This week delivering the FMB podcast we have Swiss producer Florin Büchel aka Contra Communem Opinionem. Back in 2012 we featured his track ‘Falling Sun’ on the blog. Since then he’s been busy touring, recording, releasing… here he is telling us more about it:
“I’ve finally finished my dissertation this year – feels great to have that off the table! Somehow, I still managed to play many cool gigs: Besides some fun new places, there have been more ambient type gigs, something I’ve only done rarely in recent years, but is always a fun opportunity to try something new. I’ve also done a bit of mixing and mastering work for friends, it’s always refreshing to work on other people’s material. Apart from that, the new Savage Grounds EP “Atrocities” just came out a few days ago, it’s a one-take oriented project with my friend D Cosmo from Lux Rec and our third EP. We have been working a lot on that earlier in the year and I’m pleased that it’s finally out now! Some other recent releases include an EP on Endless Illusion, a track on a sampler on Mosaique Records and some collab work with Robert Hecht from YuYaY records.
The mix was done at home in my little studio. Since I don’t really DJ, I cheated and used Ableton to bring it all together :)
There’s many tracks by good friends of mine in there and some variation across the spectrum of electronic music. I tried to get away with as little beatmatching as possible :) I’ve included one dedicated drone track done exclusively for this mixtape, which was created using mostly my modular synth.”
“Recording lots of new music and getting some mixdowns done that are waiting to be finished. Some releases are coming up on Phantom Island, Photic Fields, Analogical Force and Mokujin Records, looking forward to those. There’s always some gigs lined up as well and I’ve started a couple of new collaborations that look promising. Besides that, I’m thinking about rewiring my whole studio again – every few years, the urge to do so comes up. It’s a never ending quest to come up with the perfect implementation of the pile of gear that accumulates over the years :D
Hope you enjoy the mix and cheers!”