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Stratosphere (Ronald Mariën)

Stratosphere (Ronald Mariën)
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Belgium
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In the early 90s, Belgian musician Ronald Mariën began experimenting with music. Using analog tape devices combined with synth sounds, the first songs were created. After these first steps, audio recordings were added and the Stratosphere sound was born. Spheric soundcapes with harmonic melodies became the signature sound of Stratosphere. This resulted in a few releases in the next years together with some live performances. Feeding on these experiences, more acoustic instruments (including guitar) were added which created an even more harmonic sound. After a decade of silence, and a dramatic change in life, Stratosphere picked up music again in 2009. Using his experience as a sound and recording engineer, his interest in music creation returned. This time, only guitar and bass guitar were used, in combination with a wide range of pedal effects. Simplifying his working method, resulted in an number of new tracks. Due to the changes in life, a darker side is introduced, but the typical sound remains. Soundscapes and harmonics are still the base of his music.
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http://www.stratosphere.be
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Releases on file (6)
Stratosphere — Rise Stratosphere — Rise
(Projekt 329, 2016, CD)
Stratosphere — Aftermath Stratosphere — Aftermath
(Projekt 317, 2015, CD)
Stratosphere with Dirk Serries — In a Place of Mutual Understanding Stratosphere with Dirk Serries — In a Place of Mutual Understanding
(Projekt 294, 2013, CD / DL)
Stratosphere — Dreamscape Stratosphere — Dreamscape
(Basses Frequencies BF42, 2012, CD)
Stratosphere — Life Reviewed Stratosphere — Life Reviewed
(Spheric no#, 2000, CD)
Various Artists — Soundscape Gallery 3 Various Artists — Soundscape Gallery 3
(Lektronik Soundscapes LS-1013, 1999, CD)

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