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Astral Darkness / Bio

Germán Pavelek, DJ and Electronic Music Producer from Buenos Aires. Was born in the middle of march, 1984.
He showed a great interest in music and computers since childhood. At the age of 10 he began to create his own mixes with radio cassettes. From that point on, his appreciation for music grew and he would continue to be influenced by various artists.

A selection of important electronic artists that have had a major influence on him are: Underworld, BT, Infected Mushrooms, Orbital, The Future Sound Of London, Subheim, Massive Attack, NIN, Depeche Mode, Green Velvet, Laibach, Unkle, Photek, Archive, Boards Of Canada, Air, Front 242, Aphex Twin, Lunatic Calm, Crystal Method, Sneaker Pimps, and Autechre to name a few.

In 2002 he emigrated to Spain and fascinated by the electronic dance scene in Palma de Mallorca he studied the art of DJing. Soon after began travelling around Spain, spinning in cities such as Sevilla and Madrid. But while German loved DJing, his main focus was on music production.

He released the first fruits of his labours, an EP called Demo Tapes, in 2004. He was unhappy with the quality, thought, so he undertook a sound engineering course, specialising in sound design and music for video games.

In 2006 he developed his Astral Darkness project experimenting with several styles mainly including: Ambient, Trip-Hop, Downtempo, Big Beat, Industrial, Synthpop, EBM.

One year after release, the Nemesis EP in 2008 has earned acclaimed acceptance among the public and is gaining loyal fans around the globe, also paved the way for his next album entitled Soul Revelations which reached Number One in the Reverbnation electronic charts for Madrid and made the Reverbnation Spanish Top 10 in its first week of release.
But as the Eurozone crisis took hold in Spain, German started thinking about getting out. And with so many of his musical influences coming from the UK, it seemed logical to relocate to London in 2012.

In december 2013 Astral Darkness was chosen to be part of the of The Wall Of Sound at Electronic Sound Magazine.
Later on it was announced that Astral Darkness won the readers vote in the last issue of the mag.

Astral Darkness is now working on his next album entitled Surreal Dreams.

General Info

Band Members
Germán Pavelek (Keys, Synths, Drums, Sampler, Composer, Producer, Programming, Editing, Mixing, Mastering)
Artist Name
Astral Darkness
Home Page
Active Since
Electronica / Industrial / Trip-Hop

Contact Info

London, UK
Astral Darkness

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