M.E.M. About

M.E.M. IS A ONE-PIECE-BAND, IT'S JUST ME PLAYING GUITAR, SINGING, MAKING ALBUMS IN MY LITTLE RECORDING LAB, AND PLAYING SOLO SHOWS.

ON STAGE THE MUSIC IS STRIPPED-DOWN TO JUST GUITAR AND VOCAL, SOMETIMES THERE'S A LITTLE RHYTHM LOOP CREATED BY BEATING UP MY GUITAR. BUT WHEN I'M RECORDING I LIKE TO EXPERIMENT A LOT MANIPULATING SOUNDS AND USING THE STUDIO AS ANOTHER MUSICAL INSTRUMENT. YOU MIGHT EVEN HEAR STRANGE BEATS FROM USING ALL KINDS OF KITCHENWARE, PILLOWS, SUITCASES... DID YOU KNOW THAT A CORNFLAKES BOX MAKES FOR A GOOD SHAKER?

I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO EARN MY SPURS IN MANY AND VARIOUS ROCK'N'ROLL BANDS AND BY WORKING AS A SESSION MUSICIAN RECORDING WITH GREAT AND TALENTED ARTISTS MAINLY FROM GERMANY, U.S. AND U.K., SOME OF THEM PRETTY FAMOUS. I LIKE TO TEAM UP WITH ACTORS AND DANCERS, AND I COMPOSE INSTRUMENTAL- AND FILM MUSIC.

I BELIEVE MUSIC IS ALWAYS THERE, EVERYWHERE. PRETTY MUCH LIKE GRAVITY. THEREFORE WHEN I MAKE MUSIC I TRY TO 'NOT GET IN THE WAY AND JUST LET THE MUSIC PRESENT ITSELF'- LIKE GUITARIST ROBERT FRIPP DESCRIBED IT. I WANNA KEEP THE MONSTERS AT BAY - VANITY, FOOLISH EGO, NOT-LISTENING, CARELESSNESS... SO THAT MUSIC CAN HAPPEN. - MARIO KNAPP

M.E.M. Studio 1 | 15/20 PROD.
M.E.M. Studio 2 | 15/20 PROD.

Photos: 15/20 Prod.

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