The latest piano tunes I recorded have led me to playing some faster stuff and River Flows In You is just a flowing melody. Don’t expect me to know or like the books/movies that have afterwards been linked to the piece, I merely love the music this Japanese composer wrote.
There are 2 or 3 points where the recording isn’t perfect, but I’ll accept that for now.
While playing the piano more and more again, I have played some movie scores. I’ve always loved the „Forrest Gump“ movie score and here is the main theme, the feather theme. Don’t tell me it’s not perfectly played (like a pianist could), I know, but it’s a beautiful piece of music!
Dear friends, for quite some time thoughts went around in my mind, how to straighten up my analogue and digital identity. The reasons are as follows:
I appreciate data sovereignity.
I want to organise my day autonomously.
I want to produce my music focussed and avoid distraction.
I want range of influence for my music.
These 4 points are not completely consistent as you gain influence in the music business partly by using Facebook. Unfortunately you then depend on this instrument which has been causing some distress for me. Facebook is problematic:
It’s an advertisement instrument which uses our data to generate revenue on us. Partly we reveal our data freely because we want to share with acquaintances, friends and family. But mainly we share these information with Facebook, which I don’t intend to accept anymore.
Facebook is tracking all and every clicks and mouse movements we do on their platform. Also, if you’re logged in in your browser it is tracking all of your other tabs that are open. It’s more or less known, but I don’t intend to accept it anymore.
Facebook is asking for constant interaction with it, with other people, to look at ads. Partly we let it determine our daily schedule and I don’t intend to accept it anymore.
All these reasons have led to the decision to delete my Facebook accountwithin the next two weeks. And I do mean delete, not deactivate.
Connected to the Facebook company are subsidiaries like Instagram (which I used only briefly) and WhatsApp. As I have a big number of private contacts on WhatsApp I will give myself 6 months time to delete it.
If you want to keep contact you can always use these channels:
Liebe Freunde, schon seit längerer Zeit plagen mich Gedanken, wie ich meine digitale und meine analoge Identität in Einklang bringen kann. Die Gründe sind einfach:
Ich lege Wert auf Datensouveränität.
Ich möchte meinen Tag selbstbestimmt gestalten.
Ich möchte meine Musik konzentriert produzieren und Ablenkung vermeiden.
Ich möchte Reichweite für meine Musik.
Diese 4 Punkte widersprechen sich teilweise, denn Reichweite bekommt mensch heutzutage auch über Facebook. Doch leider macht mensch sich damit abhängig von diesem Instrument, was mir schon seit langem Bauchschmerzen bereitet. Facebook ist problematisch:
Es ist ein Werbeinstrument, das unsere Daten nutzt, um mit uns Geld zu verdienen. Dazu geben wir teilweise gern unsere Daten her, weil wir sie gern mit Bekannten, Freunden, Familie teilen. Doch eigentlich teilen wir sie hauptsächlich mit Facebook, was ich nicht mehr gewillt bin, in Kauf zu nehmen.
Facebook trackt alle unsere Klicks und Mausbewegungen, die wir auf der Plattform tätigen. Auch wenn ihr auf dem Browser eingeloggt seid und euch in einem anderen Tab befindet, trackt Facebook, wo ihr euch befindet. So weit, so bekannt. Doch ich bin nicht mehr gewillt, das in Kauf zu nehmen.
Facebook möchte ständige Interaktion von uns, es fordert uns auf, mit anderen zu interagieren, seine Werbung anzuschauen oder andere Dinge zu tun, ob wir es wollen oder nicht. Wir lassen teilweise unseren Tag davon bestimmen und uns ablenken, was ich nicht mehr gewillt bin, in Kauf zu nehmen.
All diese Gründe haben mich dazu veranlasst, innerhalb der nächsten zwei Wochen meinen Facebook-Account zu löschen. Damit meine ich nicht deaktivieren, sondern löschen.
Damit einher gehen natürlich noch andere Töchter des Facebook-Konzerns: Instagram (was ich nur kurzzeitig nutzte) und WhatsApp. Da viele private Kontakte unter WhatsApp erreichbar sind, gebe ich mir dort eine Karenzzeit von 6 Monaten und werde es anschließend deinstallieren.
Um die Möglichkeit von Kontakt zu ermöglichen, bleiben folgende Kanäle:
Since having long time no guest on In Between I decided I should have some of them back! I’m starting with the American German Maiga! He will join me on tomorrow’s show with an hour of his definition of melodic progressive music! We decided to take the moment since he has just released his latest EP on Synth Collective called Embers / Close.
The second hour will be mixed by me, of course. I picked some really deeeep tunes and worked up to real classic progressive Trance! It’s a bit of a tightrope walking, but for me it worked just fine.
Tune in and enjoy the show on Friday on the regular FriskyRadio channel!
2 p.m. EST / 8 p.m. CETMaiga 3 p.m. EST / 9 p.m. CETAddliss
Now here it is! This track blew me away back in 2013 and I’ve had that project lying around. Now I found the time to finish it and I like to hear it time and time again! It’s an uplifter, it’s melodic and I tried to make it a little bit heavy in the bassline, too.
I’m not 100% sure about the mastering, but I’ve worked on it so much, maybe I just need your pairs of ears – and I’ll update the Master later, if anything arises.
It has been five years since I released my first producer set. In 2014 I had reached a good high in productions but my sound got even more professional and the labels became bigger which really made me happy. Finally in 2016 I produced my first ever Chillout album Wonders which I enjoyed so much and made me proud I can’t even begin to describe. So when I started producing more this summer I realized it was time to sum up my productions of the last 4 years (since I haven’t finished something this year, yet).
This set is the progressive part with a lot productions I put on Teknofonic, but also contains my last tracks on Dirt, Lies & Audio (which then ceased to exist) and a free remix I did. I hope you enjoy it!
Addliss – Worldvibe (128 BPM Mix) [Teknofonic]
Mango – Kayra (Addliss Remix) [CD-R]
Addliss – Someone To Smile At [Teknofonic]
Addliss – Sundowner [Teknofonic]
Addliss – Uncharted [Teknofonic]
Addliss – The End [Teknofonic]
Addliss – Harmonies Are Forever [Teknofonic]
Addliss – Out of Light (Club Mix) [Dirt, Lies & Audio]
Addliss – Everything That Is Left [Dirt, Lies & Audio]
The last Epiphany of Sound is four weeks old and so I had to take the time to mix another Trance set! This time I took some Aly & Fila, Dustin Husain, Miroslav Vrlik, FloE & Alex Byrka and other quality producers and put it together into over an hour of pumping beats and sweet melodies. At the end I put a new Billy Gillies remake of Chicane’s collab with Bryan Adams called Don’t Give Up which really fits the rest!
We have already reached midyear, so WAVES is returning for summer! I have compiled full two hours of chilled music starting with space waves by Gravitation later some piano/guitar vibes by relaxdaily and Ambient Trance by Magdelayna who has done a rework again.
I really look forward to that show, so tune in on July 1st, 2018 to the FriskyRadio CHILL channel at 7 a.m. EST / 1 p.m. CET.
All smaller producers in the business always are happy about airplay and exposure. So this episode is nearly merely for these more or less unknown procuders like Fresh Code, Katylyst, Matt Eray, Fredd Moz and many others! Only at the end I couldn’t resist to mix in some well known names with extraordinary tunes!
Just one week later I’m back with Epiphany of Sound! This time I mixed together some hot new releases by Anna Lee & FloE, Swen van der Endt, Mark L2K, Arctic Ocean, Susana & Neev Kennedy and many more. I also dug up an old vinyl release I still have in store: Daniel Kandi’s I Found The Way made me discover this man’s definition of Trance back then and I never doubted since then.