Gert Emmens & Ruud Heij – Galaxis


Release data: Gert Emmens & Ruud Heij – Galaxis CD, Private Release, 2018 Special recordings come in various form. Gert Emmens & Ruud Heij chose to release this great looking triple cd set on E-Day 2018 to celebrate 15 years of collaboration that started in May 2003. With “Galaxis” as a title it’s obvious we’re invited to join the duo on a lengthy (200 minute)…

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Gert Emmens – Stories from Floating Worlds Vol. 1: The Turbulent Years


Release data: Gert Emmens – Stories from Floating Worlds Vol. 1: The Turbulent Years CD, Groove Unlimited, 2017 Already having a successful back catalogue of solo and collaborative releases, accomplished synthesist Gert Emmens hereby brings us the first chapter of the 2-volume sonic narrative “Stories from Floating Worlds”. During the creative process of shaping the four lengthy tracks, Gert applied mainly old analogue synths and…

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Gert Emmens & Ruud Heij – Urban Decay


Release data: Gert Emmens & Ruud Heij – Urban Decay CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Groove Unlimited, 2014/2016 The six tracks Gert Emmens & Ruud Heij created for “Urban Decay” were mainly based on and inspired by their well-accomplished performance at the Dutch E-live Festival in 2012 and completed in February 2013. Due to a change in their style of music (ambient atmospherics on “Signs” followed by retro-Berlin…

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Gert Emmens – The Last Alien


Release data: Gert Emmens – The Last Alien CD, Groove Unlimited, 2016 To record the music of “The Last Alien”, Dutch synthesist Gert Emmens challenged his skills once more, this time selecting some old pre-MIDI synths only that are (and indeed proved to be) hard and demanding to work with. He even had the opportunity to use a huge Moog 55 modular and ARP 2600…

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Gert Emmens – Triza


Release data: Gert Emmens – Triza CD, Groove Unlimited, 2015 Telling sonic narratives is something Gert Emmens is getting very good at when you look back on his output in recent years. The 73-minute “Triza” travels through a dark, mysterious and post-apocalyptic world, aptly depicted on the cd cover. Moreover, it deals with suffering in different aspects, which is also reflected during the sonic journey…

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Gert Emmens & Ruud Heij – Echoes From Future Memories


Release data: Gert Emmens & Ruud Heij – Echoes From Future Memories CD, Groove Unlimited, 2015 After their beautiful excursion into the textural domain on “Signs”, the Dutch duo Emmens/Heij shifts back to the analogue, sequencer-driven soundworlds on “Echoes from Future Memories”. In four lengthy, structured pieces, they once again venture into far-off lands with great combos of sequencer patterns, bits of e-guitar and layered…

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