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This page offers the latest informations and news regarding the work of Thorsten Soltau.

As this page contains entries in chronological order we kindly ask you to scroll down for the latest news.



Special design added.

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Another update on this webpage adds special design. Several of the sub pages are adorned now by specially commissioned banner drawn by John Ihlo [GER].

There are three versions of the forest scene, one without animals, one with the fox, one with crows. The design resembles and honours the two spirit animals chosen by Thorsten Soltau for his work. A special frontpage design with a portrait graces the landing page.

John Ihlo’s work can be accessed via his instagram too.

Thank you very much, John!

Special photography added.

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As a part of the first major update on this webpage special photography has been added. The ›About me‹ sub page feature portraits taken by Astrid Susanna Schulz [GER]. The photos displayed are a result of a first meeting.

The picture above and the ones shown on the landing page are of analogue origin (Hasselblad 500 C) and developed on expired b/w Kodak Tri-X 400 film.
The portraits on the sub page were taken digitally with a vintage Minolta MD Rokkor lens.

Astrid Susanna Schulz‘ work can be accessed via her instagram too.

Many thanks to Astrid for the kind permission!


New release: Acker Und Seche

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The renowned Cologne based label aufabwegen has released the collaborative album Acker Und Seche by EMERGE, RLW and Thorsten Soltau.

The CD comes as a limited edition CD with 200 copies in full colour Ecopack sleeve. The complete sleeve is adorned with commissioned artwork by Dan Penschuck (feindesign).

You can buy the album via these outlets:

a-musik [GER]
Anost [GER]
aufabwegen [GER]
Going Underground [GER]
boomkat [UK]
Cold Spring [UK]
Juno Records [UK]

Reviews:

Vital Weekly [NL]

›Diligence And Tendency‹ boxset released

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›Diligence And Tendency‹, a four tape boxset featuring unreleased archival work by Thorsten Soltau, has finally been released.

When copies are available via Forced Nostalgia, an update on this page will inform how to order. In the meantime we kindly invite you to keep an eye to Forced Nostalgia’s bandcamp page.

All artist copies are sold out; we ask you to order from the label directly.


Exclusive piece by Thorsten Soltau.

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Thorsten Soltau has submitted an exclusive electroacoustic composition to Geräuschmanufaktur’s digital Advent Calendar.

The piece ›Baptized On Christmas‹ was released on 22nd December and is available for free download.

The page will publish one piece of Geräuschmanufaktur-related artists each day until Christmas Eve. The calendar features a wide and varied mix of different sounds, ranging from fieldrecordings to ambient soundscapes, noise and experimental compositions.

New rework for Siegmar Fricke by Marina Stewart.

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Siegmar Fricke has released a compilation of unreleased tracks recorded and produced in 1995. ›Physical Modelling‹ spans seven unheard cues from the archive.

Regarding his recognition as a crafter of sampledelica these tracks showcase a mature and technically sophisticated approach towards electronica not too far from his later sonic explorations as Pharmakustik. Utilizing midi-controlled equipment and sampling, the album leaves the path of the previous light-hearted production characteristics.
Tracks like ›Monokuliert‹ or ›Cryoglide‹ inhabit a modernist feeling for 1995, closer to the irregular patterns of Warp attachés LFO or the zig zag techniques developed by Detroits Dopplereffekt.

›Physical Modelling‹ was carefully restored and remastered from the original 4-track master at Pharmakustik-Studio. As a bonus, Pharmakustik and Marina Stewart reworked two cues from the album. Diving into Zeitgeist experimentalism, the remixes update the already futuristic character of the originals to modern standards.

The album was released on 9th January and is available for download on Bandcamp.