SCOPÁVIK with JOACHIM SPIETH [AFFIN / Berlin] Irradiance Album Tour
OIIOOI / Scøpe / Visuals - Pano
SCOPÁVIK Night with Joachim Spieth (Affin | Germany)
When writing a biography, there are certain things you can’t avoid, even though you know it has been said many times and you fear it will end up looking like any other biography, with the usual and righteous amount of name droppings. For instance, in order to write Joachim Spieth’s bio, I couldn’t avoid saying that he has released a numerous amount of records, on labels as renowned as Michael Mayer’s Kompakt. And that some of those releases, such as « Under pressure » have been and are still hits.
And I couldn’t possibly forget the label Affin he has successfully been running for about a decade, with dozens of releases added to its catalogue.I also had to mention that he has been involved in the electronic music scene for the past fifteen years; that he used to play in a band as a teenager. I had to name some of the countries he played for: Australia, Denmark, France, Georgia, Iceland, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, South Africa, UK…
But that being said, what really matters at the end is who he is and what he wants to express by producing music. What he has been giving to the scene. Being a shy character, he is not the type of person searching for the spotlight but someone that is evolving on the scene by pure passion and wants to communicate this passion to the others. He created his label Affin to be as independent as possible and focus on his own vision, surrounded by artists sharing it with him.
What he does not put into words is translated into sounds. Deep, solemn and at times enraged, his productions represents Techno in its purest expression. They are made to occupy our dying cathedrals of concrete, to crush the reality of our everyday life under an assumed individuality. The elaborated basses and the echoing melodies grab our minds to throw them in a far away world, leaving the silence of a doomed society behind.
“Yes, now it has been a decade since i started my own label. It pretty much mirrors my state of mind, my emotions, and my personal development.
Of course, it’s not just my story; numerous artists shaped the label with their music, shared thoughts and ideas…to look back now, it feels like a journey. At the beginning, the only rule was to experiment and to develop naturally with open minds and in a friendly way. To feel independent from others’ opinions or trends guided us in every step we made with Affin throughout the years.
The last two years has shaped the music and the approach of the label on an emotional level. This removes the separation between home and club, which motivates me more than ever.”
Irradiance is Joachim Spieth’s first full length album, to be released on his own imprint Affin. It reflects a cycle of realignment in a carefully realized emotional journey. A constant motion through the layers of the tracks shape the sonic landscape, while evolving atmospheres provide a cohesive feel with shimmers of optimism.
The release will be available as a double 12” and digital, mastered by Artefacts Mastering. The album release coincides with Affin’s 10th anniversary.
Event : SCOPAVIK with JOACHIM SPIETH
Date : Sat 28 Oct 2017
Line up : JOACHIM SPIETH / OIIOI / Scøpe / VJ Pano
Entrance Fee : 20,000 KRW (+1 Free Drink)
Address : 11 Dongmak-ro Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea
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