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Gallery Concerts

by Mythos

Live recorded directly from the main mix; Flute, electronic bagpipes and a whole lot of legendary synths, effect units and vocoders from the 70's.Performed WITHOUT computers, just using onboard sequencers and constantly acting to.
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1. Analogdigitalpolyphomono
9:38 album only
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2. Filtergatemania
10:18 album only
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3. Improviflutecho
10:08 album only
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4. Mysticauroraborealis
12:49 album only
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5. Sequenctrumpetextasy
9:58 album only

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!***FREE brandnew MYTHOS LIVE VIDEO on YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9VKdfgJqIw
just recorded at EM-Breakfast in Bochum/Germany!
Watch and enjoy Electronic Music with Laserkeyboard,flute,vocoder,elec.bagpipes,mobile WASP-synth and much more!!!***!

After lots of studio- and computer-cds MYTHOS decided to conceive, produce and perform a LIVE program again.
After nearly two decades ...-... but organizers and fans insisted emphatically and so finally MYTHOS did.

And here it is, the album GALLERY CONCERTS

Just released at an open air release concert in front of an enthusiastic crowd from all over western Germany. The location was the famous GRUGAPARK(!) in Essen, August 29th.

MYTHOS returned someway "back to the roots", using real instruments again like flute, electronic bagpipes and a whole lot of legendary synths, effect units and vocoders from the 70's.

Everything performed WITHOUT laptop computers or the like, just using the onboard sequencers and constantly acting to it. Finally recording the result directly from the main mix.

Not least there is much room for solos and improvisations.

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Brandnew review from SONIC CURIOSITY / U.S.A.:

This release from 2009 offers 53 minutes of bouncy electronic music recorded live at Grugapark in Essen, Germany, on August 29, 2008.
Mythos is Stephan Kaske. Returning to his roots, Kaske performed without laptop computers, just using flute, electronic bagpipes and an assortment of synthesizers, effects units and vocoders from the 1970s.
Needless to say, the electronics exhibit a retro sound, yet Kaske’s handling delivers a thoroughly modern flair to the bouncy melodies. Textural flows create lavish backdrops for the keyboard riffs and the blooping sidereal effects.
The keyboards are cheery and sprightly, generating nimble-fingered chords of sparkling definition. Additional keyboards lend deeper resonance to the mix, nicely fleshing out the music. Loops are sequenced and left to run while auxiliary riffs enter the flow with steadfast regularity. This multi-layered activity bestows the melodies with a vivacious sense of animation.
E-perc provides sinuously chittering rhythms which introduce a bouncy demeanor to the tuneage. These intricate tempos achieve an almost techno presence, enhanced by the presence of deep bass tones establishing complimentary rhythms.
Flutes are utilized to flavor one song with a lush idyllic attitude, while in another track bagpipes inject an impish lilt with their shrill, sliding chords. Synthesized trumpet gives the last song a dramatic brass presence.
Vocals are fed through vocoders, resulting in mechanized crooning that remains tastily submerged within the spry music.
These compositions are quite liquid. The fusion of antique equipment with Kaske’s well-seasoned talent produces tuneage that adroitly blends contemporary electronic music with techno sensibilities, an engaging mix of cerebral and danceable intentions.

(Matt Howarth)

GUTS OF DARKNESS (Canada) about the GALLERY CONCERTS

It had been a long time since Mythos (Stephan Kaske) played in concert. In the occasions of varnishing, exhibitions, festivals and art galleries, the mythical German musician started a series of intimate concerts where he sprawls all his dexterity, as musical as creative, on 5 titles where structures finely polished up cross a hardly perceptible improvisation, so much the tone is right.
For these concerts, Stephan Kaske used panoply of electronic gears, allying analog tones to those digitals, without using PC and/or laptops. Gallery Concerts is the audio witness of a concert held outdoors in Essen on August 2009. It results in an album of vivifying and warm EM where the rhythm evolves on sequences in crossing, in the purest sound tradition of Mythos but with a more accessible approach.
Fine arpeggios waddle innocently on a sequence who sounds as a lullaby on the opening of Analogdigitalpolyphomono. A fine bass line shapes a soft and flowing rhythm imprint by a German psychedelico-electronic musical universe of the 80’s (Mythos, Clara Mondshine and Baffo Banfi). Charmer, Mythos integrates an electronic flora which mumbles on metallic percussions, of which the rumbles shape a strange automated military march, which pierces a crystalline nebulosity of a discreet groovy and psychedelic approach.
A first quiet track, before the boiling Filtergatemania, which hops and bites a hiccupping structure. A structure livened up by cute jolts which titillates on a heavy and biting bass line as well as a minimalism sequence drowned by beautiful synth to warbling keys and by good percussion strikes.
The more the concert progresses and the more Mythos tames his free audience. If the first 2 titles hook easily, it is another thing with Improviflutecho which is agitating on untidy arpeggios, skipping in a light rainfall of synthesized chords which go and come in a circular echo. We are between analogue and digital worlds with this hiccupping structure hatched by scattered percussions. Foggy synth and ochre atmosphere, Improviflutecho is very representative of the Stephan Kaske's eclectic sound universe.
On a crushed rhythm, the German synthesist succeed to introduce a magnificent charming flute (that we can see on the video), producing a suite of fluty loops to languishing and treble tones which melt themselves in a rhythmic filled of carousel undulations.
A very beautiful track, but there is much better with Mysticauroraborealis, the key title of this live opus. A little as on the first 3 titles, solitary keys wander in a sound world in evolution. A synthesized line encircles the musical piece, such a chipped stroboscope, which rolls on a roaring bass line and percussions to excessive rumbles, creating a heavy and slow rhythm which would make Peter Gun's delights. Except that Mythos brilliantly dresses this track of a psychedelic approach from the flower power area (Iron Butterfly, Jefferson Airplane and the others) with the electronic bagpipe (who sounds as an old organ) completely delirious and a vocoder out of its time. A superbly audacious and inspired title, which is going to make heads waddle.
Sequenctrumpetextasy closes with heaviness. An avalanche of synthesized strata follows an intro with sinister tone, before throwing itself a boiling sound mud, hammered by percussions which find echo into heavy resonant pulsations. This synthesized intro becomes sequential, giving all the freedom to the synth for exploited a symphonic approach, with fabulous twisted forms solos, in a structure which becomes more atmospheric and more ethereal, before resuming the heavy musical coat of its opening.
Well, I liked this last Mythos opus. Of course I do like a lot the works of the German synthesist. Stephan Kaske created so many pearls that I fast became an addict. On the other hand, Gallery Concerts is not really a representative work of the Germanic solitary It is a rather accessible album which touches slightly the soft creative madness of Mythos, in particular with Improviflutecho and the magnificent Mysticauroraborealis. Thus, the fans of Kaske will find something out of it with these two tracks. While those who knew nothing about Mythos, or about his electronic music which is astride Berlin School and Krautrock discovered, during his concerts, a total artist who innovates and builds a music to bipolar tendencies, to hybrid rhythms and to strangely captivating atmospheres.
In brief, they saw great performances, tinted with an approach that demonstrates the innovative nature of the character.
Here are two links, on You Tube, where we can view Mythos live during this homeland tour: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9VKdfgJqIw
and
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnzRur7Z_GA
Sylvain Lupari

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MYTHOS - GALLERY CONCERTS
STYLE
Live electronic wizardry woven into a non-stop mix. Mythos here presents the Gallery Concerts recorded live before an enthusiastic crowd of EM fans from all over Western Germany on August 29th 2009. The familiar sounds from previous albums well up in new form as Stephan Kaske allows his synths to meander around his strong melodic themes with an increased ambient improvisational approach. The crystal clear synths ring sharp and distinct in all their various layered forms whilst flute, electronic bagpipes and vocoder add further depths of sensitivity. The beats are strident and firm, even when allowed to dissipate and lighten, the measured certainty of their structures remains, bolstered by the constant ripple and cycle of morphing sequencer patterns. Gallery Concerts reveals something of the mastery that Stephan Kaske has over his musical form - whereas some live concerts become rambling and loose, Stephan avoids these pitfalls deftly. Instead this hands on performance enhances the emotive content and exploratory interludes to great effect.

ARTWORK
A stark monochrome approach is taken to deliver this jewel case presentation. An angular edifice shot from a low view point rises in symmetrical grandeur on the front cover - few details, heavy texture. A detail from a similar image bisects the rear, titles, credits and recording information to one side. The two panel insert opens up to reveal a second half to the cover graphic - a dark gargoyle dragon semi-transparent and a single scarlet square. Flipping the sheet we find a gear list, website info and brief credits laid out on the left side whilst a black and white photograph on the right displays some of the essential Mythos kit.

OVERALL
The impressive Mythos catalogue broadens with this 'back to his roots' live CD. The album arrives with a Gallery Concert at the open air famous Grugapark in Essen, Germany and will be followed up with appearances at several Galleries, EM-Concerts and Vernissages. The music was all recorded in real time without the use of on stage PC control, instead utilizing hardware sequencers to drive the evolving sounds. This method allowed the artist the opportunity to improvise and develop emergent structures as well as space for solo performances using voice effects and flute. Stephan tells us that the initial presentation was very well received with, as he puts it, "Lots of happy faces, 2 times "we want more" and a hundred sold and signed GALLERY CONCERTS albums."
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Guts of Darkness / Sylvain Lupari / Canada

Gallery Concerts
GUTS OF DARKNESS (Canada) about the GALLERY CONCERTS

It had been a long time since Mythos (Stephan Kaske) played in concert. In the occasions of varnishing, exhibitions, festivals and art galleries, the mythical German musician started a series of intimate concerts where he sprawls all his dexterity, as musical as creative, on 5 titles where structures finely polished up cross a hardly perceptible improvisation, so much the tone is right.
For these concerts, Stephan Kaske used panoply of electronic gears, allying analog tones to those digitals, without using PC and/or laptops. Gallery Concerts is the audio witness of a concert held outdoors in Essen on August 2009. It results in an album of vivifying and warm EM where the rhythm evolves on sequences in crossing, in the purest sound tradition of Mythos but with a more accessible approach.
Fine arpeggios waddle innocently on a sequence who sounds as a lullaby on the opening of Analogdigitalpolyphomono. A fine bass line shapes a soft and flowing rhythm imprint by a German psychedelico-electronic musical universe of the 80’s (Mythos, Clara Mondshine and Baffo Banfi). Charmer, Mythos integrates an electronic flora which mumbles on metallic percussions, of which the rumbles shape a strange automated military march, which pierces a crystalline nebulosity of a discreet groovy and psychedelic approach.
A first quiet track, before the boiling Filtergatemania, which hops and bites a hiccupping structure. A structure livened up by cute jolts which titillates on a heavy and biting bass line as well as a minimalism sequence drowned by beautiful synth to warbling keys and by good percussion strikes.
The more the concert progresses and the more Mythos tames his free audience. If the first 2 titles hook easily, it is another thing with Improviflutecho which is agitating on untidy arpeggios, skipping in a light rainfall of synthesized chords which go and come in a circular echo. We are between analogue and digital worlds with this hiccupping structure hatched by scattered percussions. Foggy synth and ochre atmosphere, Improviflutecho is very representative of the Stephan Kaske's eclectic sound universe.
On a crushed rhythm, the German synthesist succeed to introduce a magnificent charming flute (that we can see on the video), producing a suite of fluty loops to languishing and treble tones which melt themselves in a rhythmic filled of carousel undulations.
A very beautiful track, but there is much better with Mysticauroraborealis, the key title of this live opus. A little as on the first 3 titles, solitary keys wander in a sound world in evolution. A synthesized line encircles the musical piece, such a chipped stroboscope, which rolls on a roaring bass line and percussions to excessive rumbles, creating a heavy and slow rhythm which would make Peter Gun's delights. Except that Mythos brilliantly dresses this track of a psychedelic approach from the flower power area (Iron Butterfly, Jefferson Airplane and the others) with the electronic bagpipe (who sounds as an old organ) completely delirious and a vocoder out of its time. A superbly audacious and inspired title, which is going to make heads waddle.
Sequenctrumpetextasy closes with heaviness. An avalanche of synthesized strata follows an intro with sinister tone, before throwing itself a boiling sound mud, hammered by percussions which find echo into heavy resonant pulsations. This synthesized intro becomes sequential, giving all the freedom to the synth for exploited a symphonic approach, with fabulous twisted forms solos, in a structure which becomes more atmospheric and more ethereal, before resuming the heavy musical coat of its opening.
Well, I liked this last Mythos opus. Of course I do like a lot the works of the German synthesist. Stephan Kaske created so many pearls that I fast became an addict. On the other hand, Gallery Concerts is not really a representative work of the Germanic solitary It is a rather accessible album which touches slightly the soft creative madness of Mythos, in particular with Improviflutecho and the magnificent Mysticauroraborealis. Thus, the fans of Kaske will find something out of it with these two tracks. While those who knew nothing about Mythos, or about his electronic music which is astride Berlin School and Krautrock discovered, during his concerts, a total artist who innovates and builds a music to bipolar tendencies, to hybrid rhythms and to strangely captivating atmospheres.
In brief, they saw great performances, tinted with an approach that demonstrates the innovative nature of the character.
Here are two links, on You Tube, where we can view Mythos live during this homeland tour: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9VKdfgJqIw
and
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnzRur7Z_GA
Sylvain Lupari
Read more...