There are only a few beams of lights from the super bright LEDs that illuminate his plain white mask, which erodes every sense of stardom. Next to his laptop and pad controller stands a glass filled with a green fluorescent substance, to which a sensitive piezo-microphone is attached, that is able to convert vibrations into sounds. Erich Lesovsky puts his finger into the glass and swirls it around transmitting this electric impulse into his laptop and, in form of sound, to the crowd. All of this is part of Erich Lesovsky’s live set-up and it is indicative of this producer’s constant search for the creative chaos of sound manipulation.
Born into a small town in the middle of Germany, Erich’s voyage into sound starts at a very early age. At the age of 8 he first picks up a guitar and has since decided for himself that music will be the focal point of his life. A few years and a couple of punk and reggae bands later, he starts to produce electronic music at the beginning of the 1990s.
In this time Erich produces mostly ambient electronic soundscapes using just an Atari, an Esoniq ASR-10 sampler and a Roland JD-800. Erich is one of those musical technicians who can remember the times when he had to reload floppy disks for his....