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senking

jens massel aka senking was born in cologne in 1969.

in the early 1990s, massel gained his first musical experiences as a bass player in different punk and indie bands. in 1995, he got his hands on a very low-fi synthesizer that was able to create short samples of 5 seconds in length. these "mini loops" were recorded and arranged on a 4-track machine with the result of his first electronic track on tape.

after this, he was to hooked to create electronic music, and although better music production equipment was purchased, the kind of equipment he uses has never been that important to massel. he rather likes to change his set-up every once in a while to find new ways to work, trying not to become too repetitive.

when it comes to the music of his live performances, there's no computer involved. the only thing he uses a computer for is to create the accompanying visuals, which he is paying more attention to these days. after years of having the idea to create images in the listeners' head just by playing his music, the adding of visuals to his shows was a resent significant step forward.

massel's experimental work is a lot about organic dynamics and also about a certain atmosphere that often reminds of listening a soundtrack or of being miles below sea level - in the best case, both of them. his music is inspired by, of course other musicians, but also by movies and most of all, by life and its very special moments. besides his releases on raster-noton, he has also composed for schauspielhaus hannover and inteata cologne.

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