Mythos

Stephan Kaske from Berlin. The musician and producer is known in the synthesizerworld since the 70ies.
Mythos
Mythos - Alan Parsons Project (performed by M.A.S.S.)

Artist: Mythos
P: 1994
Some reviewers of this CD have missed the point of this recording. It obviously was not intended to be a "cover" of Alan Parson's tunes, or even a personal interpretation. Think of it more as "Alan Parson selections played by a midi keyboard sequencer". The songs chosen are dominant keyboard songs, with all guitar / drum / orchestra parts played by keyboard. For what it is (a midi performance) it is a pleasant and formidable recording, which captures the spirit and authenticity of the songs chosen. You will never hear a midi performance of this caliber anyway, for that matter. Sure, there are some gaffes, but any midi guy knows how difficult it is to recreate a broad work of art to sound believable - and I feel that M.A.S.S. pulled this one off - if you're a casual APP fan, this may prove to be a delightful tribute to Alan and Eric. If you are a die-hard APP fan, this is a must-have.

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Mythos - Berliner Schule Sequencing

Artist: Mythos
P: 1972 / 2020
The legendary PILZ label released the first album of the Berlin-based electronic group Mythos in 1972. The current album, Berliner Schule Sequencing, is a brand-new production and the first new release on the PILZ label for 45 years. Mastermind Stephan Kaske presents the typical sound cascades and sequences of the Berlin School.

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Mythos - Concrete City

Artist: Mythos
P: 1979 / 1997
Reissue of their 4th album from 1979, following Strange Guys. Mainstream hard rock flourishes, with prog flute, mellotron and Stephan Kaske's unique vocalizing.

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Mythos - Concrete City

Artist: Mythos
P: 1979 / 1999
Reissue of their 4th album from 1979, following Strange Guys. Mainstream hard rock flourishes, with prog flute, mellotron and Stephan Kaske's unique vocalizing.
 

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Mythos - Dreamlab

Artist: Mythos
P: 1975/ 1998
As in their self title album, the strange, various music developed in Dreamlab retains the attention of the listener. It contains intricate guitars/ flute/ vintage keyboards based instrumentals occasionally harmonised by vocals.
This band shows one more time that he belongs to the wake of krautrock market, bringing to the fore a vast quantity of weird experimental and electronic elements currently used to express their original space/rock. This is true krautrock music whose interest comes from the extraordinary attraction for constant changing moods, cosmic grooves and electronic gadgets.
Not an imitation and a real proof of the German typical rock culture which emerged during the seventies. This album is maybe more accessible than the previous freaky adventure, providing more turbulent, rock soundscapes. Surely the link between their ethnic free psychedelic music and their later heavy rock period! Perfect.

 

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Mythos - Edgar Ellen Poe

Artist: Mythos
P: 2004
The first CD contains eight tracks, which vary in length from 4:30 to 10+ minutes. To depict the drama in Poe’s stories, Kaske uses numerous distinctive samples (e.g., flutes, obscure brass sounds, vocoder like timbres).
In particular, the last track, "The Island of the Fay", is a real gem, with its subtle sequences, and its atmospheric and melodious lines reminiscent of TD’s 1980s style. CD 2 is just as powerful, in my opinion. Another eight tracks are present, and, once again, there are many impressive compositional feats.
This second CD features a whole set of both recognizable and relatively new sounds (voices and choirs, guitar like sounds). Nicely done are the tempo changes that occur within the same track ("The Power of Words"), which in my opinion, add to the surprise factor, thereby maintaining a firm grasp on the listener’s attention throughout the piece.
Sometimes the music leans towards a classical style ("The Stylus", including many string parts).
It is also bombastic, it features a plethora of percussion ("Never Bet the Devil Your Head"), and it contains some Oriental influences. But mainly these are very fine and gripping pieces of music, and they are extremely listener friendly.
The (somewhat Vangelis like) final track, "E.A.P Forever", provides this impressive and 'melodic rhythmic' double album with a magnificent ending.

 

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Mythos - Emerald Summer Meditation 1

Artist: Mythos
P: 2000
Summer finally arrives, an 'Emerald Summer'. Equally sparkling and radiant sounds conjure up the image of a warm day next to the sea or the gentle glow of a lovely summer evening.
'Hot Day Dip' starts off with a catchy melody only to resolve into an Asian sounding musical image. Relaxed pieces such as 'Shadow Chasing' take turns with a rhythmic joy of living in 'Speed Skating Summer' and 'Refreshing Thunderstorm'.

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Mythos - Feuillage Meditation

Artist: Mythos
P: 2000
This CD is also part of the 4 seasons series by Kaske. It is the autumn part and the title works very well. Sentimental songs with melody and a lot of synthesizersounds to discover and much more than the use only for meditation.
'Autumn' (Feuillage) also boasts lovely days and here warm sounds continue to dominate. Harmonic chords gently float through the piece like leaves dancing in the wind. Long reverberating sounds symbolize the end of autumn. One can enjoy the last warming rays an a 'Harvest' walk.
How the days get shorter and more peaceful is described here in a stately manner and with melodies which develop slowly.
Sounds reminiscent of Tangerine Dream meet up here with trancy and relaxed chill out music.



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Mythos - Gallery Concerts

Artist: Mythos
P: 2009
After releasing lot of studio-albums for a long time, MYTHOS is going back to his roots and presents his new Live-CD called "Gallery Concerts". It was recorded in realtime by using a bunch of instruments, like his "Tull" tranfers flute, an electronic bagpipe, different legendary effects and a vocoder. Plus an surprising instrument. Besides the structure of his music, Stepahn gave himself also some time for improvisations and soli. This all was and will be performed without an PC on stage. The music is coming out of hardwaresequenzers. The songs are straightlined, melodic and have a celtic touch. Stephan Kaske will perform his music live in several Gallerys, EM-Concerts and Vernissages.

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Mythos - Grand Prix

Artist: Mythos
P: 1981 / 2013
A short review. In 1969 MYTHOS-mastermind Stephan Kaske founded with two school friends the rock trio MYTHOS  in Berlin,  which in the beginning is oriented at the so-called Berlin School Bands like Tangerine Dream and Agitation Free. Analog synthesizers combined with flute, drums and guitar was exciting and new at that time - the Krautrock was born, and MYTHOS were among the founders. No wonder that  the cult label OHR discovered the band. In 1971, the self-titled debut albumhas been published, followed by the second album "Dreamlab", from 1975. At that time MYTHOS was on the road and played every club from north to south of Germany, nevertheless Stephan Kaske still found time to compose music for numerous movies  and television films . Until 1979, he joined his fellow musicians constantly in and out, the band recorded two more albums, then it was over with the band MYTHOS. From 1980 MYTHOS was only Stephan Kaske, only guest musicians found their way into his own Mythos studio.
In this studio "Grand Prix" was recorded in 1981, a completely harmonious blend of groove, analog synthie work and Krautrock. Similar to the former combatants Tangerine Dream or Klaus Schulze, Kaske had found his way.  A successful way until today. "Grand Prix" appeared on the Hamburg label Sky Records by Günter Körber, that fits!

On this first release on CD, two bonus tracks are included, that Kaske found in his archive. A listening pleasure!

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