I´ve done a lot of music in the last decade. With most of it I´m
quite happy that I decided to release it, although big commercial
success wasn´t the thing I achieved. To be honest, there were times when
I thought about to withdraw from electronic music, when I listened to
music of artists which sounded so damn better than mine. But I´ve
accepted the permanent doubts as a challenge to become better. A
positive competition with myself to prove a constant development in
At a certain point I realized that success is not defined by the amount
of money you make. It´s not even the level of acceptance you achieve
with your music. Whether it is accepted by people the way it is or not:
Only you – the composer – has to be satisfied with the song. If you´re
not happy with it – press the delete button 🙂
But that doesn´t mean that I´m not thankful for all the positive
feedback I got over the years, showing me that my songs are well
accepted by the way they are.
Each song is a little story I wanted to tell.
So, in that long period of time there were a lot of stories worth telling you – some caused by personal events, some by public incidents, but most of them by a simple idea which came to my mind. Some of these stories became bigger than expected and needed the help of other musicians to be told, some were tiny and precious and reserved to be played by me only. But: not a single idea would have turned into music without the support of my family, as their love and acceptance create a place where I can find time and inspiration to work.
than to say than thank you – to all of you! Thank you for accepting my
music shown in comments, e-mails and reviews I´ve received over the
years. Also, thanks for coming to my shows! Playing live is for sure a
highlight in a musician’s life and I enjoy it a lot!
In order to reflect such a long time, a RETROSPECTIVE has to be done (what else?). I´ve decided to present you ten songs in complete new versions. Many of them are available (in its original idea) on albums, some – only for a short period of time – on Soundcloud. You will recognize the original spirit in a different way – a new way.
Each day of our life is different to the day before (we simply do not
realize that sometimes). These differences can be a burden, but it´s up
to us to change the burden into a challenge.
Time to let the summer in your heart. Once again I visited this unique island in the middle of my hometown, and become inspired by listening to the water flowing by, the birds in the trees – while enjoying a fine coffee …
For over a year Mark and I were working on this album, having the idea to return to the Bladerunner universe. We started this voyage on the album „Midnight“ some years ago and we felt there were a few more stories to tell.
Disc one („the human side“) is where you find stories about Deckard and Rachael. In particular, during the time between the two movies, where they must have had some good times too, although their world was not the nicest place to live in.
Disc two („the replicant side“) is about those artifical creatures – misunderstood and abused – a new form of slaves. What did they think about themselves, what about having memories which weren´t their own ones? What about working in space, risking their short life in daily routine for a mankind which wanted to kill them?
We hope you enjoy this voyage – regardless if you´re a human being or a replicant 🙂
Wave-pic by courtesy of Peter Marriott. Space-pics by courtesy of eso.org
Ein Ort zum Verweilen und Entspannen. Eine Plattform für Events unterschiedlichster Art und eine Brücke, die nicht nur die beiden Ufer der Mur (der Fluss in dem die Insel verankert ist) verbindet, sondern auch als Treffpunkt der beiden Stadthälften von Graz angesehen werden kann.
Die einzigartige Atmosphäre dieses Ortes hat mich zu diesem Album inspiriert. Nehmt euch eine Auszeit vom Alltag und verweilt entspannt auf der Murinsel.
An island in the middle of the city
A place to sit down and relax. It´s also a place for events and a bridge between the two shores of the river Mur (where the island is located) as well as a meetingpoint for both halfs of Graz.
This unique place has inspired me to write this album. It´s a musical invitation to visit and discover it. Take a break from the daily life and relax on the island in the Mur, called
This unique place has inspired me to write this album. It´s a musical invitation to visit and discover it. Take a break from the daily life and relax on the island in the Mur, called „Murinsel“.