Spatial Sound


Jens Massel, aka Senking, was born in 1969 in Cologne. From the early 90s on he gathered his first musical experiences as a bass player in punk and indie bands. Playing the bass guitar still is an ongoing process for him. In 1995 he got his hands on a very lo-fi synthesizer which was able to sample for five seconds. These ‘mini-loops’ were recorded and arranged on a 4-track machine with the result of his first electronic tracks on tape. After this he was hooked to create electronic music. Since 1999 he has been steadily building an extensive discography at Berlin’s experimental imprint Raster-Noton. Besides, he has also composed for Schauspielhaus Hannover and Inteata Cologne.

Massel's experimental work is a lot about organic dynamics and a certain atmosphere which often reminds of listening to a soundtrack for a movie, or of being a hundred miles under sea-level. In the best case scenario both of it.