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Moods: Instrumental Electronic: Chill out New Age: Progressive Electronic

By Location
GERMANY

Links
ELKAWE - website

Elkawe

ELKAWE? How do I say that? Well, if you speak German, say it like you would say LKW, the abbreviation for truck. ELKAWE is the phonetic representation of that abbreviation. If you speak a language other than German, any way you are comfy with will do :-)...
The name was actually conceived at a time when the group KRAFTWERK started to become known. At that time, a friend from school (Ralf Außem - today with the group "Dead Guitars") and myself started to experiment with electronic music. More electronic than music, by the way ;-) with HIM already being a pretty good guitar player. And then we thought of the name ELKAWE, also because we both were fans and admirers of the large vehicles.
After school, we lost touch with one another - as it happens so frequently - and when I restarted my experimentations alone at a later time, I also redefined the abbreviation as:
ELektronische Klänge Aus WEstdeutschland...(electronic sounds from West Germany - I know, I know, the term is quite outdated ;-)

What else is there to say about me?
Description of a hobby musician who has made music as an universal language the primary focus of his life:
I do not have any musical training or education but grew up with music by Pink Floyd, Vangelis, and Kraftwerk, among others (1962-2007). They surely influenced me but my greatest role model is probably Guido Negraszus, a New Age musician who produces fantastic ambient and electronic sounds.
What started as plunking around on a Casio mini keyboard has by now taken on more concrete shapes . I discovered Propellerheads REASON in May 2007 - this was the epiphany I had waited for all these years. The difference to my previous works, in part created on reel-to-reels using multi-track processes, is very clearly heard, but I might reprocess old songs because some have very pretty melodies.
I would describe my music as (hopelessly) romantic and dreamy - friends say that my music tempts them to daydream when they are in a good mood but almost makes them jump off a bridge when they are in a bad mood. I believe (hope) that my music does evoke an emotional response if through nothing else than the used strains themselves.
What type of music can one expect from a person who loves rain and storm - even when alone on desolate islands in the North Sea?

(deutscher Text/german translation on: http://www.elkawe.de/dperson.htm)

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