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Rounded Corners – New Single Video


Here’s my Christmas present for this year: a new video for my upcoming single “Rounded Corners”. Like my recent released video “All” it was shot and directed by my buddy Ruben Kempter in Japan (www.wirschneidengold.de). The pretty woman in the video is Marlene Hermann, who joined Ruben on a holiday trip, where all the footage is coming from. Thanks so much to both of you for your patience with the release. It took way too long because I was busy with other projects. The song will be released on my label Aerostat Records in early fall 2017. Please spread the word and share the video with people, who you think could like it, it would be a great help! Merry Christmas, I hope you have a relaxed time with your loved ones.

All – Music Video

Please check out and share my new video. Shot and directed by Ruben Kempter (www.wirschneidengold.de). A big thank you goes out to him and Marlene Hermann! I’m very happy my music turned into a soundtrack of your Japan trip.

New Song – Close to Something – Released on Soundcloud

I’m very happy to release a new preview track on SoundCloud. It’s called “Close to Something”. A collaboration with Eva Stock from Berlin (her band there is called Bikini Jesus, which you should definitely check out as well!). Thanks to all people involved: Marco Divic (mixing and mastering), Ben Poddig (vocal recordings in Berlin).

The track is planned to be released officially as part of my next EP next year. Feel free to share and spread the word!

New Song – Silent Laughter – Released on SoundCloud

Hey, please have a preview listen to my latest track “Silent Laughter”, which I released on SoundCloud. Recorded at home and in our project studio in Saarbrücken, mixed by Fraser Smith (www.frasersmith.co.uk) and mastered by Dick Beetham (www.360mastering.co.uk) in London. Long live the internet! I’m thankful that I can collaborate with such nice people home and abroad. I’m still working on a new EP, which I can hopefully finish and release next year. Have a nice weekend! Maddes

Plans for 2015 – New Release and More…

Some time has passed since the release of my first full-length record Fielded, I really appreciate the kind feedback, that I got so far and I hope you enjoy listening to the CD version. There are still some copies left, so make sure you grab your copy with some handwritten lines before it’s gone:

Live Again With TAAF – The Autumn Art Festival

The Autumn Art Festival - Studio Gig @ True Tone Records, Credits: © Zippo Zimmermann, www.designladen.com

© Photo by Zippo Zimmermann www.designladen.com

In the past months I’ve played some fun shows on drums with The Autumn Art Festival, a great indie folk band from Saarbrücken. One of the gigs was in Nantes: we played an unplugged radio gig at Eur@dioNantes and at Cosmopolis. Another great experience was the live studio gig at Truetone Records in Saarbrücken. I hope we manage to play some more shows in summer time this year.

Back to the Future – New Release In Sight

I have been working on a new song in the meantime and I plan to release it digitally as a single. I just finished all recordings, which I did myself here in Saarbrücken and I got the opportunity to hand it over to Fraser Smith in London, who will mix it and bring in his note within the next weeks. I’m really looking forward to it!

Enjoy the beginning of springtime and drop me a line on Twitter or Facebook!

Fielded – CD Release

Fielded - Debut Album of Maddes, Digipack Limited CD Edition

Fielded – Debut Album of Maddes, Digipack Limited CD Edition © Photo by Aerostat Records

Here we go: my album is released on CD via my label Aerostat Records. Much work and love has been put into it, I’m happy and I look forward to this being just the beginning of many more records to come! Limited edition of 100 digipack copies.

You can purchase it at the record store Rex Rotari (Saarbrücken, Nauwieser Viertel), on Bandcamp (with personal greets from Maddes), on live shows and on CDBaby for all followers on the other side of the big pond (ships worldwide).

Thanks again to all, who have believed in my music and for your ongoing support!

Maddes: Fielded

Fielded – Digital Album Release

Maddes - Fielded - Album Artwork by Xavier Roart.Great news: today my album “Fielded” is released officially on many download stores (iTunes, Amazon, …see full list of stores at the end of this post). You can also stream the album on many platforms like Spotify.

I am so happy having finished a first full-length record. It was a great time looking back to the last year, which was fully packed with recording sessions, experiments with all kinds of instruments and gear, travel, trial+error, success, failure, happiness, frustration, fear, …

I want to thank every single one who has contributed something and who supported and believed in me.

Special thanks go out to Marco Divic, Filippo Gaetani/Ray Recordings, Christoph Klein, Michael Hupperts, Nina Leinwatter, Sascha Grub, Alex Wharton, my family, Steffi, Jan Wittekindt, Ruben Kempter, Xavier Roart, Sebastian Becker.

Here is the full list of download stores where you can buy a copy:

  • Apple iTunes
  • Rhapsody
  • eMusic
  • Nokia
  • Inprodicon
  • Tradebit
  • GreatIndieMusic
  • Amazon MP3
  • Xbox Music
  • Spotify
  • 7digital
  • 24-7
  • Omnifone
  • Simfy
  • Google Music Store
  • iHeartRadio
  • Rumblefish
  • Rdio
  • Slacker Radio
  • Shazam
  • Yandex
  • Samsung Music Hub
  • Beyond Oblivion
  • Mondia Media
  • WiMP
  • MediaNet
  • JB Hi-Fi
  • Muve Music
  • Akazoo
  • MySpace Music

Thanks for your support!
Maddes

24 Bit Sounds Sweeeet!

First of all I want to thank all, who joined my mailing list so far. I really appreciate the support and interest in my music!

As some probably know, I record and produce myself and I really like the sound of uncompressed HiFi sound. Unfortunately most download stores, platforms and CDs are not optimized for 24 Bit files (my latest songs were recorded and mastered with 24 Bit) and sound quality simply gets lost for most listeners. Therefore I decided to give away some of the tracks in a lossless format for free.

You just need to sign up for the mailing list. I will be sending secret links to the files from time to time.

One of the first songs will be The Comfort of Absence, which I just released on SoundCloud. It was the first time for me to record a trombone, many thanks to Michael Hupperts, who plays this instrument so beautifully.