Whitlan, Stephan

Stephan Whitlan based in the UK is a solo artist and one half of Narcosis.
Whitlan, Stephan
Narcosis (Stephan Whitlan + Steve Jenkins) - Narcosis

Artist: Stephan Whitlan + Steve Jenkins
P:
2007

Narcosis (aka Stephan Whitlan and Steve Jenkins is like a cross between AirSculpture and Wavestar
Narcosis is the debut album from the band of the same name. Each track was improvised and recorded live in one take, using a wide variety of vintage analogue gear (and some modern equipment too!).
Narcosis have developed their own style and although there are influences from a very wide range of electronic music styles, the end results span a range from full-on sequencing with prophet lead lines cutting through the air to mellow, chilled out tunes that switch the listener's attention from excitement back to relaxation. Unlike most EM at present, Narcosis tread their own path which they hope you will want explore.


 

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Schwingungen Radio auf CD - Edition Nr.228  05/14
Schwingungen - Radio auf CD
Edition Nr.: 228
05/2014

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Schwingungen Radio auf CD - Edition Nr.252  05/16
Schwingungen - Radio auf CD
Edition Nr.: 252
05/2016
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Schwingungen Radio auf CD - Edition Nr.262  03/17
Schwingungen - Radio auf CD
Edition Nr.: 262
03/2017
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Schwingungen Radio auf CD - Edition Nr.274 03/18
Schwingungen - Radio auf CD
Edition Nr.: 274
03/2018
With a new, exclusiv track by Motionmania.
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Stephan Whitlan + Ron Boots - Seven Days

Artist: Stephan Whitlan & Ron Boots
P: 2017

New collaboration of two wonderful styles.
Ron keeps a real kaleidoscope of lovely gear in his studio so recording was often a choice of selecting which bits to use. I liked some synths so much I have since bought ones myself , and others I crossed off my shopping list.
A sub-project was to evaluate his new Minimoog; I've owned and played 2 for more than 30 years, so the test was to see if it behaved like mine. I was quickly at home with it and used it for all my lead-lines (whereas Ron tended to use other instruments).
Although production work was pretty well split between us during recording, Ron deserves special credit for the subsequent work tweaking and finalising.

Stephan
Jan 2017
Rutland

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Stephan Whitlan + Ron Boots - The Substitutes

Artist: Stephan Whitlan & Ron Boots
P: 2018

LTD 300
This is the live recording of the improvisation of E-Day 2018. Ron, Stephen and Harold filled up 70 minutes of time while the hall waited for Ryan Air to deliver the instruments of Ulrich Schnauss. This is a 2 track live recording of this live set without goofing around with extra's. 3 Hours before this set they musicians had not even decided to go on stage!

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Stephan Whitlan - K2Project

Artist: Stephan Whitlan
P:
1999
Again a collaboration, it features a local Irish musician, Keith Corbett -who I'd met on a community Arts program- and the cd was the result of re-assembling my studio after moving. In fact, it was Keith's curiosity about my studio that actually got it out of their boxes at all. Once rolling, the recording went well and I would usually take one of Keith's ideas and then 'arrange the hell out if it'. Some tracks are more successful than others, but I liked them all -even if one of them does have a Prodigy bassline which Keith had stolen but I didn't
recognize!
ST.W.

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Stephan Whitlan - Map Reference

Artist: Stephàn Whitlan
P:
1996
Time has not taken the gloss of this release in any way, in fact it really does seem to improve with age. The almost unbelievable brilliance of the opener, alone, warrants regular visitations to this CD and the other goodies on show round the package off superbly.
Quite simply a craftsman at work. The opening track is the epic ‘The second hand swept away the time that could never be recovered’, and at a touch over 20 minutes long this album wastes no time in presenting its credentials. Usually when presented with such an expansive piece the sequences and rhythms are the feature aspects, and indeed here the sequencing is truly wonderful with a melodic approach which Glyn Lloyd Jones fans will I’m sure revel in. However, the overriding aspect of this track is the wonderful main theme which ebbs and flows constantly, building to a crescendo then descending to gather itself ready for another pass. For melody alone to carry a 20 minute piece takes rare ability and skill - but it’s here in buckets. The sequences embrace the main theme almost as one and the whole track really is a triumph of composition and scope which I don’t think I’ll ever tire of hearing. Four of the remaining pieces still weigh in at around 10 minutes so there’s lots more on offer even after the magical opener.
'The Darker It Gets...' contains some very Vangelis-like refrains, while 'Freak of Geometry' again displays Stephan's mastery of sequence and melody.
'The Last Place God Made' features some fine virtuoso piano played with real emotion, while 'Idleness in Monkeys' is not only a great title but also a fine piece of EM.
'Into the Greenwood' is another melodic delight with (in common with several of the tracks) unmistakable John Dyson references.

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Stephan Whitlan - Second Site

Artist: Stephan Whitlan
P: 2018

Looking back now, having recently listened to this material with fresh ears, it seems inconceivable that these tracks have slumbered unheard for so long. There was certainly no intent not to release this stuff, indeed 4 of the tracks were played live around then and I still play '(untitled)' once in a while these days. As is usually the case with me, it was only when Ron accidentally heard the 'Leitrim' track, that the whole idea of finally releasing the fabled 'lost second album' took shape -indeed 'Leitrim' has recently been played live with help from Ron, Harold van der Heijden and Frank Dorittke in the UK and Germany.
Back in the 1990's, encouraged by the enthusiastic response to my first disc, 'Map reference', I set out to record a sequel at home in Sheffield (Map Reference had been done on location in the wilds of Bedfordshire). Things went well, and I soon had 4 solid tracks in the bag. Then I got completely distracted by moving to Ireland, and the project stalled with not yet quite enough material for a CD. I did continue writing and recording in Ireland (eventually) but this material was very different and became the K2Project album. Second Site was never finished.
Whilst based in Sheffield, I was also working with John Dyson on projects various, and part to the weekly round was to visit him for an evening an 'do some music'. Sometimes working on his stuff, and sometimes just checking out equipment and as a by-product come up with interesting little demos. These we could knock up in a couple of hours, from start to finish and end the evening with a quick mix-down to cassette. Luckily I held onto these tapes and now find that there are enough pieces to use to complete the aforementioned CD. They are sonically a bit different -they used John's gear and were mixed and stored on tape, whereas the stuff I did at home was done to a Digital tape format. They also rarely featured Moog or Prophet as we used to joke that 'there is no Minimoog on this JD album' -and there usually wasn't on the demos either.
I wonder if it is a universal truth that musicians rarely throw stuff away -gear or old tapes. Luckily I had not only kept those cassettes but also the Digital tape player, so when it came time to rip the music into a 21st century format it was relatively painless. Listened to with fresh ears, and for the first time in many years it was clear that there was more than enough good material to put together a full CD (and more) from this pool. There was a certain push-and-shove as I re-evaluated tracks, and more when other people heard them, but this is probably the CD that would have seen the light of day back in the late 1990's. The hardest task fell to Ron, who has done a spectacular job evening out the sonic peculiarities of the demo tracks and matching them as closely as possible to my finished ones. I am quite amazed at the final result, and it is probably stronger than it might have been back then. So sit back and enjoy my long-lost second album: Second Site.

 

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Stephan Whitlan - Travelling Light

Artist: Stephan Whitlan
P: 2010

Recorded live at the E-Live Festival October 17th, 2009 Theater De Enck, The Netherlands.

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Stephan Whitlan - Triangulation

Artist: Stephan Whitlan
P: 2009

After many years of musical inertia, he found time this summer to re-invigorate his studio. Some hardware is beyond repair, and some that shouldn't be doesn't work either. But enough equipment did work, and this is the result. It's still very analogue, and as symphonic as ever, but does begin to take a darker turn -leading to the fabulously strange middle movement of 'the twin disortions of residuality & disturbance'.
The CD ends with a beautiful piece improvised onto tape just using the Minimoog & a loop generator. On the whole, the CD takes quite a journey, but hopefully never overstays it's welcome anywhere -just leaves you wanting more.


 

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V/A - E-Scape 2016

Artist: V/A
P: 2016
'E-Scape 2016’ is a collection of exclusive tracks from the artists performing at the UK E-Scape Festival on 11th June 2016. There’s a varied line up and differing styles on offer, and this CD hangs together very well containing some great spacey and sequenced music. Also included are two demos from Barry Neilsen, showcasing the wonderful Modal 002 synth

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V/A - Surreality

Artist: Ian Boddy, Shipway, John Dyson,
Mark Shreeve, Ward u.a.

P: 1991
Nice collection with new and already released tracks from the Surreal to Real label around 1990.
Track 10 recorded live at UK Electronica festival in 1990.
Track 12 recorded live during rehersals for the 1991 Klemdag festival, Netherlands.

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Various Artists - E-Day 2009

Artist: John Dyson, Gert Emmens, F.D.Project,
Stephan Whitlan u.a.

P: 2009
LTD 500
8 Tracks, exclusive for this CD.

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Various Artists - E-Live 2009

Artist: Spyra, Stephan Whitlan, Brendan Pollard & Hashtronaut, Faralley
P: 2009
LTD 500
4 Tracks, exclusive for this CD.

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Various Artists - Hampshire Jam 'Jam' 2006

Artist: Various Artists
P: 2006
Nice session with the main electronic musicians from the UK. Two CDs with long tracks of Berlin School style electronic music.

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