I write songs influenced by a certain mood or the wish to reflect events which happened to me. Sometimes a single picture can contain the idea of a complete song, sometimes a movie (or its music) influences me to write a track.Whatever it is, it´s always a request of my heart to tell a story.

I´ve grown up with the “New Age” music of the 80ies, with soundtracks by James Horner, Joel Goldsmith or Alan Silvestri. I´ve experienced the vivid pop music of that time as well as the great electronic music by Jean Michel Jarre, Vangelis, Kitaro or Tomita. Jan Hammer´s exceptionally music for “Miami Vice” was the reason, why I started to compose electronic music.

Writing a song is like telling a story – and I hope you like my stories.

- Official reviews & press releases -

Album ACCELERATOR
(Collaboration with Alien Nature)
Review (excerpt) by
Sylvain (A.K.A. Phaedream) Lupari
(synthsequences.blogspot.co.at)

Accelerator” is a striking album of EM which plays constantly between the borders of the New Berlin School model and the IDM (or EMD according to) where the electronic and symphonic rock of Alien Nature lives without shade in the Electronica approach of Stan Dart. It’s great EM!

Album TALES FROM THE SOLAR SYSTEM
(feat. Ewald Pfleger & Mark Dorricott)
Review (excerpt) by Will Lücken
(will.alpendeich.de)

“Sein neuestes Werk ist ein packender Space-Trip vom Zentrum unseres Solarsystems, nämlich der Sonne, zu den inneren und den äußeren Planeten. Noch nie habe ich solch eine pulsierende Dynamik in einem originären Spacetrack gehört – Weltklasse!”
Full german review can be read here

Album THE NEON CITY CHRONICLES
(Collaboration with Andreas Schwietzke)
Review (excerpt) by Will Lücken
(will.alpendeich.de)

“Ein atemberaubender, analoger Sound, der sich von diversen Einflüssen aus Industrial bis Gothic, Trance bis Ambient nährt und dennoch zeitlos wirkt.” Full german review can be read here

Album PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION
(Collaboration with Andreas Schwietzke)
Review (excerpt) by Will Lücken
(will.alpendeich.de)

“Ein neuer Stern leuchtet am Electronic-Himmel. Seine schimmernden Strahlen kollidieren mit dem grellen Feuerlicht aus Underworld.”
Full german review can be read here

Album ORBITAL FLIGHT
Review (excerpt) by Stefan Schelle (www.musikzirkus-magazin.de)

Auch „Orbital Flight“ ist ein wirklich gelungenes Elektronikalbum des Österreichers Richard Hasiba aka Stan Dart. Damit hat er in 2014 drei wirklich gute Alben veröffentlicht. Die CD ist sehr empfehlenswert.Full german review can be read here

Album THE NEON CITY CHRONICLES
(Collaboration with Andreas Schwietzke)
Review by Tobias Fischer (www.beat.de)

The Neon City Chronicles-Review

Englisch Version of the above shown review by Tobias Fischer:

In the mid-nineties was a break in electronic music history. The seventies and eighties were coined by artists and bands that followed the area of the rock and improvisation tradition. They highly valued melodic elements and served a meditative hearing experience. With the rise of intelligent dance floor music that importance decreased and producers in the area of hip-hop and electro eventually took over.  They converted clubs into temples of innovative approaches. We owe to this generation change many fabulous albums as well as a fascinating broadening of the sound palette.  Nonetheless, at the same time something was lost – the narrative magic of songs which are structured as classic symphonies. In the album ‘The Neon City Chronicles’ these two strings of electronic music are again united. Dance-references form in Richard Hasiba’s sixth album the rhythmical base for up to fifteen minute long compositions in which absorbing synthie-patterns are driven by piano chords. Drum loops meet classic instruments and sweet motives unite with pulsing sequences. Naturally, these sound gimmicks are subliminally interwoven into dense structures; recordings from passing by cars become a dominant element. But, neither these fine details nor the wondrously skilful unison of different styles and music eras create the magic of ‘The Neon City Chronicles’. In fact, the dazzling waves of suspense which make the great Russian story-tellers look pale dominate the action. This time Hasiba might have gone deeper than ever before as these fantastic spaces offered to him the opportunity to handle his father’s sudden and shocking death. However, you will never leave the Neon City in tears but with a smile on your lips.

Albums PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITON & THE NEON CITY CHRONILCES
(Collaboration with Andreas Schwietzke)
Review (excerpt) by Stefan Schelle (www.musikzirkus-magazin.de)

“Eine Mixtur aus „Eindhovener Schule“ und Soundtrackmusik mit herrlich tranceartigen Beats … Die Musik auf den beiden Alben ist mitreißend und geht gut ins Ohr. Er schafft es dabei bekannte Muster mit frischen neuen Elementen zu verknüpfen.” Full german review can be read here

Album EVENTS (Collaboration with Mark Dorricott)
Review by Tobias Fischer (www.beat.de)

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Album MIDNIGHT (Collaboration with Mark Dorricott)
Review by Tobias Fischer (www.beat.de)

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ARTICLE in the lokal newspaper “Der Grazer”
written by Vojo Radkovic (www.grazer.at)

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