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Bernd Jungwirth (a.k.a. piper_ben)
(2007 - present)

Sound artist and musician from Fürth, Germany.
Director of Withering Trees Netlabel.

"Being raised in agony, I always tried to escape from the world around me and nevertheless couldn't manage to do so."

Being 19 years old Bernd found out music was the perfect way to deal with his day to day struggle. Music helped him get over any broken relationship and it kinda encouraged he to carry on. Somehow, though, only listening to music wasn't quite enough. Thus he tried to make music himself, which meant he got some cheap software and tried re-editing some 1950's style rockabilly songs, i.e. Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, etc.

Those re-edits sounded not too good, and then he tried to make music of his own.
The first ever song he made was called "Ghost" and had some kinda 'spooky' synth sample that sounded like one of those cartoon ghosts flying around a haunted old mansion like the ones you could think of when reading "The Canterville Ghost".

Anyways, he got more into the Ambient/Chillout style of music then and, after his late uncle from the U.S.A. told him about the people that first went to what later should be the U.S.A., made a whole album, which he called the "Founding Fathers EP". It only had three songs on it, yet they each had a minimum length of 17 minutes. This I consider his first release.

About a year after that, Bernd discovered a guy from Hongkong named Zhang Jian Wen, who makes a very special kinda music that sounds like a mixture of Kraftwerk and Jean-Michel Jarre.
He inspired Bernd, so he trained his composing skills the best he could and after got more and more into making music. Bernd learned how to work with several kinds of music software and thus his style got more and more electronic until it is what you can hear today.
Also, He stills re-editing and re-mixing other people's songs.

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