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Michael Brueckner
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I am a spare time electronic music producer/sound artist. I've finished more than 90 albums in about 16 years. I concentrate on ambient and drone, but with m
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Hi and welcome to all of You! I'm a spare time electronic music producer...musician...or sound artist (call it what You like) since somewhere around 1993. During the past 16 years I have produced more than 90 albums (none of them released at a label yet; if You're interested, You can order them directly from me as CD-Rs in jewel cases, with nice artwork and a kind message from me...). Since 2007, I distribute my stuff via internet, my main field of action so far being myspace...
Band/artist history
I've always been a big listener, and were interested in synthesis, recording and sound processing, but never had the idea of being a musician myself (and I never received any formal musical education, apart from school), until one day - at the end of a relationship - I found myself with a broken heart and actually a little money, so following an impulse I spent that money for some equipment, and just started to do my thing... Actually, there were more influences adding to that decision...to much to tell... I started to record on 4-track-tape, than shortly switched to an Atari, and after that to a Mac with Harddisc-Recording. Continued to learn, develop and (hopefully) grow... Since 2007, I'm promoting my stuff in the vast spaces of the virtual universe - which did lead to some airplay, reviews, contacts, live invitations, collaborations...it's still in progress.
Have you performed in front of an audience?
I'd love to, but since I have a full time job and a small family, there's always this lack of time...and money, actually. So, very, very rarely...
Your musical influences
My musical taste and interest is vaaaast and wide - much to much influences to list them all. But to give You a slight idea, here are some of the many: - classic electronic music from the 70ies, like Klaus Schulze, Brian Eno, Tangerine Dream, Jean Michel Jarre, Michael Hoenig, Vangelis - and all the other usual suspicious... - classic (or "progressive" or "melodic", also "hard") rock from the 70ies, like Deep Purple, Pink Floyd, Mike Oldfield, King _Crimson, Jethro Tull, Yes, Camel, and so on... - kraut rock, like Eloy, Can, Grobschnitt, Schicke-Fuehrs-Froehling, Birth Control... - minimal and avantgarde composers like Peter Michael Hamel, Terry Riley, Phillip Glass, Eberhard Schoener... - the "ECM-type" of jazz musicians, like Keith Jarret, Jan Garbarek, Eberhard Weber or Nils-Petter Moelver - medieval, baroque, classical and romantic music like Hildegard von Bingen, Bach, Mozart, Debussy, Stravinski... - ethnic and new age music like Andreas Vollenweider, Deuter, RÃÂdiger Oppermann... - (more or less) contemporary electronic music, like Robert Rich, Future Sound of London, Aphex Twin, Mous on Mars... - hundreds of musicians I discovered via the internet - my wife (a VERY gifted musician!) Any more? The list could go on. And on. And... ;-) Life in general, I guess...
What equipment do you use?
Only old crap on the edge of collapsing... A dated Power Mac G4 with an old version of Cubase and some dozen of VST-PlugIns (some commercial, most freeware...). The star among them is the "Absynth", I guess. Other sound software...the "Metasynth" is my "secret weapon" for special effects and drones. For beats I often use an old version of "Reason". I also own "Reaktor", but it doesn't really run on my old Mac, so I use it less often than I would. Live I use an old Yamaha Entertainer Keyboard (PSR 2700), a small Korg sound module from the early 90ies, and just recently I've bought a new master keyboard and a great synth, the "Blofeld" by Waldorf... And some old, cheap microphones...and other cheap, old stuff ;-)
Anything else?
Peace to all of You! Take care... :-)
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