DASK

DASK was the first computer in Denmark. It is an acronym for Danish Arithmetic Sequence Calculator. 

The man behind DASK is an Electronics and Sound Engineer with a background in sound and audio systems. He has been listening to various electronic music for 30+ years from Early TD to more recent Berlin School like Redshift etc. He started to experiment with field recording, synths and sample manipulation about 10 years ago but he always discarded all his material until recently. He is not sure why he decided to finish an album and still aspires to be as good as some of the greats in electronic music composition. He wonders if not being a professionally trained musician helps or not since he doesn’t follow many rules when playing about with sounds and sometimes interesting results to his ears are found by experimenting rather than trying to follow music theory rules.
DASK
DASK - Electron Utopia

Artist: DASK
P: 2017

The Berlin School style of music is based on progressive sequencing and morphing ambience. 

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DASK - Insecta

Artist: DASK
P: 2019

Insecta  hides some real jewels which prove that Dask was resolutely one of the beautiful finds of 2017.
It's with sharp-edge wings, which cut out a wall of synth waves, and murmurs of insects that "Arthropod" begins this last adventure of the England musician. A wind-driven tumult knocks down these first elements with very oxidized waves which scrape this surreptitious décor where beats a first step of the sequencer. The winds persist with a dark Redshiftian coldness when that this lost step awakens its small rhythmic community to make quiver our walls with a heavy and black rhythm, as that coming from a Moog. This rhythm skips after the point of 4 minutes. Dancing with another line of sequences of which the sound pearls as a motionless drop of water, the rhythm without structure of "Arthropod" tries to structure a uniform carcass which eventually is limping like a majestic Berlin School. Majestic, I say? Certainly, because David Marsh lays here an evolutionary structure and of which the homogeneity depends on what surrounds it. This rhythm, heavy and lively, continues to spread its drive among sharpened strata which come to nibble it from time to time, when it borrows near the finale, be around the 11th minute, a harmonious approach which makes very Düsseldorf School, very Kraftwerk. Brilliant! "Arthropod" is simply masterful and worth at itself the purchase of “Insecta”. "Colony" drags us in the underground passages, and they are legions in this album, where insects establish their brotherhood. DASK mixes electronic layers with organic effects on synth tints which go from the opaque black to crystal-clear lines as sharp as the sting of a scorpion. And if "Arthropod" is simply joyous, we can say the same about the splendid "Insecta" and its lively rhythm which oscillates among very cool percussive effects and other sequences which sizzle by offering a strange chant from invertebrate living beings. A chant which switches shape for a nice fluty effect. This is another great Berlin School sequencer-driven style which backs the purchase of this 5th album from DASK. Afterward, David Marsh explores the ambient model with Steve Roach's fragrances which fit to an insectivorous fauna. Mixing the tones and the dark waves with opalescent cracks, DASK plunges us into a universe of tiny creatures where all the ideas find roots behind a stream of layers with colors, effects and drone tones full of contrasts. After a crushing introductory heaviness, "Biomass" finds refuge in a clearing where the songs of insects irradiate the initial blackness of the title. If we like Steve Roach's Immersion Series, a title like "Overwinter" will its way to seduce you. I could add "Prevernal", except that some more bright meditative elements decorate its finale. Built on the same model, but from end to start, the short "Growth" brings us in a finale multicolored by drones of all kinds and of all the colors that is "Emergence". This long phase of ambient music, we speak all the same about more than 40 minutes of music here, can scare off fans of an EM concentrated on the sequencer model. On the other hand, the first 40 minutes of this album will warm your ears because DASK offers us the best of the Berlin School style, sequenced or/and ambient.

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DASK - Messages

Artist: DASK
P: 2017

DASK was the first computer in Denmark. It is an acronym for Danish Arithmetic Sequence Calculator. The man behind DASK is an Electronics and Sound Engineer with a background in audio systems. He started to experiment with field recording, synths and sound manipulation over 10 years ago but always discarded his material until recently. "Messages" is the second SynGate Records release from DASK. In 1974 an interstellar message carrying information about humanity and Earth was sent from the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico to the star cluster M13, 25,000 light years away. Frank Drake with the help of Carl Sagan devised the format of the message. Track 1 starts with the tones of the message which was sent.
In October 2008 a high powered digital signal was sent from the RT-70 telescope towards Gliese 581 and it will reach the planet Gliese 581c in 2029. Cosmic Call is the name of two radio messages also sent from RT-70 in 1999 (Cosmic Call 1) and 2003 (Cosmic Call 2) to various nearby stars. Cosmic Call 2 will reach Cassiopeia in 2036 which is the earliest of both calls. Other transmissions have been sent in our quest to reach out beyond our home but it has been suggested that we must advance into a type 1 civilization on the Kardashev scale for reliable contact with other civilizations. A type 1 civilization can use the energy reaching its planet from the parent star. We are currently a type 0 civilization using the planets natural resources to expand releasing carbon. It has also been suggested that a 'Great Filter' occurs at some stage of a civilizations progress that wipes out all life at type 0 such as a species 'burning itself out' by damaging its home planet ecosystem for example. This connects to the idea of the Fermi Paradox (where is everyone?).

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DASK - Sol

Artist: DASK
P: 2018

Inspiration came from watching the documentry swallowed by the Sun by National Geographic. It is Berlin School but I have atempted to move away from the typical style and introduce cinematics and other ideas. It is released in 24 bit format 44.1Khz.
Sol is the Latin name for the Sun. It is a main sequence star meaning that it is in the most stable part of its life converting hydrogen into helium. It is just over half way through its main life cycle and will remain stable for at least another five billion years. It has a mass 330,000 times of Earth and over 99% the total mass of our entire solar system. After about 8 billion years of fusing hydrogen into helium the core of the sun is not dense and hot enough to start fusing helium and remain stable so gravitation forces take over and it will exit its main sequence. The outer regions of the star will expand outwards over time as the Sun gradually transforms into a red giant engulfing the innermost planets. This is not the end of our star and it will live on for trillions of years as a white dwarf.

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Schwingungen Radio auf CD - Edition Nr.270 11/17
Schwingungen - Radio auf CD
Edition Nr.: 270
11/2017
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Schwingungen Radio auf CD - Edition Nr.292 09/2019
Schwingungen - Radio auf CD
Edition Nr.: 292
09/2019

 
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Thaneco + Dask - Oneira

Artists: Thaneco & DASK
P: 2019

Oneira (greec for dream) is an album about dreams. Four longtracks are subject of different kind of dreams, such as "Daydream", "False Awakening", "Nightmare" and "Lucid Dream". Thaneco from Patras (Greece) and DASK from Manchester (U.K.) gave this album again their very special character in this cooperation.

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