Heiner Kruse - The Green Man (TGM) - Basswerk - Musik - Sound + other work

The Green Man tells you to listen to your inner voice...

Youtube & links: Label, music, reviews, experiments, tutorials

youtube.com/basswerkrec      video.heinerkruse.de       logichilfe.de       sound.report

news:

Oct 6

I will be playing a set between around 0:30 and 2:00 at Gebäude 9 on Pathfinder & Basswerk Halloween 2022! Its the first time after Corona I will play again...and there is a lot of new stuff to hear...possibly also new stuff with Kingz...tracks of an upcoming 25 Years of Basswerk compilation.


Oct 4

On www.lowerbreakbeats.de. and www.sound.report

you can find both pages a bit more polished now.....and a lot of new videos, including one very experimental session treating drums with Landscape TT. On sound.report there are also reports about Norand Morphos and Korg Volca FM2 + NTS-1.


Sep 30

Lower Breakbeats is makin more waves....I‘ve got a lot of space in Synthesizer-Magazin to explain special techniques with SP-404, EMU SP-1200, 1010music stuff, Squarp Rample, Qu-Bit Data Bender and more. Check the new issue of Synthesizer-Magazin! It‘*sd an 8 page report and its mentioned on the front page (german only). www.lowerbreakbeats.de.


Sep 23

 

It’s my way of doing things ever since things became to weird and impersonal - with every basswerk label release I will add a contribution. BW48 brings two great jungle tracks from Brian Brainstorm…my remix started slowly, but then also something faster evolved, so tI added two versions, one that keeps it slow and the other one (which I prefer) which balances things out…(part of Lowe Breakbeats project, supported by Musikfonds e.V/ Neustart Kultur). Also the Baltes & Zäyn TGM Lower Breakbeats Rmx got released Sep 9. Check www.lowerbreakbeats.de.


Aug 28

Find more mews on my „Lower Breakbeats“ project under www.lowerbreakbeats.de. This includes a link to a YT Page, an article in german Synthesizer-Magazine and infos about new music. The page gets more love to become better.


Aug 26

We heard that basswerk has been voted one of the top3 labels on „new“ german D&B awards. An event/ a ceremony took place in Dresden Aug 26 where I couldnt attend but sent a video. They have a page, but I find the infos are a bit hard to access or not there.

https://drumandbassawards-germany.de/


Aug 14

Remix for Baltes & Zäyn. I did a „Lower Breakbeats“ remix for Baltes & Zäyn - Apocalyptech - to be released on September 9th as far as I know.


https://www.facebook.com/balteszayn


May 28

Via video.heinerkruse.de, more tutorial videos can now be seen.


May 1st

We had an emotional comeback @ Gebaeude 9, Koeln. Unfortunately, due to a broken foot and other circumstances, I did just make the event happen, but didn‘t perform.


April 27

I received support for my „Lower Breakbeats“ project from german „Musikfonds“, which supports experimental music. This project will feature fragments, tutorials, written content & articles and finished projects.


April 10th

Check some new contents and tutorials on video.heinerkruse.de.


Mar 29th

We will have a massive live event: Basswerk, Pathfinder & Junglegrowers Restart @ Gebaeude 9 feat. Coco Bryce, Brian Brainstorm, Philo, Decon, Basic and Rinc (final lineup tbc). on April 30th. Basswerk is becoming 25y this year and we will have a proper restart, including Philo joining Basswerk team! I won‘t be playing this time, but I‘m curating the event and prepare some new productions for my fellow dj‘s






Mar 25th

My rmx of Enea & Fava - Wonders is up including a little self-directed video! Its about beauty in the small things that should remind us to stay humble and take care of things

https://youtu.be/9yZWgSK93vQ


Feb 17th:

Two more videos up for „Pulses“. One is generating a rhythm with ALM Pamela‘s Workout layering various rhythms over each other that come from unusual clock divisions with delays and help of an Euclidean tool. Sound is derived from various WMD and Mutable Instruments drums, effects and other modules (Mutable Instruments Beads, Grayscale Supercell, FX Aid, Dreadbox Eudemonia, Bastl Cinnamon).

https://youtu.be/0PpE-h9emas

The other one is just a short jam with spoken letters with 87/174 bpm showing Circuit Rhytm's Grid Fx + Fx Send.

https://youtu.be/FZxRMPdRl0I

(supported by GVL and Neustart Kultur)


Jan 29th

For my „Pulses“ project I am creating rhythms in new ways...

Check this video (german/ deutsch): https://youtu.be/fH5OnqB00pY

Pulses is supported by GVL/Neustart Kultur.


Jan 1st

I made a smooth Jungle rmx with heavy subbass for Enea - Resonance, released on basswerk here: https://orcd.co/ejd0pne (also part of „Pulses“)


Dec24st

For christmas, I made a smooth freebie chill hop track called Schnee (part of „Pulses“ project), supprted by GVL and Neustart Kultur), grab it for free on bandcamp or in stores!

https://orcd.co/lvabmde


Dec 17th

I made a rmx for Giana Brotherz - Wuestensturm, a german D&B classic, which was released on basswerk together with other rmxs (Zombie Cats, Giaan Brotherz, Scary Woods, Zardonic) (part of „Pulses“ project)

https://orcd.co/qaxj5jg


Nov 9th

I am receiving support by GVL for my project „Pulses“, working with rhythms in new ways.








Nov 2nd

I have curated a YouTube channel/page (Link: video.heinerkruse.de

with music and tutorials. You‘ll find there both, stuff from me and from others, music and tutorials, german & english


Oct 26

My 1st album „You Decide“ was rereleased on Basswerk!

https://orcd.co/vbm7xoo?fbcl


Oct 13:

My remix of Ultima C & Danoo „Trail of Tears“ came out

https://orcd.co/zrar720?fbcl


Sep 29:

Apart from a lot of „Noises“ on soundcloud.com/greenman, I have managed to compose some Ambiences and Listening Adventures for #coronanw #notd #kulturnrw project. Check:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3mJLZymSqQPbwRSYH6uiKUjJXqcfDzzp

and

https://soundcloud.com/greenman/sets/noise-of-the-day


September 9: My track „F*** Sentimental“ came out on Revolver-Sounds „Gun Talk“, a compilation also featuring Veak, Junx, Mad Vibes, Bassface and more.... It was produced in March. Back then, the help of Musikfonds/ Berlin/ Neustart Kultur helped me a lot.

https://open.spotify.com/track/0R11HcDVLhMEQs4lhbOROz?si=bd6e9405c8084bca


September 9th: I started releasing „Ambiences of the Day“ under my real name. I was very sad that my father gave away the old Grotrian Steinweg Grand Piano I learnt on, but I was able to sample it for a few hours before it went away. I have been working on the material and have created two ambiences with it so far. One is heavily working with Mutable Instruments Beads, the other one also, but mainly incorporated a self-tuned sampled instrument. I have learnt how to microtune all my instruments now using oddsound MTS-ESP suite, which I also reviewed in professional audio.

Whatever you do is a result of everything that happened before. However weird it may have been.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUfKgnwnhUE&list=PL3mJLZymSqQPbwRSYH6uiKUjJXqcfDzzp


August 25:

My video based on Favas footage for my remix of Enea & Fava's Dust was voted Best D&B video of the year in the new german D&B Awards!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6ePX-THASc

One cant take awards too serious, but I like that it makes  people check things again when there is a selection... big up Enea & MC Fava !

I like working with video, this is motivating. I have pictures in my head when i listen to music....this one wasnt easy, but we wanted to make it happen...so we made the efforts....thanks, Phil!


July 31st: My new Logic Pro Book is released (Rheinwerk Verlag)

https://www.rheinwerk-verlag.de/logic-pro-x-das-umfassende-handbuch/?GPP=kruse


July 30: My album „You decide“ was rereleased on bandcamp


June 26: My remix for Hardtwald x MB Valent came out. I like MB Valents video for it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yR5yLTFx1qQ


May: I am working on Noises and Ambiences for my project „Noise of the Day“ as a special during the Corona crisis. The aim is to capture special sounds from nature and gear. We will see how this develops


April 2nd: My release „All Eyes“ with singer „Dany“ (also known as Farayi) is out now on basswerk 46. This is a project focussing on emotional sound with microtonal experiments and a cinematic touch, supported by Musikfonds/Berlin and Neustart Kultur program. I‘ve also made a video for it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nteAnJhmu_s.


Jan - Mar: I have been testing various equipment including: bitbox, bluebox, Ableton Live 11, Maschine+ VocAlign Ultra, Keystep 37, Novation AFX station for professional audio (german only) and am working on some genre-independent tracks and noises. I have received support from Musikfonds/ Berlin/ Neustart Kultur and I am working on microtonal experiments.


Dec 21 and 25: I did a very unique track with Navigator, I came up with a sketch and he started singing about this deceased father … it took me some time to get this one right…and to find the right time for it, I guess its now, I wish you all the best. Official release is Dec25th, starting today it is out as freebie/pay what you want on basswerk.bandcamp.com for a short time!

https://youtu.be/KCRp3t0V34o


November: During lockdowns, I have posted a few tests and improvisedjams... there will be a special release in december, more pieces to come and some airplay on Dec31 13h @ 674fm. #Novemberjams #kulturnrw #coronakultur

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3mJLZymSqQOcUC-lxRnWm3VpLlpKag3p


Oct 31st: Our regular basswerk event didnt take place due to COVID #19. That‘s a shame cause we couldnt do it last year either since Gebäude 9 was fully overhauled and we were really lookin forward to it - same as on April 30. This time Sehvermoegen and I did two Basswerk Session/ Gebaeude 9 style videos with my new tracks on Function UK (Junglist Soldier Rmx & Who‘s weird?) So always ask yourself when someone makes you feel crazy: Who‘s the one who‘s really weird? And lets all be a bit weird every now and then.

https://youtu.be/xEyKKJNP2K0?list=PLF3EB371C656AB917

https://youtu.be/0QSW0a0xneQ


October: For beatalistics Records, I did an athmospheric vocal breakbeat track and a mixtape. You can find it on Spotify, Bandcamp, Apple Music..but now its also released as a limited edition Compact Cassette. I‘ve always been a Cassette fan, so I love it. Get it here: https://buff.ly/3eI2CPc. The mix is also in all digital stores. #Novemberjams #kulturnrw #coronakultur


August 14: My remix of Enea & MC Fava‘s  „Dust“ came out. It uses some self-tuned Synths and oldschool beats. It is accompanied by a video with comic style animation I made myself based on MC Fava‘s Footage. Fava and Enea have been working as „beatalistics“ in Soth Germany. Fava has also released with Keeno, Klute, Logistics and Seba on Hospital, V-Rec, Commercial Suicide and Spearhead. He also performed with Etherwood @ Hospitality on the beach or @Sunandbass and Liquicity. https://youtu.be/_6ePX-THASc?list=PLF3EB371C656AB917


July 3rd: My EP with Steve Digital (Function/Metalheadz) is out on Function (Function 501) feat. Junglist Soldier (w/ Digital, Freeze, Ras Abraham, Sabrination), Hijacked (w/Digital) and Who‘s Weird?. Its also featured on a DnBarena Spotify Playlist. Edit: Now also on a Shy FX Playlist!


May/June: I recorded Basswerk 11 vinyl (Damn Wire/ Copper to iron, mastered by Simon @ The Exchange and put it up for free! Bandcamp also includes some sound examples from my performance under my real name @ Klang & Raum Festival, Koeln, St. Gertrud, November 2019. When performing live, I improvised over it, so this is just the „barebone“ and very raw, but I still like it, so I decided to give this away for free/ pay what you want.


Youtube ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHqicysJWFY&t=2569s )

Do April 30...    Basswerk x Deegree x Drop That Stream in den Mai .. DJ&VJ performance with Sehvermoegen


Marcel Panne and I have been performing at "Basswerk Sessions" @ Gebäude 9 since 1998 - varying intensities in sound and picture. I'm aware there is a new wave of formatted Drum & Bass "in town", but to me this is what the genre is about (this is 1hr of our stream without the transmission interferences incl many dubplates)


Friday March 7: Synaesthesia Liveact...  who am I? Heiner? The Green Man? Philo saw me @ Klang & Raum and asked me to do something between Ambient & Jungle.... I always love that approach... it happened @ Niehler Freiheit...the last event before Corona...it was spooky...we knew it was coming, but we ...just did it one last time.


Saturday Jan 11, Basswerk Session @ Gebaeude 9 Koeln again - feat. Document One. Gebaeude 9 has been totally renewed.


November 17 18h under my real name I performed an Ambient Set @ Klang & Raum/ St. Gertrud. I plan to do more ambient stuff in the future - some tracks do have a soundtrack vibe.


In 2019 my album with Kingz was released (The Green Man & Kingz - Changes), followed by: The Green Man presents: 22 Years of Basswerk/ The Collab Sessions. Thes two CDs feature collab tracks which I did with: Aquasky, David Boomah, Brian Brainstorm, Chevy, Digital, FR33M4N, DJ Freeze, Gourski, Kammerchor des KMGV (Kölner Männer-Gesang-Verein), Kingz, Klute, Maria Kublashvili, (MC) Navigator, Numinos, Thorsten Quaeschning (Tangerine Dream), Gregor Schwellenbach, Seibel, Skarra Mucci, Triou, Ultima C, Zera

I’ve been working on this for more than 2 years now. The project received a funding form Kulturamt Koeln. 2019 will see the release of many more tracks from this project, including collabs with Navigator, Can Top, Bermooda. Digital, Daddy Freddy, Marvel Cinema, Brian Brainstorm, Seibel and many more.

In July 2019 another collab came out: Bermooda & The Green Man - Der Sound verändert Dich, also in August my Alternative Rmx of: Da Real Sound feat. Nikita Candis - Change

check various accounts on Spotify (see above)


basswerk.bandcamp.com

youtube.com/basswerkrec


DJ+VJ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHqicysJWFY&t=2569s


Apple Music:

https://music.apple.com/de/artist/the-green-man/287339230


also here are so,e 2019 releases


https://orcd.co/v5b3n9l (Changes album)

https://orcd.co/rqm7rll (The Collab Sessions)




Spotify doesnt get that The Green Man and The Green Man (TGM) are the same, Apple music does!


Spotify doesnt get that The Green Man and The Green Man (TGM) are the same, Apple music does!