have your own little studio. He owns the company RealTraps in Connecticut. If there is anyone who understands how audio waves travel through the air and bounce off surfaces it’s Ethan. He has a new book out The Audio Expert: Everything You Need to Know About Audio and even though I’ve probably heard it all by now I’m going to read this on my iPad next week.

“Gain a deep understanding of audio practice and theory with this easy-to-read book, illustrated with more than 400 figures and photographs. Using common sense, plain-English explanations and minimal math, author Ethan Winer helps you understand audio at the deepest, most technical level-no engineering degree necessary.” – Amazon

For more info: amazon.com/The-Audio-Expert-Ever…

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Photos from The Horrorist Live in Scotland 2012

Here’s a set of photos from my live show last month in Scotland. The event was in a town near Edinburgh called Rosyth. It was for an old friend David Booney at a properly sick named party Nosebleed. As you can see you don’t really come to my show if your looking for a calming experience. Even if you don’t like the music I will give you a show though. Besides the new outfits I played quite a lot of new songs. I even played some slow stuff at this full hardcore event. As long as you engage with the audience and let them have enough of what they want you can get away with stuff like that. DJ Smurf and Loftgroover also did there thing (both fun and interesting people). Booney had a long afterparty at his house and I made some new friends for sure. See that photo of a truck? That was my ride to the airport (thanks again Billy!). To see the full set on flickr: click here

For more info: thehorrorist.com and facebook.com/thehorrorist

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on June 20, 2012 at 5:57 am, filed under live performance and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



I Am Sampler

I love samplers. I especially love sampling my own voice and putting little 80s’esque panned repeating vowels throughout my own tracks. iOS has a good selection of samplers already such as sirSampleton and SampleWiz. I Am Sampler is new and is also quite good! It has 4 sample banks, LFO, bit crusher, delay and a reverse mode. We live in G-g-g-olden times. $1 USD in the App Store (link).

“i have no knobs,no technical terms but just only cute icons waiting for your tap and flick.” – detune.co.jp

For more info: detune.co.jp/iamsampler.html

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This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on June 19, 2012 at 5:15 pm, filed under iPad, iPhone and tagged , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



East German Spring Tank

Two awesome things! A custom built spring reverb and a Vermona DRM-1. I own a DRM-1 and I recommend it highly to everyone. Just listen to how great these sound together.

“Finally, my custom built spring reverb is ready. (thanks much to Csaba Füle, the best)
Basically it is an RFT spring tank driven by a Doepfer A-199 module. Much bigger space, much wider spectrum, much better than Accutronics imho. Audio: It’s a basic sequence with the Vermona DRM-1 put on multi channels sent to the Spring Reverb. Changing Emphasis and Feedback here and there on the Doepfer A-199 module, changing the filter on the snare at the solo, and finally, slapping the rack hard in the end. :) It’s just wonderful. Everyone should forget vst reverbs – for a while at least. This thing sounds so unpredictable, so different every time, so alive… I have done some phased and hi-lowpassed feedback and send-return business too, really shouldn’t waste words trying to describe those sounds…” – Hargitai András

For more info: wiretotheear.com/vermona-drm1-mkiii-audio-video-review

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Monotron on a Bicycle

Monotron on a Bicycle from Matthew Ingram on Vimeo.

For no other reason than it’s Tuesday here is a Monotron on a bicycle!

“Recorded on 6th December 2010 in Hyde Park.” – Mathew Ingram

For more info: korg.com/monotrons

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Werkbench

My brother sent me an email saying, “You see this yet? sick!”. He’s right… Werkbench by Karl Scholz is a cool iPad music app for sure. $7 USD.

“WerkBench is a one-of-a-kind of beatbox that is part loop pedal, part drum machine, and 100% beat-making magic. You will be making original beats and rhythms in seconds.” – Karl Scholz

For more info: bolasol.com/werkbench

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This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on June 18, 2012 at 8:10 pm, filed under iPad and tagged , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Photos from The Horrorist Live Berlin 2012

I finally had time to start going through the large amounts of photos and videos I took during my recent week in Berlin (and 4 shows). Here is the first set of photos from the live show in Berlin. The show was at Raum 20 in the Neukölln section of the city. The party was the 2 Year Anniversary of an event called Sabbat thrown by Petra Flurr. This event turned out to be one of my most favorite shows I ever played! I met a lot of very interesting people. A near perfect evening.

See the entire photo set here: flickr.com/thingstocomerecords/7215…

“INVASION OF ELEKTRO, TEKKNO, APOCALYPTIC, RAVE, CRIMINAL WAVE, OLDSKOOL, NOIZE ….” – Sabbat

For more info: thehorrorist.com and facebook.com/thehorrorist

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Make Noise Echophon

The Make Noise Echophon will certainly help your eurorack modular system make some noise! Delay, pitch shifter, freeze… want. $400 USD.

“pitch shifting echo with smooth time modulation, tempo sync, saturating feedback and a unique pitch shifting algorithm inspired by the springer tempophon, lovingly engineered by dsp guru tom erbe” – analoguehaven.com

For more info: analoguehaven.com/makenoise/echophon and makenoisemusic.com

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