Mittwoch, 5. Oktober 2011

Egomania Early Electronics - A Compilation

We're back with some new stuff from our vaults. At first some Egomania Recordings, also in waiting is more from the Stolle & Member 2010 Recordings. And we prepare some new meetings to record new Stolle & Member Music and another meeting of MIRG this Winter. So be prepared for new posts on emptyblaukraut.
First we start with this shiny diamond out of our vaults:  Early Electronics. This is a 2 CD Compilation out of six or seven, where I collected my earliest adventures in electronic music. The Journey starts in 1993, the year we started the Lay De Fear Experience, that wakened my interest in electronic music. before the early 90's I didn't like electronic music at all, but in the early nineties Chris of Lay De Fear lead my interest to 70's industrial music, like the early Cabaret Voltaire. The other influence in electonics is my younger brother, a DJ, who mad his way from EBM music to Techno in the late 80's. The first three tracks reflect my enthusiam for Cabaret Voltaire and the fourth track is my very first approach into techno music. Tracks 5 -8 are taken from Egomania - First. After the Lay De Fear Experience I get more and more into techno music and became a huge fan of Air Liquide a Techno duo from Cologne who worked also together with my great hero by that time Holger Czukay and  I did one of my favourite tracks of Air Liquide - If there was no gravity as a cover song in 1998.
I didn't like the complicated programming with digital equipment and got a huge interest in analog synthesizers and that lead straight to Astrosound.
And after I got tired about techno music in 2000 it lead to emptyblaukraut music. This is the start of my electronic side. Industrial Tracks, Wild Experiments, Cosmic Music and kinky grooves. you will find it all here and here.



Montag, 27. Juni 2011

Astrosound - Live @ Members Birthday Party 12.6.2011

Space, Far Out Space... Out there, beyond space and time....Captain Member speaking...Earth, can you here me...We're trapped in a Sound-Worm....Time is endless...there are dancers in the is pounding.... pulsing pulsing.....calm down now, mellow in mellow out...but the dancers are dancing to a land far a thunderstorm of sound, a storm of swords cuts loose....
Astrosound played Live....
played as a quartet with Stolle as the fourth man....
Listen to this, earth, you have to listen to this orgy of sound, the unbelievable Live Concert of Astrosound.

You will find it here and here.



Sonntag, 12. Juni 2011

MIRG - NORD 2010

Time to hear again from one of our most beloved Projects, the sweet and fragile thing called MIRG! This time we met in the north, at Steffis home, the Woldhof near Oldenburg, a beautiful place in the flat north of germany. We recorded these tunes in Autumn 2010. And once again we made our electroacoustic magic and transcendent the very moment.
So here it is a small compilation of our last meeting with MIRG.

Auswahl 1

1 Regen 10:26
2 Mogwai Stück 9:42
3 Mondverschwörung 12:24
4 Juri Gagarin 14:10
5 Kyber Schamanen 9:13
6 Der Blues 9:31
7 Reise Durch Den Radiokopf 13:15

Auswahl 2

1 Toki 12:16
2 Herbst 5:24
3 MIRG Ist Matt 5:26
4 Schmerzen 9:03
5 Avantgarde Workshop 3:57
6 I Move My Feet To The Beat 6:34
7 Die Weisheiten Des Buddha 27:29
8 Ukulele 7:11

get it here and here
and enjoy the spirit of MIRG!


Sonntag, 5. Juni 2011

ASTROSOUND Live 12.6.2011

SPACE - Time Again. Legendary Electronic Space Project ASTROSOUND will perform live for the first time since the 90's.

Thomas - space guitar & space vocals
Heiko - space electronics, space vocals
Member - space electronics, space bass, space vocals

If you love space and you are in germany on June 12th, don't miss this.

ProZwo Bar
Prämäckerweg 8
60433 Frankfurt
Start: 21:30.


Sonntag, 30. Januar 2011

Ax Genrich & The Whole - Live Im Dreikönigskeller 23.1.2011

This is a recording of our gig with former Guru Guru - guitarist Ax Genrich. Having not played together for almost two years, and having never met Ax before, we just jumped the stage and into the cold water. The gig turned out to be fantastic. Ax is a very sweet and descent person, we connected immediately and played like we were old friends. We are looking forward to repeat this experience in autumn.

Grab the Gig here.

The first part of the gig was a 30-minute solo-performance by ax, a video of which you can find here.

stollllllllllle & member

Freitag, 28. Januar 2011


Welcome, dear Friends
Way back in ancient times, when the internet was still young and innocent, we already did our crazy DJ-Sets called PTE's, and a radio-show called "Midnight Radio", which never went on air.
Right now we fell the time is right to pick up this old tradition.
Featured are, among others, a japanese monster movie, Cluster, Califone, Grateful Dead, Ash Ra Tempel, Faust, Earth, MV & EE and Jimi Hendrix.


Stollllllle & Member

Donnerstag, 27. Januar 2011

The Mirror Shows

Hello Everybody,
greetings from Stolle & Member! Having just done the gig with Ax Genrich, which was just fantastic (and we hope to post it soon right here), we got a little special thing for you in store in the meantime. While we were thinking of the good old times and our beloved pals we had the pleasure to make music with, we spontaneously recorded this tribute to Botany Bay, Stolle's UBIK paint-colleague Stephan Kleinert. We konw we couldn't do him justice, of course, but we did it with love. Here's to you, Stephan, and for everybody else to enjoy,

luv, stolllllle & member