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* 1/3/08 CamoFlash presents ----- TICON ----- in Live action at Decadence Minus Thessaloniki

IsraTrance Full Member

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Posted : Jan 30, 2008 21:52
Saturday 1/3/08 *CamoFlash* presents at
Decadence Minus Thessaloniki A.Georgiu 21
(Vilka area)

------------------- TICON -------------------

--------- Digital Structure records -------

-------------- in LIVE action ---------------

---- presents the new album 2am -----

about TICON :

The successfull Ticon grooves comes from Filip Mårdberg of vintage year 1979 and Fredrik Gilenholt of an
equivalent 1977. The story of their musical involvement dates long back as they in 1991 found the mutual
interest for underground dance music and became friends. Fredrik had already been listening to hardtrance
and acid techno for a while and introduced Filip who, probably due to the size of their hometown Malmoe -
Sweden (and maybe his age), had never heard anything like it but was immediately addicted. It didn`t take
long before they both started to dream about making this music themselves and with an Amiga 500 they
where on the go.
Ok!!... the first tracks sounded more like a cat stuck in a car engine than what was intended to come out of
the speakers (to quote Filip in an inteview for Australian magazine Techno Renegade) but after some
practice they started to learn the basics so a newly bought PC and an old rock module became the base for
their first project, Sector. During this time both of them frequently went to techno and trance parties where
they got a lot of inspiration which led them to start buying records and dj’ing at underground psytrance
parties. Sector went on for a while without any more progression than when they got the chance to play the
track out as djs.
Around 1995, as the homestudio was growing with the salary from a hotel where they both worked, the new
moniker Tripticon was born. This was the new step and they sent a lot of demos to different labels but other
than some vague promises of release they mainly built a network with people all over the world, swapping
dat tapes to get new stuff for their dj sets. But then in 1997 (korrigera artalet) light was at the end of the
tunnel when they through a local contact were offered to release an album on Stockholm based Tsunami
records (hence not the one of New York). Tracks were gathered and approved, artwork was made and so
in ??? 1999 (korrigera manad o artal) Tripticon – ‘the seventh portal’ was released and they had finally
released something!!
The time after the release became a hard period for them musically cause they were getting tired with the
Tripticon sound and there was no obvious path to take. A lot of new stuff was tried but it wasn’t until Malmoe
based label Digital Structures in the summer of 1999 contacted them and proposed that they try to make
trance of a more groovy nature, that things started to get clear. They got in for a heavy studio session and
out of it came the track ‘mona bone’, later to be released on Digital Structures together with ‘deep fried
cricket’ as a 12”, which is today a classic Ticon track but more important, they had found the path they were
looking for.
After successfull realases of now classic tracks like ‘ass-tronaut’, ‘monkey business’, ‘rattlesnake lollipop’, ‘lo
mi hi’ and ‘input, output, kaput’ on lables like TIP World, Hadshot Haheizar, Transient rec, Dragonfly rec,
Surround Sounds and of course Digital Structures, they had earnt a spot in the growing group of respected
By mid 2000 an obvious need for a debut album had risen and the boys started the work of what was to
become the full length ‘rewind’. Released in april 2001 it received waves of acknowledgement from all over
the world with rave reviews and important djs calling it one of the most important trance albums. With no
concept of how the album was to be received, Fredrik and Filip were more than pleased to see tracks like
‘we are the mammoth hunters’ enter the history of trance music.
Along with these productions they had gotten more and more equipment and the bedroom studio in Fredrik’s
appartment (which he by the way shares with his father) was on the verge of making him homeless with
consoles, synths, cables and effects covering every surface but the bed. Needless to say, a studio was
needed to solve the space and the angry old lady upstairs. After a lot of ads reading and many phone calls
they finally found the good place and at the beginning of 2002, Noze Noize Studio moved in and will
hopefully stay, happily forveverafter.
Today they have both quit their dayjobs and although not always easy, they manage to live of their music. In
addition to Ticon there is a lot of other music made in the studio; with New Disco Science Alliance they try to
bridge over to a clubbier style of tech house; with Qlap, which is a project with Son Kite, main idea is to fuse
the two groups to get something new. Then there is also a downbeat project without a name so far (although
2 tracks have been released under the Ticon name) and at last a new experiment which in lack of other
definition must be called a pop project with a songwriter and a vocalist.
Last but not at all least for Ticon comes the unforgettable experience of playing live. After their first release in
may 2000, requests soon came and they had to come up with a solution to meet their own demands on how
a good live act should sound like. The definition of what is a real techno livset is almost impossible since the
music is made/recorded on a computer and it is not very easy to bring the whole studio with you on an
airplane, just imagine the excess luggage cost!! Not to speak about the work involved with disconnecting the
whole studio once a week. Well not wanting to just press play on a dat or laptop and then drink beer during
the live act, they came up with the set up of a Fostex 16 channel harddisc recorder, a Novation Nova, a midi
keyboard, a microphone (!?), a cd player and a dj mixer. The tracks to be played live are recorded to the
Fostex on 16 different channels with for example the kick on channel 1, bass on channel 2, drumloop on
channel 3 and so on. The process is then that every other track is played from the hard disc recorder and the
rest from cd and it is all beat mixed by Filip to give the dancing crowd an impression of a flowing journey. The
Fostex has a built in mixer for a live arrangement so the live tracks can take new forms every time played
and together with Filip’s talking through the mic & vocoder makes every performance unique.
Happy faces have been shining back at them from Australia to Mexico, Japan to numerous festivals like
VOOV, Samothraki, Fusion and to play live is what they really love to do, “- working in the studio is wonderful
but playing at a nice party beats everything” says both Fredrik & Filip
to book them or check where they are playing next .... have a look at

--- THE LINE UP ---

* TICON (Digital Structures rec) in live & dj action

* DOC (candyflip rec) in dj set action

* KREON (camoflash mngt) in dj set action

* ORPHIK vs K+ (bubble gum) in dj set action

infos :

venue:DECADENCE MINUS Vilka area (sfageia)
visuals by vj koukou
25 kw new* super sound system
entrance fee:**20 eur until 02:00 & after 25 eur ( DRINK INCLUDED )

features :


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Posted : Jan 31, 2008 03:19
Nice Choise Mano
All the best for this event.

See you there

Noise Maker

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Posted : Jan 31, 2008 22:03
good luck guys           subcode crew
IsraTrance Junior Member

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Posted : Jan 31, 2008 22:16
mpravo re file kreona
ticon ..mousikares

i wish i can make it
the best of luck           Aåé ï èåïò ï ìåãáò ãåùìåôñåé ôï óõìðáí = 3,1415926

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Posted : Feb 2, 2008 09:59
welcome spring
the mammouth hunters are back.......
filip&fred will present the album 2 am
supreme event from top artist
definitly noone miss this!!!!!!
awesome diji guys
c u there
IsraTrance Full Member

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Posted : Feb 2, 2008 17:06
Boom...C u there !!           [b]osobuko/b]
IsraTrance Full Member

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Posted : Feb 5, 2008 17:28
thanks guis for the supporte for sure ticon will smash minus with there new album 2 am 
Moonsun Records

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Posted : Feb 6, 2008 01:50
bravo camoflash realy good event ticon are top progg act
IsraTrance Full Member

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Posted : Feb 7, 2008 20:03
all the best to camoflash, i wish i could be there.a great party for sure


IsraTrance Full Member

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Posted : Feb 12, 2008 17:20
here you can see the poster tell me your opinion 
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Posted : Feb 12, 2008 19:58

perfect flyer for a perfect journey. Well done K great party for sure. Shame i cant join you there.

do a blast

P.           Psynthex [ Vertikal Records ]

Minniq [ Parked Below Records ]

Frequent Pill [ Ultimae Records ]

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Posted : Feb 12, 2008 21:14
Hello there............................................................

Good Luck with the party guyssssssssssssssssss!           Smille because it's the best think you can do for your Lips :)

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Posted : Feb 12, 2008 21:52
nice one!!!
IsraTrance Junior Member

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Posted : Feb 12, 2008 23:47
New album and also new directions from of the best prog trance live act...
Good luck with this!
          "It occurred to me by intuition, and music was the driving force behind that intuition. My discovery was the result of musical perception".

Albert Einstein, speaking about his theory of relativity.

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Posted : Feb 13, 2008 17:22

I think its gonna be a super party (as always )
good luck c u there friends until then i will waiting for
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