My name is Ron Mulder. i'm an independent electronic and dance music composer from Heemskerk, the Netherlands, producing music with FL Studio. In 2013 i released my first album Odeceixe reunion. It contains 15 tracks varying from melodic electronic to (technical) dance music (often a mix of genres: electro, house, tribal, tech, trance, etc.). After this album i released various single tracks. My music is available at common download and streaming portals.
Besides producing my own beats i do some demowriting for Tone2. Tone2 is an independent brand which develops high-end quality audio applications like Icarus, ElectraX, Electra 2, Firebird, Saurus, 2, Gladiator 2, Rayblaster, Nemesis and FX.
My love for electronic music was born about 40 years ago and will sure be influenced by all the different music styles I've heard over the past decades. My roots in Electronic Music go back to the mid seventies, when i followed the pioneers of that time. In the early eighties i owned a few synthesizers like Korg MS-20, Poly-800, Yamaha CS10, AN1X, TG55 sampler and build my own modular synthesizer system.
Equipment and software were very expensive in those days so i build some of my own gear, a modular system based on the Elektor Formant Synthesizer with the CEM chipset (3310, 3320, 3330, 3340) and some FX like delays/reverbs based on the SAD1024 chip. I spend lots of hours above the soldering iron, the 741 chip amplifier never lacked.
My favorite artists of that time were Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk, Klaus Schulze, Jean Michel Jarre, Michael Garrison, Vangelis, Kitaro, Peru ( Rob Papen ) and later music from Enya, Clannad, Enigma and other music genres. I sold my CS-10 and MS-20 long ago, the only synths i still have are the Yamaha AN1X, Yamaha TG55 and my own build modular system. Besides electronic music i also like many other genres, one of my first vinyl records was 'Rock and Roll Animal' from Lou Reed, followed by albums of Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, etc. I frequently played with friends (our equipment: Korg Poly-6, Lambda, Roland Juno 106, Yamaha DX7, Solina strings, samplers, sequencers, FX, etc.) all the stuff you now find as Vintage VST's, it was a great period of exploring.
My first encounter with Electronic Dance Music was through the Magik mix compilations from Tiesto released on Black Hole Recordings in the early 90s. So i got in touch with music of Tiësto, Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Johan Gielen, Delerium, ATB, Gareth Emery and many other EDM artists.
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1. Girl from Ceylon
2. Inseparable two
3. Lucky Numbers (Casino mix)
4. Snoring Dogs
5. Radio station retired
6. Deserted Flashpoints
7. I guess it is in the air
8. Imagine some love
9. Peace sounds good to me
1. Gimme more of less
2. Nastic Movements
3. 3 Prisoners
4. The hunt for the banana salesman
5. Twin Summits
6. Mi amor de amor loco
7. The voices of Nibazy
8. The Stiltwalker
9. A part i
126 BPM A 4:30 min. (Hip House). Vocals by Cooley and D'Layna. Artwork and track title founded at a beachbar in Agios Sostis, Zakynthos, Greece.
128 BPM F 5:49 min. (Dance/Electronic/Ethnic). Track with ceremonial vocals from musician, ceremonial vocal performer and visionary Cagil Cokan. She learned ceremonial performance from natives of South America during ceremonies and rituals. I used 2 of her vocal samples in this track: Tres Coplas (Tree Coplas), Coplas are little birds bringing visions (track title), it is a medicine song from Peru and Dois Vendorolas (Two wind roses), song for oraxis, Brasil.
132 BPM C 6:32 min. (Tribal House). Ethnic dance track with several eastern vocal effects (Arabian, Tuvan throatsingers), African / Arabian instruments and percussion. Artwork Sea Daffodil (Pancratium Maritinum) made at Lake Korrision, Corfu, Greece. Cherbi is a tiny village in the republic of Tuva in South Siberia, an area where throat singing is practiced.
Overtone singing, also known as overtone chanting, harmonic singing, polyphonic singing or throat singing, is a type of singing in which the singer manipulates the resonances (or formants) created as air travels from the lungs, past the vocal folds, and out of the lips to produce a melody. More info at Wikipedia. In 2014 i also made a Trance track with Tuvan throat singing called 'The voices of Nibazy'.
132 BPM C+ 6:44 min. (Tribal House). Ethnic track with Arabian vocals (Damla Pehlevan, Gulten Benek, Duygu Sez) and instruments from Africa and the Middle East.
126 BPM B 5:16 min. (Tribal House). Artwork: layered pics of two inseparable swans made at lake Edersee, Bringhausen, Germany and sundown at Agios Gordios, Corfu, Greece.
128 BPM C+ 4:39 min. (House). A remix of my 2013 track Lucky Numbers (Album: Odeceixe Reunion) with thème Casino roulette. Credits for the female vocals goes to Amy Gedgaudas and Tim/Corsica_S.
128 BPM E 5:53 min. (Trance). Doggies, my four-legged friends, I like them. At the beginning of the chorus you can hear the sound of a snoring dog (how a track name is born). I wanna thank the following dogs for posing at my track cover: In the middle, my guest dog Mista into the surf in Italy, my other guest dog Punk in the upper right corner, a Greek dog from Petra, Lesbos in the upper left corner, a German dog (or is it a little polar bear?) from Bringhausen, Edersee in the lower left corner and another Greek friend i met every morning at my apartment in Anaxos, Lesbos in the lower right corner.
128 BPM A 5:52 min. Original mix and 3:59 Radio edit (Electro House). Last year i visited the 'retired' short wave transmitter station of radio Kootwijk (1918-2004).The transmitters played an important role as communication facility between the Netherlands and it's former colony of Dutch East Indies. 'Building A' (also named 'the Cathedral' or 'the Sphynx') has a unique design (Dutch architect Julius Maria Luthmann) and is an official monument nowadays, used for cultural events, film productions (Mindhunters 2004 with LL Cool J), etc. Queen mother Emma opened the radiotelegraph service with Dutch East Indies in 1929 with the famous words 'Hello Bandung, here The Hague'. Official website radio Kootwijk (Dutch language).
132 BPM A 5:53 min. Dance/Electronic
132 BPM A 5:53 min. Dance/Electronic
114 BPM E 4:19 min. Electronic / symphonic rock, picture of the two blind seals taken at Ecomare, Texel, Netherlands.
126 BPM G 4:23 min. Deep house, picture taken at praia da Luz, Algarve, Portugal.
128 BPM F# 3:59 min. Trance/Electronic, picture taken at Deventer, Netherlands.
128 BPM F 6:22 min. Trance
Searching for a trackname with the words: Sun, Moon and Rhythm, i discovered Nastic Movements. Nyctinasty is the Circadian rhythmic nastic movement of higher plants in response to the onset of darkness. Picture taken at Posbank, National Park 'Hoge Veluwe', Netherlands.
132 BPM A 5:26 min. Electro/House
Numbers 1701, 2609, 8105, 3 prisoners in the mix, don't know where they coming from, don't know why they are or were in prison, the only thing i know is that they are in this mix.
128 BPM G 5:10 min. Dance/Electronic/House
Track born from a few demos, i made for Tone2's Electra2 synth. The trackname came by coincidence, it should have something to do with bananas, i already had chosen the banana artwork. I remembered a funny trackname 'Drunken Mozart in the desert' at the solo album Stuntman from Edgar Froese (Tangerine Dream). So this one came up.
Picture of the banana tree taken in Rethimnon, Crete, Greece.
132 BPM C 5:05 min. Electro House
Techno dance track born from a demo, i made for Tone2 Nemesis. The Karakoram Highway, Valley of Silence (Western CWM), Khumbu icefall, seracs, carabiners, Gori Chen, Gimmigela Chuli (the twin peaks), Carstensz pyramid, the Seven Summits, K2, Eiger North face, Everest Base camp, Sherpa guides, Himalayas, to name just a few places and terms from the mountaineering world. I have read many books about mountain climbing with great admiration. Mountaineers like Ronald Naar, Edmond Öfner, Katja Staartjes, Hans van der Meulen, Wilco van Rooijen, Joe Simpson, Reinhold Messner and others took me along on their adventures as if i was there. I'm not a mountaineer myself, but I feel always happy to be there (the panoramic views, hiking and snowboarding). So, for this track i wanted a title related to mountaineering and called it 'Twin Summits', a combination of the Seven Summits and Twin Peaks like the Gimmigela Chuli, a mountain in the Himalayas with one peak in Nepal and it's subpeak (sister's peak) in India. Picture taken in Hopfgarten, Austria.
128 BPM A 4:34 min. Dance/Electronic
'Mi amor de amor loco' which means as much as 'I love the crazy love', is the title of my latest track. The main theme of this track is the ElectraX sample 'All this love' from singer, songwriter and producer Carol Hahn which i had used in one of my Tone2 demos for the Rompler soundset. 'Amor loco' (Louco Amor in Portuguese) is the name of a TV soap series (telenovela) i watched in the eighties, when i was on holiday in Odeceixe, Portugal. We used to diner every evening in a little restaurant in Praya de Odeceixe, where owner Joao cooked chicken piri piri for us on his half sawn barrel. Waiting for the food, enjoying our beers, we were having fun and watching the funny soap 'Amor Loco' on a small TV. An old sauce pan was used as an antenna. Picture taken somewhere between Petra and Anaxos, Lesbos. Greece. It is a drawing on a caravan that I found on a deserted and overgrown campsite.
128 BPM G 6:54 min. Trance with vocals of Tuvan throat singers
The voices of Nibazy is a trance track with ethnic sounds from tibet, violins and vocals of Tuvan throat singers. The art of Tuvan throat singing is a style in which one or more pitches sound simultaneously over a fundamental pitch, producing a unique sound, more information about Tuvan throat singing at Wikipedia and Alash. Alash ensemble is a trio of master throat singers (xöömeizhi) from Tuva (Tyva), a tiny republic in the heart of Central Asia. Tuva historically had nine kozhuuns (districts) named Tozhu, Salchak, Oyunnar, Khemchik, Khaasuut, Shalyk, Nibazy, Daa-van, Choodu and Beezi. The ancient art of throat singing (xöömei) developed among the nomadic herdsmen of this regions. Alash remains grounded in this tradition while expanding its musical vocabulary with new ideas from the West. Picture taken at my garden terrace, the mirror comes from Populonia, Golfo di Baratti, Toscane, Italy.
126 BPM G 5:28 min. Electronic/Deep House
The Stiltwalker is the name of this Chill/Deep House track. It's a sculpture made of paverpol. It's a gift from an artist i know that is handicapped by a rare muscle disease. Due to this disease she is'nt able to create sculptures anymore. Picture taken in Anaxos, Lesbos, Greece merged with a photo of the stiltwalker.
128 BPM D# 6:24 min. Dance/Electronic
Dance track i made from an old Saurus demo, i made for Tone2. Picture taken in Gazi, Crete, Greece.
135 BPM A 6:05 min. Dance/Electronic/Trance
I just misspelled the trackname a little, patrified in stead of petrified, turned into stone. Picture taken at the largest petrified forest park in the world in Lesbos, Greece. The age of the petrified forest is estimated at 20.000.000 years.
135 BPM C# 5:50 min. Dance/Electronic/House
Album contains the next 15 tracks.
128 BPM C# 6:09 min. House
Picture made in Koutouloufari, Crete, Greece.
128 BPM C 5:39 min. Dance/Electronic/Pop
The title 'Banished Souls' i made up after visiting the former leper colony Spinalonga in the Gulf of Elounda, Crete, Greece. The island was subsequently used as a leper colony from 1903 to 1957. It is notable for being one of the last active leper colonies in Europe.
128 BPM A 6:57 min. Dance/Electronic/Hip Hop/Dubstep
This track was born after i tested the Tone2 ComplexDroids soundset for the ElectraX sampler. I combined it with some kids and other voice samples, a Hip-hop beat, some dubstep elements and used a chorus i made up in the early '80's and had always remembered. I think no explanation is necessary for the title, let the sounds of war disappear forever from this planet. Better use war money for the development of prosperity for every cosmopolitan and solving other global problems. The symbolic artwork, a sinking tank into the sea, is a combination of a sunset in Anaxos and an old tank i discovered in Gavathas at the Greek island of Lesbos.
115 BPM C 5:15 min. Electronic/Pop
Since my childhood I have been impressed by the power of nature. I live close to the sea, when it's storming you can find me at the beach with my camera into the gale force winds. Since 2001 i publish storm footage online at Stormfoto.nl.
128 BPM D# 5:38 min. Dance/Electronic/Electro
The track 14K4 was born from a demo i made for the Tone2 ElectraX sampler Chiptunes soundset. This set contains sounds of classic computer and games consoles and remembers me to the '80's (Commodore 64, Sinclair ZX Spectrum, Atari ST, etc.) At the image my first ZX Spectrum with sequencer software and MIDI interface in the early '80's (DAW's, VST's, laptops and internet were not yet born).
130 BPM F 5:07 min. Acid House
120 BPM A 4:52 min. Dance/Electronic/Pop
The title 'Bashir's trip' i made up after i met Bashir, a former Radio DJ and refugee from Afghanistan last year. He told me about his long journey to freedom.
122 BPM D# 5:26 min. Electronic/R&B/Hip-hop
128 BPM D# 5:34 min. Dance/Electronic/Electro/Pop
The title 'Dropstones' i made up after reading an article on a science website.
128 BPM D# 4:54 min. Dance/Electronic/Trance
Chrissi island is also called 'Donkey island'. It's a very small island in the amazing turquoise colored Libyan Sea, 15 kilometres south of Crete, Greece. I visited it a few years ago when i was composing this trancy track.
120 BPM C 4:43 min. Electronic/Pop
The picture i made in the Southwest of Portugal at the surfers beach of Ponta Ruiva.
130 BPM G 4:31 min. Dance/Electronic/Acid House
Besides making music and photography, one of my other passions is snowboarding. I started windsurfing at the age of 15 (and still do when the weather is tropical), snowboards were not even invented then. I started snowboarding in 2002, i love to cruise the mountains and feel the freedom of this sport. Because we don't have Dutch mountains, i regularly visit the indoor slopes to snowboard with other (old) boys and girls. The oldest 'boy' i know is 77 (respect). Photo of 'me as the flying Dutchman' taken at Snowplanet by Martijn Holling.
128 BPM A# 7:06 min. Dance/Electronic/House
It's sometimes funny how a track title is born. I discovered the word 'Moneverble' in a product review of a Nitro Rook snowboard. One of the features of the board was that is was not super moneverble at low speed. Cause i did'nt know the meaning of this word, i searched at Google and only found 1 hit, to the article i was just reading. I think it's rather exceptional to get just 1 hit on a Google search, so a track title was born. Still don't know the meaning of the word. I made the picture of the pow trees in Neu-Astenberg, Germany.
120 BPM D# 6:49 min. Electronic/Dream Pop
Dreamy rave track. Spume is another word for sea foam. Picture taken in IJmuiden, the Netherlands.
128 BPM D 4:19 min. Electronic/Dream Pop
Odeceixe reunion is the title track of my album with the same name. Odeceixe is a little village at the Southwest coast of the Portugese Algarve. I visited the village and the beach of Odeceixe a few times in the eighties and recently after 25 years in 2011 (my reunion with Odeceixe, still as beautifull as 25 years ago). It was there i got the idea to make music again, after a long pause of not making music at all.
Released 3-8-2016, 126 BPM 4:30 min. Hip House
Released 16-4-2016, 128 BPM F 5:49 min. Dance/Electronic/Ceremonial
Released 29-2-2016, 132 BPM C 6:35 min. Tribal House (Tuvan throat singers)
As a demowriter i created several demo's for Tone2, see next page. Tone2 is an independent brand which develops high-end quality audio applications like ElectraX, Electra 2, Firebird, Saurus 2, Gladiator 2, Rayblaster, Nemesis and FX.
My demo work for the Tone2 Icarus Electronix soundset is at Soundcloud...
Check my Soundcloud for a preview of 'Sorry no pizza', a new Hip hop/ Electronic track...
Made several demoos last month for the new powerfull Icarus synth of Tone2 that will be released end of June, check out the demo page at the Tone2 website. My demo work is also at Soundcloud. Currently working on a new Hip hop track...
Just released: Visions of the little birds soon available...
Girl from Ceylon is at the MidEast Vocals page of Rast Sound :-)...
Rast Sound is a team of creatives based in Istanbul & Berlin, all in love with sampling as well as electronic and experimental music, deeply. They make sound libraries and instruments for composers & producers since 2013.
Check out my new Tribal track Cherbi at Spotify ...
Currently working out a new Tribal house track that will be released in February. Also changed my website so it fits well at PC/Laptop, tablet and smart phone...
Just released my new Tribal house track 'Girl from Ceylon', check it out at my Youtube channel...