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.


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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. Thus Jürgen manipulates accidental sounds to create light and fragile melodic textures. The sources of these arrangements are guitars as well as sounds from mixing…

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