Ralf Hildenbeutel (born March 6, 1969 in Frankfurt am Main) is a German composer and producer. He was decisive role in the formation of musical style trance. Together with A.C. Boutsen (Matthias Hoffmann) and Stevie B-Zet (Steffen Britzke) he belonged to the permanent staff of the record label Eye Q Records. The Scene Magazine Front Page wrote in 1995, about 90% of all trance releases have the typical Q-Eye style as a template. Between 1991 and 1998 produced Ralf Hildenbeutel all publications of the star DJs Sven Väth. His main solo project was Earth Nation, the first techno act that occurred at parties with live percussion…
The Eclipse series is the brainchild of Australian Danielle Buntman whose concept was to create a compilation series that could celebrate the full lunar eclipse moments around the globe as a memory of the events and sounds that we experience and share in. There are four compilations so far. A number of artists feature across several releases such as 100th Monkey, Woob and Atmos so it's nice to see that many musicians continue to support the series with each release. It's also interesting to listen to all the four records together and get a snap-shot of just how much psychedelic ambient sound has changed in the past 12 years.
Continuing to work with Conny Plank, who once again provides a compelling job as producer and engineer, Kraftwerk went right ahead and named their new album after their two remaining members – an understandable enough move. Like the first two albums, Ralf and Florian still has not seen official re-release, for all that one can practically taste Kraftwerk's leap into the beyond on it. Given that this was the last album before the most famous lineup was formed and Autobahn was released, it's appropriate to listen to Ralf and Florian as a harbinger for the future, though perhaps all too easy. Take it on its own terms – a further investigation of electronic possibilities in a more open-ended, less constantly structured fashion than would be the case later – and Ralf and Florian becomes most enjoyable.
1994 Cold's Strobe Light Network was a club hit all over Europe. DJs paid ridiculous amounts for a rare copy of the track which is considered a true classic by both Sven Väth as well as Alex Azary. Written and produced was Strobe Light Network by Isar Logi Arnarson, who is also around on the 66º North -10 on Elektrolux. The legendary original track was released by the small Icelandic Label Code records and was licensed by Reload in Belgium. The Remixes of Strobe Light Network by Sven Väth and Ralf Hildenbeutel as well as Flow.Machine are released exclusively on Elektrolux. A definite classic.
Aural Float was formed in 1993 as an "electronic ambient project" with lots of electro acoustic and creative interplay. The colab is floating with "deep sounds". Aural Float's music style can be best described as "modern electronic listening music" ranging from ambient to space and experimental soundscapes. They compiled the soundtracks for the german cult TV-series "Space Night", that has been broadcasted every night at tv-station BR, played at many "chill out events", and they released three electronic and atmospheric albums, Introspectives, Freefoat and Beautiful Someday.
Elektrolux presents: "It's well known that Elektrolux is one of the global top address for ambient music. With our Ambient Diary.One Compilation we proudly present a fine selection of well chosen ambient tracks by a handful of Elektrolux artists. The Double-CD format invites you to extensive Chill Out sessions with tracks by artists such as Babel, Insect Jazz, Dr. Scissors, Fresh Moods, The Saafi Bros., Cold (Rmxs by Sven Väth, Ralf Hildenbeutel and Flow.Machine), Aural Float, Taklamakan, Ajax, Bix, Fortunato & Montresor, Flow.Machine and Full Moon Fashions. Enchanting, mesmerizing and hypnotic, with the handy selection of the "Ambient Diary.One" you'll have the ideal soundtrack to deeply relax from the burdens of life."