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Stefan Erbe, musician and busy medialist has always been committed to not being musically fixed.
His 34 albums so far have mostly followed the principle of change, of finding new themes and
concepts. Even if he has always remained true to his distinctive style, his music has accompanied a
constant change and even almost 30 years after his first release, this approach is his proven way to
inspire his fans and listeners.
So there is no question that "GENESYS 23" as the current release, also brings some innovations and
opens another "Something-New"-Chapter. Erbe's narrative concept is possibly a novelty in the circle
of the synthetically generated music genre and was or is probably rarely to be found (or to have been
found) in this form.
Perhaps Erbe has even created another milestone with it, because "GENESYS 23" has everything a
perfect album needs. It contains an exciting theme, framed by 15 tracks that are catchy and very
diversely produced. His music possesses those pioneer-based traditional elements of the current era
and manages to straddle the line between commercial synth-pop numbers, contemporary traditional
electronics and cinematic ambient.
Erbe's sound has stood for a modern form of patterns of earlier sequencer compositions for many
years, blending it into his signature blend of beats, pads and elemental melodicism.
But despite the different styles, all the pieces come together to form a whole, because above it all is
the story that Erbe tells in the form of an "Electronical". The futuresque imaginary journey of the
android protagonist GENE is not entirely new, however. Already in 2017 Erbe had initiated the theme
on the album "GENESYS" and provided a first idea basis. Its current continuation is thereby however
clearly more complex and is available to the album consumers in several versions at once.
The term "Electronical's" is in this context his completely new designation. It exactly captures the
meaning of the album's narrative form. The narrative vocal bridges and linguistic additions are well-
dosed and very selectively support the intention of the story. However, the album still leaves a lot of
room for your own imaginary head cinema, as well as conclusions, hidden messages and also leaves
open the final question of how GENE will decide. Ultimately, the question remains, how will we use
artificial intelligence currently and in the future.
Erbe's idea of using AI systems in the production itself was of course no coincidence. Thus, both
musical and visual tools have been used, which can be heard on the album, as well as will be seen at
the concerts. Nevertheless, the music, stands above the many levels of expression of this story. The
15 pieces internalize with an extraordinary acoustic commonality their connection. It is in particular
the many sound details, the sound selection and recurring compositional elements that run through
the entire album as a common thread.
In addition to an English and German language version, Erbe of course also releases a music-only
variant, which serves as the main release. The two additional language versions serve as the basis for
his concerts and are available as 30 (2x15 German & 2x 15 English) additional bonus tracks.
However, the story about GENE is not yet told with the current release, because the continuation of
the theme is already in the works. It will find its continuation in the form of further albums and
concerts in 2023. But it is not yet quite sure which chapters will be written and when and where the
journey will end. What is certain is that Erbe will change the music, add elements and create