Axoplasma at a glance

Axo­plas­ma is a project ded­i­cat­ed to elec­tron­ic music. The per­son behind Axo­plas­ma is Matthias Far­i­an, who lives in the Stuttgart area in south­ern Ger­many.

I start­ed play­ing the piano when I was about eight years old. At the age of ten I bought my first key­board. In 1993 I com­posed my first tracks as a one-man project called sub­cul­ture, using a Midi syn­the­siz­er and my first soft­ware sequencer.

My first album was com­plet­ed in 1997, fea­tur­ing main­ly tech­no and trance tracks. But it also con­tained sev­er­al ambi­ent and down­beat approach­es which her­ald­ed the style of my cur­rent Axo­plas­ma tracks.

In 2010 I plan to release a new Axo­plas­ma mini-album.
More infor­ma­tion on the Axo­plas­ma EP page.


Heav­i­ly fas­ci­nat­ed by syn­the­siz­ers and the vari­ety of sounds they can gen­er­ate (com­pared to acoustic instru­ments), I gave up my piano lessons and start­ed exper­i­ment­ing with my first ›real‹ synth back in 1993. Although this was a light bulb moment for me, I was lim­it­ed to pre­set sounds.
So I start­ed get­ting deep­er into the the­o­ry of sound syn­the­sis by read­ing books and analysing my favourite records. Try­ing to clone the sounds was a big help and made me keen-eared.

All this hap­pened in the heights of the tech­no era dur­ing the mid-nineties, and I loved styles like acid tech­no and trance. So my first tracks were pri­mar­i­ly influ­enced by those styles. With the years I devel­oped a taste for many dif­fer­ent elec­tron­ic gen­res like ambi­ent, drum and bass, and trip hop. Although being quite diverse I try to bal­ance the gen­res with my cur­rent Axo­plas­ma project.

(Next steps: bet­ter sequencers, sound cards, hard­ware sam­plers and synths, soft­ware synths)

Equipment, images, screenshots

Stay tuned …