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 - 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 - 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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Mythos - Jean Michel Jarre (performed by M.A.S.S.)

Artist: Mythos
P: 2000
This is the way Mythos plays the tracks composed by Jarre. Nice and interesting!

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Mythos - Jules Verne Around the World in 80 Minutes

Artist: Mythos
P: 2016
Inspired by the novel of Jules Verne, Around the world in 80 Days! A great mix of Electronics and Ethnic sounds.

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Mythos - Jules Verne Forever

Artist: Mythos
P: 2015
Thrilling electronic music concept-album inspired by the fantastic stories written by the genial author Jules Verne. Science fiction of the 19th century metamorphosed and merged into 21st century's leading top electronic music.

Performed by Stephan Kaske with laser harps, mellotron, flute, vocoder, synthesizers and sequencers.
Greets! Stephan Kaske

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Mythos - Live (Berliner Kongresshalle)

Artist: Mythos
P: 1981 / 1989
This is a rare 3 track Maxi CD with the live tracks Mythos played live in Berlin way back in 1981.

Here the last copy!

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Mythos - Meditation - Sound of Silence + Harmony

Artist: Mythos
P: 1994
In 1994, this album marked a new period in the music of Mythos. As the subtitle says, it is the first meditation/new age release of Stephan Kaske. A mostly Asian mood is created by softly pulsating, often bell-like sounds and the use of nature samples. The melodies have time to develop in the floating, slow-motion tracks.
This is certainly a suitable album for meditation, but judging it as a listening experience alone leads to a discrepant impression. Sometimes the sounds and tunes tend to be too beautiful and smooth, and only create nice background music.

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Mythos - Meditation / Le Printemps Mystique

Artist: Mythos
P: 1999
Some of these tracks have nerly the best Berlin School quality we have ever heard. Must be their place of origin: Berlin. Melodies and sounds could have been from Tangerine Dream around livemiles, the melodies are brilliant and catchy.

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Mythos - Modern Electronic Kamasutra

Artist: Mythos
P: 2001
Global fusion electronica with a rich sonic palette and powerful rhythms. The Modern Electronic Karma Sutra brings together a variety of colorful global vocalization and instrumentation and a wide range of vibrant synthesizer sound. The electronic aspects are doubtless the foundation of the music - dramatic themes led by exotic melodic tones, underneath liquid arpeggios bubble and squelch softened by the broad spreading textures of smooth swells and light floating washes. Indeed Kaske's employment of current sound synthesis is masterful and absorbing in itself. Embellishing the main structures are a wealth of international performances and samples - Indian female vocals, Pygmy calls, tribal chants, Chinese er-hu, finger cymbals along with some soulful brass and wordless singing. Beats on the album are frequently a fusion of deft programming and global percussion loops - tablas and other hand drums along with twinkling metallics and bells.
The mood is one of theatrical vibrancy - strident beats drive romantic compositions with lush layers of synthetic-organic tone where different world flavors gracefully appear and perform almost like characters in a dream pageant. The sound is one of many interwoven layers and of deeply saturated color that calls to mind the colored lights and bold make-up of the stage. Many passages have an oriental feel - not simply because of the use of Eastern samples, but the synthetic voices and the musical modes chosen work together to evoke the atmosphere and mythos of distant Asia.
The CD comes in a two panel glossy digipak with a 32 page booklet. The imagery throughout the package is primarily taken from original Indian source material - a series of hand drawn illustrations. The front cover presents an embracing couple framed in double decorative borders with the simple title 'The Modern Electronic Karmasutra'. The reverse contains the only musical information - a track list with full times, all composing, performing and programming credited to Stephan Kaske, contact details are here also. Within all remaining space is given over to pictures and information from the source material.

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Mythos - Mysteria

Artist: Mythos
P: 2006
This SACD is a sonic journey, made for dark rooms and friends sitting around with the music taking the listener to other worlds, realms and alternate universes.
The sound is superb though the booklet shows no images. There is an excellent sense of space though it is hard to tell what is actual studio space and artificial reverb. Please do not take these comments to be a negative as the sound is fine!! I have to be honest and state that I know nothing about the composer. However, I had decided to now check out his previous releases as I loved 98% of the music on the disc and I look forward to hearing some of the composer's music. A fund disc with some great sounds and great musicians.

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Mythos - Mythos

Artist: Mythos
P: 1971 / 1994
This was the band's first album out of four they put out in the '70's as this was originally released in 1971. The Mythos debut here would be best classified as 'elaborate krautrock'.Though never breaking out of the 'cult band circuit',The Mythos seemingly put their all into the making of their four lp's.Sort of sounds like Amon Duul II cross-breeding with Agitation Free. "Oriental Journey" was pretty mind-lifting as it was also impressed with the science fiction-like spoken word and the top notch flute work on "Encyclopedia Terra,Part One" and "Encyclopedia Terra,Part Two".Mythos main stay is flute player/vocalist Stephan Kaske and he may be the only player that appears on all four lp's.Should appeal to fans of Nektar,Eloy,Grobschnitt and Focus. Recommended if you dig krautrock.

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Mythos - Plugged On Bach

Artist: Mythos
P: 1996
The classical pieces by Bach played on various synthesizers by Stephan Kaske / Mythos.
If you like the style Wendy Carlos played the classical tracks in the end 60s, you will also enjoy this new interpretations by Kaske.


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Mythos - Plugged On Mozart

Artist: Mythos
P: 1996
The classical pieces by Mozart played on various synthesizers by Stephan Kaske / Mythos.
If you like the style Wendy Carlos played the classical tracks in the end 60s, you will also enjoy this new interpretations by Kaske.


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Mythos - Plugged On Vivaldi

Artist: Mythos
P: 1996
The classical pieces by Vivaldi played on various synthesizers by Stephan Kaske / Mythos.
If you like the style Wendy Carlos played the classical tracks in the end 60s, you will also enjoy this new interpretations by Kaske.

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