February’s Lost Child [live jam version]

A live performance of February’s Lost Child, quite different from the one out soon on the EP from SLEEPERS. This version is jammed in real time with a BeatStep Pro, an MS20 mk 2, a Boog, A MonoPoly, and some eurorack stuff . It’s what happened, it got dark.

Holographic Fool [ambient jam version]

In anticipation of the upcoming release of Recovered Artifacts 93′ – 97′ on Sleepers Records … I decided to explore variations on each track in a series of live jams. Here’s track #1 – Holographic Fool – in a very different form than it appears on vinyl. Hope you enjoy it!

Steve Angstrom – Recovered Artifacts 93′ – 97′ [SLEEPERS10]

A collection of 6 tracks rescued from the archives, over 25 years ago I wrote a lot of tracks which were at the same time I was touring and releasing with the band TimeShard . Some tracks I was asked to make for art projects and installations, or were explorations which somehow got buried.

SLEEPERS Records asked me to look through the archives and together we picked out our favourite 6 from the weird and disparate sounds on offer.

These tracks represent very well what I was creating for the early 90s free festival and party scene. Now you can have a taste of the weird and wonderful haphazard sounds I was making.

Steve Angstrom – Recovered Artifacts 93′ – 97′ [SLEEPERS]

Where the time goes

I tell myself I’m writing songs but no song is 4 hours long.  It’s a great space to be in though and some amazing moments happen.

 

SONG – The Myriadic

Here’s a track I’ve been performin live recently and I enjoyed the slightly wayward nature of the Live sound –  so I recorded it as I performed it and added an intense video.
If you’d like to buy the track you can get it here

If you have photo-sensitive epilepsy or related neurological condition pleast don’t watch (just listen), as there are some parts which may overstimulate your visual cortex!

Live in Berlin at OHM club

A glimpse of Steve Angstrom performing live at OHM club Berlin.

These tracks were all originally created way back in the 90s and were resurrected for the upcoming Sleepers Records vinyl-only release and this live performance.

Bringing these tracks back was tricky because the old equipment and the people involved are so temperamental!.  So I spent a lot of time working out how to make the tracks similar but also give myself scope to play them and have fun with them.  It’s not that easy to re-create something which happened spontaneously 25 years ago.

I used the original tracks as an inspiration and tried to stay as close to the ancient weird spirit as possible, and it worked and now I’m glad to say this live set is going on the road.

Steve Angstrom – live performance at Ohm Tresor Berlin 8th Sept

I’ll be live in performance in Berlin on the 8th of September, come along!

This set is all comprised of reclaimed music from the 90s which I recorded onto old DAT tapes and 8 tracks, then put into deep storage for 20 years.
They are due to be released on Sleepers Records as “Steve Angstrom -Sleepers Recovered Artefacts ’93 – ’97”.

To celebrate the release I’m performing those songs and also a bunch more live on stage.
To perform them live I’ve spent months trying to figure out what I played and then re-creating those basslines and drum parts and entering them into my newfangled hardware sequencers. All live and mostly analog make sure you check out Steve Angstrom Live in Berlin at the Ohm club

Tickets available here : https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1119543

Ableton 10 – Calcium skin

Many users liked the old calcium skin for Ableton Live, and find the new skins for Live 10 a bit gloomy and lacking contrast. So I remade Calcium skin for Live 10. There are some differences becuase Live 10 has different transport buttons that the earlier versions, but it’s as close as I could get.
Live 10 skins are much easier to edit than Live 9 skins (which required a hex editor). Live 10 skins are in an XML format and each element is named.  If you want to change anything about this skin simply open up in a text editor and start tweaking. It’ll probably break but that’s how we learn eh?

Download Angstromium Skin
If you see a wall of text try right clicking and “save as”

Some free ambient noise

Unwind yourself with this very very ambient noise.

Sometimes, after I’ve spent all day making complicated music I need to decompress my brain. That normally means I put on something by Brian Eno like Discrete Music, or perhaps No Pussyfooting. But very often it’s as easy for me to make an ambient noise for myself – so I  turn the dials to very very ambient. And this is what usually comes out – It resets my brain.

So, I thought you also might like it too.
Don’t expect a tune, this is real “drifting through space” stuff. DOWNLOAD IT IF YOU LIKE (try a right click and save-as)