Artmospheric Festival, the mountain gathering for deep tripping music and alternative culture, will take place in July (15-17), a decade after idea was born, high up in the Bulgarian western Balkan mountains.
This year's night main stage music line-up will explore the bridges between several musical concepts at the core of Artmospheric aesthetics, transforming an evolving mixture of intelligent grooves and mystic spatial atmosphere blended with lights and visual tunnels into a long high-resolution dancefloor journey. Traditionally, the daylight hours will feature more organic and panoramic music, fading from dubby electronica through idm and abstract jazz to cinematic sound and space rock.
An integral part of the festival map, the small forest stage, with its parallel program including experimental concerts, jam sessions, live projects and DJ sets, will in addition host an intro ambient night on Thursday, 14th.
Festival information will be regularly updated on this page.
Along side his 20 year musical career; Marcus Henriksson follows and propagates a path of spiritual development and healing by means of yoga, meditation and entheogens, and he has always allowed the brain cleansing and soul soothing effects of this journey to bleed over into his production. At the same time, he has been living in his own forest studio deep in the woods an hour away from Malmo, so it’s no wonder his sounds are so organic and spiritual. This techno shaman has achieved a lot before now, most notably as Minilogue alongside Sebastian Mullaert. Although that project is now dormant after releases on labels like Cocoon, Mule and Wagon Repair, it still gets together to play live. The pair’s other collaborative effort, Son Kite, is still active however, and remains a foremost psychedelic trance act.
Now largely back to working solo, the multi-discipline creator that is Marcus is back on his mission of creating a psychedelic ritual and taking listeners on a journey by using their communal gathering and his music as a vehicle to carry audiences past their own fears and limitations. “Nobody Home believes we can connect to something greater that lies beyond our ordinary life and perception,” says the man himself of his current musical muse, which releases on labels like Northern Electronics. “And if we really let go of everything, even letting go of the sense of "I", we might connect to our true self.”
КAs a DJ, Marcus always taps into his first rave experiences, where he was won over by musical journeys long into the night, but also deep into himself. Because of that, he now likes to build connections with his dancefloor and considers every festival and club he headlines as a sacred and holy experience, which always plays out in the magic of his music as it unfolds through supple dub, heady techno, intensely s mooth rhythms and mind altering ideals. Aiming to lock listeners into a trance by whatever means he can, Marcus Henriksson is a modern day musical magician.
Artmospheric Sessions #25: Nobody Home @ Artmospheric Festival 2014
Producer, musician, dj, photographer, Brando Lupi’s influences range anywhere from post industrial-rock, experimental electronic to modern classical. The Italian native has had a history working alongside a number of talented artists.
Brando’s releases have been picked up by the likes of Orange Groove , Kompakt , Samuvar , Dewtone Recordings , Mental Groove , Detune Records and Elettronica Romana. He has recently composed a score for the movie “La Solitudine Dei Numeri Primi”, distributed by Medusa,with the soundtrack signed by Mike Patton ,leader of Faith No More,and presented at the 67th Venice Film Festival. He currently resides in Rome, spreading experimental spiritual frequencies across the world.
LuneCell is Tim Howe from Eastern United States. Psychedelic music and fractal visualizations are his specialty. He's inspired by psychedelic gatherings and the fringe culture they manifest. He's a label artist for Occulta records and a member of the northeastern psytrance community: Fractaltribe.
Born in South Germany from a turkish father and german mother. Inspired by her turkish family of musicians and actors and their hot-blooded passion for expressive arts, Jazzmine discovered her love for music at an early age, encouraged by the warm support of her parents.
Her love for psytrance started with a visit in Munich’s ‘Natraj Temple' in 1999, and after some years of various activities around the scene (Chaishop, Deco, Clothing), she started mixing Psychedelic Trance, having her first official appearance as a dj in 2003. Playing gigs all over Europe, one day (March 2008), she was invited to Bologna, where she met Luca - and a new era of her life began.
They founded 'Blue Hour Sounds’ in 2009, and have kept going ever since. Jazzmine, as well as being the co-owner and DJ for BHS, created the image of the project - from logo to website, including a solid amount of CD/EP covers for releases on BHS.
Her style - in both graphics and music - can be described as ‘organic psychedelic, serious, but self-ironic’.
Jazzmine has played all over Europe, including Boom Festival (Portugal), Ozora Festival (Hun), Tundra Festival (Lithuania), Antaris (Ger), Waldfrieden (Ger), Blackmoon festival (IT), Freqs of Nature (Ger), Cosmo Festival (UK), Metsa Festival (Finland), Forest Star Festival (Sweden) and countless other beautiful festivals and indoor parties.
Vataff Project formed in 2001. There has never been a fixed line-up. Victor Marinov, the founder of the project, occasionally joins up with musicians for playing his live gigs. The project attained success around the world with high-end analogue sound.
Currently Victor is working on a new album. He has already decided on the name Solьmen. The name stands for snail. It is a dialect word from a blissful nook in the Rhodopes where his studio is located. Live musicians come to this very special place to get inspired and record for the upcoming album.
The project •FlyWeToTheMoon• includes a group of musicians – free improvisators, operating in a dimension beyond the set styles and dimensions. Poetical music without any borders. The artists create a deeply provoking musical language resembling in an inspiring way the reality which surrounds us.
The Bedlam Club is an international instrumental cinematic punk jazz band created in Sofia, Bulgaria on the day of the Apocalypse, the 22nd of December 2012. It’s first iteration was called Ghostnote, it was composed by Tavis Preston (Scotland) on double bass and Samuel Pocreau (France) on keys and clarinet. Both already had played together in another Sofia-based band, Mad Maria.
During summer 2013, the duo was joined by Dmitry Yagodin on drums (Kaka Siara, Reactija, Jezzve); still under the name Ghostnote, the band played their first concert as a trio at the Nishto Podobno festival. In October 2013, the last member, percussionist Georgi Popov (Bulgaria), joined the ensemble; the last concert as Ghostnote was played at Maze, for the Alarma punk Jazz Fest. The Bedlam Club was officially born.
The name itself means “contained madness”; could be described as a punk band playing retro movie music with a Jazz flair.
The “TFSL” project was created in the beginning of 2012.. The name is an abbreviation for Tales From The Sleeping Land. Its founder and composer of all pieces is Kaloyan Ivanov (Portable Elephant, The Elephant of the Princess). So far the “tellers" have released two albums which are available only on http://prikazki.bandcamp.com. The recordings are made by Kaloyan at his improvised home studio using entirely analogue gear.
Genre-wise, the sound of TFSL can be categorized as psychedelic and experimental rock. The line-up of the “tellers” is not known prior to a performance. Besides Kaloyan who holds the guitar, so far it has included Pavel Stoychev, Plamen Petrov, Todor Todorov - drums, Svilen Ivanov, Vladimir Stoyanov, Alexander Peychev - bass, and Angel Draganov - synths and keyboards.
TFSL@live in *MIXTAPE 5* 06/03/2016
Swedish producer and DJ Kristoffer Jonsson is exploring the sonical dimensions under the moniker Toffes Värld (aka Kris Dubinsky). Generally making warm atmospheric dub/ambient he weaves sonical worlds using field recordings from the natural surroundings, and analogue machines. His music draws inspiration from his love for family and friends, as well as for the nature in mid-north parts of Sweden. The audio trips are usually gentle and deep, but also contains elements of hypnotic grooves inviting the body to move. His music has been described as a “relic of light, radiating prismatic gradients throughout the globe all the way back down into its deepest dub techno core”, and as a “invitation to take a stroll towards eternity where the elves are dancing in the first sunrays of dawn”. His latest releases has been a dubby vinyl EP on Kabalion Records, as well as a ambient-oriented release on Shimmering Mood Records together with Warmth. He is also currently working on some more dance-oriented material together with Nobody Home that is planned for release during 2016.
Nature in its Forms EP
Till Fots genom Evigheten vinyl EP
Kate Lesta lives in the desert & likes to play ambient music for her friends under the name Ductape. While decades of curatorial work in the audio / visual realm has informed her skill as a selector, her motivation is to facilitate an immersive & nurturing sonic space where communing with nature & the infinite is possible.
Experimental Housewife is a playful yet potent force. Mixing a variety of genres together, ExHouse’s hope is to offer surprise and therapeutic irony, as well as synchronicity, to listeners. While she is celebrated for both lengthy, solid dance sets, she is likewise lauded for multi-layered drone excursions, both of which maintain signature storytelling and distinguished narrative. DJing for parties and listening purposes to international crowds for nearly twenty years, ExHouse leads one into experiencing the numerous ways supposedly incomparable music, or ideas, can fit together. Such a style promotes diversity and the relinquishment of fixed categories, especially on the sonic level.
Femmecult interview and podcast
Headphone Commute podcast
Alex B, is alias of one of the known names of serbian underground music scene. after several released tracks on south american labels, taking part in festivals and clubs around europe, the sound of berlin clubbing scene leaves the special mark on his music style, thus define his sound today. you can always find him in the clubs, enjoying his long sets or even get together through the first sunlight. his style varies from dub & deep techno, unexpected dark techno marathon even to the afterparty sound.
Mozyk.net (мозък.нет) е български лейбъл за глич музика. Основният фокус е издаването на бързи и сложно структурирани композиции със свежи мелодии. Всеки албум е записан на ограничен брой аудио касетки, а понякога и на компакт дисковe. Каталогът на Mozyk.net се обогатява вече в продължение на четири години, като за втори път ще участва на Артмосферик. Основателят Brokoli, който с гордост развива този кръг от обещаващи и напредничави артисти, ще има удоволствието да представи своята музикална селекция.
Dubstard was born in 1980 and originates from eastern Europe, this Bulgarian-based dub selector's real name is Dimityr. He is very passionate about music, and deep, dub-tech sound in particular. Influenced by rock, soul, jazz, funk, early hip-hop, roots reggae, classic dub, Detroit and Berlin dub-techno sound.
Certainly there could be no boundaries set for the mind to explore, while listening to quality music productions, be it acoustic or electronic and dubstard tends to follow this mantra. As a voluntary member of a numerous music-oriented e-zines/blogs, Dimityr offers the audience a variety of genres to peruse in the podcasts issued by him: ambient, chill-out, dub, dubtech, techno, old school hip hop, trip-hop, dubstep, future grime and deep, dubbed-out house as a few examples.