This is the blog of NIGHTWIND RECORDS, Legowelts own recordlabel releasing vinyl LPs, Cassettetapes, CDs, Digital Files, Zines and much more.
We keep you up to date with all kinds of freaky stuff from the Nightwind Records sphere of Influence...

donderdag 29 september 2016

Legowelt Nightwind Records Drawing Competition Results

Results of the GRAND Legowelt Nightwind Records drawing competition 2016 are in!!! Recieving more then 110 great entries it was a gargantuan task to decide the winners... Go here to check out all the entries and see who has won.

There is also a little background mix you can listen to while browsing the pictures, it contains mostly some demos/sketches from upcoming Nightwind Records releases in various music styles.
And here is the download link for the mix, its also streamable from the competition website.

maandag 15 augustus 2016

Zandvoort & Uilenbal - Geruis Uit Somberdorp out now

The digital bandcamp version of the new Nightwind Records (NW010) is out now, cassette and CD versions coming later this month. Get it here

'Geruis Uit Somberdorp' (Rustlings from Somberville) is a concert for Harmonium, Mixtur Trautonium & Synthesizer, originally commissioned for the dutch classical Concertzender broadcast coorporation in early 2016. Zandvoort & Uilenbal are Danny Wolfers and Jimi Hellinga. 

The Harmonium & Mixtur Trautonium are two particular instruments: 

Played in this performace is the 19th century Kimball 'Parlor Organ' Harmonium build in Chicago. A beautifull Victorian era wood crafted instrument with an arcane haunting sound. The creaking wood reminds us of an old wooden ship, adding an extra seafaring dimension to an already nautical sounding instrument. 

The Mixtur Trautonium is a more advanced version of the Trautonium, an early electronic instrument using neon tube relaxation oscillators that could produce sonic waveforms. Originally invented by Friedrich Trautwein from Berlin in 1929, it was further developed by German composer Oskar Sala. Adding special harmonic oscillators, the Mixtur Trautonium could play sounds that were devised in theory during the middle ages but could never be practically played until now. 

Its unique harmonic rich sound pallette is instantly recognizable and pioneered a handfull of soundtracks and experimental pieces before the dawn of the synthesizer. 

Geruis uit Somberdorp is influenced by the 'idea of the somber coastal village'. It was composed and recorded in the seaside town of Scheveningen (Holland) during the mundane atmosphere of a North Sea winter. 

Musically the instruments are all their opposites: The old wooden harmonium, the sizzling electricity of the Trautonium and the digital sprinkle of the synthesizer. They all merge into an arcane porridge that stretches many centuries. We can hear touches from the 'madrigale spirituale' of Renaissance madman Carlo Gesualdo de Venosa all the way to the hypnotic disymetrical patterns of Morton Feldman. 

This digital release comes with the artwork in JPG and a bunch of vintage moody photographs of the coastal town of Scheveningen. 

Recorded in early 2016 at the North Sea Institute For The Overmind. 

donderdag 11 augustus 2016

This Is Not America Smackos EMAX DiscoRemix

Often requested, hunted for and extremely rare on the worlds harddisks. Here is the Smackos disco45 12" remix of this one particular track from the soundtrack of the 1985 "The Falcon & The Snowman" movie, first heard in the Legowelt Resident Advisor mix from a few years ago. Check those melancholical bassoon clarinet patches from the EMU EMAXII and little blobs of Other People Place influenced style modulated SH101 riffs.

download here (MP3 file 12,5 Megabytezzz)
download here (wav file 75 Megabytezzz)

woensdag 10 augustus 2016

Occult Orientated Crime Live In Moscow

Friday 12th of August, Legowelt's OCCULT ORIENTATED CRIME psycho-active ambient space project live in Dewars Powerhouse in Moscow Russia. Starts at 22:00 Adress: Goncharnaya, 7/4, Moscow, Russia, 109240.  more information on their Facebook page
Tickets available here

maandag 11 juli 2016

Legowelt Dekmantel Podcast

Lots of future Nightwind tracks in this podcast for Dekmantel


Waldorf blofeld & Pulse improvisation + movie sample
Osiris Hair Salon - My Life In A Bush Of Spaceweed Ambient Drugoverlord version
Chick Corea Return 2 Forever - Medieval Overture Loop in Sampler + Synths
Eek-A-Mouse - Noahs Ark + Waldorf Pulse2
Meredith Monk - Turtle Dreams Loop + Waldorf Pulse2
Satomi Taniyama - Witchcraft Enters The West
Biosphere - Cloudwalker II
Legowelt - Hobbit Shelter
Hybrid Palms - Pacific Image
Fred Whackenhut - Orianna Twilight
 Occult Oriented Crime - Just A Clown A Crack
AKAI AX23 freakout + Movie samples
Phochos - Motion Of The Water Edge
Satomi Taniyama - Station At The Garden of Eden
Hotel Forum Soundtrack
Chosen Brothers - March Down Babylon
Trilondo - Trilondo Waves III

maandag 20 juni 2016

Jackmaster Curt - Its'a Mans World Smackos Remix

This is an unauthorized remix of "Jackmaster Curt's -Its a man's world", a very early (1987!) and extremely super rare brilliant chicago house record on the obscure Jiszack Master Records.

Not much is known about Jackmaster Curt except that his name was Curtis East and he made another record as Jackmaster Curt called " Real Fresh House" which is a littlebit better known as the Man's World record and is considered a genuine acid classic.

I used to play this remix in my live shows a lot around 2010. Its basicly some sampled loops from the original record manually layered with some Boss DR660 rhythms (check those ultra fuzzy electro-toms!). The bassline is the Roland JX3P played with its supercool internal sequencer (getting sync from a trigger signal from a MIDI synced TR707)

It all barely keeps in sync, sounding like it is held together with some cellotape and paperclips...
creating a strange hypnotic and sensual groove that you just can't refuse.

The lyrics are of a meditative mantra quality:

When A Man Sais Move - U Move
When A Man Sais Groove - U Groove
When A Man Sais Shout - U Shout
And When A Man Sais House U House!!!

Download MP3  (13.5 MegaBytezzz)

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dinsdag 14 juni 2016

Out Now: UFOCUS - Guidance For The Puzzled NW009

A new Nightwind Records release!

Nightwind Records NW009

available on double LP vinyl with full color artwork
and digital on bandcamp

Cassettes and CD versions are coming later this year due some problems at the Nightwind cassette duplication factory (all Nightwind cassettes and CDs are artisan handmade at the North Sea Institute For The Overmind...almost organic)

Get the digital version here on bandcamp
The Vinyl double LP version is available at recordstores worldwide, distributed by CLONE 

Meanwhile check out this small promotional movie:

zaterdag 11 juni 2016

The Zouk Machine - A Pa Je (Smackos Remix)

A smackos remix of the very famous French/Guadeloupian ZOuk MachInE from around 2010.
The original song is from their 1986 album "Back Ground Experience 7", I added an extra bassline, a smudgy lo-fi beatbox rhythm, phasers and some other stuff.
I remember IF & James Holden would play this in their sets around that time.

Download MP3 (4.7 MegaBytezzz)

vrijdag 10 juni 2016

Seaside House Boyz - All Over The World

A wavering deep house track from the Seaside Houz Boyz. Recorded somewhere around 2010 on an Yamaha RM1X, which in my opinion is one of the greatest hardware sequencers ever build. It also has a really crappy but very usefull rompler synth build in which I think is based on the Yamaha CS1X synthesizer. I think there was a loose broken cable somewhere in the process of recording this track, that would explain the extreme amounts of paranoid noise.

Download WAV (79.2 MB)
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donderdag 9 juni 2016

3.2.6. - Just Like Heaven Smackos Remix

An unauthorized remix/edit of one of my favorite Chicago deephouse tracks:
3.2.6 - Just Like Heaven.
The original was released in 1991 on Dancemania records, produced by Dion Williams.
There was another 3.2.6. record on Muzique records a few years earlier that only had a Mike Dunn remix of this track, so the original tracks must have been recorded way before 1991.

I made this remix on a cold grim winter night in New York around January 2012. I just looped the main riff making it more hypnotic adding some para-psycho EQ over it, added the shy 808 beat, some strings, new vocals and that was about it.

The video was made with the artwork of shaman painter Pablo Amaringo. The recordplayer shots were shot in A1 Records when Ron Morelli still used to work there.

326 was the adress of the legendary Music Box club in Chicago , 326 North Lower Wacker driver to be precise.

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woensdag 8 juni 2016

ALF Theme Acid Version

This one is from 2010, when I made a raw smudgy version of the ALF theme tune using Reason 4. It was recorded on a cassettetape using a 25$ Behringer soundcard.

Here we see ALF before an AMIGA 2000 workstation circa 1988.

zondag 5 juni 2016

Smackos & Voltagio Shadow Wolf Cyberzine Mix

An ambient-spacetrip-meditative-recreational drug use-relaxation DJ mix by Smackos and Jimi Voltagio. This mix was made around Christmas 2015 as a promotion/background reading music for the Shadow Wolf Cyberzine. You can read the cyberzine here.


The Future - Cairo
Nomad Ninja - Wild Strawberries
Voltagio - Jupiter 8 pad
Meredith Monk - Travel Song
J.D. Emmanuel - Infinity
Mixtur Trautonium Test
Pauline Anna Strom - Trans Millenium Consort
Rain Shadow Desert 
Autechre - Nine
Constance Demby - At Alaron
Nomad Ninja - Waldorf Plant Psychiatrist
Occult Orientated Crime - Japanese Trains
Smackos - Yamaha CS30 RPG Folkjazz
Mindsearch's Revenge - Ordovicium
Unknown Nightwind
Satomi Tamiyama - Shimane Dreams, Foxes and Secret Squirrels.
Phochos - Frimaire
Isao Tomita - Footprints In The Snow
Voltagio - Casio CK500 demonstration 
The Future - Last Man On Earth
David Toop Max Eastly - Buried Dreams