Sula Bassana was featured in episode #85, broadcast on 21 April 2017
Tracks played (from the album “Organ Accumulator”)
About Sula Bassana
Sula Bassana is the multi-instrumentalist Dave Schmidt from Germany. Sula Bassana first entered stage in 1985 as keyboard player of the electronic duo Solaris. Several electronic duos and trios followed.
In 1994 he co-founded the psychedelic rock band Liquid Visions. They released five albums and a couple of singles on several labels. In 1997 he founded Zone Six to create spontaneous psychedelic space rock trips. Zone Six are still existing and released seven official albums so far. In 1998 Andi (Growing Seeds) and Sula Bassana formed the studio project Weltraumstaunen to record some excellent freak outs. Two albums were released on Nasoni Records. In 1998 he moved to Bayreuth (Bavaria) to fill the drummer’s seat in the space rock band Growing Seeds. But in early 1999 they gave up and he went back to Berlin. They just released one vinyl-single on Pleitegeier Records in 1999. In early 2003 he left Liquid Visions.
There was also a little episode with ambient, drum & bass and a dub-project called Space Shuttle Pilots. Space Shuttle Pilots haven’t released any album(s).
Sula Bassana’s first solo-album Dreamer was released on Nasoni-Records in 2002. More albums followed. Sula Bassana played in several projects. One of them was Psychedelic Monsterjam, together with Ax Genrich on guitar and Mani Neumeier on drums. Two live-CDs were released on Sunhair Records. In 2003 he co-founded the psychedelic post rock project Südstern 44, together with Ellipopelli (ex Growing Seeds) and Julius K (ex Zone Six). One album (CD and LP) on Nasoni-Records and one CD-R has been released by the band.
In late summer 2006 Sula Bassana moved to Austria and founded his label Sulatron Records. He played guitar in the young local rock band Alice Dog and has started a project called Interkosmos. In this project he played with Sergio Ceballos (guitar and vocals) and Bernhard Fasching, a.k.a. Pablo Carneval, (drums). Another short time project was born with the saxophone-wizard Mario Rechtern and spontaneous guests: Das Alte Haus. They just released a CD-R on a New York based jazz label (Tiger Asylum Records).
In late 2009 Sula Bassana co-founded a new band with his girlfriend Lulu (artwork, bass), called Electric Moon. In the very beginning Sula Bassana played guitar, organ and drums. Later on Pablo Carneval joined him on drums. They played their first show at Duna Jam Festival in Italy (2010).
In late 2010 he and Lulu moved back to Germany. Pablo Carneval left Electric Moon. After several changes Marcus Schnitzler plays the drums nowadays. Electric Moon released many albums and played at many concerts in Europe.
In 2012 Lulu, Modulfix (from Zone Six), Rainer Neeff (The Pancakes, Zone Six), Onkel Kaktus and Sula Bassana founded a new project called Krautzone. They released three albums on vinyl and a double CD so far. They received good reviews for their true Krautrock vibe. The project Krautzone never played live.
Sula Bassana also played some gigs as guitar- and bass-player with the Oresund Space Collective in Germany and Norway. He also jammed on stage with the following bands and musicians: Gas Giant, Circle, Nik Turner, Huw Lloyd Langton, Damo Suzuki, Keiji Miashita, The Movements, Electric Orange, Niagaragain, Spheric Lounge, Annot Rhul and members of Seid.
Sula Bassana played with his bands and projects mostly in Germany, but also in Austria, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Hungary, Romania, Croatia, Slowenia, Italy, England, Wales, Portugal, France, Greece and the Czech Republic.
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