1964 (age 54)
Der Spyra (aka Wolfram Spyra) is a German synthesist with strong roots in the Berlin-School of Spacemusic. Embracing these essential concepts, he creates electronic realizations with a transportative quality. Mixing dreamy electronics with enticing synthetic percussion, Spyra delivers an extremely appealing music. Charged with rhythm and catchy melodies, Spyra's music brings the ideas of classic 1970's Spacemusic into the present tense.
Der Spyra is a musician and sound artist from Kassel in Germany. He makes music that spans the boundaries between contemporary Electronic Music and modern rave culture. Compositions are derived from classic Cosmic Music structure yet influenced by 21st century sensibilities. Spyra produces work that defies classification while it is embraced by fans from many generations.
Spyra began his career in the early 1990's constructing soundscape installations at various locations in Germany. He has collaborated with a wide range of visual artists, musicians, producers and DJs and has released over 14 albums - beginning in 1995 with Home Listening is Killing Clubs.
The ascent to Electronic Music fame began when Spyra first came in contact with Pete Namlook, who, in the 1990's, produced many young talented artists for his newly formed FAX label. Through Namlook, Spyra started releasing a series of CD's dedicated to various forms of electromagnetic waves, of which Sferics was the first. These early releases showed Spyra developing a fresh approach to Electronic Music that combined classic influences with contemporary and modern elements. More albums on FAX (including the Virtual Vices series in collaboration Pete Namlook), as well as CDs for the Manikin and Ricochet Dream labels followed. Presently, after years of creative endeavor, Der Spyra finds himself at the forefront of the current EM scene.
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