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Abyssal 10:35
Uluru 12:25
Fabrique 08:04
Nazca 09:02
Tunguska 18:39


[… Monotony is being underestimated. Mostly equated with boredom and uniformity, you usually rather try to avoid than to seek it. But if you expose yourself to it in various contexts, you might discover rhythmic and enlightening sides to it, until in the end you might even associate it with autonomy. As a drummer, Michael Hoffmann knows all about the rhythmic powers of monotony. As an ambient musician, he also knows a fair lot about its enlightening qualities. On his second e.p. on iD.EOLOGY he therefore contrasts the
oppressive, mechanical tedium of an industrial assembly-line with the organic solitude of primeval landscapes. Time slows down in the eternal darkness of a maritime abyss, the self is being reflected on the horizon by the shimmering heat of the barren outback, the tundra’s relentless iciness freezes the body’s shell, insulating the soul hermetically. While the focus shifts from outside to inside, the spirit starts to vibrate, a gate to the centre of a universe behind the forehead springs open. A universe that follows only those rules and contains only that which you have created yourself. Autonomously. …]
volker tripp, ideology.de 2010


released August 4, 2010

Michael Hoffmann – “MIND TRIPS”

released 04-08-2010
published by iDeology.de

All Tracks composed, recorded, mixed & produced by Michael Hoffmann
All instruments, live-sampling and sound-design by Michael Hoffmann
Mastered by Daniel “Sudio” Chamrad
Artwork by Monsieur J..





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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