the first subspiele cd is finally here which goes out to all the lovers of deep music. Naturally, it features one
of the hottest producers of these days: Martin Nonstatic. A close friend of mine and member of the subspiele
family. Back in the days when I first met Martin – almost 2 years ago – his name did not ring a bell. But then
again, my memory for names is pretty poor. After our first encounter, I thoughtlessly scrolled through my
favorite playlist just to discover quite a few of his tracks among the ones hold dearest. Wow, unknowingly I had
just met the guy whose music I have been truly appreciating for quite some time already. no wonder, this turned
out to be not only a great friendship but also a great musical collaboration which finally lead to this album
with tracks created exclusively for subspiele.
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mastering by zzzzra
photography by roman pohl
subspiele: first of all i have to admit that this is a special moment for me as a friend and as a label.
to bring subspiele o the next step – a physical step – with a wonderful album from you. for subspiele
thats a perfect start for a stunning cd series. Those tracks are somehow different from your other tracks.
What was you Intention to do it that way?
martin: Hello frank, hello sub.spiele. and first of all i have to admit that it is a special moment for me too !
a physical level for both, and for the people out there. Exiting moments. Yes the tracks are in some way
very different. I tried to get deeper in touch with my earlier and even first tracks i arranged between 8-14 years ago.
Just sharing and studying older sequences and sounds recorded on mini disks, cd ´s and tapes for hours with my
equipment trying to find some endless soundscapes. thats why i arranged this album in a more extended way
with slowly progressions and shifting elements inside the tracks.
subspiele: why did you call the track or the release „back on earth” ?
martin: i tried to take myself (and the listener) into a journey of sound on earth and along the space.
First leaving the past, followed by spending intensive 15 minutes on earth and different stages in outer
space finding my / himself Back on earth again finishing the journey. –Back home–
subspiele: you released a lot of wonderful tracks and remixes in the last days, also on subspiele.
wow much time do you spent in the studio ?
martin: I spend a lot of time with my instruments and notebook from august till december.
Cant really say how many hours… “15 minutes on earth” and ” moon arrival ” have been feeded
with many many hours… but more because of a my less rushing workflow
subspiele: more specifically, how did you produce these tracks ? which synths and which daw were used ?
martin: i used ableton with max for live again as host software, since version 2.0 its indispensable for me.
The Waldorf microwave xt had his leading part in most tracks. For example the moving texture/pad sound
starting in ” the past” is edited in the xt. Further i used a lot of vst stuff like the Fabfilter series,
the ACE and Diva form Uhe, Phosycon and sigmund from D-16. and little toys.
subspiele: what is your perspective for you path forward?
martin: A pretty exiting path. Right after this great sub.spiele project there will be some more
physical releasings on CD for BINE music, Ultimae compil., and some other digital.
And not to forget my DUOLUXE , Audio-visual Project with markus aka Soundwiese
that is in a good mood and progression.
subspiele: how do you feel right now ?
martin: on fire good… thank u Frank.