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The Code 08:16
The Walker 08:59
The Pilot 09:34
The Diver 07:05
The Dancer 19:09


[… If you can trust Brian Eno, then ambient has the capacity to put the listener into a different, not necessarily existent environment just by the use of sound, and to acoustically confront him with new sensations of space. Even though carrying on with this tradition, Michael Hoffmann breaks some more modern ground soundwise on his first solo-ep on iD.EOLOGY. Minimalist is how he goes about when bit by bit, the penumbral monstrous steel-construction of an abandoned industrial ruin appears in the mechanical monotony of resonating feedback-loops and stolid muffled beats. Debris of clanging metal and crumbly noise cover the ground, the walls of the corroded workshop answer each step with a multiple echo. Very slowly a harmonic crescendo illuminates the room, bathing it in the sunny glow of warm, comforting pads and touching it with the soft summer breeze of glittering arpeggios. What you are normally likely to encounter during an arts-performance, is what this ep achieves solely by means of sound. So creating and changing environments, generating and conveying new sensations of space is possible in a different way. But who would ever have doubted that you can trust Brian Eno. …]
Volker Tripp, iD.eology 2008


released August 21, 2008

Michael Hoffmann – “LUMINOUS”

released August 21, 2008
published by iDeology

all Music, Drums, Keys, Percussion, Programming, Sampling & Sound-Design by Michael Hoffmann
mastered by Sudio
produced by Michael Hoffmann
all music © by Michael Hoffmann
cover design by Michael Hoffmann





Michael Hoffmann Frankfurt, Germany

michael hoffmann is a professional live and studio musician (drums, percussion, live-electronics) since over 3 decades … from Jazz to Rock, Pop, RnB, Black-Music, Latin-Music and Electronica … but his heart beats mainly for Jazz, Improvised Music and Electronic Avantgarde. ... more

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