DASK Electronic Music

DASK - Messages [Syngate Records]

A second DASK release on Syngate Records in Germany. Inspiration for this album came from watching various documentaries about the WOW signal, Frank Drake, the Drake equation and Tabby's Star. It is heavily sequenced Berlin School inspired by groups such as Cosmic Ground that tend to the dark and heavy long running sequences. It has a few ambient sections as break pieces. Tracks can be previewed on the Bandcamp release.

01. A Message
02. M13 Cluster
03. Gliese 581
04. Fermi Paradox
05. Cosmic Call One
06. Cosmic Call Two
07. Contact Made

Running Time : 70:16

 

Liner Notes

DASK - Messages (Berlin School, Cosmic Ground, Redshift)

DASK - Insecta (Extended Version)

After the release of Electron Utopia at Syngate Records I was working on experimental tracks that did not fit into the theme of that album. Most of the tracks started life as progressive ambient with one darker drone based structure which again was an experiment using old recordings slowed down. Later two longer Berlin School inspired tracks took form which are very different from the traditional long drawn out typical 'space music' style of Berlin School. They sit in the theme of the album title 'Inseca' in terms of feel, structure and pace with hits and transitions used on the Berlin School tracks hence trying to take a different approach. This became a whole to create an album/EP at 50 minutes long which I did a pre-release.

DASK - Inseca (Progressive Ambient Berlin School Tangerine Dream Klaus Schulze)

DASK - Singles

Singles Vs Albums

The album is not quite dead but with streaming being popular it seems the playlist is becoming more important. Sadly this means any artist that makes an album as a journey might not get to see it played that way as key tracks are pulled and combined into spotify playlists. In fact how many modern mainstream albums are a collective journey and not just a bunch of songs some of which are hit singles. Some of the best ambient and electronica I have heard follow a theme.

 

DASK - Stray Photons (2017)

A quirky lighter style of Berlin School. Taken from the Album SOL.

DASK - Stray Photons (Berlin School Inspired Electronic)

DASK - Electron Utopia [Syngate Records]

This album was released on Syngate records in Mechernich Germany. It is Berlin school electronica with a morphing atmospheric or cinematic ambient structure in the style of 70's and 80's Tangerine Dream were morphing intro's give way to sequencer driven patterns. The theme of the album is the electron and if you have an electronics background the track titles should make sense. Tracks can be previewed on the Bandcamp release.

01. Electron Utopia
02. Lorentz Force
03. Desert Synchrotron
04. Electron Transfer
05. Electron Transfer - Station Remix

Running Time : 57:21

Review by Musikzirkus

 

DASK - Electron Utopia (Berlin School Tangerine Dream Cinematic Atmospheric Ambient)

DASK - Abiogenesis (Atmospheric Berlin School)

I never consider myself to be a musician since my background is electronic engineering with a specialisation in sound and audio but having experimented with audio systems, synths, recording, sound creation and manipulation for several years I decided to stop throwing audio material away and complete an album. It was recorded over 6 months and mastered with minimal compression for high quality Hi-Fi or headphones in mind. A number of headphones were used in the mastering process including the original HD800 which are ultra transparent and cheap ear buds to check worst case listening via streaming.

DASK - Abiogenesis (Ambient Atmospheric Berlin School Tangerine Dream Klaus Schulze Space Music Stranger Things)
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