During the years we have seen Huib Schippers being involved in different musical projects like Syntech, Trilithon, Astral Projection, etc. In 2006 his name came up again when the album Syntech Best Of Volume 2 was released. We got in contact with Huib to ask him some questions about his music career and we were positively surprised by the detailed and long answers that he gave us. He remembers everything in detail just like it happend yesterday. Read about his musical journey that, for example, involves a total change of music equipment from hardware to software.
Alpha Centauri. The record company which releases spacesynth music - the music we love so much. We interviewed Maciej Repetowski, the heart of the company, and he tells how Alpha Centauri got started, how the company is today and what the future has reserved for us.
Robert Ludwinski, better known as Synthesis comes from Poland and released the album 'Space Travels' for AXIS Records (now Alpha Centauri) in 2005. Currently Synthesis is planning to release a follow-up album 'Solar Empire' and is involved in a new project called 'Virtual Device'. Robert was interviewed by Spacemaniak and interview has been translated by Adi and spellchecked by Krizz. We would also like to thank Matek for providing the interview.
During 2007 Hypersound Productions has been the most productive label in the spacesynth genre while counting the number of releases. We have earlier read about Humphrey Robertson in person in other interviews but so far no one has made an interview about their label. Therefore we got in contact with the owners of the label, Patrizia and Humphrey, and asked them about their journey with the company and how they see the future of the spacesynth genre.
We are all familiar with Edwin van der Laag's name from the cover of the Laserdance albums, and some of us are lucky to own the rare Syntech albums that he made in a co-operation with Huib Schippers. Now when his name is actual because of the release of the new Syntech album Best Of Volume 2, we took the chance to interview him.
When the latest Laserdance album Strikes Back was released, we could see a brand new name on the albumcover. Julius Wijnmaalen's name popped up from nowhere and with his album he used a style on some of the songs that
hasn't been included on any earlier Laserdance album. As we couldn't find any information about him, we contacted Julius through his friend Marcello d' Azzurro to ask him about his Laserdance album and his view of the Spacesynth genre.
After Julius had answered our questions he also gave us some songs that was recorded back in 1993, which have never been released before. The songs are not made in the spacesynth style, so they show other musical side of Julius than the spacesynth songs that we could hear on his Laserdance album. You can now download the songs which are available at the end of this interview.
Biomechanical Structure, the debut album by Vocoderion was released by AXIS Records in July 2005. Previously a guitar player in rock bands, she eventually got interested in spacesynth after hearing 'The Challenge' by Laserdance. To date, she has performed live many times along with other artists. We had a chance to interview the woman behind Vocoderion, Aleksandra Koszewska.
Now when every true fan got (of course?) Gustaf's album Xain - Born in the Stars, it's time to get to know the man behind that outstanding album. Some of us know Gustaf Grefberg's long history with music as LizardKing, and some know only his contribution to Hypersound. Gustaf was very keen to be interviewed and it shows in his answers. So after reading this interview, you definetly know a lot more about Gustaf!
Born in October 1973 and living in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Marco Rochowski entered the world of spacesynth on Synthesizer Dance Volume 3 in 2001 with 'Into Eternity'. Soon after, Macrocosm project was founded with Anders Lundqvist - a musician from Sweden who had been producing music for Hypersound Productions since 1999. To date, two Macrocosm albums have been released, both being very successful.
We decided to interview Rob van Eijk now that he's back in the business with Michiel. We asked several questions about the old good times when Laserdance was up in the charts and questions what Rob is doing nowdays. Rob also enlights us with answers to some hardware questions, how the titles were born eg. to old classic Laserdance and Proxyon songs. Also secrets of the vocoders are now being revealed, or is the mystery still a mystery? You can find that out now yourself..