An Interview with Small Operations

With “voyager”, my debut album as BØLT finally released, I had the awesome opportunity to talk to Andrew of the Small Operations podcast about the teenage engineering OP-Z, my workflow, and tons of other stuff about synths and music-production. Be sure to check out all the other amazing episodes and consider backing Small Operations on Patreon!

voyager is live

my first album as BØLT is finally out.voyager features 11 tracks entirely created on two palm-sized devices:the OP-Z and PO-33 K.O! by swedish manufacturer teenage engineering. voyager is somewhere between a beat tape and electronica record and fuses spacey synths with urban grit and laid-back swagger in an exploratory musical journey. it also marks the first part of a two-part journey, the latter part following soon.

First BØLT album drops Nov. 1st.

BØLT - voyager

It’s finally time for the first BØLT album!“Voyager” marks a new chapter for me as a musician as my way of creating music has completely changed in the last couple of months  The album was made entirely on two devices: The OP-Z and the PO-33, both made by teenage engineering, and both fit within the palm of your hand. It’s exploratory, eclectic, and daring, showcasing what the moniker BØLT is all about. Musically, “voyager” sits somewhere between a beat tape and an electronica record, and I’m beyond excited to share this music with you.

15 New BØLT Videos

For the last couple of months I’ve been busy creating beats and tracks on some Teenage Engineering Hardware…

“Dirt” by BØLT

https://open.spotify.com/track/3QCWC2YKKLu2wh27RSeLbp?si=1lo0WO5rSZOHpZa_4EOOHQ In case you haven't listened to the latest BØLT single yet, you can check it out here and find it on other music outlets by clicking this link.

BØLT x Gracie’s

Throughout 2019, the Somerville-based artisanal ice cream shop Gracie’s will tell you the story of an evolving relationship between lovers – from beginning to end… And it will be told through little stories, ice cream flavors, recipes from some local Somerville eateries and cocktail bars, visual art, and music! For chapter II, titled “I’m shy and I have a crush on you“, I produced this little lo-fi jam fittingly titled “Butterflies“. You can listen to it on all online music outlets including Spotify and Soundcloud! Read the story and see all the submissions here: www.IceCreamMixtape.com

NAMM 2019

Another year, another NAMM Show! As January of the new year is already coming to an end, the 2019 NAMM show is just around the corner and I’m beyond excited for another show full of great gear and amazing people! I’m especially excited because this year is the first year that me and my wife won’t have to fly in from separate parts of the world to attend the show together 🙂 As always, I will be representing the outstanding French luthier Paul Lairat, this time at Booth 5480 in Hall D. If you happen to be there, be sure to …

Noçon & Feick

The first single by the BØLT-produced singer-songwriter duo is out. Frizz Feick and Rene Noçon have been a mainstay of the music scene in my hometown of Bueckeburg Germany for a while. Now, me – aka BØLT – and them have teamed up for a new project: Noçon & Feick. This duo blends Feick’s prolific songwriting and Noçon’s captivating voice with a more experimental approach to pop music production courtesy of yours truly. I hope you enjoy this little single and get to spend some quality time around family and your loved ones this holiday. Be sure to follow BØLT …