sound

Industrial

Leopath is an experimental German band. Minimalistic melody arcs, morbid sounds and spheric-psychedelic atmospheres are combined with hammering rhythm patterns. Industrial, Avantgarde, Pop and New Wave interconnect and form a dark, melancholic Rave. The songs dash past like a night train or silently sneak up on you only to take up speed in the next second. The unconventional and deeply interesting voice of front woman Neila Fynn hovers over the many facetted sound collages and rhythms of Michael Kamp.

In 2012 I developed a live concept for Leopath. In the course of this I produced completely new mixes of their songs, which were released in 2013 on their album "Dark Hysteria".
2017, after some years of hard work, their major opus "Collaps/Collabs" was released. A double album with fascinating new material and a whole CD of collaborations with other musicians (e.g. Little Annie, Gosia Rogala and Christoph Lewandowski). I also mixed this album.

Mastering on both albums was done by Kai Blankenberg at Skyline Tonfabrik. Here are some examples from "Collaps/Collabs".

Leopath - War

Leopath - Wanted



Jazz

The progressive jazz quartet Imbroglio is keen on breaking with tradition. With their one ear close to the pulse of contemporary jazz and their heart in an earthy and instinctive sound scape, Imbroglio connects avantgarde concepts and free improvisation with tight grooves and electronic sounds. As sound engineer I was involved in the recording of their debut album “Theory of Colours”. The CD was produced by Jörg Plewe.

Imbroglio - Hide & Seek



Musical theatre

Ronja Räubertochter (2009) - Cover of the CD to this musical theatre piece

The production of “Ronja Räubertochter” at the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus in 2009 was already the second so called “Christmas Fairytale” that Torben Kärst and I worked on together. The complex sound design of the play was only one part of our work on this production, the recording and mixing of a CD with the songs from the play was the other. One of the most challenging parts in this was the integration of trained singers and singing actors in the same songs.

Music: Thomas Zaufke, Lyrics: Franziska Steiof

Ronja Räubertochter - Unsere Ronja