[‘ramp] – Electric Karma


Release data: [‘ramp] Electric Karma DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2011 Those fond of the sounds of the famous CS80 synthesizer will more or less enjoy listening to Stephen Parsick’s album “Electric Karma”, privately released on 1 November 2011. Those expecting something like “Hoellenengel” will be disappointed though, as the outcome of “Electric Karma” is improvised, at times experimental-oriented and recorded straight-to-DAT. According to some linear…

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[‘ramp] – Steel and Steam


Release data: [‘ramp] Steel and Steam CD, Doombient Music, 2011 Again based on and inspired by collaborations with other musicians, “Steel and Steam” sees Stephen Parsick expertly pursue the quest of [‘ramp] through the vast landscapes of energetic vintage electronics, although now all on his own. The ten tracks on this album are all centered around “bulldozer” sequencer patterns and intense, in-your-face analogue textures with…

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[‘ramp] – Debris


Release data: [‘ramp] Debris CD, Private Release, 2009 “Debris” is a deep, strong organic flavoured ambient journey coming in four sections. It’s composed solely by Stephen Parsick, as he and Frank Makowski parted ways a while ago. As Stephen explains, the outcome (for which he used basic tracks composed between June 2000 and January 2005 as a start) is based both on textural ambient soundscaping,…

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[‘ramp] – Looking Back in Anger – a decade of misfits


Release data: [‘ramp] Looking Back in Anger – a decade of misfits CD, Doombient, 2006 The Doombient-release “Looking Back in Anger” is 78-minute retrospective compilation by the duo Stephen Parsick and Frank Makowski. It provides an overview of nine rare or elsewhere unreleased tracks spanning the first decade of [´ramp]´s work, which saw them collaborate with e.g. Stefan Kraft, Martina Beine, Jens Peschke, Lambert Ringlage…

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[‘ramp] – Oughtibridge


Release data: [‘ramp] Oughtibridge CD, Doombient, 2005 “JaThe music of “Oughtibridge” was recorded live at Jodrell Bank Radio Observatory on June 23, 2001, containing 12 tracks of live, improvised and unrehearsed of music by Stephen Parsick and Frank Makowski aka [‘ramp]. “Dron(e) field” sets out with slow morphing soundscapes. The energetic second track “Ozone” is a great piece of music, featuring in-depth layered ambient textures…

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[‘ramp] – Doombient.Three – Kalte Sterne


Release data: [‘ramp] Doombient.Three – Kalte Sterne CD-R, Private Release, 2008 “Doombient.three – Kalte Sterne” is the third and final cd-r in the series of “doombient” albums which came into being in 2003 and 2006 respectively. The music of “Kalte Sterne” was recorded live in concert at Bochum Planetarium in February 2007, and is (as the press sheet states) by far the most peaceful and…

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