Monday, 4 June 2012

 One Infinity

  I invite you all to check out my new blog "One Infinity" .This will be a pure journal of my own artistic and philosophical searching

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Let's dream...

   I have found this gem at a time of procrastination.. This thing here is definitely diffrent from the usual music posted on "Electronic Breath", yet, I feel it would be a crime to not include this masterpiece. This duo has to be noticed. My limited writing skills wont describe this better than the sentence that I have found in the ocean called "internet" : "Spiritual like the local Samoan Catholic church choirs, hypnotic like the breathtaking tropical nature and, overall, a feeling of that you finally had reached to ”the other side”

Monday, 7 May 2012

Would you like to get your back scratched?

My Twitter profile, all alone...
   New "Electronic Breath" Twitter!/ElectronicBreat . Who will be the first follower?!

Friday, 4 May 2012


  As you may have noticed, the stream of posts was stopped for a while. But it does not matter, now I am back and I have brought with me a new design. How do you like it, is it better than the last one?

Friday, 23 March 2012

Bad Sector

Bad Sector Live in Vilnius
   I have recently discovered a very interesting musician, he produces dark,  emotional music with themes like space exploration, physics and microbiology. 

   The project was born in 1993 with the first album "Ampos" released in 1995. The album was praised by both critics and the audience. Bad Sector continues to play live around the world, even to this day not loosing it's unique underground sound.

   Definitely a great example of ambient music, this musician invites you to a deep space journey and urge you to take his invite...  

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Goa Trance Origins

   There is place in India. The region that I am talking about is called Goa. Yep, you guessed it, this is where Goa Trance came from. Now before we continue, take a look at this one minute long video. 

   Yes, hippies, parties and drugs. You see, in the 60's, 70's hippies of that day found the peaceful seashores of Goa and many of them went there. So basicly, Goa is a sort of "hippie capital of the world". Combining industrial music with EBM, they created something unique in there, something that would inspire modern Psy trance, something that would later be called Goa Trance. Goa trance never made it to the world wide mainstream market, however it is known by anyone interested in electronic music.

  The music itself ranges in speeds from 110 to up to 160 BPM. It combines industrial music with the spiritual side of India, creating a never seen before mix of emotions. This music is made for one main purpose, helping the listener to get in to a dancing(drug infused or sober) trance, this is done by a constant 4/4 beat. 
  The thing is, this music needs to be heard in it's natural habitat to really understand it. Dancing the whole night...A whole night of drums pulsing through your body, never giving it a rest... I urge everyone to experience a thing like that at least once in a life time. Parties are still happening in there and the the trance spread around the globe, so I am pretty sure that you could find a party in whatever country your in. 
   Until then, check this out, I believe it captures the "industrial with India culture" quite well! 

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Let's trip
The synthetic dream foundation

Here we have some interesting music for the alternative music lovers out there!(or people who are high as a kite...) 
Listen, this guy does music, paints, makes digital collages and animation! Imagine being capable of doing all that? That probably feels awesome!


Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Old School

The band was created in Dusseldorf
    It’s time for another classic, and another group of weirdoes. Yes, that’s Kraftwerk. They are considered pioneers of electronic music and they deserve that name.

Short history

    The band was originally created back in 1970, in Germany, by Ralf Hutter and Florian Schneider who met each other in Robert Schumann Hochshule College.        The first few albums contained various traditional instruments (guitars, violins, flutes, bass etc.), and did not really resemble the Kraftwerk sound that everyone one knows today. Basically they were explorations of the musical medium, making instrumental albums only .Only later did the group start using the instruments that made theirs sound known- synthesizers and drum machines. Also, in the album Ralf und Florian they first used the vocoder, which later became an irreplaceable tool in their music.
The custom build vocoder(on top of making great music,
they pushed the limits of music technology)
    Real fame to the fathers of electronic music came from the 1974 album Autobahn, with which they toured in US, Canada and UK. With another album, Radio-Activity being awarded “Gold disc” in France they became a bright star in the music of the day.
Many more studio albums and tours later, Minimum-Maximum was released, which was the bands first live album. It included shows from the tour of 2004 and was praised by critics.
Up to this day, Kraftwerk are actively creating and performing music around the world.
Interesting facts

Just facts

  • The band is known for its seclusion from the outer world. For example, the phone in their studio does not make any sound when it rings. Kraftwerk say that they do not like to get interrupted while they work in the studio. This means that in order to call them, you have to do it on a set time, only then will someone answer you
  • The band influenced so many musicians, including Depeche Mode, Visage, Ultravox and John Foxx.  Oh, and techno lovers out there, did you know that the famous “Belleville three”, the fathers of Detroit techno (and techno in general) used Kraftwerk samples in their early work
  • The name Kraftwerk actually means “power plant” in German

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

   A quick update for now, but I definitely think that this is worth sharing.
   So here you go, ever got lost in the massive amount of electronic music genres? Well fear no more, this guide has it all, plus, every genre comes with samples, brilliant! The amount of music that you can find in this little website is mind blowing, check it out, you won't regret it!

Friday, 10 February 2012

d school

Yello's logo
   I have decided to make multiple posts about bands that have influenced electronic music. I will start this collection off with Yello, the Swiss electronica band. There is no reason for Yello being the first band overviewed except that I am listening to it at the moment.

Short history

  I think it would be hard to find a person who does not know the famous song “Oh yeah”, but probably only a small part of those people know that this song was created by a band called Yello, a band that was created in the late 70’s by two talented musicians – Boris Blank and Carlos Peron. Dieter Meier joined the band a bit latter, when the duo decided that they need someone who could sing well. However, the trio lasted only for a while, because Carlos Peron decided to start a solo career.

The trio (Boris Blank, Dieter Meier and Carlos Peron)
    Their first single was released in 1979, it was called  “I.T. Splash” and a year later they released their first LP “Solid Pleasure”(which featured the hit “Bostich”). As years have passed they released 11 more studio albums and a bunch of remix and compilation albums. Yello created many singles that were ranked very well in chart positions( Bostich, Jungle Bill, Vicious Games, Oh yeah, Tremendous Pain and much more)

Their music

One of the reasons why Yello stood out of the other electronica bands was the unique sounds used in producing their music, even listening to it today you can feel the originality and creativity flowing from each song. In addition to great music, Dieter Meier has a great, deep and dark voice which fits in great with the music created. The interesting thing is, the music is created first, only then lyrics are written and recorded on top.

  Just facts
  • Yello almost never uses samples that were already used and Boris Black created most of them. It is known that his collection of samples is over 100 000 original samples.
  • Dieter Meier is not only the vocalist of Yello, he is also a multimillionaire industrialist, a professional poker player and a one time member of the Swiss national golf team. Now THAT’S what I call multitasking!
  • Dieter Meier also directed most of the bands music videos.

 The song that everyone knows...

Saturday, 21 January 2012

    New "Justice" music video

   Hello there, good news, Justice just posted a new music video!
I have to say, every video from them is definitely above the average videos that are made these days. Also, this one is quite "trippy", so make sure to check it out when you are on illegal substances!
All in all, the second album is turning out to be quite good, even though I still don't get the thrill from it that I got from Cross, man that was one epic space journey...
But hey, let's wait and see what they will prepare for the live show, hopefully they will bring back the raw power that the first album had!

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Discover electronic music

        I have recently found an interesting video which I would like to share with any electronic music or technology in general enthusiast. (Video at the bottom of the post)
    The video is from 1983 and it’s a very clear explanation about the technique behind those sci-fi sounds that were produced back then. It is interesting to see the amount of gear that was needed back then and to compare it with the synthesizers of today. Technology is getting better rapidly; we get new toys of technology every single day and I doubt we could imagine our lives without it…
   This leads to a question that I have been pondering for quite a while now. We are in the 21’st century; technology is all around us and affects every single one of us. Let’s face it, we are addicted to it, but I do not think of it as a negative thing. It’s just evolution, the human race and technology is rapidly blending together, who knows for the better of for the worse.
   And yet, even to this day I meet people that have this “electronic music is not real music” attitude. They seem to get the idea that creating music with computers is some sort of non-natural thing to do. This attitude is really strange. The basic guitar or drums are technologies just as a computer is. When photography and cinema first appeared they too were not taken as a form of art.  Now what is the situation today? I really doubt that you could find any people out there who would call movies like "Brazil", "Pi" or "Memento" as not worthy of the word "art" next to them. 
  The point that I am trying to make is this: some time ago some smart guy took some leather and stretched it and noticed the sound that it emits by tapping it. Today, we are able to create instruments that can create much more diverse sounds than any time before. Synthesizers belong to the new generation of music instruments. Is it better because it is newer? It absolutely is not. Does it deserve an equal place between guitars, drums and pianos? Yes, it most certainly does.
Do you agree or maybe you have a different opinion?  


    Hello there and welcome to Electronic Breath, a place focused on various aspects of electronic music.
 I have a huge passion for all kinds of music, but there is a special place in my heart for electronic 
    I like the way it is different. I like how it focuses on the sound itself. When I listen to it, no meaning is offered. You just get pure sound, and with it you can go anywhere you want.
   I remember the first time I listened to trance in a festival I just instantly fell in love with it. The constant beat made me go crazy. It sounded so alien and so different from what I heard before...I wanted to learn more. In a way, this is my attempt to do just that. 

Sunday, 15 January 2012

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