Free Port



gruen001 | stadtgruen001

date: 01/01/2004

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9 tracks / 54:11 min / 74.05 MB


1. Open Port
07:00 min (09.62 MB)
2. Depot
05:57 min (08.18 MB)
3. Dock a
05:50 min (08.03 MB)
4. Charger
03:44 min (05.14 MB)
5. Operations
06:37 min (09.09 MB)
6. Messenger
04:32 min (06.23 MB)
7. Dock b
06:01 min (08.28 MB)
8. Log
07:46 min (10.67 MB)
9. Off Terminal
06:44 min (09.26 MB)


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Moments of Urban Calmness


On one hand a 'Free Port' is the free trading zone of a harbour, where goods are being discharged, stocked, and again shipped. An area in which you sometimes can find a calmness within the daily unrest, but in which you may also feel a little bit lost. On the other hand you may read 'Free Port' as an open terminal of a computer, where you can plug-in other devices in order to widen your operative possibilities, or to get more information - actually, the real point of present unrest.


Both readings merge in one idea: the openness and freedom within the moment of decision, how to use our huge possibilities. Sometimes we linger here. Within this brief hesitation, which also takes the lead in every creative act, comes the vision of the apparent infinity of worldliness. At this zero-point we become aware of the overwhelming, unattainable abundance of world and its sublimity. We get a glimpse from the positive end of melancholy.


Life is motion and we have to step forward and by cutting the world digitally into diminutive pieces we even widen our possibilities more and more. It's a risk and a chance at once, but by keeping that zero-point in mind, we should be able to discover the beauty within all tiny things, within every marginal moment.





Ein neues Netlabel gesteuert aus Hamburg und Franken. Stadtgruen will mit seiner Musik die Gegensätze von Stadt und Natur miteinander verschmelzen. Wie diese beiden Elemente ein Klangwerk erzeugen, beweist Axel Bergk mit dem ersten Release auf dem eigenen Label. Weich und mit einem Einfühlungsvermögen für warme Harmonien stellt er 9 Tracks auf die Seite, die nur minimal mit wenigen Beats spielen. Lomov hatte auch schon eine Ambientveröffentlichung auf dem neuen Label Realaudio aus der Schweiz. Auf seinem eigenen Label führt er seine Ansätze konsequent zu Ende und schenkt uns einen schönen Soundtrack für ruhige Stunden, ob in der Stadt, im Grünen oder im Stadtgrün.


Thomas Hoeverkamp / Homepage