Brueckner, Michael

The ambient and electronic musician from Germany.
Brueckner, Michael
Alien Nature + Michael Brückner - The Dark Path
Artist: Alien Nature + Michael Brückner
P: 2017
On this CD they have composed music that is mainly in the Berlin School style. It combines driving, exciting, pulsating sections with eerie interludes. At times there is a little menace and unease about the music which fits the title perfectly.
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Betzler + Brückner - Triplet

Artist: Brückner + Betzler
P: 2016
On saturday, october the 29th, tommy betzler, sammy david and michael brückner appeared as additional act in the „upper room“ on 2016‘s e-live festival at oirschot, the netherlands.
they performed three sets (two shorter and one longer) at the beginning of the festival and in the breaks between the acts on the main stage.
the three tracks on this album - although studio recordings - reflect their first two sets (which were largely improvisations). The bonus track is a live-in-the studio version of the closer of the third, and longest set.

michael brückner: synthesizer, keyboards, electronics & programming
tommy betzler: e-drums, gongs, percussion
sammy david: guitar on track 1, 2 & 4 and on live videos (bonus dvd)
fryderyk jona: moog voyager on track 1 & 2, additional keyboards and sequences on track 4

the bonus dvd features video footage of most of the second and third set - however only in lo-fi sound and video quality, which still might give an impression of the actual event...

The first orders get a free DVD as a special gift.

 

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Betzler + Brückner - TWO

Artist: Brückner + Betzler
P: 2016
Anyone who likes the ambient and Berlin School style of Michael Brückner may like this album anyway, but this time its added by some more rhythm, when Tommy Betzler plays real analog drums. Another highlight are Brückner`s guest musicians on guitar (Sammy David) and on clarinet (Fryderik Jona) Hearing clarinet in electronic music is very special and pretty unique. 

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Bridge to Imla - One January Evening

Artist: Michael Brückner & Hans Dieter Schmidt
P: 2018
This album was recorded live in late January 2018 on an evening of live electronic music featuring a solo set by synthesist Ralph Baumgartl, (not included in this release, but it was excellent!) a set by Bridge To Imla - with percussionist Volker lankow on three tracks and finally a jam session involving all four musicians.
Most of the bonus tracks (see below) were recorded at a rehearsal by Michael Brückner and Hans-Dieter Schmidt one week prior to the event, except for...
...the studio version of „The Dream-Quest To Unknown Imla“ which Michael insisted on doing, because he had messed up his mellotrons flute solo at the concert when he looked into a blue laser beamer by mistake. ;-)
released June 29, 2018 Bridge To Imla is: Hans-Dieter Schmidt: synthesizer, keyboards, EWI (electronic wind instrument) Michael Brückner: electronics, synthesizer, keyboards ...with: Volker Lankow: percussion, loops, soundscapes & samples on tracks 8 - 10 and 16 - 21 Ralph Baumgartl: synthesizer & keyboards on tracks 16 - 21
cover photography: Norbert Zumdiek concert photography: Stefan Trippler cover design: Michael Brückner event catering: Anke & Tommy Betzler
Special thanks to Jürgen Linde for providing beverages! :-) And VERY special thanks to Mathias Brüssel for his safety recording of the BTI performance - it turned out that we needed it...! Finally, a BIG "Thank You" to our wonderful audience - some of You travelled a long way to be with us on that January evening!

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Brückner + Brüssel - Ondes Intergalactiques Live at the Cosmic Nights 2015

Artist: Brückner + Brüssel
P: 2015
This album contains the recording of Mathias Brüssel's and my performance at the 3rd Cosmic Nights electronic music festival at the planetrium of Brussels' Belgium, on Friday evening, May 29th 2015 - plus various tracks that were either recorded in the five preceeding rehearsals in which we conceived the music and prepared for the concert (the bigger part), or which were otherwise produced in connection to that event.
This means there are several (and partly considerably different) versions of "ondes intergalactiques", our three part "suite" for the festival, but also tracks we rehearsed as possible encores (at the actual concert though non of the performing artists played an encore, and so we skipped our's too).
Also there are other improvisations we played as little "asides" during the rehearsals, partly to test various sounds, or strategies, or aspects of the main tracks.
Finally, some tracks were inspired by the experience and spirit of the festival as a direct reaction to being there, and some of these are included, too.

It is very important to me to point out the big role that Mathias Brüssel had in this project:
As some might know, the two of us form the improvisational electronic duo "Le Mansarde Hermetique".
When it was confirmed in late 2014 that I would perform at the Cosmic Nights festival, I invited him to join - first of all because we do harmonise very well in a live situation, but also because I wanted to make a performance that would work without any prerecorded backing tracks (which are to some degree unavoidable if You try to present complex music alone).
I'm happy to say that we reached this goal to at least 90 %. Generally speaking Mathias was in charge of most of the live sequencing (however he also played some chords, effect sounds and melody lines in all tracks) while I took care of the soloing and the chord progressions in the first place (although I also was responsible for one sequence in each track, and for some of the effect sounds).
In the first three months of 2015 I was very busy with other projects, and in this time, Mathias developed first versions of the basic structures for all three parts of the suite, while I only threw in some vague ideas and had the luxury of giving my opinion on ideas he presented to me (...usually I would just answer: that's great, yeah, go on, please!).

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Brückner + Everling - Sparrows

Artist: Brückner + Everling
P: 2014

Brueckner & Everling is the cooperation between Michael Brueckner and Detlev Everling. Brueckner is well known for his big number of ambient albums, he released since more than 20 years. Detlev Everling is a professional musician playing French Horn mainly in an orchestra, but as well in different projects. In this cooperation french horn as an analog sound as well as a processed and edited sound is a very interesting and rare combination with the synths and effects of Michael Brueckner. Additionally female vocals in two tracks give this album another unique character.

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La Mansarde Hermetique (Michael Brückner + Mathias Brüssel) - Haunted Attic

Artist: Michael Brückner& Mathias Brüssel
P: 2017
La Mansarde Hérmetique (founded in 2013) is the eletronic improvisation project of Mathias Brüssel and Michael Brückner, both electronica & ambient artists from Mainz, Germany.
Both are also involved in solo projects and other collaborations, and are active in the German ambient / electronic music scene since 25 years and more...
Their debut album is - as all of their music - based on various improvisations that were recorded in La Mansarde Hérmetique’s regular monthly sessions in 2017.
The name of the project is an homage to "Le Garage Hermétique" by French comic artist Jean Giraud aka Moebius, who sadly died in 2012.
Mathias Brüssel: electronics, synthesizer, keyboards
Michael Brückner: synthesizer, keyboards, electronics

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Michael Brückner - 100 Million Miles Under The Stars

Artist: Michael Brückner
P: 2012

The debut of this new german artist is full of floating melodies, sequenced Soundscapes and mystic atmospheres.

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Michael Brückner - A calm but steady Flow

Artist: Michael Brückner
P: 2012

This is his 84.th album and the 18 tracks are mixed in one go. It ranges from dark ambient thru mystic psychedelic till sometimes with dance elements.

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Michael Brückner - Antiferromagnet

Artist: Michael Brückner
P: 2006

This is a CD which was produced and played in 2003 and mastered in 2006. The music is pure ambient and reminds us to the works of Nik Tyndall at his Sky Record times.

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Michael Brückner - Eleventh Sun

Artist: Michael Brückner
P: 2012

This is pure ambient.

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Michael Brückner - Hikari (2CD)

Artist: Michael Brückner
P: 2016
One of the finest and most consistently interesting artists working in the modern progressive-electronic field is German composer Michael Brückner. Keeping the heels of one foot in the doorway of the vintage electronic masters whilst mostly occupying a varied and colourful take on contemporary styles, each album sounds completely different to his last, and Michael's music is as far removed from slavish and lazy hero worship as you can hope to find in modern electronic genres. His first release of 2016, `Hikari' (Japanese for `light') reveals many different musical personalities across a range of emotions, often darker without being bleak or hostile or avoiding a sense of hope, and varied without ever becoming unfocused. The centrepoint of the album is a twenty-eight minute six-part suite entitled `The Race'. It's an eerie, dream-like mix of vocal samples, shimmering electronic washes and dark drones with a multitude of cool contemporary beats. Some passages take on an uneasy nightmarish ambience of long stretching stillness, others dance through subdued and gently grooving chill-outs. It's a very modern sounding piece with only the gentlest of vintage influences seeping in, and it oddly balances a calming air with darkening shadows beautifully. `Tygerlillie's Travelogue' appears in two different forms, and in the same way as this approach on Brückner's superb 2013 `Naura' release brought forth interesting results, the two interpretations offer subtle yet crucial differences. Groaning Mellotron choirs with a careful symphonic flair opens the more overtly vintage-flavoured `Wild Mix' with trickling emerging sequencer patterns and Jarre-like colourful effects, but caressing washes of synths and sprightly Klaus Schulze-esque upfront soloing weaves in and out of the atmosphere, creating an unhurried dreaminess. The `Disciplined Mix' is frequently boisterous and powerful, with more upfront skittering programming and regal enveloping Mellotron bursts.

Essentially the title-track, `Light' is an ethereal and heavenly gentle drone sparkling with an embracing warmth, where twinkling ripples of sequencer patterns unwind, cascade and retreat, and the touching ending is full of hope and heart. Two improvisations then follow, `Sarkis' has a moody drama to it with churning waves of synths rolling around programmed beats, and `Yasashī Yorokobi' is mysterious and even sadly romantic with a more sedate and precious Kitaro-like thoughtfulness, a very lovely way to finish the set. `Hikari', available on Rick Chase's AmbiOfusion label, with gorgeous eye-catching cover art by Steven Barber, might be long, but great stretches of the album work beautifully as intelligent background music yet still full of movement and colour. The frequent percussive elements mean this album sounds constantly lively, the drone aspects are subtle yet never meander on forever to dead-ends, and many of the different soundtracks reveal heart and genuine feeling in a genre constantly dismissed as being cold and clinical, never an easy thing to achieve. This imaginative and often deeply emotional collection is another victory for Michael Brückner, on such an inspired creative roll over the last few years after his superb recent collections `Two Letters from Crimea',`Two' with Tommy Betzler and `Ondes Intergalactiques' with Mathias Brüssel, and it gets 2016 off to a fine start for this talented and contemplative modern progressive-electronic artist.

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Michael Brückner - Naura

Artist: Michael Brückner
P: 2013
In March 2013 Brückner was approached by the label "Klangwirkstoff", who release music based on (or tuned to) natural, or "cosmic" frequencies (...going back on the ancient idea of a "music of the spheres"), for a contribution to one of their various artists compilations.
Triggered by this request, he started working on a track using a.) binaural effects and b.) tuned to the earth's magnetic field's basic resonance at 7.83 Hertz. The result of his efforts is this album, which has by now been released by Klangwirkstoff Records. It containins two variations of the main tune, and two other tracks, which are based on the same material. The degree of "binaurality" and "cosmic tuning" varies a bit, with track four having only the tempo as a reference, and otherwise using just standard chromatic tuning in the key of A. Please note that this is an experiement and a bit of "sonic research" in the first place, so any comments on (positive or negative) effects of this music are very welcome. Please also note that it's recommended to listen to this album in the original order, and on a system that is able to reproduce deep bass frequencies. Headphones may help to a deeper experience, too...

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Michael Brückner - R is for "Rocket" and S is for "Space"

Artist: Michael Brückner
P: 2012

R Is For "Rocket" and S Is For "Space" is Michael Brückners 97. Album and it offers seqeuncer orientated, melodic EM. The tracks are in the spirit of 50 and 60s classical Sci-Fi stories. Very versatile and absulutly catchy. Tracks sounds like Jarre and many more, but with Brückners own touch.

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Michael Brückner - The Great Illusion (2CD)

Artist: Michael Brückner
P: 2016
This album, which I designed as an introduction to my work, basically it is a compilation of older tracks - most of them ambient, and most of them released before on different albums between 2004 and 2015, except for two previously unreleased titles, which I however had used as giveaways and bonus items for listeners on several occasions (so some of my listeners might be familiar with them already).
Perhaps these two tracks will be a part of some "proper" album in the future.
This compilation is mixed in an uninterrupted flow, which means that starts and ends of some tracks are slightly different than on the original albums. Also, two or three tracks were slightly remastered.

 

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Michael Brückner - Thirteen Rites of Passage

Artist: Michael Brückner
P: 2013

"Thirteen Rites of Passage" is a journey through the year 2013 as Michael Brueckner performed live either solo or with other musicians at different events and gigs. The album offers new but familiar sounds for Michael Brueckner hardcore fans and (besides some airplayed tracks) mainly unpublished material. Visitors of the gigs in 2013 may find a nice souvenir, for all others this album simply is a new release by Michael Brueckner containing tracks, that have not been released anywhere before.

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Michael Brückner - Trees of Olivanda

Artist: Michael Brückner
P: 2017
I just wanted to say that I listened to "The Trees Of Olivandá" twice today, and it's truly wonderful!! So much variety, so much movement, tons of deep space synths with lots of soloing, but I loved all the modern beats and dance moments too. It perfectly balances vintage Schulze/TDream/Jarre/Berlin School styles with modern sounds. I think it's a particularly accessible disc as well, without ever being too lightweight or insubstantial. It's just very melodic without sacrificing atmosphere or intelligence. You should be really proud of it!

Review by Michael Hodges

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Michael Brückner - Trois Briques

Artist: Michael Brückner
P: 2016
Music like a soundtrack from a movie. A story told in three chapters "La Brique Bleue (I have to play games)", La Brique Verte "(...just an empty nest)" and La Brique Noire "(the aloha shop at Honolulu)".

Michael Brückner about his album: 

"Trois Briques" is one of those albums which seem to manifest themselves rather effortlessly:

One day in March 2016, I had a (more technical than musical) idea and tested that with a string of musical sketches, of which each was a mutation of the previous one (except for the first, obviously). I quite liked the result (although it tended more to chill-out music than intended), added a few touches of melody, chords and effects, and together with two similar earlier "test tracks" I quickly made a collage of the material and shared that to the public via a music platform called "Mixcloud" - where Kilian Schloemp became aware of it. He immediately emailed me and asked if I could imagine to release this material on SynGate. While I originally had no further plans to use this music, with that offer on the table, I made up my mind and answered "Why not - but maybe later..." That initial "mixtape" had a running time of about 30 min. so obviously I needed further material for a full album - therefore some weeks later I filed my backup archives for suitable additional music (actually there's still so much of it that I tend to simply forget some of it after a while, especially if it were equipment try-outs and other sketches based on technical or conceptual ideas).  And indeed I soon unearthed another 30 min. worth of nice tracks with a similar concept, however of a slightly darker mood and a more experimental edge to it. Again some months later, one weekend I decided the time was there to transform these sketches in something more consistent. I partly remixed the material, added some further elements and parts and recorded one more track that would serve as a bridge between the two longer "suites". Finally I felt that the result partly seemed like a soundtrack, and added some voice samples (which I had borrowed from some old and obscure 50ies and 60ies TV series) to further enhance the storytelling element of the album. All this came about in two days for each of the original long tracks and one weekend of putting it together and fine tuning everything - as I've said: quite effortlessly, it rather felt like the music had been given to me than like I had created it.

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Schwingungen Radio auf CD - Edition Nr.226  03/14
Schwingungen - Radio auf CD
Edition Nr.: 226
03/2014

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Schwingungen Radio auf CD - Edition Nr.231  08/14
Schwingungen - Radio auf CD
Edition Nr.: 231
08/2014

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