TAGS 'SOGAR'

  • SOGAR

    ARTISTS

    "Jürgen Heckel, also known as Sogar, was born in Nuremberg in 1970 and has been living in Paris for 13 years. He started playing music when he was 19 and became part of several groups as a guitarist. He then got interested in creating and processing sound in unconventional ways.…"
  • BETWEEN TWO POINTS

    RELEASES

    "Between Two Points is the first release between 12k and LINE showcasing the audio aesthetics of each label on two separate discs. All of the tracks on Between Two Points are previously unreleased and represent the current and future rosters of the labels, encompassing an international selection of accomplished artists…"
  • BASAL

    RELEASES

    "Basal is the debut full length recording from Sogar who appeared as the opening track on 12k/LINE's double cd compilation Between Two Points in early 2001. Born in Nuremberg, living in Paris, Sogar's Jürgen Heckel manipulates accidental sound into gentle and brittle melodic textures with arrangements using guitars as well…"
  • APIKAL BLEND

    RELEASES

    "Born in Nürnburg, Germany, Sogar’s Jürgen Heckel now lives and works in Paris. His music has become a signature blend of crystaline sound fragments, static, and simple transluscent melodies. Combining both the musical and non-musical, Sogar creates his sonic lifeforms with a combination of software, guitar, and found studio soundsources.…"
  • STENGEL

    RELEASES

    "This is a digital-only reissue of the Stengel CD originally released in 2002 by List Records (FR). 12k is now offering the digital re-release of Sogar's 2nd CD that originally came out on List Records (FR) in 2002. Stengel has long been out-of-print and we are very happy to be…"
  • SOGAR: GROOVES (2002)

    INTERVIEWS

    "The pace at which Taylor Deupree's Brookklyn-based minimalist label 12k is putting out records seems to be accelerating in tandem with its reputation as a leading light of cutting-edge electronics. One of the most recent artists to benefit is Paris-based electronic musician Jurgen Heckel, who records under the name Sogar and whose recent album Basal has been compared by some to that of label-mate Shuttle358."
  • SOGAR: STYLUS (2003)

    INTERVIEWS

    "Sogar is Jürgen Heckel, an experimental electronic artist who was born in 1970 in Nürnberg, Germany and currently resides in Paris. Heckel began his musical career as a guitarist for various experimental musical groups in Germany and France—you know, the noise, feedback kinds of groups that we all know and love."
  • SOGAR: YOT (2003)

    INTERVIEWS

    "Jürgen Heckel, ein Exil-Nürnberger in Paris, hat mir mit seinem zweiten unter dem Namen Sogar veröffentlichten Album “Stengel” den kompletten Herbst 2002 versüßt. Zugfahren, Spazierengehen, Supermarkt - so oft hatte ich schon lange nicht mehr den Walkman dabei, um nur einer, genau dieser Platte zu lauschen. Schönstes Knistern und Rauschen mit sehnsuchtsvollen, dezentesten Melodien - unglaublich gut!"
  • SOGAR: LOOP.CL

    INTERVIEWS

    ""Yes melody is important for me. After all I try to make music.""
  • 12K NEWS: FEBRUARY 1, 2012

    NEWS

    "In this week’s newsletter: Taylor Deupree’s Shoals available again on CD From the archives: Sogar‘s Basal"