['ramp]

['ramp]

Real Name:
Stephen Parsick
Profile:
Originally founded as RPM (5) by Stephen Parsick, Lambert Ringlage, and Frank Makowski in the spring of 1996. Ringlage left the project the same autumn, which also prompted the band's name change as the original name stemmed from their three initials. The new moniker refers to the Dutch word "de ramp" which means "disaster" or "catastrophe" -- in order to avoid the name being pronounced the English way, the band´s name was written in phonetic spelling.

As a duo, Parsick and Makowski ventured into experimental ambient and electronic realms, giving birth to a style of music the band playfully refer to as doombient. ['ramp] also experimented through collaborations with other artists, the soprano Martina Beine was the first of these and joined the band for a short while in 1997 but left the next year due to artistic differences. Between 1997 and 2003, the second and third incarnation of ['ramp] released a string of albums and played a couple of concerts in the Netherlands, the UK, and Germany before activities were forced to come to a halt in early 2003. In 2005, the release of the 2001 concert recording of the Jodrell Bank performance ("oughtibridge") promised a return from the graveyard with a vengeance, and even though another five albums followed in the wake of "oughtibridge", the relationship within the band was no longer the same and had deteriorated significantly. In fact, ever growing tension and long standing disagreements between the two remaining founding members finally tore the band apart in the summer of 2008. In 2009, Parsick continued ['ramp] as another solo enterprise which allowed him to focus on more traditional styles of electronic music (which originally were the inspiration to form ['ramp] at all) while using his name for releasing more experimental ambient music.
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['ramp] Discography

Albums

Ramp* Nodular (Album) Manikin Germany 1998 Sell This Version
['ramp] Frozen Radios (Album) Not On Label Germany 2000 Sell This Version
['ramp] Doombient.One - Verbrannte Erde (Album) Doombient.Music Germany 2003 Sell This Version
['ramp] Oughtibridge (Album) Doombient.Music Germany 2005 Sell This Version
['ramp] Doombient.Two - A Declaration Of War (Album) Doombient.Music Germany 2006 Sell This Version
['ramp] / Markus Reuter ['ramp] / Markus Reuter - Ceasing To Exist (Album) Doombient.Music Germany 2007 Sell This Version
['ramp] Doombient.Three - Kalte Sterne (Album) Doombient.Music Germany 2008 Sell This Version
['ramp] Doombient.Five: Archetypes (Album) Doombient.Music Germany 2009 Sell This Version
none ['ramp] Doombient.Zero: Van Dik Hout Zaagt Men Planken(9xFile, FLAC, Album) Doombient.Music none Germany 2009
none ['ramp] Doombient.Four: Caverna Larvarum(8xFile, FLAC, Album) Doombient.Music none Germany 2009
ramp 006 ['ramp] Debris(CD, Album) Doombient.Music ramp 006 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
ramp007 ['ramp] & Mark Shreeve ['ramp] & Mark Shreeve - Steel And Steam(CD, Album, Ltd, Num) Doombient.Music ramp007 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
ramp008 ['ramp] Return(CD, Album, Ltd, Num) Doombient.Music ramp008 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
ramp009 ['ramp] Astral Disaster(CD, Album, Ltd, Num) Doombient.Music ramp009 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
ramp010 ['ramp] Synchronize Or Die(CD, Ltd) Doombient.Music ramp010 Germany 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none ['ramp] Electric Karma(5xFile, FLAC, EP) Doombient.Music none Germany 2011

Compilations

['ramp] Looking Back In Anger: A Decade Of Misfits 1996 – 2006 (Comp) Doombient.Music Germany 2006 Sell This Version

Reviews

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TRANSWAVES

September 4, 2009
This is a fantastic album that gives you a pleasant journey thrue the landscapes of the 70´s. The music is truly inspired by TANGERINE DREAM and their fantastic music at albums like Phaedra or Rubycon. The music is filled with analogue sequencer basses that gives the music a great groove. This album is worth having for those who already like Edgar and the boys. It´s a shame that they didn´t made another album but I guess it´s easier to get a complete collection of their record(s).

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