blackfish – Train of Thoughts
(Blackfish Productions | BFP031)
Releasedate: Oct, 21st 2016
„Back to ambient“ could be the motto of the new album by Blackfish. After 7 long years, the album „Between The Worlds“ was released in 2015 – and now – only one more year later – a new album by electronic music producer Maximilian Lopp comes out. One could think this is kind of a ‚comeback' – but he never really stepped out of the underground of the electronic music scene. However, in the background there was a whole series of good news: some of his productions can be found in in US-Blockbusters like „Beauty and the beast“, „Revenge“ or „Pretty little Liars“. Whatever caused him to pause with the blackfish project so long: The new album is worth to take a deeper listen: It contains 11 finest downtempo ambient tracks, that create a transition to the subconsciousness – which is one of the big trade marks of his earlier productions. Thoughtful, almost like a short break in existence – pause, think, gain strength: that’s the deeper thought behind it. In spite of all this, it is about groove, atmosphere, deep basses and tension – a progress from track to track. The artwork, which we are very proud of, has been created by the graphic designer Patrick Uhse from Cologne. All in all a completely audible and eye-catching product has emerged. But take a listen yourself:
It's time again: the Rheintal Chillout Compilation goes into the fourth round. Once again, 15 finest chillout tunes were selected. Among them famous acts like Blackfish, Senseque and Soehngenetic. Even though Blackfish and Senseque are currently represented on an original Café del Mar compilation and are real classic acts for more than 20 years in the area of electronically relaxed sounds, the Rheintal Chillout has developed its very own sound. Inspired by a meditative landscape in the upper Middle Rhine Valley between Bingen, Rüdesheim and Koblenz. 80 minutes of meditation and Wellness were put together on this compilation. Drink a glass of wine, sit back and let act.
Between the worlds!
Finally! Blackfish enters the relaxed production stage with his third album “Between the Worlds”. After long announcements, the fans of electronic downtempo sounds may now look forward to new sounds of the iconic music project…The work “Between The Worlds” is the result of a very intense creative period of Maximilian Lopp a.k.a. blackfish. His hallmark are deep samples and groovy downbeat rhythms – brought together in the very finest way. On top of his productions, you can enjoy outstanding voices of artists such as MC Santana, Vera Bockelmann, Rachelle Schäfer and Thomas Thendri. With relaxed melancholy, fat beats and sub-basses, partly jazzy warm pianos and cellos M.Lopp creates an atmosphere which one can hardly escape. The groovy rhythms create an extremely fresh character of the sound. But Blackfish is not only an expert in sampling and sound design, by the way: he also kept his own style during all the years. And if you thought previously, trip-hop is now the least what you've been missing in recent years, don’t shout out too loud! Because, soon will – every bet! – Blackfish – Between The Worlds also be played on your Bluetooth Box and provides you touching moments. So quickly come back to the Blackfish sound.
Cool down!…a nice announcement, which was chosen by Stefan Kaps for his album. After one year production time, the time has come: the first official album of the Hessian Producer will be released on …. in electronic trading. The musical roots of the producer are in the late 80s, where just 2 turntables in a flightcase, a stereo-mixer and heavy old school drum machines ruled the musical life of the genre by that time. A lucky shot, the accidential meeting of Label Manager Maximilian Lopp (Blackfish Productions) with Stefan brought back the fire of electronic music after 25 years of abstinence – and the result can be seen and heard.
A relaxed trip into the depths!! Nearly 5 years after his debut “Seaview”, the Hanau/Frankfurt based musician Martin Fietz, specifies a more than worthy successor with his chillout-project Senseque: Deep Blue takes you on an extremely relaxed journey into the depths of the subconscious. Each tune tells its own story, which one can not simply escape. By listening to the endless soundscapes of Senseque, one automatically receive a longing for sun, sea and beach and the feeling of being able to escape from everyday life.. Deep Blue – listen, sit back, travel away!
p(lastp).We start the third round of the “Rheintal Chillout” series and are proud, that we have assembled a fine collection of electronic music again. The mixture is perfect for a journey through the young Rhine Valley: – hidden coves where time stands still for a moment – High-altitude vantage points with breathtaking views of the valley. It is an unbelievable experience of meditation and the “Rheintal Chillout 3” provides the perfect musical mood.
It was only a question of time until the two Offenbacher musicians Jörg Friedrich and Stefan Kreuzer would meet and produce an album together.
The clear digital Friedrich/Pearlcoder-soundcosmos encounters
Kreuzer’s playful downbeat style.
The album „Analog – Digital“ is the result of their common passion for both exciting and relaxing compositions. The tracks conjure a warm magical feeling into the room, without being arbitrary. Each track tells a story in its own way, which is not always straightforward, but holds many surprises: from heavenly violin, special sound gimmicks to dirty electric guitar.
Special guests on this album are the bass player James Lindemann and the producer Maximilian Lopp. Lindemann developed in studio sessions soundscapes and overdubs, Lopp contributed a special remix.
How Long? Children of the damn! Out Mar, 7 2013 – This is our fresh new release from the blackfish forge – featuring vocals by the one and only MC Santana. (remember back in 2005: blackfish and MC Santana won the May Ayim Award with the video to their tune “Watch ya wayz”). Time kept on slipping and right now we already passed the “year of the dragon”. But as MC Santana said: It's never too late to do your shit.
Check out two additional outstanding remixes: Bad Matter created such a warm 70ies Hip-Hop Remix while Herr Soehngen a.k.a. Riddim Republic did a pure Reggae tune. We are very proud to announce this release!
Hardly recommended and free download:
Soehngenetic – Pseudolectual Remixes
Original release info by Soehngenetic: Why another remix album? Because again I was curious how my friends would interprete my raw material. And again I'm very happy with the results and bandwidth of styles at all. Why “for free”? Well, I wouldn't have been able to realize this album without my remixing friends. And as I wasn't able to pay them for their work (because there's no real chance to recoup), I decided also not to realize profit from that project.
Shenisa's singing career started with a 2 year education at the Scream Factory in Frankfurt, a school for singing and performing arts founded by George List. At the end 2005 Shenisa began working with the DJ and Production team Pearlcoder. Shenisa has combined her love for various forms of music such as reggae, jazz and soul to create a voice that is powerful and rich. As a songwriter her lyrics are sarcastic, motivating, provocative and ironic. The production team is Kriss Lomax and Joerg Friedrich, they are responsible for the amazing sound of Electro, Ambient and Lounge.
The new EP “Rising High” presents the sound from the live perfomance from Shenisa & Pearlcoder.
It`s a fine appetizer for the coming Album in 2013.
Here we continue our EP Series with a brand new product. Labelowner and former of BFP has been active again in making new music:
“Rebuilt” is the finished product and marks the start of some exciting new music coming up on BFP in the near future.
Available in all major download stores from Aug, 17th 2012
Out since June, 3 2011! Koala – Sincera Remixes
We proudly present some new remixes of Koala's emotional tune “Sincera”: The deep house mix brings the original on the floor with all the flavour of the original. Joerg Friedrich, part of our electronic artist “Pearlcoder” was so fascianted of Sincera, that he created a very special ambient mix, that goes soooo deep. Please go head and listen!
The blackfish productions family grows: Latest signing are André Arnoni and DJ Felippe from Sao Paulo, whose project “koala” has been established after playing for 6 years in a experimental/rock band.
Their EP sounds like a journey through different emotions, sometimes happiness, sometimes hope, sometimes sadness. They know how to catch the listener with their inbound chords and bass lines.
This is a “must-have-EP” for all blackfish productions fans – please go ahead and listen yourself.
3 years after releasing our legendary first EP „Rejection“, Maximilian Lopp, the former of Blackfish Productions is back again with new tunes:
Check out the Superstring EP…
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