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Interview with Tommy Betzler, by Sylvain Mazars
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Interview with Tommy Betzler, by Sylvain Mazars
Posted Thu May 21, 2015 1:22 pm by BruecknerAmbient
EM News Recently, French EM musician, journalist and blogger Sylvain Mazars made a long interview with drummer Tommy Betzler, who co-founded the elctronic rock band P'Cock in the late 70ies, played drums for Klaus Schulze in the 80ies and in more recent years collaborated with many other EM musicians and projects...


Read the full interview (in French) here (or my rough, quick English translation below...):




Tommy Betzler: drummer with a great heart and the cook of stars

Tommy Betzler is a well-known figure of the German music scene. One who never misses an electronic festival, he became known in the late 70s as drummer and co-founder of the rock band P'cock before transforming, by an incredible coincidence, into the personal chef of all the rock stars of the world touring in Germany (Europe, actually). Weakened by a terrible disease, he is back behind the drums since a few years only and involved again in more projects than ever...

Present in the audience - and also on stage - at the public rehearsal of the concert of Michael Brückner and Mathias Brüssel scheduled in Brussels on 29 May, he spontaneously agreed to share his life and his career, humanly and artistically extraordinary.

Q: Why drums?

Tommy Betzler:

At the age of 10 or 12, I knew I wanted to be a drummer. Thanks to my older sister I came in touch with rock music.
For example, it was her who geve me the chance to see Jimi Hendrix on stage in Frankfurt when I was only 9 years old. What a feeling! Mitch Mitchell on drums! But I admired especially Ginger Baker, drummer of Cream. Besides, I also wanted to become a drummer to impress the girls, of course. If you believe that the most prominent musician in a band is the guitarist, you are mistaken. It's the drummer! It was always t . . .

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Recent review of Stephen Parsick's "Höllenengel"
Posted Mon May 18, 2015 5:31 pm by BruecknerAmbient
EM News I just stumbled upon this new review of the already slightly older album "Höllenengel" by fellow EMPortal member Stephen Parsick - and since it's a quite positive review, and I'm of the opinion that Stephen deserves kudos for any of his albums (as far as I know them) anyway, I thought I share it here...

It's on the German progrock review page "Babyblaue Seiten" (who are known for speaking their mind if the dislike anything) - and receiving 11 of 15 points here is a good result (I was told on another occasion)...



I won't translate it all (maybe Stephen likes to... Wink ), however here's the reviewer's conclusion:

"Höllenengel" thus offers an interesting, more free-format mix of electronic sound, located somewhere between Dark Ambient, classic electronica à la Berlin School, the more experimental Vangelis (see eg "Beaubourg") and the more melodic / anthemic musical excursions of the same Vangelis, yet develloping a very unique character. Lovers of rather gloomy, atmospheric electronica, who have no aversions towards free sound paintings without sequencer patterns should give this album a listen!"

Read the full review (in German) here:


Are, dear Stephen, still any copies available, by the way...?



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syndae - episode 302
Posted Fri May 15, 2015 10:00 pm by treibklang
EM News I have to raise a warning that a new festival is in sight. E-Scape is coming up, hopefully starting a new series of events in the UK. Tonight's show has three of the acts on its playlist with John Dyson (Darklight), David Wright (Beyond the Airwaves Vol. 2), and Glenn Main (Into the Blue). More than these, I have tracks by Janneh (Love Times Time), Leaving Richmond (Midnight-Radio Compilation 40), and a wonderful closer by Levente.

An earful of snacks at:

Yours, Stefan

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on air: Frank Tischer & Janneh
Posted Wed May 13, 2015 5:01 pm by Codo
EM News Hello dear Listener,

two new and great works of electronic ambient music are released.
Tonight I present parts of the new album from Janneh and Frank Tischer.
If you like, listen to my wednesday evening radioshow at 10 p.m. local time UTC +2.

- Janneh - Love times time
- Frank Tischer - Kailash (Album)


In Dortmund on 93.0 FM and Cable 88.4 MHz eldoradio*.
Internet simulcast webstream URL http://sender.eldoradio.de:8000/192

Greetings Codo

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Meeting of the Modulars: Node live at the RCM
Posted Tue May 12, 2015 9:50 pm by Vignoble @ Co.
EM News


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Klaus Schønning activity
Posted Tue May 12, 2015 1:00 pm by phaedra2008
EM News The Danish musician has released old and new music as downloads (lossless formats too) on a new website totally new to me, from a quick look they specialise in Scandinavian artists and also sell real stuff like Blurays Laughing

The main new music are the full album Sanctum & the PNG (OST-EP) & a few EP's/lone tracks I have to hear yet.

Sanctum is typical KS symphonic New Age similar to the Symphodyssé works, PNG is more dynamic/melodic with the occasional touch of ethnic(olor).
Both contain some great tracks worth investigating:


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Jarre seems to have teamed up with TD!
Posted Mon May 11, 2015 10:21 pm by Naus
EM News Cryptic post on his facebook page, very interested to see what this is all about!


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Zanov - In Course Of Time CD (Groove GR-216)
Posted Mon May 11, 2015 2:06 pm by phaedra2008
New releases One of my dreams came true with Pierre's 1982 In Course Of Time album issued on CD.
The release marks Groove's 216th catalog entry and I must note I am not aware of any other EM dedicated label releasing so much for so long Shocked

Well done Ron & I really wish everyone would support Groove release because one never knows what classic will pop up next Very Happy

On my 3rd spin still can't believe it's a CD, opening with the sublime Phantasm and Lost Message & continuing with the engimatic/abstract Infinitude, In Course Of Time and Sky Energy then it's all over far too soon.


I understand Pierre was a guest at the E-day last month when the CD was released, anyone talked to him Question

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Stargazer by Rene van der Wouden
Posted Sun May 10, 2015 5:51 pm by REWO Records
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The new album by Rene van der Wouden - Stargazer.

More than 66 minutes of retro synth music with Berlin School synth and sequences elements. This album fits in the sequential line of Alchemia, Universal Quiet, Sequential Tourism and Zeppelins.


1. The Observational Astronomer
2. The Blue Lights
3. Stargazer
4. Galaxy Floating
5. Mosaic of Stars


All instruments by Rene van der Wouden. Recorded and produced in 2014 and 2015.

Album is available at REWO Music and www.rewo.bandcamp.com as premium CDr and digital download. The CD will also being distributed by the major e-shops online.

Click here on the link: http://youtu.be/DqGPwfPfYjo for a musical impression of the 5 tracks.

Release date: June 1st, 2015

The audio mix of this video can be downloaded for free on Bandcamp so you can listen in full quality WAV format here: http://rewo.bandcamp.com/album/stargazer-showcase-trailer-mix-of-1-minute-of-each-track

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Giorgio Moroder releases new album 'Deja Vu' out June 16th
Posted Sat May 09, 2015 11:38 am by Vignoble @ Co.
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Billboard reports:

"The mischievous, Italian-born Moroder met with Billboard to discuss his new album,
Deja Vu -- the first under his own name in more than 30 years, out June 16 on RCA
-- his disdain for drugs and other wisdom he has ­gathered through the decades."

check here

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