2013

hi there, news for you!

The Album is growing and growing, new computer is running fine mostly (Mac Mini Quad i7) and so many ideas are being worked on at the same time… Last sunday, for example, i recorded a beautiful female voice and a cello and one of the “maybe” tracks really grew into something great… (ill post that later)

Alas, with all those new ideas and paths i´d like to follow i wont finsish production this month. So if i work until XMAS i will get the manufactured CD maybe the second week of january… 2013 that is…

But to my mind IT REALLY IS WORTH THE WAITING

(waiting for you, passionately WORKING for me)

Here are some more snippets:

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Here is a document of me “having fun”

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And i am not absolutely sure about this one… it was a very cool session with a singer/guitarist and my new analog METABOX… i modulated his voice+guitar in real time and just put some drums beneath… i really like it, but dont know if it fits the rest of my stuff…

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33 Responses to “2013”

  1. Wojtek Says:

    If the world won’t end in 2012 we’ll wait till Jan’13 ;)

  2. raver3002 Says:

    That is what I bought all my hifi equipment for :)) Keep going on that way, sounds amazing. Completely in love with your sounds, especially snippet one …
    Can’t wait to buy the final result :))

  3. Andre Says:

    Dranbleiben. Auch der Song mit Gitarre ist verdammt cool. Herr Trente M. macht ebensolches seit Jahren sehr erfolgreich. Genreübergreifendes, verschiedene Einflüsse mixen, davon lebt doch der Gute, sich von den Massen abzusetzende Musikzirkus. Die wiederum trockenen, aber tiefen Drums verleihen Drive und sind extrem catchig, bekommt jedem guten Lautsprecher. Meine Nubert’s husten nach mehr. ;)

  4. Martin Says:

    Wow. Da hast Du echt was nettes gezaubert. Ich kann noch nicht mal sagen was mir davon am besten gefällt, alles sehr schick in meinen Ohre.
    Ich kann nur sagen “HUT AB”.

  5. Pete Says:

    Yeahhh, ich freu mich drauf!!! Hört sich alles super an und bis jetzt hat sich die Wartezeit bei Dir ja immer gelohnt!!! ;-)

  6. tom Says:

    the computer says no bei dem 3ten snippet

  7. lilacfairy Says:

    Oh, ich freu mich! :)))

  8. Ptr Says:

    Sounds great! Definitely worth the wait! Keep going!

    …and I’m really looking forward to the track with vocals!

  9. entropy Says:

    Cool, thanks for the new stuff! :)

    First track:
    I really like the piano part and the rest, but it feels like those are two different tracks which don’t blend very well in the current mix. I don’t mind rough breaks, quite the contrary. But here it’s… hard to explain. :)

    Third track:
    This one is also good imho but, I agree with you, it probably might not fit the other tracks you put on the blog lately. Apart from that, I think it’s in dire need of additional ideas.

    Second track: Sorry, but that’s totally not my cup of tea. :/

    Keep up the good work! :)

  10. Bastian Says:

    The third track is clearly the my favourite of those three. It is a bit different but I do think it would fit the album. Great tracks always fit :)

    To You on thirteen stories also was a bit different than the rest and it is an important part of the album because it is such a great track.

  11. V-12/Tropyx Says:

    Track #1 - amazing. This is what I need. Especially because there is a power, energy, melody and piano in the middle.

    Track #2 - quite static track without growing atmosphere and some experimental sounds. But still I heard that it was done by You :)

    Track #3 - not sure if this track fits for your new album. I would switch to more energetic melodic trance tracks.

  12. ollo Says:

    #1: erinnert an so eine 70er oder frühe 80er jahre disconummer, dieser sound und die melodie die nach dem piano-break einsetzt. da kann ich mich überhaupt nicht drauf einlassen, weil ich da was anderes im kopf habe. das war bei einem früheren snippet auch schon so wo viele meinten, das erinnere sie an was.

    #2: witzige melodie mit coolem sound, erinnert mich auch an was anderes, ich komme aber grade nicht drauf an was.

    #3: mal was anderes aber mir gefällts schon ziemlich gut. klingt irgendwie sehr trocken im positiven sinne, andererseits wäre eine passende bassline dazu bestimmt auch geil. wäre was, was so in den aktuell angesagten sound so richtung wankelmut oder auch fritz kalkbrenner geht.

    auffallend ist immer, dass so gut wie nie ein snippet dabei ist, wo ich sagen würde, das geht ja mal gar nicht. mal trifft es nicht so meinen geschmack aber richtig gut gemacht ist es immer.

  13. Ptr Says:

    @entropy

    Yes, I agree that the two parts do not perfectly blend yet - especially when the piano part appears first. But hey, it’s a working demo…

  14. Tomek Says:

    The “fun” part is quite viral. It can stick in your head for the entire day.

  15. Ptr Says:

    So, the album will be called 2013 Stories I guess…?

  16. sasha Says:

    Best is third track–definetly good for listening by the sea with a glass of wine–cheers

  17. Webstick Says:

    Track #1 and #2 are not my … ok, track #2 sounds like you “having fun”. But for me to “simple” … have a more or less short melody repeating again and again over the complete track. I have enough after a minute. But track #3 … why does it not fit? That’s a sound/melody you can listen more than once … and you do not hear the repeating. For me that’s the Rolf trying to make experimental sounds which you do not hear from a dozen other electronic artists/projects.

  18. felup Says:

    Wie soll sich bei den Stücken Spannung aufbauen, wenn einem die Höhepunkte nur so um die Ohren geworfen werden?

    Im Vergleich zu älteren rmb Stücken wie ddb und co. ist der Gesamtklang total flach. Könnte das am Mastering liegen?

    Vergleicht mal die Soundtourist Stücke mit dem Pure Energy remix, der remix ist deutlich druckvoller. Wie kommt das?

    Schade finde ich auch, dass die Stücke bei weitem nicht mehr so groovy sind wie bei den letzten rmb Sachen oder auch Produktionen andere Künstler.

    Die letzten Beats und Basslines klangen irgenwie abgehackt, für meinen Geschmack zu sehr auf die Viertel betont, man kann nicht mehr so schon im Groove schwimmen… Irgendwie fehlt mir die Dynamik.

    Geht es nur mir so oder ist es auch anderen aufgefallen?

    Ich weiß es ist alles Geschmacksache. Aber die Frage ist auch, ob man sich mit außschließlich positiver Kritik weiter entwickeln kann.

    Mir kommt es oft so vor als wenn hier Leute schreiben die eh alles super finden sobald “Rolf” drauf steht.

    Ich gehöre nur zu denen die sich freuen, wenn etwas neues kommt wo “Rolf” drin ist.

    Die Stücke haben alle etwas besonderes, leider werden sie mir oft nur sehr nervig, wo ich wieder bei meinem ersten Punkt angekommen wäre…

    Bin gespannt was ihr sagt :-)

  19. boka Says:

    Take your time, no need to rush. Fans will always be around :)

  20. Peter aka altarnax Says:

    Hi Rolf,

    Aldough I really like your music, I must be honest with you.
    I do not like really these 3 samples.
    This is just my thinking, I hope you don’t mind.

    1st sample:
    This one can be good, but I feel something is still missing maybe the main “story”. Aldough I like the piano seqence, this makes the song like it would be the mix of two different songs.

    2nd sample:
    This song is the less “Rolf Like”. This sounds like Scooter.
    This sample is a bit annoying. :(

    3rd sample:
    This can be also a good song in the end.
    The only thing, that I feel that there is too many FX on this one.
    Maybe if you remove a few FX preset, or just remove/change the FX of the vocal, it can help to make a song a bit better. :)

    I really wait for your new album, and hope that maybe you will make some live sessions in the future (maybe also in Hungary :) )

    Regards,
    Peter

  21. Daniel Says:

    Hi, Mr Rolf

    Good works, i like your sample. Waves are great and i like that! i’m waiting your next album !! fan since rmb!
    Continious your work!!

    From France

  22. Ptr Says:

    Any updates Rolf? Are you getting along well?

  23. Rolf Says:

    Well, the last weeks were not so productive to be honest… the steps further up the hill have been tiny and straining… some really nice soft songs have been developed, but i am still looking for a male singer with an extraordinary (deep) voice and some songs still wait for that “next level” feeling i want to have… ill go on working the next days, but make a break of ten days then…

    “Anything worth doing, is worth doing right.”

  24. entropy Says:

    > i am still looking for a male singer with an extraordinary (deep) voice

    Kennst Du William Cohn von R&B? Der soll auch Saenger sein. :D
    https://www.facebook.com/cohn.william

  25. Ptr Says:

    Sounds good. Thanks for the update!

  26. Bart Says:

    Sound realy good!! I can’t wait :-)

  27. Bravel Says:

    HAAAALLLOOOOOOO!!!!!

    …second week of january…
    …und immer noch nix :-(.

  28. Rolf Says:

    Yeah, i will post some stuff next week, but need more time finishing…
    Starting next week i will use an internet blocker from 9:30 to 17:30 to get more productive :) other measures will follow if needed…

  29. cryppy Says:

    No problem.. Just mail all the Repliers when ready.. will not check the blog or post comments until I recieve a mail how to listen/order the result! ;)
    So you can keep your production speed for 110%

    Have some good days! I’m very courious for the results!

  30. Rolf Says:

    To speed up things here i do not go online from 9:30 to 18:00 (only Mails twice)
    That really helps… those Facebook-minutes add up…

  31. Sascha Says:

    Hey Rolf,

    I was somehow amazed that 13-stories and 13-nights are available at simfy; will your new album show up there as well (maybe with a delay)? And what about the Sound Tourist stuff? Would be nice as well!

    So, keep on working hard!

    Greetings from the States

  32. Rolf Says:

    Spotify and simfy are practically like giving your music away for free…
    On the other hand one might get new fans, so i thought id try it with the older releases…

    But real fans get the ORIGINAL CD if its available, right? :)

  33. Sascha Says:

    for sure!!!!!!!

    But it’s nice to have it in this collection too… BTW are you payed from s***fy per each played song (if so, I would play it more often ;-) or once per customer?

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