The Signalform album Private Channel is scheduled for release onshima records in 2005 or early 2006. The album serves laid back atmosphere and abstract electronic sound. Release date and where to purchase will be announced in time. The pressing of Private Channel is limited.
Posted by Signalform at 14:47
What the hell is this all about? Signalform is an underground project delivering music from beyond the frontier. If you are tired of the commercial or pseudo underground sound you have come to the right place.
Discovering sounds requires an elaborated research laboratory. The Signalform studio is jammed with electronic music equipment: synthesizers and outboard from the eighties, nineties and the new millennium. Our A100 modular system for example incorporates all available Doepfer modules, some even twice. Of course it is supplemented with modules from Analogue Systems, Blacet Research and Wiard, just to mention some.
We seek to continuously complement our equipment with extraordinary electronic music instruments that are comfortable to handle and feature an unprecedented, characteristic sound.
Posted by Signalform at 14:55
We will start this with biography, so all of you out there now what this is all about.
signalform are: ingo zobel, christoph abert and frederik dahlke. christoph abert and ingo zobel were both born near frankfurt (1973 / 1969), frederik dahlke in munich (1973).
all three discovered their passion for electronic music in the late eighties and early nineties. they frequently went to the legendary dorian gray, a techno club located in the catacombs of the frankfurt international airport. ingo also filtered into the underground electronic music scene with it's hidden party locations.
frederik and christoph met ingo 1995 in a - by that time among producers well known - synthesizer store near frankfurt, where ingo worked. after a initial jam session they discovered, that despite different affections towards music, there was a common understanding, once described by the trio as "abstract floating percussive illbient". the first project was named "drøn", which initially was only a working title. but elektrolux' alex azary liked the name so much that it became the official project name. in 1999 the first track was released on a compilation, that track's name was "fortune cookie". another track from the same vintage was "rem", which finally became the opener of earth views 7, a german late night tv broadcast, playing electronic music while showing pictures and videos of the earth, taken from space. rem was also published on the spacenight no. 6 soundtrack cd and drøn's debut album "parsec". the basic synth pattern of the track is the sound of an ensoniq asr-10 sampler. the drum patterns were programmed on a roland tr 909 and manually altered during the recording of the track.
drøn's second album "xenologix" delivered an unprecedented atmosphere. the third album "homeworld" was listed no. 1 of the german chillout album charts for several weeks. drøn's 12" "eve shores" stayed at no. 1 of the german chillout charts for three months in a row.
christoph, ingo and frederik started the project "signalform" in 2004. in contrast to drøn, signalform provides a more challenging and daring listening experience, incorporating recent influences from the equipment park of the three producers. the signalform debut album "private channel" was published in 2006 on shima records.
the signalform studio is jammed with analogue synthesizers of all eras. the analogue modular system incorporates more than 200 modules of various, even exotic manufacturers.
one of most interesting signalform projects is the remix battle with tachikoma, released on the spanish label "love the chaos" under the title "signalform vs tachikoma - understanding media".