04/13/2017

ToiToiToi – Im Hag

ToiToiToi - Im Hag

 

Finally, it’s here !

I am more than happy to present my debut album for Ghost Box Records. It took a while to finish and feels really good to let go these tracks now, for some of them were “in progress” for quite a time. It was such a pleasure to work with the Ghost Box family and I am quite proud to somehow be part of it now. With their particular sound they always seemed to be soulmates since I discovered the label years ago. They seemed to represent an approach towards both folklore and technology I was always looking for in vain in Germany. When it comes to tradition, heritage etc. things get difficult over here and with finding an alternative way of dealing with german folk and culture by also emphasising its’ psychedelic elements and calling the kindred spirits of other cultures for support, I always felt like being in a minority of one. The more grateful I am now to have found a save harbour in the imaginary world of Ghost Box and to be able to contribute my very own continental perspespective.

The album will be released on May, 12th.
Pre-oder is open now here.

Please see Soundcloud for album snippets.

I hope you enjoy !

 

ToiToiToi – Im Hag – LP

 

04/15/2016

Celebrating Walpurgisnacht

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I am very pleased to announce a very rare live performance of ToiToiToi on a very special date:

On Saturday, 30.04.2016 it’s time to celebrate Beltane/Walpurgisnacht. On this occasion I am going to play a little set, supported by a solo set of Sound8Orchestra. The whole event takes place at SPEKTRUMberlin and is kindly supported by Digital in Berlin.

ToiToiToi & Sound8Orchestra (solo set)
Decks: D/B Sound System
Saturday 30th April 2016 | Doors 19:00 Start 20:00
SPEKTRUMberlin | Bürknerstraße 12 | 12047 Berlin-Neukölln

See you there!

11/23/2015

Other Voices

Toitoitoi  - Other Voices 07

More than proud to announce that the very first vinyl release of Toitoitoi ever comes from no other than Ghost Box Records and is now avaiable to pre-order in their shop.

Could it only be by chance that the cover colour does go so well with the layout of this blog? Who knows…

By the way, the other single this time is from Tim Gane (Stereolab that was) and his great project Cavern of Anti-Matter.

Hurray!

 

05/27/2015

Subharchord

subharchord_little

Today I was lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a great device, the so called Subharchord, which was developed during the 1960s in East Berlin (GDR) by Ernst Schreiber. It somehow cannot be compared to a regular sythesizer. As I understood, it’s a subharmonic Sound Generator. Normally, sounds that are produced by conventional instruments and in the natural world are a combination of notes each with a different pitch. Each fundamental has various overtones (so-called harmonics). Subharmonic sounds are produced by dividing the frequency into subharmonics or, let’s say undertones. Subharmonic sounds do not exist in nature and differ from the sounds produced by conventional synthesizers. So, as you can imagine, it produces quite spacy sounds, mostly used for radio and television productions in the German Democratic Republic.
All together, there were only less then 10 Subharchords produced. Thanks to a tour to the Studio of electroacoustic music in the Academy of Arts in Berlin, I found this little beautiful fellow…

subharchord_detail

For loads of additional information, there’s this nice website.