Though most of 2017 was spent recording and releasing the “Spectrum” LP under my real name, there were a few ‘plugged’ Minute Of Arc jams. Two variations of an eclectic burst of electronica, and one classic jungle session with Elektron’s Octatrack serving as a center piece to break the beats.
Recently I was asked by Network 23‘s Alan Bruzon if I would mind an interview for his Ambient Music Blog. After our collaboration earlier this year, we kept in touch via email and discussed some interesting topics.
A year after setting up my smaller studio, I’ve settled in quite nicely and try to be as prolific as I can, continuing my quarterly releases per project. The name of the studio derives from the chemical formula of the name of the street we live on, which is named after a form of quartz. At its core, the studio is still based around a set of analog synthesizers and sequencers with a touch of digital synthesis and signal processing, but it’s less expandable due to its spatial limitations. Despite these limitations, I try to broaden my horizon by adding more diverse elements and exploring non-western scales, as can be heard on this album.
From the vaults; a mix of exclusively Rhythm & Sound records. Recorded at Staalgraan, June 2007.
Recently I was asked to record a podcast for the Lifecrushed mix series. It turned out in a 77 minute mix of exclusively Ohrwert material featuring some of my latest releases, as well as releases of the past few years.
A constant thumping, Ohrwert’s mix summons a thick, nebulous fog – the snares and high-hats serving as brief glimmers of lucidness. It’s an hour of deep rumination, with a consistent theme and ambience making time hurtle by. A set to help you mull something over.https://soundcloud.com/lifecrushedblog/lcm067-ohrwert
A set of three intrinsic hardware sessions. Though melodically structured, they pack punchy bass lines and have analog drums to match.
“Welcome to a new reality. Things have turned around for humanity. In a bad way. Now the clones are the ones in power and searching for the last hideouts of human survivors in order to exterminate them for good. With the exception of only a few, musically talented specimens, whom the clones want to keep alive so they can produce and play music for their listening pleasure. Lets see how this is going to end. This is chapter 10 out of 12. Not much time left for the grand final.”
Here’s a special podcast I recorded for Greyscale, tune in and zone out.
1. Abdulla Rashim – Moral
2. Roberto Bosco – Sonorous Waves Part 2
3. Luigi Tozzi – Hierophant
4. BLNDR – Movement Strobe (Interpreted By Evigt Mörker)
5. Deepchord – Electromagnatic Downsing: The Lost D Side
6. Rod Modell – Lama Temple (Tokyo REEQ Remix)
7. Thomas Rubeck – The Blueprint
8. XDB – Descap
9. Van Bonn – On Land
10. Ohrwert – Blavus (Grad_u Remix)
11. Grad_u – Surface I (Ohrwert Alter)
12. Ohrwert – Fidelis
13. Techniker – M-3
Recorded at SiO2, 2019.
In retrospect, “Kaaresta” has been a creative arc between two houses. Recording sounds in my studio in one house, editing them on my laptop in my girlfriend’s house. The result is a fine weave of electro and idm, braided with tight drum patterns and interlacing melodic structures.
Out now: “The Clock Of Dreams”, a collaborative album with the wonderful Network 23 from the UK. Three analog sequential frameworks I recorded, filled in by Alan and Simon with an eclectic range of elements, including guitar, samples, loops, and VSTi’s.