Archive for June, 2008

Roland Sebastian Faber – Wettkampf der Moleküle (aube005)

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

Roland Sebastian Faber – Wettkampf der Moleküle

handmade cover and illustration by Emil Schult / lim. edition 300 copies

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Molecular

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Wettkampf der Moleküle

Molecular — a battle of particles… racing melodies fighting for dominance. An electronic pop tune with barock influences somewhere between Johan Sebastian Bach and Jean Michel Jarre. Catchy, haunting, energetic and competitive. Let the games start!

Eisengard is a story about a mellow ashra temple affair, a soundscape mixed with David Gillmore ‘esque guitars and 808 beats.
A deep and golden soundscape where the sun is dawning and sequences flow like an ever evolving liquid.
RSF second maxi (aube005) has been illustrated by Emil Schult with a serigraphie and a reinterpretation of the olympics rings. The pressing has been limited to only 300, so get yours before they are gone!

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Eisengard

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Some reviews:

Aeroplane (Eskimo) : Very beautiful release! the melodies kill me! Full support!

Matt Edwards (Rekids/Quiet Village/Radio Slave) : it sounds amazing… really beautiful!

I-F (CBS, Viewlexx) : Really great, 10 points!

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Review

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

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20jazzfunkgreats

“Aube records bring us Wettkampf der Moleküle, the second release by vintage electronica wunderkind Roland Sebastian Faber, who continues on the beautiful path sketched by Vangelis and early Jarre with a blissful sequence of melodie chains written, the synthetic language, on the whitboards of our imagination.”

by xxjfg

RESIDENT ADVISOR

” After more than a decade of releases under twenty pseudonyms, Roland Sebastian Faber is finally putting out records under his own name. And while his previous records have largely been UK garage, he seems to have reserved his real name for a new sound: Cosmic disco…”

by Todd L. Burns

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Featured Music Artist – the Fascination Movement

Friday, June 20th, 2008

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After releasing their remix of Starcusters Smoke & Mirrors featuring Marc Almond earlier this year, The Fascination Movement return with a debut EP of original music to be released this fall on Aube Records titled “0.5″

The 4 song EP mixes the echos of new wave and italo with an altogether contemporary sensibility and take on the genre. The underpinnings of melodic and melancholic vocals and guitars are set aside driving bass pumping drum machines and lush keyboards throughout.

Here is the first teaser track from the EP, “Radio”. Look for more to come soon…

The Fascination Movement – Radio

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Interview RSF

Friday, June 20th, 2008

Interview with Roland Sebastian Faber, June 2008

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- Roland, tell us about your musical background, how came the inspiration to become a producer?

I’ve grown up in berlin with a lot of electronic music. I remember buying my first Klaus Schulze record with 12 years old. It turned out to be an adult movie sound track “bodylove” i was hooked.

My main influcences are, apart from all the other brilliant music in the eightees we used to listen to me and my friends: Klaus Schulze (the guru), Tangerine Dream, Ashra Tempel, Jean Michel Jarre, Kraftwerk, Soft Cell, Human League, Vangelis, Isao Tomita, Giorgio Moroder, Cockteau Twins and Pink Floyd.

In 1989 I moved to london to get my foot into the door of music production and because it was at the time and still is the wildest city.

-Any good memories?

A lot of good memories like the first time I heard Klaus Schluze or Oxygene.
I was so young and I kept saying I like to have a synthesizer. For us the idea of a huge wall of knobs and cables was unaffordable.

And of course by the time I recieved from my mum and dad my first synth, a roland jx3p, I was 15 and I thouht I was the luckiest kid in the world. I still own it.


- How would you describe the evolution of the electronic music ?

Electronic music changed forever with the virtual laptop ipod generation.
It is a good thing that anyone at least is getting the chance to have a go at it.
My concern is that virtual synths do not even sound close to the power of analogue and that some younger kids might never know on what these colourfull virtual plug ins are based on.

- Which instruments are using for composing?

I’m using the mac with logic of course like others use cubase on pc. But most of the instruments I m using are classic rolands, moog, seqential, korg.
I’ m very fond of odd misfit synths aswell like the bizarre farfisa synths and strange presets hybrids but if its analogue I propably like it.

- Your new project is called Roland Sebastian Faber , tell us the story behind…

I made some music like berliner schule for myself for a long time. The berliner schule always had a special place in my heart. But to be honest I didn’t have an output for it. It wasn’t the right time. But my feeling changed and after so many years of house clubs and medioca pop bands we are now ready to revive it. Something different from the past but remixed for the future.

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- How does the RSF project ´s future look like?

I am ultimatley working towards an album. Hopefully then my music will be used for differents purposes too. I can bring with this project across the initial exitement of an era when synths were big and had soul.

-You are working with an independent label aube.records, which future does this kind of label have ?

I met Michael when keen k /divider and I (Starcluster) remixed a track for him for clone records “we like moroder”. After a lot of talking I realised we are on the same wavelenght and they at aube.records have the same desire to revive these types of production. A good small label might offer something the bigger ones have over looked and before you know it the small becomes big.

- RSF live ?

Of course, it is a great challenge that to combine the old ways of analogue with the convenience of laptops and modern gadgets on stage

- Thank you!

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Featured Cover Artist – Emil Schult

Thursday, June 19th, 2008


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Emil Schult was born in Dessau, Germany. In 1968, after studying language and art history at Münster University, he enrolled at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in Diter Rot´s print graphics class. He also joined the paintings classes of Joseph Beuys and Gerhard Richter and so his venture into graphics began.

In the 1970s Emil Schult began to gain exposure in Berlin, Cologne, Paris, Reykjavík and beyond with his many productions including illustrated books, documentaries and writting.

Schult’s collaboration with the band Kraftwerk started in 1972 and lasted untill 1982. Beside co-writting lyrics, he created some of the iconic sleeve  art work and stage design for the band.

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In his prolific career as a painter, producer and sculptor Emil Schult has worked on many projects. He has since focused his work in the painting behind glasses technique. His painting “Hommage an die Jugend Europas” has been used for Roland Sebastian Faber´s first maxi (aube002) and he has also illustrated RSF’s second maxi (aube005) “Wettkampf der Moleküle“ with a serigraph.

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Emil Schult is currently living and working in Düsseldorf.

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