Wellcome to THE WEB's tasty audio electronics!

On this blogspot page you can find all my electronic music tracks from the clips i present on my YouTube channel - or Albums/EPs from single tracks you might have heard on Soundcloud
For every album/EP/single there is a post, with some descriptions of the making of, a track listing and links/infos about download. most of the stuff is free...
contact: gronku(at)hispeed.ch

Have fun, you're wellcome!
THE WEB

Sonntag, 4. September 2011

THE WEB - Trains

Trains is my new album 2011. The tracks were made from June to September.
The concept behind Trains is movement, change & emotions, exchange & cooperation, and crossing borders - all tracks are collab tracks. THE WEB vs ... means that these are not simply remixes of tracks from friends, but the results of the attempt to do a new track with sound-samples from a friend's track that i like and inspired me to transform it into a Trains track. As an umbrella, all these Trains-tracks share some sounds and feelings i put into them them.



In the last two of the album, there are no samples from existing tracks. In Train Of Thoughts my friend CXXXVI wrote and performed the vocals to this track, and so she gave it the title too. For Cargo my friend Leslie Von Dees provided me with tasty fresh sound loops and a draft of the track, and i added, changed and rearraged the sounds to the final Trains track.




THE WEB, Winterthur, Switzerland meets...


....Magnetfisch from Berne, Switzerland
http://www.magnetfisch.org/en/index.php, http://soundcloud.com/Magnetfisch, http://www.youtube.com/user/AlizarineTV
-->Magnetbahn
-->Grande Vitesse
-->Fluchtzug


....TruthSeekerUK from Britain
http://soundcloud.com/TruthSeekerUKhttp://www.youtube.com/user/TruthSeekerUK
-->Friends
-->Night Train (with Luka, see below)


....CXXXVI from Australia
http://www.youtube.com/user/Rutle, http://soundcloud.com/cxxxvihttp://www1.indiemusicworks.com/cxxxvi/, http://www.reverbnation.com/cxxxvi
-->Water Train
-->Train Of Thoughts


....Luka from the Netherlands
http://www.youtube.com/user/lukasgroot
-->Night Train (with TruthSeekerUK)                 


...Leslie Von Dees from Hungary/USA
http://soundcloud.com/honetrix, http://www.youtube.com/user/honetrix, http://youtube.com/user/leslievondees
-->Cargo




ENJOY THE RIDE !!





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THE WEB - Trains  (mp3, 320 kB/s)

1. THE WEB vs Magnetfisch - Magnetbahn..................9:54
2. THE WEB vs Magnetfisch - Grande Vitesse..............8:24
3. THE WEB vs TruthSeekerUK - Friends...................6:42
4. THE WEB vs CXXXVI - Water Train......................7:25
5. THE WEB vs Magnetfisch - Fluchtzug...................8:47
6. THE WEB vs Luka & TruthSeekerUK - Night Train.......10:18 
7. THE WEB vs CXXXVI - Train Of Thoughts................5:37
8. THE WEB vs Leslie Von Dees - Cargo...................9:34
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BRICO - not available, 2011


(promo, all rights reserved)



Watch the Trains videoclips































Sonntag, 24. Juli 2011

THE WEB - Intruders

There's not much to say about this one - it's banging TECHNO, have fun!

This track was made in summer 2009. When was working on a series of remixes of some 80's tracks (REMIXED),  i was in the mood for doing a pounding oldschool techno 4 to the floor, for a change. I did this very quickly and i didn't too much adjustements on it, cuz it should be raw. Instead i made another track by remixing the first version.




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THE WEB - Intruders  (mp3, 320 kB/s)
1. Intruders ....................7:55
2. Intruders Rmx ................7:55
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BRICO - not available, 2009

click to download Intruders   (mediafire)





Preview/listen to Intruders tracks












Samstag, 28. Mai 2011

THE WEB - The Web Experience

So finally, this now is my first series of tracks. They were produced from june to october 2006. It was until Summer 2006 that i didn't have my own PC, cuz there was no need, i always could use the ones of the friends i lived with if i wanted to. However, it never came to my mind doing music tracks on their PC. But when i finally bought my own cuz i lived alone for a while, i decided also to make music with it so i made sure i bought a powerful one and pimped it with enough RAM. It's so easy nowadays to make music only with a PC - they have enough power, memory etc. and the music itself went digital anyway in terms of handling and storage so i thought why buying a lot of equipment and then discover that you don't really have the time to really learn and work with it, when you have easy to use computer programs and almost every possibility with respect to sounds ...e.g. Roland drum machines? yes, of course, every Type, in one box... and they sound like they should - if not you have effects and switches à gogo to take you there. So all you nead is a good ear - it's similar to cooking, with the advantage that you can always readily correct if you got too much salt or pepper in the soup :-)

With the first track, Web Beatz No.1 (how obvious...), i explored what i can do with the more classic drum sounds - that is, without Roland drummachine sounds, but approaching the typical techno feeling in the track. The second one started with playing around with a bell-like synth sound - told you before in the post THE WEB - Exerz EP. Shine combines a classic electrobeat with a pounding ride of distorted 909 bassdrums to reach the desired driving force. Bits Bites 1.1 and Help Line are classic oldschool 4tothefloor techno tracks. In Skyscraping i tried not to use a single synth sound, but approaching the desired sounds with multi-modified noise samples. Rocka Industries is a quite special beast, i guess "electronic punkrock breakbeat chaos" would be an adequate description... After this, a soft landing is needed - this is provided by the 2step track Love You. The closing track, Potpürree, is a reprise & mash up of four of the Web Experience tracks - Exerz, Shine, Skyscraping and Help Line.

As a bonus i added a track that i made back in 1993 (Sleepless I - Over And Off) with the equipment of a colleague that had an EBM Band (called "Krompholz", only locally known). This was amazing: he showed me in short how the samlper, drummachines, synth & sequencer worked, gave me a key to their band room and told me on what days they were not in, and that i could go then anytime and do my stuff, if i liked. WOW! i played around a lot but then i also wanted to take something with me so i produced a proper track and recorded it to a minidisc (...maybe you remember them?;-) and from this to tape. That's where i ripped it now, so the audio might not be best quality... if something somehow sounds familiar to you: the (mid-)bassline is a sped up sample from the start of Pink Floyd's "One Of These Days" ;-)






















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THE WEB – The Web Experience  (320 KBit/s)
1. Web Beatz No.1.....................9:09
2. Exerz..............................7:50
3. Shine..............................6:29
4. Bit I..............................0:56
5. Bits Bites 1.1.....................3:48
6. Help Line..........................3:57
7. Skyscraping........................8:27
8. Bit II.............................0:47
9. Rocka Industries...................5:55
10. Bit III...........................0:52
11. Love You..........................7:16
12. Potpürree.........................8:04
bonutz. Sleepless I – Over And Off....6:31
bonutz2. Help Line (THADBB Remix).....8:18
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BRICO - not available 2006/2012



Montag, 28. März 2011

THE WEB - REMIXED

As you can see with Magnetfisch's Raumstift, Energy 52's Café del Mar and Koenig Cylinder's Carousel, i also like to do remixes besides my own tracks. This all started in may 2008 as i listened to the first album of 80ies new wave band Rheingold. I came about the track Pirata, a very nice instrumental piece of synthpop, which i had heard before but didn't know it was from Rheingold. I thought wow, what a track - but what is missing here a bit when you've gone through the area of 90ies techno/electronic sound is bass and drums... Well, why not try to pimp this track a little bit? I took samples from the track, modified them slightly, rearranged them and added a heavier beat and basslines. That was that! Pirata THE WEB style :-) Since the process was fun and i was pleased with the result, i've done this with a few more tracks - most tracks are from the 80ies. I tried to keep the remixes quite close to the original so that the original groove/feeling of the track is not spoiled. ...bit an excepion to this is Trip In the Air (and Another...), where i transformed the Oldfield track "Foreign Affair" (feat. Maggie Reilly) to a new one.


Here you can download the results. But note that these are all inofficial remixes, so be careful what you do with them (copyright hell...) ;-)
The dubbed remix of Pink Floyd's Money (Money / Shocked) can be found on my Mouse Costumes EP in full glory.









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THE WEB – REMIXED  (320 KBit/s)
1. Trip In The Air (The Web vs Mike Oldfield).............6:24
2. Rheingold - Pirata (The Web Remix Edit)................5:24
3. Hubert Kah - Für Die Nacht (The Web Remix).............6:21
4. Ultravox – The Song (The Web Goes Remix)...............6:15
5. Trio - Da Da Da... (The Web Echo Remix)................3:25
6. N.U.Unruh – Grundlagen der Automatisierung
   (The Web Vogelperspektive Remix).......................4:19
7. Men Without Hats – Security
   (The Web Folk Of The 90’s Remix).......................5:00
8. The Vyllies – The Sky Is Full Of Stitches
   (The Web Remix) .......................................6:05
9. Ultravox – The Song (The Web Goes Remix 2).............8:08
10. Simple Minds – New Gold Dream (The Web Remix).........7:22
11. Money / Shocked Edit (The Web vs Pink Floyd)..........6:15
12. Another Trip In The Air (The Web vs. Mike Oldfield)...8:58
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BRICO - not available, 2008-2010

click to download REMIXED  (mediafire)






LISTEN

2) Rheingold - Pirata (THE WEB Remix Edit)
3) Hubert Kah - Für die Nacht (THE WEB Remix)
6) N.U.Unruh - Grundlagen der Automatisierung (The Web Vogelperspektive Remix)
7) Men Without Hats - Security (THE WEB Folk Of The 90's Remix)
8) The Vyllies - The Sky Is Full Of Stitches (THE WEB Remix)
9) Ultravox - The Song (THE WEB Goes Remix 2)
10) Simple Minds - New Gold Dream (THE WEB Remix)
12) Another Trip In The Air (THE WEB vs Mike Oldfield)



WATCH








Samstag, 26. März 2011

THE WEB - The monoton Water Suite

After doing a few remixes on some 80ies tracks (REMIXED) again in spring 2009 and Café del Mar remixed in summer 2009 - and an "artistic break" in autumn, it was about time for a series of new tracks (december 2009 / january 2010).

First i had no idea what it should be. But when i came about playing around with these „Korg MS-10 drum sounds“ from monoton X and monoton rem X a little bit i felt like building yet another track with them. I especially liked the drop like sounds, so i wanted to modify and use them extensively - pictures of water appeared in my head and i began to work on an „electronic water track“. How obvious to change the working title „monoton Z“ to Electric Water.
I completed this track and used the basis for yet another track. i was in a flow... underwater... submarines... – yes! sonar sounds are cool! they have to come in too;  and „monoton T“ became Submarine. After dark there must be light, so i came to a correspondig alternative version of Submarine: Dubmarine. In this track, light (dur) changes into dark (moll) and vice versa.

Since these tracks are similar in their sound, theme etc. i came to the idea of coupling them together as one underwater space techno opera, and what was missing was a closing track. It was clear that after all this driving sharp beats it would have to be something smooth and downtempo. I called this track Heartbeat of Poseidon. ...it’s becoming quite obvious when you listen to it;-) The monoton Water Suite was completed. But because i liked the drum only part in the middle of Heartbeat of Poseidon so much and wanted to use it at higher speed too, i transformed the downtempo track to Poseidon Highway and added it to the album.

Note that for these tracks, not a single drummachine sound was used. All drum sounds are  sounds sampled from a Korg MS-10 and modified as needed.



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THE WEB – The monoton Water Suite (mp3, 320 KBit/s)
1. Part 1 – Dubmarine ...........................9:36
2. Part 2 – Submarine ...........................7:38
3. Part 3 – Electric Water ......................8:48
4. Part 4 – Heartbeat of Poseidon ..............13:52
5. Poseidon Highway .............................8:56
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BRICO - not available, 2009/2010



Preview/listen to tracks from The monoton Water Suite
Part 1 - Dubmarine
Part 2 - Submarine
Part 3 - Electric Water





































Sonntag, 27. Februar 2011

THE WEB - Exerz EP

Exerz is one of my first tracks dating back to 2006. It is the second track of the album i worked on in the sommer holidays 2006 (The Web Experience). I was experimenting with synth sounds and came around to a church bell -like sound - one from a church quite far away... And I found that a fat buzzing breakbeat was very suitable to carry this bell sounds. With these two elements, the exercise began - and that was it: Exerz was born.


In summer 2008 I did another mix down of Exerz. I was still very pleased with this track, so I decided to do a remix. This remix version follows the original quite closely; the bell sounds are tuned a bit lower, the beats are slightly enriched. The alternative version Zerex finally is entirely made up of samples from the remix, with a pounding, straight 4/4 beat and added space synth atmosphere.


For the video of Exerz and Zerex (and title cover of the EP) I used pictures of a "3-dimensional" painting that I made 1991/92 (the title of this painting is "Purzelbaum" = somersault. A somersault for your eyes... ;-).

















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THE WEB - Exerz EP  (mp3, 320 kB/s)
1. Exerz ........................7:50
2. Exerz (Remix) ................6:31
3. Zerex ........................5:51
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BRICO - not available, 2008






Preview/listen to tracks from Exerz EP
1) Exerz HQ
2) Zerex