Heilhecker, Axel

Guitar player started up in Cologne and played since the 80's for major audiences. Well known German-Rock recordings as well as tours made of him one of best known guitar players and composers of Germany . As a teenager he took lessons from DON CHERRY.He worked with German musicians like WOLF MAAHN, KLAUS LAGE and HERBERT GRÖNEMEYER , and as well in the TV show band of HARALD SCHMIDT, where he met KING CRIMSON sax player MEL COLLINS and again long time fellow ROSKO GEE, member of CAN and TRAFFIC backing up artists like BRIAN FERRY, ERIC BURDEN, OLETA ADAMS or GRACE JONES.Besides productions of african and indian music, he produced some Experimental-Rock albums and released a couple of albums and soudtracks with his Avantgarde-Folk band "PHONOROID" based in USA.During this period he founded his instrumental appearence "FISHMOON" and met German-Rock legend HARALD GROSSKOPF : the start of SUNYA BEAT
Heilhecker, Axel
Andreas Ludwig - Callings of the Night

Artist: Andreas Ludwig
P: 1999
Music in the Sunya Beat style, but much more slower. Indian flute music with percussions.
Very relaxed and a kind of New Age. But the lineup is fantastic:

Harald Grosskopf - djembe, talking, drum
Axel Manrico Heilhecker - guitars, keyboards
Dirk Herweg - percussion
Thomas Kagermann - violin
Stefan Krachten - drums & percussion
Jaki Liebezeit  - dholak
Reiner Linke - drums & percussion
Andreas Ludwig - bamboo flutes, ekthari, tanpura, tibetan bowls

13,90 EUR
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Baltes, Grosskopf, Heilhecker - Four Times Three

Artist: Baltes, Grosskopf & Heilhecker
P: 2004
First released on Manikin label in 2001 and rereleased by Groove in 2004, Viermal Drei (4x3) from Grosskopf, Baltes, Heilhecker, is no more and no less an extension of Ashra’s works, but with a more industrial touch, always binding itself within psychedelic approach on a fine technoide structure. A great album which contains 4 extremely interesting titles. “Four Times Three” (4x3) is released under their own names. The four tracks on “Four Times Three” all have traces of the great classic Ashra albums. This means pumping sequences, great percussion- and drum parts, fine electronic atmospheres and some excellent guitar playing. In Ashra this is the job for Manuel Goettsching. He is also a little present on “Four Times Three” because a sequence of him is used in “Crazy Snake”.
“The Long Walk” shows a darker side of the trio.
For all Ashra-fans and those who are into rhythmic electronic music, “Four Times Three” is an absolute must-have.

10,90 EUR
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Fishmoon - Fishmoon

Artist: Fishmoon
P: 1994 / 2007    

Harald Grosskopf
Bertil Mark
Helmut Zerlett
Steve Baltes
Axel Manrico Heilhecker

1994 ,the idea came up, to record a instrumental album, which should be routed more to atmospheres, than to structural aspects in music. To accomplish this Heilhecker collected relics of his guitar-laboratories during his work as producer for Phonoroid,
Sunya Beat, Thomas Kagermann, Samson Gassama,or  Andreas Ludwig. This was done between 1995 and 1998. As a result this album established a visual sound, mainly leaded by Heilhecker's guitar, but far away from common string-acrobatics. Most different musical styles and guitar-specific playing-technics had been dismantled and brought together in new aspects. All instruments were played mainly by himself this time.
"Listening to my album today, i find all influences of my collaboratories in the 90's very clearly comin' upfront.
No picture - no sound ,this formula always has been putting a spell on me.
Steve Baltes and Harald Grosskopf, my longtime fellows since those days ,represent the musical caesura of the late 90's, the moveover from linear recording to virtual tracking.
Fishmoon ,moon in pisces
,is analog to a situation of sensitive processes and expressions, or a time
, when one is not able to lock up from in- and external sensations - a state of unlimitation.
What started as a collection will be continued as a conceptional edition and released Nov -  06."

14,90 EUR
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Sunya Beat - Jelenia Gora Sessions

Artist: Sunya Beat (Grosskopf & Baltes & Heilhecker)
P: 2005
Ricochet Gathering Poland 2004
This release from 2005 offers 73 minutes of energized electronic tuneage recorded live at the Ricochet Gathering in Poland on September 10, 2004.
Sunya Beat is: Steve Baltes, Harold Grosskopf and Axel Manrico Heilhecker.

Sultry electronics, agile percussion, and searing guitar combine to create luscious music that is as capable of transfixing as it is of energizing the listener. A sense of liquidity is prominent in the electronics, imbuing the music with a slithery character that in highly engaging. Utilizing versatile sounds, the electronics provide a steadfast degree of charm with bewitching textures and more demonstrative riffs.
The percussion is topnotch; no surprise considering Grosskopf’s legendary status earned from his work with Klaus Schulze and Manuel Göttsching’s band Ashra during the heyday of German electronic recordings. The rhythms here are snappy and intricate, generating tempos of hypnotic quality that are rich with vivacious animation. At the same time, many of the beats are strong and commanding, conveying brisk energy with relentless delivery.

15,40 EUR
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Sunya Beat - Sunya Beat

Artist: Sunya Beat
P: 1998
In 1997 Axel Manrico Heilhecker and Harald Grosskopf released their
first common album as "Sunya Beat" .
It was produced by Axel in order to feature Haralds ability ,to create
great dynamic sequences on ancient acoustic instruments and selfmade trash-drums .
This became more and more enjoyable for the two musicians
and ended up in forming the band. And Axel always knows this certain style of guitarplay, that reminds us to Manuels way at Ashra.

15,40 EUR
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V/A - Pop goes Surround Sound

Artist: Teubner, Doldinger,
Nowy, Heilhecker, u.a.

P: 1995
Different tracks mixed in Balance Surround Sound, which gives you a 3dimensional feeling while listening to the music on a normal stereo player.

10,50 EUR
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Various Artists - Ricochet Gathering Yellowstone 2007

Artist: Various Artists
P: 2007 / 2010
LTD 300
First official DVD release. EMtv features 13 track sampler (3 exclusive) by Ricochet Dream artists.

19,90 EUR
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