The Micronaut shares his third studio album Forms. Released on Acker Records, one of Germany’s leading independent electronic labels, Forms is a mix of electronica, IDM and pop, a fluttering, heady explosion of colorful sounds with a melancholic edge of plaintive clarity.
The Micronaut is a German multi-instrumentalist and producer Stefan Streck. With his broken bass rhythms and catchy melodies, The Micronaut is a one-man orchestra. Tracks narrate with no need for speech, resembling a collage of electronica, samples, and live guitar. Riffs evolve and are passed to synthesizer keys, note by note. A peculiar dynamic arises – a merging.
Since his debut 2012 full length FriedFisch, The Micronaut’s profile has been constantly on the rise. Known for his electrifying live shows, Stefan Streck is one of the hardest working beat-makers in Germany, playing around 100 shows each year with acts such as Apparat, Paul Kalkbrenner, Sven Väth, Ada, The Notwist, Nightmares On Wax, Phon.o, and blowing audiences away at festivals and showcases like Festival Eurosonic and Tallinn Music Week.
“Forms or shapes can be seen everywhere,” Streck says, and so it´s no surprise that his floating music has been described as a melting pot of sounds. Forms reveals new perspectives on the electronic music genre, crushing their boundaries in a very playful way. Germany has been known for the quality of it’s electronic music for quite some time, and the Leipzig-based musician known as The Micronaut is yet more proof of this.
Forms is available now via Acker Records!
Late May sees the release of the ‘In Between Worlds (Remixes)’ package of Satori on Underyourskin Records, featuring reworks from Acid Pauli, The Micronaut, Kris Davis, Änimal and Mario Aureo.
Following the release of Dutch producer Djordje Petrovic aka Satori’s ‘In Between Worlds’ L.P on Underyourskin Records the imprint delivers a follow up remix package, welcoming an array of exciting producers in the world of electronic music. The Underyourskin imprint has been active since 2012 and is home to artist such as Jonas Saalbach, The Forest and Yapaac, and here we see it push on with some more intelligent and intriguing compositions.
Opening up the package is German producer Acid Pauli’s take on ‘The Whising Spell’ seeing him deliver his typically melodious and mind-bending style with sparse rhythms, arpeggio hooks and gradually unfolding synth sequences. The Micronaut’s ‘Days Without You’ remix follows and takes things into electronica realms with warbling square wave bass and broken beats layered under Miou Amadee’s soulful vocal styling’s.
Dutch duo Änimal then turn in a dropped tempo hypnotic rework of ‘Wasted feat Hugo’ next, laying the focus on subtly blooming pad lines, drawn out bass tones and bubbling percussive hits. Berlin’s Mario Aureo switches things up into dubby realms, turning ‘We Don’t Exist’ into a dance floor workout with fluttering stab hits, a mesmeric synth hook and shuffled drum lines. Kris Davis then rounds off the package with his interpretation of ‘Wasted feat Hugo’ delivering a charming bass driven take, employing dreamy bell chimes, elongated sub bass and expansive atmospherics.
Satori’s ‘In Between Worlds (Remixes)’ is out on Underyourskin Records 22nd May (Vinyl) and 4th June (Digital) 2015.
1. The Whising Spell (Acid Pauli Remix)
2. Days Without You feat. Miou Amadee (The Micronaut Remix)
3. Wasted feat Hugo (Änimal Remix)
4. We Don’t Exist (Mario Aureo Remix)
5. Wasted feat Hugo (Kris Davis Remix)