Berlin

Here’s my newest work:

http://www.andreaskrebs.de/assets/media/berlin.mp3

This is an 8 minute piece which is an attempt to bring some elements and ideas of 70ies Berlin school music into 21st century. There’s heavy use of analog sequencer lines, many old fashioned sounds, some improvisation. However, the result clearly is no Berlin school music…

The piecs has a quite simple musical┬ástructure: A-B-B’-A’ (half tempo), with the “B” parts being quite rhythmical and fun, whereas the surrounding “A” parts are more elegic and meditative. At the beginning, we have a bass sequencer line (ARP2600 V), with some Absynth atmospheres around. The melody is played with┬ásome sweet Mellotron strings, accompanied by a slightly distorted hihat (EZ drummer Nashville).

The B parts use the same bass sequence, enhanced by an additional FM8 bass sequence, some Hammond (B4) chords and heavy drums (EZ Nashville, dfh and Twisted Kit), at the second B part, we have rhythmical brass chrords (Kontakt/vsl library). The solo synth is Massive, put through a nice guitar amp.

Finally, the last A part is played with half tempo, solo “instrument” is some choir voicing (from Kontakt again), accompanied by high-pitched sequences (Jupiter8V) and CS80V atmospheric drones.

Instruments:
Arturia ARP2600 V, NI Absynth, GForce MTron, Toontrack EZdrummer, NI FM 8, NI Massive, NI Kontakt, Arturia CS80 V, Arturia Jupiter 8, Ableton Live, Steinberg Cubase.

Have fun listening!
Andreas