Mathias D. Clain
Hi. Thank you for visiting my site.
The sound of my work is not so loud compared to some of todays masterings. I'd like to add the following thoughts:
I find more joy when music isn't powered too much. I love a certain feel and depth in the recording. My aim is to maintain that for my own music. I only can say that in my studio there's use of a console and units that you can find in professional mastering and mixing studios and I dedicate for good sound. The handful of signal processors here have valve technology, some clones/ replicas from the classics like the Pultec EQ, '76 Limiting Amp etc. Sometimes and in the longer way I appreciated things remaining as they are in their natural form. That is basically what I care for most: do I hear the natural sound. Even if it is loud then or even lesser loud. As long as it doesn't sound unnatural. My work explores various genres, ranging from techno to drone and experimental sonic landscapes. Best, Mathias.
Coming Soon: Techno recordings as well as other works.. thanks for your patience..!
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Violin Zither: Eerie Landscape 1 - February 2018
The sound of my own Instrument. In this work bowed with a bass bow and processed through tube reverberation and the modular system. I took the better parts of the longer recording and post processed them in the DAW. with a lot of mixing using a digital mixer, a short but intense sonic scape.
Info text: "..an instrument with strings. It can be played in several ways: with a bow, a mallet, hands, a plectrum and so on. I am satisfied and pleased with its sound and possibilties. It has a mahogany wood finish and various steel strings (originally meant for Harpsichord and Zither). Acoustically the instrument its soundboard has a beautiful dark timbre but the idea always was to play it with echo. I made two sections on the instrument with replaceable bridges, one is for the eerie part and one is musical. Vibrato is possible as well and there's not really a rule on how to play it. The tuning is fixed untill it is retuned to another sound."
The Horror Waterphone - Part 1, Variations (2018)
An instrument made of steel originally invented by Richard Waters in the late 60's. The 'Horror Waterphone' is my own designed version with a couple of changes not found yet on available waterphones on the market. With help from my father making this became a reality. The Waterphone is known for its beautiful haunting sounds. What I know from experience is that playing a waterphone is not easy as you'd expect. As you bow one part can sound extremely nice and right after appears annoying overtone content. It is truly a skill to avoid these tones that should not be there. This waterphone is made from bronze and copper, most are made from stainless steel. In this piece you can hear two varitations of the same. I've recorded it through the modular amp, fixed filter bank and tube reverberation afterwards processed using a voltage controlled delay.
Voices Of The Void - Part 1 (2018)
A while back I've made similar recordings that where cut to a lathe vinyl. I wanted to make a more proper version with these. The sound that you hear originates mainly by giving friction to a plate with friction mallets. I've recorded it through the echo unit and through a fixed filter bank on the modular system. The piece comes in two variations. Voices Of The Void is dedicated to the spirits.
Fragments Of Memory
This serie is about many things to me, hard to really explain..on the other hand they simply are records that I hold dear with me and a sum of what was, highlights. The fragments are originally meant like a reflection of memories, ..Pieces and with this a closure of some older times. Most is at heart around era 1996/ 2003 but let's not be prisoned. Later times or earlier can be as well. I wanted to make a work from it to record these records again with a todays approach..they should be here online. Expect music with the likes of:
Oliver Ho, Jeff Mills, Regis, James Ruskin, The Advent, Steve Bicknell, Surgeon and Steve Stoll. Keep an eye out for more fragments to come. Enjoy.
Regis & Peter Sutton, In Honour_Tribute Mix - May 2017
A mix I've recorded with works solely from Regis & Peter Sutton. Raw and true Techno. The record 'Against Nature' had a momentous impact on me. The other works are by Regis taken from both albums 'Necklace Of Bites' and 'Delivered Into The Hands Of Indifference'. Enjoy!
***PAST_Mixed/ on stage alongside with: Luke Slater, Darren Price, Ben Long & Jamie Bismire, Speedy J., Monika Kruse, Chris Liebing, Ken Ishi, Trish Van Eynde and many others! Released alongside (under my moniker) with: Regis, Charlton, Echoplex, Paul Mac etc.
Cherished in my memory and heart. Much love and respect, Mathias.