In October 2010, I began what was to become a wonderful 2 year experience. I had for many years wanted to do a project about Berlin. From early Berlin School through to Techno, Berlin is the spiritual home of electronic music for me.
I started visiting the city and carrying out field recordings in a number of locations. Along the way, I began to assemble some sketches as to how the music might sound. Each visit to Berlin allowed me to carry out new recordings and take time to shape the evolving music.
In June 2011, I took these sketches and initial field recordings to France where the material was performed for the first time. Between then and August 2012 I performed variations on the music at 20 different events around Europe. Each time I introduced new recordings and changed the music subtly through improvisation.
In October 2012, I gathered together recordings of the concerts I had enjoyed doing most and these were then edited into their individual tracks.
Once I had the 9 final tracks identified I just took all the concert variations and wove them in and out of each other. Simple. By late January 2013 I had arrived at finished mixes. These were then sent to Colin Bennun for mastering at @ The Stooodio, Bristol, UK - www.mastering.oood.net
who did some wonderful magic in gently teasing it all into what you now have.