Hey guys, thanks for visiting my website again!
I will give you a quick update on stuff I am working on… or rather… stuff I am NOT working on 🙂
In the summertime I am not in my studio that much because I like to go outside in the summertime as well, to work in my garden, walk the dog or just be with friends and family. Also I like to go scuba-diving or mountain biking every now and then.
In the last couple of weeks I did some vocoder stuff for Areo51, Cyberspace and Oblivion. Also I did a track together with SynthOne under a new project-name called TryTone. We try to work together a bit a make some new music. There is a demo on Soundcloud if you want to hear it.
In my studio there have been some changes; I bought a Roland MKS-70 and managed to get some very interesting sounds on an M-64C cartridge delivered to me by Karel Post (Lone Starr) which contains sounds from MvdK, or so the myth goes… but I asked Michiel this and he can’t remember him selling his old MKS-70 to Karel.
Yes, you read that right, I finally got a chance to meet Michiel van der Kuy in person and had a nice conversation with him 🙂 I was in the Radio Stad Den Haag studio at the release party from Marco Di Luna’s album Shimmering Stars and so was Michiel. We had a nice chat about gear, music and live in general. It was nice to meet him at last.
So whats next? I don’t really know… I am also thinking about doing more in other music-genres. Don’t get me wrong I like Spacesynth a lot but I also like Synthpop, Italo and even Trancemusic. So maybe I will start some projects under different names.
So, there wont be much news this summer, but probably I will start producing another album in the autumn.
Hey, it has been a while since I posted here, so it’s about time to give you an update!
As you might know our friends from Laserdance: Michiel van ver Kuy and Erik van Vliet released a brand new album: Force of Order. Of course Michiel produced all music and former Hotsound boss Erik is in charge of the marketing of the album. I bought the album on CD and on vinyl, because I am not only making covers, but I am also a true fan who thinks they deserve some kind of reward for their work. By buying a CD I think you can give a compliment to the makers, and besides that I like vinyl 🙂
So whats next? I probably won’t make music in Laserdance style anymore, because when they start making music themselves again there’s really no point in trying to keep their music ‘alive’ is there? Also I’ve already done that, more or less, and am looking for new challenges. So I am working on some new music, and searching for new sounds and mixes of styles. After all, Laserdance is not the only music-style I like. I also like early Synthpop like The Cure, Depeche Mode, Erasure, Yazoo, Eurythmics, Ultravox and so on. And also music from Koto, Divine, Bobby O., Georgio Moroder, Art of Noise as long as it has driving basslines and pumping beats!
I grew up in the eighties and nineties so no wonder I like these styles of music, and of course my music will be inspired by those artists. Also for another project I am working on mixed styles in Trance/Techno and Space synth and Italodance styles. When this will be released it will be most probably under a different name.
So I will not entirely give up on Spacesynth, I am just looking for new ways to integrate other styles into this music. I’ll keep you posted!