Lightwave

LIGHTWAVE  is Christoph Harbonnier and Christian Wittman. They are living in Paris. The digital mix for their production is made by Michel Geiss, Jean-Michel Jarre 's main partner as musician and soundengineer. Sometimes Paul Haslinger is also a musician along with the project.
Lightwave
Lightwave - Bleue Comme une Orange

Artist: Lightwave
P: 2005
For its eighth album, the electro-acoustic group Lightwave, has chosen to explore the worlds of colour and luminosity. A mixture of tints, of twilight, of acoustic passages which place themselves on different horizons, like coloured mobiles and playful kaleidoscopes in slow rotation, the fourteen short pieces reunited here are like sound palettes that allow you to paint a possible landscape; the listener is invited to travel.
Working sound like others might work wood or stone, its textures and its consistencies, and creating in a workshop rather than in a factory, Lightwave, for now close to twenty years now, pursues its unpredictable path on the map of ‘new music’, avoiding definitions and stepping over genres.
In this album, for which Scriabine has provided the premier chromatic inspiration, the electronic ambiances of Christoph Harbonnier, Paul Haslinger and Christian Wittmann offer a sound screen for eight acoustic musicians who join in to integrate melodic and subtle passages.
“Blue like an orange” breunites musical accomplices of long date like Jacques Derégnaucourt (violin) and Renaud Pion (saxophone, flûte, clarinet) and of new travelling companions, like Denis Simandy (horn in F), Francoise and Philippe Couvert (soprano and violin), Jean-Luc Thonnérieux (soprano), Dominique Dujardin (violoncello).
Jon Hassell (trumpet) for two reasons contributes an exceptional share of the album
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Christoph Harbonnier and Christian Wittmann - electronics
Jon Hassell - trumpet
Paul Haslinger - piano
Jacques Derégnaucourt - violin
Renaud Pion - saxophone, flûte, clarinet
Denis Simandy - horn in F
Francoise and Philippe Couvert - soprano and violin
Jean-Luc Thonnérieux - soprano
Dominique Dujardin - violoncello

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Lightwave - Cantus Umbrarum

Artist: Lightwave
P: 2000
"Cantus Umbrarum" is a poetical exploration of the Underworld, the world of shades, or stones, of memory and of oblivion. William Shelley, Baudelaire, Jules Verne, Dante, Victor Hugo sometimes appear among the rocks, the subterranean rivers and lakes: a poetical landscape is mixed with a typical Lightwave soundscape, enriched with a touch of melody. Athanasius Kircher is certainly hidden somewhere among the rocks. Music of the deep and of the dark, music of the night and of the mineral world, "Cantus" remains the craziest project we ever achieved.
As a special bonus track, the CD contains one of the 14 live concerts we played within the cave, at the end of the subterranean promenade of the audience. Close your eyes, imagine a gorgeous subterranean lake with green deep waters, some blue lights against thousand of stalactites.
Nearly 600 meters of galleries were equipped with loudspeakers and thanks to a special multi channel sound system, the audience was walking along the galleries at the rhythm of our music, slowly shifting from one loudspeaker to the other, with many spatial effects. Several thousand of people enjoyed the experience, during a whole week.
"Cantus Umbrarum" was composed for a performance in the subterranean caves of Choranche in the Vercors mountains in France, in 1996.
Christian Wittman - electronics, sound design
Christoph Harbonnier - electronics, sound design
Jacques Derégnaucourt - electronics, sound design, violin soprano, alto
Renaud Pion - bass clarinet, turkish clarinet, bass flute, Cho-Wu flute, EWI, electronics
Marie-Christine Letort, Jean-Luc Revol, John Greaves, Eric Theobald, Christian Wittman - voices.

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Lightwave - Caryotype

Artist: Lightwave
P: 2000
Electro-acoustic formation Lightwave's cd is a sound exploration of life's worlds, and a musical meditation on memory, as they put it themselves. This album, is one of, if not the most accomplished musical adventure of these musical explorers, who excel by the finesse of their perception and utilization of sound, but also by their sense of space, of silence, of atmosphere.
Helped by Austrian keyboard Paul Haslinger who has been based in L.A. for a number of years now, they have come up with a unique and beautiful musical achievement which is bound to become a classic of the genre.
Recorded at Studio NME, Montreuil, France.

Christoph Harbonnier - electronics
Paul Haslinger - electronics on track 1,2,9 and 10
Christian Wittman - electronics
Jacques Derégnaucourt - electronics, violin and voice.

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Lightwave - In der Unterwelt

Artist: Lightwave
P: 1996

Music for the Gasometer Installation in 1996.

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Lightwave - Mundus Subterraneus

Artist: Lightwave
P: 1994 / 2006
Mundus Subterraneus is based on a book by Athanasius Kircher, a 17th-century Roman scholar. Kircher was obsessed in exploring the natural phenomena of the earth. His interest in volcanoes was such that he once had himself lowered into the crater of Mt. Vesuvius -- shortly before it erupted!
The music on the Mundus Subterraneus CD is dark and rather atonal, but there's a lot going on beneath the surface. The whole thing sounds great over headphones!

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Lightwave - Mundus Subterraneus

Artist: Lightwave
P: 1995

Mundus Subterraneus is based on a book by Athanasius Kircher, a 17th-century Roman scholar. Kircher was obsessed in exploring the natural phenomena of the earth. His interest in volcanoes was such that he once had himself lowered into the crater of Mt. Vesuvius -- shortly before it erupted!
The music on the Mundus Subterraneus CD is dark and rather atonal, but there's a lot going on beneath the surface. The whole thing sounds great over headphones!

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Lightwave - Nachtmusik

Artist: Lightwave
P: 1990
A blend of different kinds of synthesizers from analog modulars to digital instruments, LIGHTWAVE occupies a special place in the field of electronic music; by the very nature of sounds and the variety of atmospheres, by the special role given to sound processing and by the technique used in playing the music and using joint composition comparable to a real work of art or a sonic sculpture.
"Floating music, deep meditation, night music; music of the imagination between sleep and dreams, into a tainted, privileged state of awareness where connections are made and broken between beings, the world, sound and silence." Dreams meet up with the turning points of memory. Liquid masses of electronic tones move slowly; ghosts trains collide while a lunar keyboard sound drifts in the night. A series of changing atmospheres and landscapes, sand dunes and sleeping swamps. A journey on synthetic waves: filters and oscillators sculpt electricity, build strange towers that mark out the roads to dreams, in a crescendo of sound and substance. Anxious waiting, a look at the horizon, a piano becomes impatient on a background of underwater explosions. The ocean's wave of serenity finally breaks, a chorus and chords of a hidden symphony. It was just another dream, somewhere, the other side of the night.
LIGHTWAVE - Christoph Harbonnier and Christian Wittman - are living in Paris. The digital mix has been done by Michel Geiss, Jean-Michel Jarre 's main partner as musician and soundengineer.

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Lightwave - Tycho Brahe

Artist: Lightwave
P: 1994 / 2006
First cut, "Uraniborg" is very much in the style of Schulze, using violin as the main voicing instrument with brooding synths wafting in and out, and between L & R channels. It also shares some of the brooding of Roach's work on "Streams and Currents".  Some common elements with Jonn Serrie's more brooding work, without purcussion.
Second Piece, "Mapping the Sky" is more like Serrie's space music, or like David Lange's "Return of the Comet" in places, with airy wisps of strings and of a light acoustic piano melody. However, Lightwave doesn't rely on major chord structures behind a melody as much a Lange did on his Comet album pieces. The work is more atonal in the Roach vein (Projeckt 2000's work).
3rd, Cathedral, slightly atonal, in the vein of Schulze and TaDream. Strings/violin and main voice, as Schulze, with pulsating backdrop of synth bass, like TDs' "Zeit" in places, which doesn't follow a rhythm per se.
The other pieces are variations on these motifs. The approach is unique, but if you know the work of Klause Schulze, Tangerine Dream, Steve Roach, Michael Stearns, Jonn Serrie... you get the idea of what type of music this is. If you like these other groups, you'll like this ambient soundscape of really interesting space music.

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Paul Haslinger - Vacancy

Artists: Paul Haslinger
P: 2007

This is the soundtrackscore to the movie Vacancy. In addition, this CD contains a remix of a track made by Lightwave Christoph Harbonnier,a remix made by Lustmord and a remix by Michael Fakesch.

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V/A - Cryosphere

Artist: Lightwave, Oöphoi, TUU, u.a.
P: 2006
LTD 300
Cryosphere is a musical journey that transports the listener into glacial and unexplored lands where icebergs collide and where everything is frozen.

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Various Artists - Infinite Horizons

Artist:
P: 1998
LTD 1000
Every TANGERINE DREAM fan needs this! There are more Ex-TD-members on that 2 CD's than on any TD album!  They would fit perfectly in a TD-memorial-super-group! Really good tracks, even the non-TD's!
Some exclusive new tracks are included here.

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