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krill.minima is the exotic ambient project of Martin Juhls from Dortmund, Germany. While releasing his orchestral and instrumental sound textures as Marsen Jules on City Centre Offices and Autoplate, krill.minima is about the idea of mixing warmth, emotion and pop appeal with exotic and experimental sounds, modern soundhack and ambient constructions. Warm mellow pads and dub chords hook up with various crispy and organic beats-fragments accompanied by exotic sounds and find their perfection in the relaxed grooving bassdrum/base textures.

Even if Martin's music sounds personal and fresh, his influences reach far back to the sound-imaginations and concepts of timeless composers like Brian Eno, Erik Satie, Steve Reich, Stockhausen, Pierre Henry and modern sound innovators like Sonic Youth, Autechre, Aphex Twin, Alva Noto and Rhythm&Sound. "Everything I hear is available material" is a quote by musique concrete inventor Pierre Henry, which is very close to Martin's procedure of making his ambient music. Most of his rhythm sounds are based on ordinary and non ordinary noises which he records in his living room. This may sound like an experimental approach to making music but Martin has a quite different idea why and how he is creating his atmospheric tracks. "Mostly when I start producing a new track or project I have a clear sound-picture, emotion or atmosphere in mind which I want to make audible. Then I start collecting the sounds, chords and fragments which I think could work to create a comparable acoustic surrounding."