alto radio Sonic Journeys #002

You can now listen back to my second mix for alto radio as part of my new Sonic Journeys show. This time a journey through eerie rhythms and drums, from ambient to abrasive… Going all the way up to 140 bpm!! Hope you enjoy the mix!

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The tracks played are:

Clay: Spin

raaz: the first key

raaz: somebody’s out there?

raaz: YR

Cong Burn: Fold (F MIX)

Cong Burn: Mad Downer

Rayme: Heat of the Drums

French II: Control

Mr. Ho: Stons Got Up

Astrosuka: RSi1V2S3222

Nevsky Perspective: I’m Here You’re There

Oni Ayhun: OAR001-B (Original Mix)

alto radio Sonic Journeys #001

I am happy to announce that I started a monthly residency at alto radio where I will take you on a Sonic Journey every first Friday of the month from 7-8.

My first mix from the 5th of February 2021 is now online – click here to have a listen.

I hope you enjoy!

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The tracks played are:

Industries feat. Nevsky Perspective: A Walk I

Henrietta Smith-Rolla: A Song For Him

Caterina Barbieri: SOTRS

Floating Points: Falaise

Skee Mask: Rev8617

Lianne La Havas: Paper Thin

Mica Kevi: Love

Four Tet: Parallel 6

Oil Thief: Dead Finks Don’t Listen

Industries feat. Nevsky Perspective: A Walk II

Jonny Greenwood: Alma

Melanie De Biasia: I’m Gonna Leave You (The Cinematic Orchestra Remix)

Music Video for ‘A Walk 2’

New music video alert!

This music video for ‘A Walk 2‘ is the polar opposite to the video for ‘A Walk 1’. Whereas the first video was serving warm vintage ambient vibes, this one is serving nightmarish Stranger Things vibes.

Buy the full EP here: https://industriesmcr.bandcamp.com/album/a-walk

And while you’re at, watch the music video for ‘A Walk 1 ’ here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoFhVska9XQ

Hope you enjoy!

Markus

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Credits:

Music written and produced by Markus Hetheier and Hervé Girardin. 

Music edited and mixed by Markus Hetheier. 

Music mastered by Darren Withaker. 

Video shot by Timothy Gallagher. 

Video edited by Markus Hetheier. 

New EP ‘A Walk’ Out Now plus Music Video Premiere

My new EP ‘A Walk’ featuring Nevsky Perspective is out now!

Purchase the EP on Bandcamp.

‘A Walk’ is the result of a jam session between Hervé and me. He visited me in the late Summer of 2020 and we set ourselves up in the spare room, also known as the creative space. He brought his laptop, synth and mic and I used my laptop and MIDI controller and had a couple of samples and effects prepared. For the next two hours we just experimented, sipped tea, ate biscuits and didn’t talk. I then sat down and edited the recording and crafted two tracks that I think are representative of the sonic journey we created that night. Here’s to more jamming in electronic music and more collaborations amongst different electronic music producers and sound artists!

A special thank you to Luca Shaw who created the beautiful artwork for this release.

To celebrate the release, I want to share the music video for A Walk I with you. The video was a lockdown DIY experiment. My housemate Timothy who had just started his Visual Anthropology MA grabbed his camera and we went to Alexandra Park. He filmed me walking through the Autumn leaves and got different shots of the trees to match the rhythms and vibes of the song.

Hope you enjoy!

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Credits:

Music written and produced by Markus Hetheier and Hervé Girardin.

Music edited and mixed by Markus Hetheier.

Music mastered by Darren Withaker.

Video shot by Timothy Gallagher.

Video edited by Markus Hetheier. 

2020

2020 has been a year of reflection for many people. I am grateful to say that it helped me to focus on developing myself as an artist. First, I collaborated with Bella Probyn on Open Field, a collage of my poem and her photograph that set out my good intentions for the year. In February, I visited my family in Germany as my travel plans for China couldn’t go ahead. I spontaneously organised two concerts, one in the contemporary art gallery Automat and one in the Kaverne Hookah Lounge, and one 5 hour DJ set on a Friday night in my favourite bar Stadtschenke a Choperia. It was with the help of the local School of Art and friends who provided me with equipment and audience members who donated generously that this mini tour could go ahead and that I earned money from it. Just before the first lockdown and back in Manchester, I played two Limbo Radio shows, two one on my own and one with the wonderful Antoin from Kiss Me Again. When the pandemic hit, I wrote a blog post for my work place Contact reflecting on the electronic music scene and the need for community in the face of the pandemic. I then focused on my music and finally released my first two singles Air and Reform on Bandcamp and on all streaming platforms. To celebrate each single release I streamed a concert and a DJ set from home. I then also performed an online concert for the The Vale and deejayed for the first ever Silver Pride, both recorded from my living room including my housemates as background dancers for the DJ set. When visiting Germany again in the Summer, I stood model for Volker Schütz and Johannes-Maria Schlorke’s Geisterspiel exhibition. I worked with Bella Probyn on an audio-visual commission for whatsticks theatre where we documented the view from the window of different participants as part of the Project Isolate; I also participated on Susanna Amato’s lockdown project Once This Is Over. I recorded my final show for Limbo Radio from home where I also recorded mixes for my Reform Radio takeover and the School of Electronic Music, the latter being selected as Mix of the Month in October. In Autumn I started my practice-based PhD at the Manchester School of Art where I am working on an interdisciplinary digital media project that will explore the relationship between Manchester and the self through soundmaps and psychogeography. To end the year, I released a philosophical manifesto on my website explaining my Industries brand and announced my first collaborative EP with Nevsky Perspective that will be released in January 2021. 

Here’s to healthy and creative new year!

Love, 

Markus

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Upcoming EP ‘A Walk’ announced

I am delighted to announce the release of a new EP featuring Nevsky Perspective. The EP is called ‘A Walk’ and will be released on Bandcamp and all streaming platforms on the 29th of January 2021.

‘A Walk’ is the result of a jam session between Hervé and me. He visited me in the late Summer of 2020 and we set ourselves up in the spare room, also known as the creative space. He brought his laptop, synth and mic and I used my laptop and MIDI controller and had a couple of samples and effects prepared. For the next two hours we just experimented, sipped tea, ate biscuits and didn’t talk. I then sat down and edited the recording and crafted two tracks that I think are representative of the sonic journey we created that night. Here’s to more jamming in electronic music and more collaborations amongst different electronic music producers and sound artists!

A special thank you to Luca Shaw who created the beautiful artwork for this release.

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Brand explained / philosophical manifesto

INDUSTRIES is my artist name which I chose for myself when I was 16. I grew up in a post-industrial ghost city haunted by the iron industry. I also grew up next to a forest where I would go for daily walks. I was inspired how the structures of old industries vanished, while nature grew overgrew these, creating something new. This merge of industrial and organic structures resonated with me. I felt that like nature, we have to create new structures in the post-industrial world we live in, and let them grow them organically through nurturing our dreams and carving out space for ourselves to exist, breathe and evolve. Moving to Manchester I quickly realised that both cities are connected through its abandoned industries, iron and cotton, while still being surrounded by greenery. The difference was that Manchester provided me with the opportunity to realise my dream through creating my own take on electronic music. At that point I decided to reunite with my 16 year old self and use INDUSTRIES as my artist name to merge the past, present, my hometown and my chosen home, moving onwards. While ‘industries’ as a word is often associated with hard structures, I aim to breathe new meaning into the term, and associate with it newly created and organically grown structures in a post-industrial world. In the context of my music practice this means becoming an DIY artist seeking out connections to the music industry while simultaneously collaborating and nurturing an organically networked grassroots-community of DIY artists who support one another in the creation and distribution of new music. Even though I am a solo artist, I like that INDUSTRIES is a plural noun as it implies my belief in the power of collaboration and the importance of community. The key is that being an individual artist and part of a collective community that builds on collaboration does not exclude one another. Let’s create these new structures together.

Photograph by Bella Probyn.