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. His solo performances have solidified as a sort of futuristic dance orchestra. His past releases 'mad scientist drummer' and 'Attempt to change a running system' as well as appearances in clubs and festivals throughout Europe attracted the attention of a wide audience. The new album 'Interstellar Getaway' is inspired by the fact that Seb's live show actually feels like watching someone playing the drum kit and driving a spaceship at the same time. Still focusing on the beats, his recent sound developed to a more consolidated and song-oriented form, channeling a wide palette of styles from jazz, electronica and post-rock to dubstep. This time, the great escape into the galaxy features interplanetar travelling, bitchy computer games and fast-paced flights through the stratosphere accompanied by thrilling synth basslines, 8-bit sounds and of course great groove-oriented drumming all though the eight songs. The Vinyl version comes in a nice cardboard sleeve with inside-out print and MP3 download code. ABOUT THE ARTIST Sebastian Arnold is a drummer, sound artist and multi-instrumental performer living in Berlin since 2005. As Master student on Technische Universität Berlin he has a strong background in computer science and information management. But he is also heavily affected by improvised music, exploring the intersections between traditional playing styles and electronic dance music. He is best known for his solo performances on drums and synthesizers that have solidified as a sort of futuristic one-man-band with international perception and three album releases "mad scientist drummer" (2008), "Attempt to change a running system e.p." (2010) und "Interstellar Getaway" (2012) on his own label beeah-music. Besides his live concerts, he is presenting his concepts for interactive playing and technical integration on conferences and workshops, "Create. Art and Technology", "Clujotronic Festival" in Cluj-Napoca, Romania and a "all2gethernow Remix Lab" during last year's Berlin Music Week.
Driving a Spaceship
Fly to Mars
Fruit Mountain (Level 2)
Low Altitude Flyover
Cosmic Solar Radiation
A Safe Place Far from Home
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