Dataman / Nights in Ural

Andreas Seibel


Bielefeld, Germany

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Andreas Seibel was born in the Ural (.ru) and made his first musical experiences at the age of nine when he learned to play recorder (flute) and organ. Later he got in touch with the Amiga and some tracking-software and started to produce music together with a friend of him. He built up a little studio and put money into hardware until 2002. The next year he sold everything to finance his own record-label 'Jerkbox' which unfortunately did not establish and accordingly was discontinued in the beginning of 2004. Nevertheless Andreas had had releases on 'Thunderground' and 'Vernacular' under his former handle 'Frakmatik'. From 2002 on he is known as 'Dataman' and now also performing live on stage.


Musically Andreas has been through nearly everything electronic. Techno, Hardcore, Trance, Minimal - everything is familiar to him. He doesn't want to set down on a specific style and so he is always searching for new and fresh sounds, recombining them with a glimpse of experimentalism.


The works of Dataman are mostly based on a simple but very exciting concept: rhythmic elements are set into order and produce a continuous driving body. First the listener assumes that everything is linear and some kind of static like Techno should always be, but then he realizes that the orthogonal structures move and seem to live and that there's something behind pure linealism.


The evoking anti-correctness in his music clarifies the human nature of machines which are surrounding us nearly every second of our life. Erroreousness and inaccuracy are inevitable but lovely characteristics of human beings which are being transposed on mechanical stages, always.



Releases & Participations


Dataman - Abstrahism [stadt002]

V/A - Janus [gruen007]

V/A - Crumbed (Remixes) [stadt008]

Nights in Ural - Situations [gruen014]



on other Netlabels


Dataman - Klickstudien [ego002]

Dataman - Noetik Pt.1 [com06]

Dataman - Noetik Pt.2 [com07]

Dataman - Subminimal [sub057]

Dueljazz - Biolack [brq007]

V/A - Reconstruct A [lego001]



on Recordlabels


Frakmatik - Blue Plastic [tgr019]

Frakmatik - Maerchenwald [vcep001]

V/A - Punish Your Machines Pt.1 [tgr021]