Nord goes rock! The Hidden Garden of Semiramis

Nord goes rock! The Hidden Garden of Sem...

Having a past in rock music, being a member of several rock and metal bands during the past decades (Tempest 1991 – 1993, Semaphore 1993 – 2001, Mercedes Band 2006 – 2014), and after releasing some pure electronic music albums in the near past, I made with this album a journey back to the sound of rock music blending it with the sound of synthesizers. The songs are created with synthesizers around berlin school/new age style themes and after it the rock themes were recorded using (real) electric guitars. The album is about the Wonders of Humanity and...
Rings of Fire, the new album by Nord

Rings of Fire, the new album by Nord

Music composed & recorded by Sztakics István Attila in January & February 2017 using analog, digital and modular synthesizers, modern and vintage drum machines and samples from sampleswap.org, inspired by different thoughts and moods. Artwork by Főcze Hunor. To record this album I used extensively my Yamaha Electone C 605 P vintage home organ routed through my modular synthesizer. Also, an other vintage gear used was my CASIOTONE 1000 P. The Doepfer A-100 type modular synth was used for sound effects, Other gear used: Moog Sub 37, Moog Mother 32, Vermona Mono...
PENDULUM

PENDULUM

PENDULUM by NORD. As I was a little child, I spent a lot of time with my grandma at her house. Several times I slept in her room where she had an old clockwork that ticked all day and all night long. She is not with us anymore … A few weeks ago I was at her house again, and I pulled up the clockwork. The pendulum started balancing and as I heard the sound of the ticking again I realized that the sound of the clockwork is recorded deep inside my mind…. and I had some wonderful memories. These memories inspired me to compose this album called PENDULUM. I...
A Red Zenith & Mare Nubium in SEQUENCES PODCAST No. 95

A Red Zenith & Mare Nubium in SEQUE...

I am happy to announce you, that my music from my latest two albums A Red Zenith and Mare Nubium were included into Sequences Podcast no 95 last week. You can listen to the podcast here: https://www.mixcloud.com/mickgarli…/sequences-podcast-no95/…. In this podcast my music is between min 1:16:40 – 1:35:36. Sequenced Podcasts are aired on six music sites and are listened from many countries as: USA, France, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Canada, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, UK, Brazil, Poland, Spain, Hungary, Chile, Lithuania, Sri Lanka, India, Colombia, Czech...
A Red Zenith review on Synth & Sequences

A Red Zenith review on Synth & Sequ...

“I say to myself that Sztakics István Attila does not sleep! The man has to spend all of his time behind keyboards, behind keys. Imagine! “A Red Zenith” was written in 2015 while Nord delivered some 4 albums. And considering the quality of his compositions, it’s completely justifiable to ask such a question. Does he sleep? Well, we have to think so! Not that “A Red Zenith” is not good. There are good moments and others which are hollow. It’s an album which is just a little bit uneven with 5 titles all very disconnected one from the other and...
Vortex review in Synth & Sequences

Vortex review in Synth & Sequences

“Even in his clothes of massive EM maker, Nord always manage to draw the best of his imagination” 1 Circles 13:06 2 Spirals 18:06 3 Rotation 19:24 Nord Music (DDL 50:28) ***½ (Roumanian School) Among the artists that I discovered in these last years, Nord is unarguably one of the most appealing. An artist who has a lot of experience, Sztakics István Attila knew how to develop a universe minimalism where are grafted a panoply of rhythms, lively or ambient, and of electronic elements which always follow the mainstreams of his ideas. Inspired by the rotation of the...