Hi Ott, what´s the meaning of "Blumenkraft" and "Skylon"?
You mean the music or the titles?
Musically, the meaning of both albums is "Hooray!"
The titles refer to:
'Ewige Blumenkraft' is an expression contained in a book called 'The Illuminatus' by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson. Literally translated from German it means 'Eternal Flower Power' but I didn't know that when I decided to use it.
The album had been mastered and was ready to release but I didn't have a name for it. One morning Simon Holtom at Twisted Recordss phoned me up and told me I had to call it something so I looked down at the book I was reading and the word 'Blumenkraft' jumped off the page at me. I only found out what it meant about six months later when a German friend of mine pointed it out.
'Skylon' refers to an aluminium tower/sculpture built for the Festival of Britain in 1951.
You can see it here:
It also has overtones of reusable space craft and post-war optimism.
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What would you do when a director asks you to make a soundtrack for a movie or a game. Just like Solar FIelds with the game Mirror's edge. Is this something you would do?Ott responded on 11/16/2011