Kline Coma Xero

Here is some new cold wave, synthpop created in California with Eurorack modules and analog drum machines. Kline Coma Xero is Tony Williams. I think the song Fanatic is my favorite so far. I’m definitely looking forward to more.

“Kline Coma Xero is a minimal wave/synth project produced by Tony Williams from California. The distinctive sound of Kline Coma Xero is produced solely from analogue instruments, producing a cold yet beautifully crafted melodies and rhythms. Such inspiration could only be found in the early European minimal wave/synth groups from the 1980′s. The project gained inception in June of 2012 and offer…s an alternative to the arbitrary use of the laptop as an instrument which has become indicative of modern electronic music. The minimal melodies are layered with melancholy vocals with lyrical content and philosophical outlook inspired from the authors like JG Ballard and Thomas Pynchon.” – SoundIndieMusic

For more info: facebook.com/klinecomaxero and soundcloud.com/kline…

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on February 23, 2013 at 9:58 am, filed under modular, music, synthesizer and tagged , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Incubated Sounds

Incubated Sounds are from Baden-Württemberg and consist of Jörg Koch, Thomas Sohmer, Wolfgang Strobel. The song which bears their band name appeared on a 1988 cassette titled “Ornamental Despair”.

“Tape in snapcase comes in A6 PVC sleeve with two folded A4 paper-sheets.” – Discogs

For more info: discogs.com/Incubated+Sounds and myspace.com/incubatedsounds

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on January 5, 2013 at 7:26 am, filed under music and tagged , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Kids Incorporated

“People Are People” is Depeche Mode’s tenth UK single, released on 12 March 1984. It was their first hit single in the US and the first single from the Some Great Reward album.” – Wikipedia

For more info: depechemode.com

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on December 5, 2012 at 7:57 am, filed under music and tagged , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Synthpop Granulated

Take a look at the last post I did (link). See that video? Now check out the video above. I took the same sounds and put them into the Borderlands granular synthesis app. From a retro melody using analog hardware futuristic noise. I think it starts to get good around the 2:15 mark.

“Granular synthesis is a basic sound synthesis method that operates on the microsound time scale. It is based on the same principle as sampling. However, the samples are not played back conventionally, but are instead split into small pieces of around 1 to 50ms. These small pieces are called grains. Multiple grains may be layered on top of each other, and may play at different speeds, phases, volume, and frequency.” – Wikipedia

For more info: thehorrorist.com

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on October 21, 2012 at 5:39 pm, filed under apple, iPad and tagged , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Synthpop Sunday

Hanging in my studio today with my Eurorack and Ableton. Tiptop Audio 808 modules, Moog Slim Phatty, Wiard Oscillator into Toppobrillo Multifilter, Ensoniq ESQ-1 choir sound (off camera). Ableton Live Session View switching from Verse to Chorus. Make Noise Echophon at the end.

“Synthpop (also known as electropop, or technopop) is a genre of popular music that first became prominent in the 1980s, in which the synthesizer is the dominant musical instrument.” – Wikipedia

For more info: thehorrorist.com

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November Növelet – Changing Mind

With each song I hear from Haus Arafna or their other project November Növelet I become a greater fan. This is great music happening now.

“You’re walking away…” – November Növelet

For more info: discogs.com/artist/November+novelet

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The Man Master Ltd Edition 7″

I just wanted to share the new a very limited edition 7″ vinyl of my last release’s original song The Man Master and a never heard before B-side Drink with Me is now available on Sweden’s Flexiwave records.

“FlexiWave is very proud to present the next 7-inch with no -less than the legendary producer Oliver Chesler aka The Horrorist. Here he presents 2-tracks of rough Body-Wave music. Not to be missed out on.” – flexiwaves.com

For more info: skerriethings.com/Flexi006/TheHorrorist-TheManMaster

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on September 18, 2012 at 4:59 am, filed under music and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Angels In Jar – Wolfsheim

Put this song Angels in Jar on your cassette deck and drive somewhere fun tonight. Wolfsheim’s Markus Reinhardt and Peter Heppner were from Hamburg, Germany. This cassette was recorded in 1988.

“In January 2009 Heppner and Reinhardt splitted up due to personal differences caused by the solo activities of Heppner. Currently Reinhardt is fighting in court to get the right to continue the project Wolfsheim with a different singer.” – discogs

For more info: discogs.com/Wolfsheim-Ken-Manage…

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on August 25, 2012 at 6:21 am, filed under music and tagged , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Trust – Bulbform

This song Bulbform by Toronto based band Trust is pretty cool. I like the vocal melody and the synth lines that follow it. The junoesque pad at the intro and break surely peaked my interest.

“Trust were formed in Toronto by Robert Alfons and Maya Postepski in 2009, and their dark, sexy music fuses spooky witch house atmospheres and four-on-the-floor techno beats. In 2011, Sacred Bones released the duo’s first two 7” singles, “Candy Walls” and “Bulbform.” – Tunes Biography

Buy on iTunes: click here

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on July 13, 2012 at 5:27 am, filed under music and tagged , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



David Dexter LAB

I performed with David Dexter Lab in Berlin last month. Above you see a few photos of his recent show in Zürich. I see some nice Horrorist stickers on his laptop! Be sure to check out his Facebook pages to hear more of his madness.

“David Dexter LAB electronic music performer,producer,founder of TEKKEN SOUND HEAD in 2004. He Grow up in punk & electronic punk free tekkno music parties and festival’s,in year 2004 start with independent label TEKKEN SOUND HEAD. From 2009 located in Berlin where released different kind of electronic music styles albums,EP and songs from his 2 music projects (Dexter LAB & PsychoBunny23) under his label. Now still workin for himself but also cooperate with vocalists (sound design) ,musicans.agencys,producers.”

For more info: facebook.com/devil.inside8 and facebook.com/DDLofficialpage

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on June 13, 2012 at 4:37 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.



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