With his long awaited debut album “Madame” Sound Nomaden proves that his musical repertoire has far more to be revealed than just Electro Swing. He is a real traveller in the world of sound always searching for a new definition of music. The eleven tracks on the album combine influences of Swing, Jazz, Folk, Ska and even Classical Music with an up tempo club vibe and give us a new insight in the versatile work behind one of the leading DJ’s and producers of the Electro Swing Phenomenon.
The album defines a new generation of electronic music where powerful synthesizer and heavy club beats fuse with acoustic instruments like accordion, piano, trumpet, violin, tuba, guitar, saxophone and clarinet.
Sound Nomaden’s music is quite unique and has the power to take you on a trip to a rich imaginarium with tropical atmospheres full of pirates, accordions, swing brass, like if you were in a kind of XXI century’s circus Rave. May you like groovy percussions, melodic piano chords, stunning synth pads, real instruments (MSP’s Saxophone was often recorded on this album), swinging piano and walking basslines, you should take some pleasure to discover this album.
Madame sounds different than the majority in the electronic music world because it is an ambitious attempt to fuse acoustic music and club music, to bring more diversity onto the too often repetitive musical landscape.
You release your album on your own label Nu Boheme Recordings. Can you explain why this choice and introduce us this new label.
It’s not easy to find a label to release an album like “Madame”. Most labels are focussed on special genres like Tech-House or Electro Swing or Breaks but if you have a fusion of styles like I use to make, most labels tell you that your music doesn’t fit. I don’t produce classic Electro Swing and I also don’t produce typical Tech House or Deep House. It is a mixture of a lot of different genres, so I had to make my own label for this sort of music. Electronic Club music with different influences of Jazz, Swing, Ska, Dub or what ever I like.
Another reason to found my own label was, that I like to make all decisions on music, artwork and licensing on my own. If I give the rights for my music to any label I don’t know pretty well, I’m not sure what they do with my music.
How would you describe your music? What do people usually say about it?
It’s not easy to describe my music with one genre because I don’t like to make music that you can put in a typical genre. I like a lot of genres and I like to use influences of all this genres to make sth. new with it. Most people say I’m doing Electro Swing and that’s actually what I also say most of the times. I’m happy to be tagged in the Electro Swing genre because I really like the scene and all the artists in this genre. But I don’t like to be reduced to Electro Swing as my music is far more than Electro Swing. So when I have more time to describe my music I would prefer a mixture of Electronic Club music with Swing, Jazz, Folk, Dub, Blues and Ska.
Tell us a funny story about this album…
While I was working on the song “Little Bird” I discovered some recordings I made during a journey in Thailand a few years ago with my mobile audio-recorder. I recorded some tropical birds and cicadas in the rainforest on a small island. I realy liked this sound of the forest, so I’ve included some sounds as background texture in the track and called it “Little Bird” as a dedication to the bird you can hear singing in this track.
Tell us about your artist name Sound Nomaden
Sound Nomaden is english sound and german nomaden (nomads). Originally I choosed this name for a club night in my hometown. During the night I was travelling the world of sound like nomads through the desert. That’s how the name evolved. It also suited very well how I was DJing and producing. Always travelling and searching for new interesting influences. I can’t stand still and concentrate only on one style, I’m always discovering new music.
Tell us about a trackname of your album
“Tear Of Joy” is a song I wrote for my little 3 year old daughter. My girlfriend and me didn’t plan to become a baby 3 years ago but today when I look into her eyes I’m so happy that she came to us. When I think of her I always loose a tear of joy. That’s what the text is about.