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[October 20 2011] Another message from Mattias Kogler (composer of Estatic Fear)

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Oct. 22nd, 2011 | 11:25 pm

Estatic Fear is alive, and another album is projected to be released one day. Not too soon though.
The latest message from Estatic Fear's Matthais Kogler:

Hello !

No problem - Your calls are welcome but you are right - at the moment I am quite busy with work (will get better - i hope)

concerning the questions:
1. prefered music style:
still quite a bit of metal, classic stuff, a little bit of jazz (but iґm rather into the slow, smooth side)
and yes - iґd still do some of the stuff you mentioned (just because i am a well organized, functional, hard-working and whatever person during the day and i still treasure those feelings of my different side)
[about the planned release]
and the miracle is actually lying right in front of me (or parts of it on a disc, but you know - time is something i have not as much as iґd like at the moment...)

2. [about possibility of collaborations with musicians who played with Haggard] sounds interesting - we are not at this stage yet but iґll keep that in mind (and thanks a lot for the offer) - you mentioned something about some covers in the web somewhere - any links ?

3. [spreading or selling Estatic Fear scores and notes] on my TO-DO list for quite some time yet - I hope iґll be able to get some scores released soon (but to be quite frank - iґd be more interested in interpretations and variations of the stuff)

4. [on Claudia Schoftner from A Sombre Dance singing funk] Claudia used to sing with a Microphone (if I remember correctly she had her own with her) and concerning the statue [Somnium Obmutum album art]: some dumbass smashed it about a week after the release of the album (never got hold of the one who did it - lucky him / her) - it used to be in old castle atop of linz, my place of origin

hope you are well !

wish you and my Russian friends all the best !

Additionally, I talked with him on phone on various subjects including his release plans, music industry etc. More info coming soon.

The reason keeping Matthias from releasing new masterpieces he composed is not money - in fact there is no need for fans' financial support of recording and releasing. The obstacle is the lack of time, as Matthias is absolutely consumed with his career.

PS: my latest messages to Matthias - to make it clear what this message is about

Pardon for bombing you with phone calls, you are probably busy with work these days.
I hope I did not annoy you - the Russian-speaking fan community is boiling with questions they would like to ask you and praise to your music.

For example, what are your preferred musical genres now, would you still record neoclassical doom/death metal? Or anything else, anything different? In either case, one of the fans commented that no matter what you play, a new release from you will be perceived as a miracle.

Another question is about guest musicians you would like to invite for recording. For example, there are many symphonic musicians who played with Haggard, who you could reach via Internet.

Yet another question is about Somnium Obmutum and A Sombre Dance scores, if you can share or sell them. And besides, if you could share some drafts/notes/samples of your new creations.

Finally, did Claudia Schoftner really sing funk with Mirkophonics and where is the statue from Somnium Obmutum cover art located?

and the latest one I sent him

I'm spreading the info that you are planning to resurface in the scene some day in the future among various Estatic Fear communities, and I could try to create a centralized open and semi-official Estatic Fear forum on Ultimate Metal - for spreading the news and forming a centralized international EF community, what do you think?

Internet is such a great mean to get musicians together. Like, one of the fans - Zaid from Iran - even managed to find flutist Franz Hageneder on FaceBook - we sent him our appreciation for contributing to your album.

Some other - brilliant and authentic - musicians who might fit your music are, for example, Luc Arbogast (belle canto and Irish bouzouki, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cbg5nz1knU and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dAaAL4cAOQ) and Yasmeen Amin Olya (mezzo-soprano and harp, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TW5DIDlr2FY)

BTW, some of the bands and genres I'm into are (rather chaotically) listed here:

I'm also into funk, and I have Claudia's recordings with Mirkophonics ;)
Here they are: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=N8JUSS4N

It's a pity to hear that statue got smashed... Overall, I'm so shocked that in German Oldenburg and Hamburg some ancient buildings and statues are vandalized with ugly graffitti tags. Oh, the youth, the ruthless youth with their short-sited consumerist values spread over mass-media...

Ok, so, here you go, Estatic Fear covers I found:

EF variations with keyboard by a Spanish guy:

Belarusian guy playing pieces of Somnium Obmutum and A Sombre Dance

Chapter VII, a guy from Viet Nam

Des Nachtens Suss's Gedone, same guys from Viet Nam

Chapter I, same guy from Viet Nam

Chapter VII, a guy from Mexico

Des Nachtens Suss's Gedone, another guy from Viet Nam

Chapter VII, the second guy from Viet Nam

Chapter I, vocal cover a capella by a girl from Romania

Chapter IV, a Turkish guy

Somnium Obmutum, another Turkish guy

Des Nachtens Suss's Gedone, наш

Des Nachtens Suss's Gedone, a Russian guy

Chapter IX, a Russian guy

Intro, an Algerian guy

Des Nachtens Suss's Gedone, a little Bosnian kid :)

Des Nachtens Suss's Gedone, a guy from Estonia

Des Nachtens Suss's Gedone, another guy from Mexico

Des Nachtens Suss's Gedone, third guy from Viet Nam

Des Nachtens Suss's Gedona, another guy from Russia

Chapter VII, a guy from Albania

Chapter I, vocal cover by a girl from Viet Nam

A cover by Moroccan guy; he added his own lyrics ;)

A girl from Mexico headbanging to one of the chapters :)

A low-quality recording of a ghostly cover by a German girl:

A guy from UK performing some fragments

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Comments {10}


from: anonymous
date: Oct. 25th, 2011 01:52 pm (UTC)

Hope Kogler gets some time soon and make another kick ass album :D

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Re: Aswesome

from: anonymous
date: Mar. 5th, 2012 03:43 pm (UTC)

Hi Anton (forgive me I am not mistaken)

I came across your blog checking info on EF's re-surface
This is not the 1st time I heard news about Mathias' comeback, but more than ever I wish it happen, and I wanna do something about it I really do.

So if you're in line w/ what I am thinking, a crowdsourcing project, please do not hesitate to hit me an email at onioncellarproject@gmail.com which is a pro-art project I am co-running. Thank you

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Re: Aswesome

from: antonsaysdotcom
date: Dec. 6th, 2014 05:10 pm (UTC)

Greetings. Sorry for a super-belated response.

Thanks for the suggestion!
According to Matthias, he does not need any crowdsourcing, money is not a problem, but rather the lack of time and production management.

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Aldo Mora Snchez


from: Aldo Mora Snchez
date: Apr. 2nd, 2012 11:26 am (UTC)

Hi! I came from lastfm :) I sent you a message but it bounced back. The file in deposit files is no longer available and I ddin't find the community. Could you please send it to me? It would be awesome to have lute/cello scores.

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Re: community

from: antonsaysdotcom
date: Apr. 2nd, 2012 03:07 pm (UTC)

Here you go, mate

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from: anonymous
date: May. 9th, 2012 09:12 pm (UTC)

i ve been waiting years for a new release of EF. Hope this comes faster than i expect.

Thanks Anton for keeping news of EF!

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from: anonymous
date: Dec. 4th, 2014 06:21 pm (UTC)

Any information about Mattias Kogler and a possible new album?

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Re: News

from: antonsaysdotcom
date: Dec. 4th, 2014 06:38 pm (UTC)

Unfortunately, nothing since this latest post in which I summarized out talk over the phone http://antonsaysdotcom.livejournal.com/14401.html

He must be too busy with his career in telecommunications, however he reserved the domain http://estatic-fear.com and the reservation is extended every several years, so I hope he's still considering to release another album in the future and promote it via estatic-fear.com; besides, he mentioned he could start selling 'A Sombre Dance' scores online.

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Re: News

from: anonymous
date: Dec. 6th, 2014 11:53 am (UTC)

Thanks for the reply!

I'm from Brazil, and I am a big fan of Mathias and his two fantastic albums .... in recent years, I searched a long time for "EXIT" compilation music "On a Cold Winter's Morning", and when I finally found, I could not believe it!

Come stay at the crowd one day be presented with another masterpiece of Mathias and melancholy and surreal music it provides us ...

Greetings from Brazil.

by Mastershadow

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Re: News

from: antonsaysdotcom
date: Dec. 6th, 2014 05:16 pm (UTC)

Welcome. So much I wish there were actually any news, but Matthias is all silent.
You mean a CD or an mp3 of EXIT? I only have a 128 kbps mp3.
And I guess you're also aware of this recording of Matthias: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yTL08Mqn60

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