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. Apikal.Blend
is the 3rd release by Parisian-based Sogar. (his debut release, Basal
, was on 12k in 2001 which was followed in 2002 by Stengel
on the French label List). It is the perfect listen for winter days with its icy and fragile textures.
Starting in January, 2003, with Sogar’s Apikal.Blend
and onward, all 12k cds will be pressed in editions of 1000 and be packaged in digipacks.
"An Apikal.Blend of topical microsounds from Sogar flirts with your ears, never quite revealing whether it's more music or more noise... of course, sometimes being thusly teased is a delicious experience in itself. So nice!"
Between Two Points