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Here is a collection of tracks and performances not released on my album:
08/2019: Remix for Globotom together with my Dad:
07/2019: Ambient Improvisation at Winnie´s Schwingungen Gardenparty
06/2019: The Electric Spectrum Experience Session: On 22nd, June 2019 I took part in the final session of The Electric Spectrum Experience Session in Groningen.
11/2018: Porsche Drive 911 "Durch die Eifel zum Nürburgring" -Remix by Globotom
About the track: In the end of April 2018 Ansgar got visited in his studio by our friend Daniel Hasselkuss and showed him his studio. At that time there were still some people who could not believe Ansgar is really doing his music by himself. To have a witness I suggested him to show Daniel how he is composing a bassline and a sequence. I told Ansgar to do something in E-Minor. 5 minutes later he had a nice bassline and sequence. Daniel mentioned it reminds him on Kraftwerk and so I told Ansgar to save and keep it.
A few days later I noticed a call from the Kissing Sounds Label for a benefit compilaton project to create a piece of music outside your common ways of composing and producing. Usually Ansgars music is mainly influenced by the Berlin School style with free running sequences and a lot of improvisation. A track in Kraftwerk style would be a challenge for him because he has to find a fixed melody theme, strict structures and maybe also some basic lyrics. I suggested him to do so and to compose a Kraftwerk track to be maybe featured on the compilation.
I told him to think of a topic for the music and suggested something technical to make it more Kraftwerk like. It did not took very long and Ansgar said he wants to do something about airplanes. That was a very good idea because Kraftwerk never did something in this direction.
Music by: Ansgar Stock (21.04. - 28.05.2018)
Words by: Ansgar Stock, Matthias Stock
Produced by: Ansgar Stock
Co-Produced by: Matthias Stock
Mix and Mastering by: Matthias Stock
Recorded at: Ansgars Roland Killer Studio - Osnabrück (09.06.2018)
03/2018: Starman goodbye
About the track: This is the first track I did as a member of the band OSCillin with Dad and our friend Jens. So the music is not completely composed by myself. Dad started it with composing a sequence. I followed with creating the drums, the bassline and first parts of the arrangement. Jens followed with major parts of melody and harmony while Dad did some arrangement, more melodies and finally mixing and mastering it.
Starman goodbye is inspired by the recent launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket sending Elon Musk´s Tesla roadster into space with the Starman dummy onboard. We liked that event really much and want to give Starman a goodbye on his million miles (and maybe years) journey through the inner solar system.
Recorded in Ansgars "Roland Killer Studio" - Osnabrück
02/2016: Imperial March
One or two weeks before last years christmas Ansgar came up with the idea of recording his very own version of the Imperial March from Star Wars. Maybe he got the idea because of the Episode 7 hype around that time. Well, most musicians start with coverversions why not Ansgar, too? This piece of music is not to complicated and I was surprised of him making such a good choice for his first track. I teached him how to play the melody and he tried it on each of his instruments. For a decent recording of it he still missed a professinal instrument. This changed on christmas when he got his Microkorg.
How the track was made: Ansgar wanted to start with making a drum beat. It was still before he get his Korg Volca Beats so there was only my old Korg DDD-5 drumcomputer from the 80s he could take for it. First he choose the drumsounds, then he played around with Bassdrum and Snare for a few moments until he found a basic beat. Next he played this one bar pattern into the Cubase sequencer on his Atari ST. Because he still has problems in playing to a strict clock I quantized it for him. With clap and hihats it was done the same way. I really wondered how groovy his drumbeat became.
I told him to play the imperial march theme with different presets of his Microkorg to make a choice which sound he wants to have. He decided for A13 the classic trance lead and played it into the cubase sequencer. Afterwards I did the quantisation again.
The next part of the work was up to him. He copied the melody theme and drumbeats a few times on cubase and started arranging it. His idea was to start with the main theme followed by the drum beats instruments coming in one after the other. Even if the drumbeat was groovy the track still lacked some kind of drive so I recommend him to add a fast sequence. He took a percussive Harpsichord sound from his Technics Keyboard and I told him to try out to play something fast with one or two notes. It didn´t take long until he found a pattern. He wasn´t able to play it that fast into the sequencer so I did it for him in exact the way he developed it. For an extra movement in this sound Ansgar had the idea to put it through is two Behringer Vintage Phasers (Smallstone clones). This also added a nice stereo movement.
Music by: John Williams
Arrangement: Ansgar Stock
Production: Ansgar Stock
Mixing: Matthias Stock
Mastering: Matthias Stock
Last update: 08.09.2019