subspiele: first of all, congrats to this powerful collaboration between both of you. how did it come to this connection?
martin: thank u very much frank for your release support and great artwork. i contacted denis for over 1 year ago after listening some of his tracks. soon i discovered his workflow, his emotional way of searching the right sound. i work for more than 15 years designing my own sound, never thinking about a collaboration before. sharing sounds and files together with deni diezer pushed us in a complete new emotional free way creating tracks ( stories). i am so happy that i got to know this talented guy!
subspiele: why did you call the release or the track „invisible balance” ?
martin: „Invisible Balance“ because working together via internet, in a virtuel world full of plug ins and emails ,having a distance about 2500 km isnt enough to build a story or soundtrack. there has always been a kind of balance between our work, invisible… like the soul and mind… very invisible.
subspiele: what idea or special feeling is behind this name/these tracks?
martin: i produced the track „walk into the soundforest“ end of 2011 mentioned for an album intro. i used sounds -live-recorded for example( the foot steps outside..) my father played some little guitarsounds and some synths found place into it. i am very happy denis finished his way of this track. after sending it. its a walk into our sound world. „invisible balance“ was a bit same like „walk into the soundforest“ but in a conversed way. it was a big pleasure to work with denis his soundfiles and to complete it with my own stuff and ideas. „two minutes of flight“ likewise. i tried not to change the tracks a lot denis send me, but i found a good balanced way to reorganize the intro and tried to add some of my sequences in different positions. altogether we tried to invest a lot of time and patience producing the tracks, finding a good home… like sub.spiele.
subspiele: as we know, you, martin are from cologne (ermany) and deni is from tver (russia). how did you manage to jointly work on these tracks in spite of the geographical distance between both of you? Did you rely on certain technique or on a certain workflow to make this collaboration happen?
martin: we managed our way of working together via sending very big just as smaller zips, containing soundfiles,loops and recordings offcourse via internet. we chosed (soundcloud) for prelistening in (private mode). to reply some critics or ideas. our workflow was just „not to think or talk to much“ just to feel, sympathise and doing.
subspiele: more specifically, how did you produce these tracks ? which synths and which daw were used ?
martin: i prefer working with ableton for a long long time.using plugs like omnisphere, albino, zebra , n i maschine, and harwarestuff like microwave xt, ultranova and sometimes moog prodigy for deeper lines. and as far as i can remember denis daw is fruity loops and ( ableton), several plugs like zebra, sts-24, z3ta +, rapture, dune for example.and not to forget a big mind full of sounds!
subspiele: how do you feel right now ?
martin: feel really good at the moment, prepairing some tracks, rmxs and projects for 2013. and not to forgett i am looking forward to meet some music friends just knowing only virtual yet.
subspiele: what is your perspective for you path forward?
martin: my perspective is less rush, more calmness, traveling and focusing on a big audio/visual project with markus (soundwiese) and other friends.and not to forget ...feeding sub.spiele …
released 17 February 2013