Staffan Öhman

Profile:
Staffan's musicial interest began at the age of nine when he started to take piano lessons. After seven years behind the piano he bought his first synthesizer and started a rock band together with a couple of friends. The years with the rock band resulted in a couple of local live performances and they also participated on a compilation album, which felt more fun and inspiring than the hours that he spent with the piano.

His first contact with spacesynth was back in 1987 when one of his friends played the Laserdance album "Future Generation". Since then, he has played the Laserdance and Proxyon albums frequently on his stereo, which he still does. He became fascinated by Laserdance mostly because of the wonderful atmosphere, melodies, harmonies and the energy in the bassline. He also came in contact with Koto and Hypnosis but he didn't think that they brought the same magic feeling as Proxyon and Laserdance.

In 1991 he bought his first Amiga 500 and started to compose tracker music. Those songs were made just for fun and were never published for the public. The music that were made for computer games and the demo scene at that time has influenced his way to compose spacesynth music. Synthesizer music with lots of details and good melodies and harmonies is something that he priorities, which can be found in many of the songs that were made for the demo scene.

After that, a couple of years followed when he didn't compose almost any music. In 1999 he bought himself a synthesizer and by a coincidence he found the website laserdance.de and got inspired to start composing music in the genre that we nowadays call spacesynth. A couple of songs were published at mp3.com and after receiving some positive feedback he decided to continue in that direction. In 2005 he joined the spacesynth.net team together with Jouni and Lauri which have been a fun and inspiring time. He made his album debute on the compilation album "Contest Traxx" which was a result of a music contest that was held at the website spacesynth.de.

In these days he is using a quite limited studio that consist mostly of software which suit his needs quite well. The software oriented studio can be started up and shut down very quickly which is something that he likes as this increases the productivity even though the sound can't compare with analogue studio equipment.

At the end of 2007 he started to compose music for Space Sound Records which so far have resulted in a remix on their album "The Return Of Space Raiders" and more songs will follow soon.
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Staffan Öhman Discography Tracks

Compilations

AE 12001 Staffan Öhman - Spacesynth.de Contest TraxX album art Various Point Of No Return Various - Spacesynth.de Contest TraxX(CD, Comp) Audioenergy Music Productions AE 12001 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
none Staffan Öhman - Zero Core album art Various Fly Like Superman (as Staffan Ohman) Various - Zero Core(14xFile, MP3, Comp) Not On Label none 2008
Staffan Öhman - The Best Of Spacesound Records Vol.1 album art Various Mission Accomplished Various - The Best Of Spacesound Records Vol.1 (Comp) Space Sound Records UK, Europe & US 2009 Sell This Version
none Staffan Öhman - Artificial Intelligence album art Various Fly Through Space (as Staffan Ohman) Various - Artificial Intelligence(14xFile, MP3, Comp) Not On Label none 2009
none Staffan Öhman - Voice From Heaven album art Various A Step Into The Void (as S. Ohman) Various - Voice From Heaven(16xFile, MP3, Comp) Not On Label none 2009
SSR00005, SSR 00005 Staffan Öhman - Synthesizer Tribute To Depeche Mode album art Various No Disco Various - Synthesizer Tribute To Depeche Mode(CD, Comp) Space Sound Records, Space Sound Records SSR00005, SSR 00005 US 2009 Sell This Version
Staffan Öhman - Space Holidays Vol. 3 album art Various Eclipse Various - Space Holidays Vol. 3 (Comp) Space Sound Records US 2011 Sell This Version
SSR00032 Staffan Öhman - Space Holidays Vol. 5 album art Various Back To Alderaan (as Staffan Ohman) Various - Space Holidays Vol. 5(28xFile, MP3, Comp) Space Sound Records SSR00032 US 2013

Mixes

SSR00006 Staffan Öhman - Space Holidays Vol. 1 album art Various The Return Of Space Raiders Remix and 2 more… Various - Space Holidays Vol. 1(17xFile, WAV, Comp, Mixed) Space Sound Records SSR00006 US 2008
SSR00003 Staffan Öhman - Spacesound Records Megamix Vol. 1 album art Various Mission To Accomplish and 1 more… Various - Spacesound Records Megamix Vol. 1(File, WAV, Comp, Mixed) Space Sound Records SSR00003 US 2008
SSR00016 Staffan Öhman - Space Sound Records Presents: Revelation Mix album art Various Fallen Empire (as Staffan Ohman) Various - Space Sound Records Presents: Revelation Mix(2xFile, MP3, Mixed, 320) Space Sound Records SSR00016 US 2010