Sónar Sessions


46 minsFirst aired 2 Jul 2016
Next Sónar Sessions Sat 06/02 at 3:30am EDT

German producer and Academy grad Silkersoft fires up his video game beats and widescreen soundscapes in Barcelona.

The video game Chrono Trigger changed Silkersoft’s life, and you can hear it – and the influence of other video game composers like Yasunori Mitsuda – in his music. (His mom once said that listening to his music gave her flashbacks of seeing him in front of an N64.) The Gronau-based producer composes everything on his PC, and there’s a sheen that makes his tracks glide and twinkle. It sounds like something from another planet, but it has a crucial human touch as well. And while his self-professed “killer black metal growl” hasn’t made it into his tracks yet, we’re betting he’ll find a way to make it a part of his imaginary soundtracks soon.

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