SEBASTIAN ARNOLD is a genuine one-man band behind his drum kit and synthesizers. Watching him for the first time, you may think of someone driving a spaceship with drumsticks. However, his mission goes beyond flying: since 2008 the "mad scientist drummer" has been exploring the intersections of instrumental and electronic club music. All alone on stage, he is building song structures by layering loops and drum-triggered sequences with acoustic drums, keyboards and vocals. The result is an organic mixture of elektro, post-rock, drum'n'bass and indietronica. A stellar performance! http://www.sebastian-arnold.net
Performed at ANTJE ØKLESUND Audiovisual Laboratory Berlin. GEAR: Nord Modular G2 Synthesizer, Nord Rack 2x, Korg Kaoss Pad Mini, Drum Triggers, Alesis Control Pad. Cymbals are Ufip Traditional 14" HiHat, Spizzichino 18" Medium with Rivets, Bosphorus 24" Ride, Brady 14" Snare, WAHAN drumkit with 22" bassdrum, 16" floortom.
Sound from the Album "Interstellar Getaway" written and produced by Sebastian Arnold. Recorded at Tricone Studios, Funkhaus Berlin. Mixed by Guy Sternberg at Low Swing Studios Berlin.
Camera by Darren Holliday. GEAR: Canon 5DII: ISO-12800, exposure 1/50, WB 3200k, custom jpg, 1080p/24 + Olympus ME51S: 16/48000khz + Carl Zeiss Planar 50mm f1.4 (wide-open throughout)