Out now on all digital platforms and released by the Spanish Nühn Records: “Oneiron”. A hypnotic two-tracker, where “Morpheus” is a bit rougher around the edges than “Phobetor”, but both tracks retain their deep technoid foundation.

Madah Sounds Podcast

Vinyl mix for Madah Sounds.

“Let the water take everything.
In a realm where shadows reign supreme and whispers of the river haunt our dreams, resilience is an intangible yet profound concept. In the depths of darkness, it’s often found in the water, a symbol of life’s relentless flow, Swirling, consuming, with an undertow. Yet, within it, we glean a lesson of resilience and license as an ever-present theme.
In the village of the mind, where fears reside, resilience stands as a beacon and a guide. Through the tempest of doubt, it holds sway and Leads us through the darkest days.
When the waters rise and all seems lost, resilience emerges a steadfast frost, a force unyielding against the tide, And the ebb and flow of life’s relentless ride.
So let the water take everything it may; Resilience will endure, come what may; in its abstract embrace, we find our might, Guiding us through the darkest night.”


01. Gigi Masin & Rod Modell – Red Hair Girl At The Boat Stop
02. Pub – Summer
03. Studio Pankow – Heidelberger Platz
04. Miruga – Colder (Original Mix)
05. Tomas Rubeck – Cadence
06. Intrusion – A Gentle Embrace (Reduced)
07. Deepchord – Fargo
08. Substance & Vainqueur – Reverberation
09. Ridis – Is # 10
10. Rhythm & Sound- Trace
11. Echo Ltd. – Echologist


This album started out as a spiritual successor of “Tracing Rays” (Wil-Ru Records, 2013), an album that was constructed using meticulous sound design and processing. A similar approach was used for “Aˈkʷaː.ti.kus”, but limited to one piece of equipment: a Nord Wave 2 performance synthesizer, processed with my digital audio workstation of choice, Renoise.

The track titles are in line with the aquatic album title, each of them representing a different zone in the ocean, in order of depth.

As the chords gently ripple through each track, the rhythms shift between various forms, deviating more often than not from traditional technoid drum patterns.

Recordings From A Dimly Lit Studio

Ohrwert presents “Recordings From A Dimly Lit Studio” by R¥S. An alter ego once thought of to use for tracks that felt different from my other bodies of work, but rarely used to release any music. The artist name is a play on my first name, phonetically spelled (r+yen = Arjen), and the initial of my last name.

Much thought went into the decision wether I should release it through Ohrwert or not. It is not dubby, and not particularly deep, but it does share some common grounds and sheds light on music I have been working on in parallel to dub techno, which would probably not see the light of day otherwise.

Dub Diva – Dub Techno Soundset

Recently I collaborated with Martin Stürtzer, Martin Nonstatic, and Luftrum on a soundset for U-He Diva. Really loved working on the sound design and very pleased how the complete soundset turned out.

“Dive into the hypnotic world of Dub Techno with Dub Diva, a collection of 137 expertly designed synth presets, brought to life through the collaborative synergy of Dub Techno artists Martin Nonstatic, Ohrwert and Martin Stürtzer, and sound designer Luftrum. United by their passion, this dream team has joined forces to craft an outstanding compilation of synth presets for U-He Diva.”


The ambiguous title “NºXX” refers to both the Latin writing for night and number twenty. Much as “Tenth” (Other Heights, 2010) was a closing album for the Reduct series 1 to 9, “NºXX” is a closing album for the Reduct series 11 to 19.

As the reference in the title to night suggests, the music is all about nocturnal dub vibes, weaving through moonlit ambient clouds.

Nineteenth Reduct

For the nineteenth installment of the Reduct series I took inspiration from the initial series 1 through 9 with its extended hardware sessions, resulting in two 10+ minute dub techno tracks with a vintage flair.

I N F R A KLANG [Remastered]

Thirteen years after its conception, a remaster of the Infraklang catalog was long overdue. Set up as an audio blog, parallel to the Reduct series, its focus was to release more diverse recordings from the new studio. 

For this album though, I have limited myself to remaster just the Ohrwert recordings, which still clocks in at over 90 minutes. As none of the tracks dip below the ten minute mark, they range from extensive tube-amplified tape echo excercises, to a half-beat crossover between Berlin-school and dub techno, all documenting a slice of time I spent in the studio, jamming into the wee hours of the morning.

Eighteenth Reduct

These tracks have made several appearances this year on various podcasts. One of the versions has been published on Soundcloud with artwork created by a neural network, which is added as a bonus item. 

Technically, the music is an all-out hardware extravaganza, combining sequential and dub elements with both analog and digital sources. The main difference between the versions is the hihat programming, which, in a subtle way, dictates the density of the music.