Sum is the debut album of Werken, one of the aliases of Tilman Ehrhorn
known for his releases on Mille Plateaux and Resopal Schallware.
Working full time as saxophone and reed player, composer, producer and
sound designer Tilman Ehrhorn is a highly regarded jazz artist who also
took roots in the electronic world.
Among teaching, giving jazz clinics and regular work in theater, tv-,
radio-, and cd- productions he has established himself as a composer as
well as a performing artist in clubs, at festivals and for concert
tours all over the world.
This release introduces an experimental and ambientish dubby side of
his producing skills. Almost every sound has been generated on a
modular synthesizer. Some important developing tools within the synth
are sine- and noiseoscillators, with which also most of the percussion
sounds are built.
The majority of tunes are crossfading to the following; the progress of
the album ranges from the opening track to its closing reprise like of
In many parts of the tracks, beats are used rhythmically free to
interrupt a pulsing soundpad, which is a main element of the music.
Some minimal changing figures are taking hold to break up continous
The non-conventional manner of generating sounds as well as using
elements of chance within the production process creates similarities
with the improvisational niveau of jazz and contemporary composed music.
© Tilman Ehrhorn
© Mikel Aramendia Lacalle
This work (audio tracks, cover, text) is licensed under a creative commons license.