Secret Thirteen Mix 053 - Grischa Lichtenberger

Grischa Lichtenberger - Secret Thirteen mix

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“Secret Thirteen Mix 053” is an accurately crafted picturesque music selection that consists of 17 lightly contrasting records from such authoritative musicians as Autechre, SND, Leonard Cohen, Angelo Badalamenti, Robert Hood and 15 absolutely exclusive and original audio experiments by the author of this mix. More than one hour of smoothly developed complex sound trajectories will guide the listeners through constructive rhythmics, expressive compositions and flowing ambiance.

The author of the mix is Grischa Lichtenberger (b. 1983), a German electronic music producer from Düsseldorf, now residing in Berlin. Active since 2005, Lichtenberger has released a couple of promising records on such record labels as Raster-Noton, Semantica Records and He has been sharing the stage with such honorable musicians as Chris & Cosey, Alva Noto, Frank Bretschneider and many others. Introduced to intellectual music and art since his childhood, Lichtenberger creates mathematical, innovative and dimensional sound that is mainly presented to audiences used to techno, IDM or experimental.

“Secret Thirteen Mix 053” is a diverse music symbiosis that gradually crystallizes into a continuous flawless wholeness. By skillfully including authentically shaped mobile rhythmical works between contemporary recordings and timeless compositions, a rich musical palette is being extracted. The basis stands on noticeable deformed beats, the sequential developing of precisely harmonized instrumental sounds and drapery type changeable exposure atmospheres. Intense variety of generated glitches, wisely programed effects, field-recordings and cinematic textures strengthen the whole micro surroundings. It is important to highlight included motives of effective distinctive vocal parts, chords of guitars or sublime symphonies that enrich the whole surface with a vitality and melancholy. Maintaining delicate balance from the beginning till the very end among electronic, rock and classical music, Lichtenberger proves his rapidly growing musical authority and personality, fragile aesthetics and selected concept fortitude. In a perspective of longevity and music relevancy it is equally observational and involving sound from the two different periods - the past and the future. This integral audio formation will definitely examine the ears and emotional senses of even advanced listeners.

“Secret Thirteen Mix 053” is like an enigmatic Kay Sage's surrealistic painting “Le Passage” where the focus on thoughtfully gazing character and free-standing figurative landscape in an unearthly motion creates an aura of feelings significance and a sense of existentialism. This mix is an emotional experience of Lichtenberger's past two years, also a sincere remembrance of his father who introduced an immense ocean of music to him.


01. Grischa Lichtenberger - 1212_29_lv_1_re_0912_29
02. Toru Takemitsu - Garden Rain
03. Jandek - I need your Life
04. Grischa Lichtenberger - 0308_24_ss_1
05. Trio Bulgarka - Vuv Pirina
06. Grischa Lichtenberger - 0712_19_ss_1
07. Sascha Lichtenberger - Morgenstimmung
08. JJ Cale - Call the Doctor
09. Grischa Lichtenberger- 0509_22_ss1
10. Grischa Lichtenberger - 1110_27_re_1110_06_lv_meld_ss_2
11. Dmitry Shostakovich - String Quartet No 7 Op 108
12. Robert Hood - Assembly
13. Grischa Lichtenberger - 1012_19_lv_1_c_mess_rec_ss
14. Grischa Lichtenberger - 180704_b_1_fläche
15. L'Ocelle Mare - Porte d'Octobre 2
16. Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No 8 Op 13
17. Grischa Lichtenberger - 0212_28_lv_1
18. Grischa Lichtenberger - 0211_21 harold doc edgerton
19. Grischa Lichtenberger - 0512_30_lv_2_b
20. Angelo Badalamenti - Dub Driving
21. Autechre - Adverse Camber
22. SND - 00002_cords
23. Cliff Martinez - Can I sit next to You
24. John Adams - Shaker Loops (Shaking and Trembling)
25. Leonard Cohen - Famous Blue Raincoat
26. Sascha Lichtenberger - Kibale Forest
27. Grischa Lichtenberger - 1112_22_dolen
28. Georges Delerue - Piano Theme Hiroshima Mon Amour
29. Grischa Lichtenberger - 0307_11_lv_1_d_fläche
30. Grischa Lichtenberger - 0612_09_bohrmaschine_kette_git
31. Grischa Lichtenberger - 0812_08
32. Grischa Lichtenberger - 0812_08_re_0909_09_lv_1_arg_1

Links: Website - Raster-Noton

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