Category Archives: Ressources

parameter – documentary film dvd


documentary film portrait of stefan goldmann. the dvd features interviews, exclusive studio sessions and insights into the premises of berlin electronic music institutions such as the hard wax record store and the d&m mastering studio.  

details: click here.

a film by michael schade & thomas kipke. interviews by tobias fischer.

villa kamogawa artist residency

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stefan goldmann will be artist in residence in 2012 at villa kamogawa in kyoto, japan.

tour dates:

may 4: unit, tokyo (dj)
may 19: star festival, forest hiyoshi (dj)
june 15: metro, kyoto (dj)
june 21: goethe institut, tokyo – parameter dvd release event (live)
june 21: bonobo, tokyo (dj)
june 29: honen-in temple, kyoto (electroacoustic live set)
june 30: paradise planet park festival, lake kawaguchiko (dj)
july 6: villa kamogawa, kyoto (live)
july 12: nomart gallery, osaka (electroacoustic live set)
july 14: circus, osaka (dj)
july 15: enokojima art center, osaka (electroacoustic live set)
july 15: kaz 3F, kyoto (dj)

quality is overrated: new essay for LWE

subtitled “the mechanics of excellence in music”, an essay for US fanzine little white earbuds examines how psychosocial factors influence what we listen to. limits of attention, snowballing effects, category positioning, cultural crystallization, time factors and other concepts are discussed in depth. read it here:

pdf download

the berghain column

starting with the november issue, stefan goldmann will be writing a new bi-monthly column for berghain‘s program flyer, . the first edition addresses tracks (as opposed to songs).

vinylism compilation

vinyl sound for digital djs: with the beatport-exclusive vinylism compilation, derived from the tracks used in the macrospective mixes, macro covers some new ground again. read what this is about:

Macrospective – Vinylism enables digital DJs to play the key tracks of Macro with the sound of vinyl without actually having to carry around a box of records. All vinyl versions are direct transfers from mint vinyl copies of Macro’s carefully mastered and cut records. This allows for integrated mixing of digital formats and vinyl records without huge set offs in sound caused by switching between formats, granting DJs a new tool for enhanced performance and ultimate freedom of choosing and combining their tools.

The “vinyl effect” is often misunderstood: vinyl doesn’t have better resolution or dynamics than high end digital formats, but rather colours the sound in a specific way. Due to the mechanic interaction of needle and record, geometric distortion adds harmonics to the spectrum, causing a richer high end and an artificially enhanced stereo image. In addition, the low end is set to mono, often delivering a solidified bass foundation. Decreasing resolution from the outer side of the record to the inner end lets a new track mixed in by the DJ shine with a less reduced high end reproduction, adding perceived freshness to every new track coming in.

These effects are built in in Macro’s Vinyl Versions: played back on Technics decks with Ortofon needles and recorded using premium pre-amplification and AD conversion, they hold exactly the vinyl sound features you would get in a typical club set up. Hi Fi needles and studio turntables have explicitly been avoided in order to enable ultimate sound compatibility with vinyl in a club setting. With WAV files and high end conversion, the DJ has never been so close to the classic vinyl sound of the great club music tradition without actually being restricted by the physical record. This way the additional tools provided by cutting edge DJ software (including loops and edit options) become conveniently available to those who prefer the vinyl sound over clean digitally mastered tracks.

vinylism features tracks and remixes by: elektro guzzi, santiago salazar, peter kruder, raudive, kink, oni ayhun, pépé bradock, stefan goldmann and many others.

Available at BEATPORT.

essay: everything popular is wrong

everything popular is wrong – how to make it in electronic music despite democratization

an essay published with Little White Earbuds (now archived) on the  failure of digital ‘democratization’ and artistic strategies in an environment of mass access. beyond economics, strategies are discussed on how to leverage the competition’s uniform approach to aesthetics, promotion and distribution for your own fun and benefit as an artist.

the essay appeared originally in silo magazine. it has been reprinted in german with TAZ die tageszeitung and in czech, german and english by umelec magazine. a spanish translation was available at the indio website (mexico). 

the classics come home

the rights to all of stefan goldmann’s early releases for the labels classic, ovum, innervisions, mff and front room are back home. for all licensing inquiries regarding these catalogues, please use the management contact on this page. the victoriaville label will start a release series of remastered SG classics in november 2010.

so far, missing days and that ghost from stefan goldmann’s classic recordings debut ep, his first simitli single and his ovum release shimmer ep have been re-released as remasters vol.1, 2 and 3 respectively. in addition a series of 3 eps titled emptying the vaults presents unreleased material produced between 2000 and 2004.