Tuesday, December 6, 2016


Automat recently released their third album -"Ostwest".  Achim Faerber used his 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14 on this record, as he has for the first two Automat records.

The band as well is starting a tour in China today to promote the album, has also toured Australia, and keeps a busy schedule of live performances in Germany and other parts of Europe. While relatively new on the music scene as a band, these three have been amazingly productive, and have been a huge hit with electronic music fans.

Achim recently discussed his use of my gear in the "Gear Talk" section of Bonedo (See Review Section on this site), and also is the reason my 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 15 appeared for a review with them as well. I have known Achim for quite some time, and will say something I have said many times: He is one the most versatile and gifted players on the scene in Europe. The latest article in Bonedo stated this as well. He can go from his heavy hitting duties with Eisbrecher at a festival with 30,000 people, to a club date with with Peter Heppner with an orchestral section. He also is one of three drummers that performs live with Project Pitchfork, and is the live and studio drummer for Prag. Both of those acts he tours with his 1.5 Steel--5.5 x 14 as well.

Thank You Again for everything Achim. Your use of my gear and friendship have always been a major highlight here. Also sending out Thanks to Max Gebhardt & Christoph Behm of Bonedo. You two are unbelievably responsive and professional, and I really value and appreciate that...