Skoulaman – Mundus in Motu


Release data: Skoulaman – Mundus in Motu CD/Digital Download, Groove Unlimited, 2022 Dutch synthesist Hans van Kroonenburg keeps surprising me with how thoughtfully made his Berlin School-infused music is and the 74-minute “Mundus in Moto” is no exception. The highly emotive yet sensitive moods already fly high on opener “If I could speak to my father again” (which was played live in a shutdown powerplant…

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Skoulaman – Byssed


  Release data: Skoulaman –  Byssed CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Groove Unlimited, 2021 After Ron Boots, Skoulaman was another electronic musician who found his way to Bas Broekhuis’ Byss Studio during the Covid lockdown. Despite the latter troubled situation, this live album finds Hans van Kroonenburg in very good and inspired spirits, resulting in a lovely display of sensitive, cosmic-infused Berlin School music. The strings of (Schulzian-style)…

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Skoulaman – Deepminds


Release data: Skoulaman – Deepminds DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2020 “Deepminds” offers a nice set of music consisting of four compositions Hans van Kroonenburg published previously on YouTube as well as three new pieces: “Polymood”, “Mytilini Intermission” and the title track. The latter were created with (and inspired by) a couple of second hand instruments Hans got his hands on such as the Meris’ Polymoon…

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Skoulaman – Fluxes in Philadelphia


Release data: Skoulaman – Fluxes in Philadelphia CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Groove Unlimited, 2019 This album documents the (slightly adjusted) concert Dutch synthesist Hans van Kroonenburg (whose motto is the power of a synthesizer is not to imitate but to create) performed at The Gatherings concert series in May 2019 in Philadephia, USA. Totally relying on hardware synths he used no backing tape, computer whatsoever. As Hans’ son…

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Skoulaman – Next Step in Evolution


Release data: Skoulaman – Next Step in Evolution CD/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Groove Unlimited, 2018 The progress I noted on Hans van Kroonenburg’s previous album “Andros Awakenings” has finally led to his first factory-pressed cd on a major Em-label: “Next Step in Evolution”. Next to a much more structured style and some hints of Vangelis, the Berlin School-based outcome is characterized by a pleasant openness along a…

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Skoulaman – Andros Awakenings


Release data: Skoulaman – Andros Awakenings CD-R/DIGITAL DOWNLOAD, Private Release, 2015 In the week after his live performance at UK’s Awakenings festival in October 2015, Hans van Kroonenburg (aka Skoulaman) worked very hard to have this album done for E-Live 2015, as he was offered to play there as well. “Andros Awakenings” contains the 50-minute set played in the UK, consisting of four sequenced, vibrant…

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