Silicon Dream ‎– Andromeda

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Blow Up ‎– INT 110.774
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A Andromeda (Vocal)
Vocals – Marcello (5)
3:32
B Andromeda (Instrumental) 3:32

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Produced for Sinti-Songs
Programming for Media-Plan
Musi-Edition Discoton

From the album "Time Machine".

Hardware: Atari 1040 ST
Software: SMP 24 by Steinberg

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  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 8076
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A [stamped]): TD A C-110.774-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B [stamped]): TD A C-110.774-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Both sides [etched]): BN

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
INT 825.745 Silicon Dream Andromeda(CD, Maxi) Blow Up INT 825.745 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
INT 125.745 Silicon Dream Andromeda (Space-Shuttle-Mix)(12", Maxi, Tra) Blow Up INT 125.745 Germany 1988 Sell This Version

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klaxer

klaxer

February 8, 2009
edited over 7 years ago

The Geat German Dreamer and Producer Klaus Munzert - is one of visionaries of sampler music, back in 1988 year he instigated a real revolution in heads of listeners and melomans. Magnetism and aura of this Giant of production were the main example for many artists.

Klaus Munzert has a rare timbre of voice, both tremendously-pleasant and easily recognizable. His musical ideas and his faultless taste were fresh and innovate. He dreamed, that one day vivid expression of the feelings and emotions through the single computer toolkit will become possible!

It is hard to surprise the modern listener this way, but twenty years ago it was the real technological breakthrough - to use the computer as a musical stand. Silicon Dream played a crucial role in the history of sample based music development and pleasant sound of synthpop. Inspired by early works of Kraftwerk and Depeche Mode, Klaus was able to create conceptualism both high grade and accessible to the common listener. The author submerged the audience into the fantastical world of musical dreams, so they would travel with him on a time machine, empathizing, trusting and loving as he did...

"Andromeda" is a part of a unique Silicon Dream "Time Machine" album. "Andromeda" follows mini-symphonic "Space Intro" reverie based on the idea American Indians voyaging through space. The story of the starship lost in space embodied in sad dreaminess and stirring atmosphere. This composition delightfully expresses the idea of loneliness of human race in endless reaches of a deep space and remoteness from a home planet. A dense, note-skipping bass line, underlines romanticism of vocal parts. Multilayered percussion parts by a legendary drum-machine Roland TR-808, interlaced with weeping parts of electro-guitar, stereo-effected samples of flying, falling, and "Mayday"-signals, overall masterful structure of a track and warmth of the sound all combine into the audio masterpiece you can listen to time and time again.

The fans of Pet Shop Boys consider and not without a cause that the bass line in "Andromeda" was borrowed from another hit - "Paninaro" which has been created by the British duet in 1986. I want to remind that Pet Shop Boys very often plagiarized and covered well-known songs of past. As to Silicon Dream, Klaus smartly used elements of other artists adaptations in his compositions. We could even call it tautology, or even plagiarizing the plagiarists. On other hand this tautology was of the sort that forces the listener to think about music. Munzert sampled pieces from M|A|R|R|S, Bomb The Bass, Off / 16 Bit, Hithouse and others. And in such a brilliant way, that sometimes plagiarism sounded much better than original.

"Andromeda" - is the international hit, repeatedly rereleased on numerous Italo-Disco dance collections in the end of 80's. This track is rightfully considered as one of the best Silicon Dream tracks. According to Klaus the secret of success of this project is very simple: laborious work and belief in himself.