samedi 30 décembre 2017

My encounter with the modular Korg PS3200

I thank my father again today for all his attention.

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1982: my meeting with the modular

In 1982, when I was 17 years old, I had just recently discovered the amazing music of Klaus Schulze through his superb album Mirage. At that time, there were many rumors about a rather strange instrument: it was the synthesizer. I started looking for this mysterious sound machine. I was browsing the classified ads section of music magazines looking for analogical machines.

It was during one of my travels in Paris, in an apartment located in an alley of a modest neighborhood, that I was going to get to know a mythical machine. After having climbed the many steps of a dark staircase with the tagged walls, I arrived in front of a heavy door. I was ringing, the door opened and before me appeared as if by magic a superb recording studio! In the midst of the many instruments, a synthesizer immediately caught my eye. It was the famous Korg PS3200. I only had eyes for the modular. The owner of the studio had informed me of his intention to sell the instrument next month. I told him I was very interested. He told me that if I wanted to, I could buy it right away. I was on a cloud, I immediately made a phone call to my father, persuading him to come to Paris to help me pay and also to transport this monster of 30 kilos. Even today, I thank him for his effort, for his attention.

That's how the PS3200 found itself the next day in my parents' basement, where I had set up my little studio, in the middle of the ARP Odyssey, the Oberheim SEM, the Korg MS20 and its sequencer SQ10, the Crumar Multiman S. I then took great pleasure in discovering all the facets of my new "baby". I have the memory of beautiful pads, strange sounds created with the ring modulator a bit like Klaus Schulze's "Dune". I really enjoyed the 16 available storage memories. The modular polyphony was one of its strengths.

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Schallwelle Awards Sequentia Legenda

I am pleased to be nominated for this new edition
of the Schallwelle Awards

Dear listeners

During the last issue, I had the great pleasure to appear with my album EXTENDED on 9th place in the category "International Album" (after Jean-Michel Jarre, Vangelis and Enigma)

For this new edition I have the honour to be nominated again.
If you like, you can vote for my album "ETHEREAL by Sequentia Legenda" as well as for me in the category "Artist 2017".

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THE RETURN by Sequentia Legenda

For the end-of-year holiday season, I am pleased to offer you 
an excerpt in its experimental version.

THE RETURN comes from my archives, this title dates from the period of BLUE DREAM.
The composition is in its embryonic phase, the general atmosphere of this title is ethereal with a touch of analogue sound. It's a return to the original sources of Berlin School.

I invite you to download this experimental and collector's version.

I wish you a pleasant listening and a good discovery,
Sequentia Legenda


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dimanche 24 décembre 2017

A small gift for the Christmas season 🎁

Enjoy a little musical gift for the holidays

 An unreleased and Collector's title "THE RETURN"

For the Christmas holidays, I am pleased to offer you this experimental version

I found in my archives this version dating from the creation of BLUE DREAM. It is not excluded that the elaboration of this extract is not going to continue, so just take it as a small collector's gift.

The evolutionary sequences, the atmospheric pads are here in their development phases. The sound of this extract is oriented towards the warm grain of the analogical era. I leave you to take full advantage of this sound rough draft and wish you a beautiful immersion.

Till Kopper (Facebook 24.12.2017): "Although rather minimalistic track without bells and whistles (literally). But with a wonderful quite certain ambient mood mixed with Berlin School sequencing. AIt is not a remake or some cover of some well known artist, this is a unique Sequentia Legenda track. Laurent Schieber once again proves his great skills of doing new tracks in the Berlin School style without repeating music recorded 45-35 years ago. And without using the vintage techniques. This way the sound scapes are clear and well defined. But not sounding like cold digital at all. Rather organic and analog (without covering exact typical analog sounds). Well done! Very recommended for all listeners of Klaus Schulze and other more calm Berlin School music."

THE RETURN: a return to the sources of the Berlin School music

I am pleased to announce my new album „RENAISSANCE“ for 2018

My next opus "RENAISSANCE" will finally see the light of day in 2018, more precisely on May 17, a small wink to my wife.

RENAISSANCE, in the purest tradition of the analogue era.

This new album is a continuation of my musical vision: an extension of the Berlin School movement.

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My wishes

I wish you a pleasant time with my music
and a happy holiday season for you and your family.

Laurent Schieber (Sequentia Legenda)

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