It was in 1998 when two experienced musicians from various backgrounds - Steven Hein and Maziar Yazdkhasti, both from Krefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany - decided to join their efforts and to form a sort of free-improvising jam-rock band named N-1. Steven Hein plays on guitars, sometimes on keyboards, drums, and bass; he is also responsible for engineering, sound-production, and artwork-design. Maziar Yazdkhasti plays on bass and occasionally on drums. In fact, having all necessary studio-equipment the duo was quite self-sufficient. But N-1's art-concept itself was based on full participation in each session of at least one guest-musician who became a full ensemble-member for a certain period of time. This principle allowed to bring new visions and colors into each new recording, thus melting borders between subgenres and styles.
Making their first album in 2003, N-1 have professionally produced several dozen recordings since that time, ranging stylistically from instrumental avant-rock, jazz-fusion, prog-rock, psychedelic rock, space-rock, kraut-rock, and various forms of experimental music. All of them were self-published digitally and distributed through the web. N-1 have never published their music in physical forms until they decided to cooperate with R.A.I.G. Records.
Independently produced and uploaded to the web in November 2015, "Macht ihr mal, ich hab schon" is yet another big instrumental adventure of Steven Hein (guitars, loops), Maziar Yazdkhasti (bass), and Thorsten Marach (drums, cymbals) teaming up with synth-guru Udo Hanten (synths, loops) of "Deutsche Elektronische Musik" legend YOU. The music is totally improvised and covers a broad spectrum of styles - from psyche-kraut-rock and space-trip-rock to avant-rock, experimental and progressive rock. Recorded by Horsed at New Damage-Studio, Krefeld and mixed by Heinchen at home. Produced for CD-release at R.A.I.G. Records in 2017 by Steven Hein. Available now for the first time in physical format! (11 tracks - 73 min.)
CD: / Digital Download: in progress
"Macht ihr mal, ich hab schon" will be available for free streaming or immediate digital download (MP3, FLAC or other formats) through Official R.A.I.G. Bandcamp.
"Nomma" (8 tracks - 76 min.) is the first professionally manufactured album by N-1. The original sessions were performed and recorded live-in-studio by Steven Hein (guitar), Maziar Yazdkhasti (bass), Thorsten Marach (drums), and Udo Hanten (synths) of classic "Deutsche Elektronische Musik" band YOU in December 2016. Resulted tracks were mixed, mastered and later edited especially for R.A.I.G. Records by Steven Hein at his home-studio. This is a huge instrumental tour-de-force covering a broad spectrum of modern instrumental and improvised music - from space-psyche-trip-rock and motoric kraut-rock to avant-rock and experimental rock. The lovers of non-traditional approaches, free and open forms of music-art, as well as original contents, will enjoy this recording for sure.
CD: $13.00 / Digital Download: $8.00
"Nomma" is available for free streaming or immediate digital download (MP3, FLAC or other formats) through Official R.A.I.G. Bandcamp.
|CD | DD (RAIG)||$13.00 | $8.00|
|CD | DD (RAIG)||in progress|