SERUM is an acoustic (research) project by Dave Lojek (former humanities student at the Humboldt-University Berlin) and Patrick Düren (printer). We compose different sorts of (minimalistic to complex) breakbeat, house, acid, ambient / trance and hardcore music (mostly a mixture of all) with purely electronic equipment since 1994. Until 1998 we basically used the Commodore AMIGA 500 and the program Protracker for sample based 8-bit music (125 bpm). That's why our first CD is designed to preserve this sound (the AMIGA era), although that might not be thought "up to date". We allow ourselves this little anachronism and begin our official (and Internet-) presence with a "best of" album. Nowadays our equipment also includes a Pentium III 550 MHz PC (+Soundblaster Platinum) and another Pentium IV 3 GHz PC with lots of software synthesizers and sequencers (Logic; REASON 2; Fruity Loops) connected via MIDI to a Yamaha CS2x. We are neither a band nor a boy group and we have no wish to perform live (which would mean to sit behind our equipment on stage). We have no image and no slogan, yet. So we rather think of ourselves as underground-home-experimentators. The music is suitable to chill or just to enjoy the structure, not so much for dancing!
Dave writes German poetry and is published in many anthologies. Our music, however, remains strictly non-vocal.
Patrick draws comic-like pictures (some of which can be found on our domain and CD cover).
As we are still searching for a suitable record label, the only way to obtain our music is to order the self-made CDs right here from Berlin (Germany). But before you do that, you should make yourself a picture of our music via mp3. Enjoy the beatz and noises!
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