Artha is Michał Bączek, Born in 1979 in Poland. His style is the essence of new school goa trance – blending the ultimate psychedelic touch reminiscent of the mid 1990′s. The music production is top notch, not falling behind any of the modern productions of contemporary mainsteam psychedelic trance.
In his own words:
I became acquainted with eletronic music as a child listening to artists like Jean Michel Jarre or Vangelis. It was through electronic, techno, trance and listening to Hallucinogen’s “Twisted” album that I discovered psychedelic trance. Hallucinogen, S.U.N. Project, Space Tribe, Pleiadians – these were my beginnings in psychedelic sounds.
Creating music… I took my first steps on an Amiga computer using tracker type programs – protracker, digibooster. As an Amiga owner I was known as “Timer” on the so called Amiga Scene. Writing music on only a few channels was quite a challenge. It was not until I switched to a PC that I felt the power and possibilities of creating music provided by programs. Creating sounds in real time + effects in real time was what I had been lacking with my Amiga. I started writing psytrance right after discovering this genre, because I had always liked trance. I prefer Goa-trance, I love melodies and to me it is the part that has meaning and is capable of staying in the listener’s memory. That is why I pay so much attention to this element. Some of my pieces were inspired by Hallucinogen’s works, and he himself continues to inspire me to this day.
I decided to invest in equipment in order to improve the process of production and the quality of the sound. Currently, I have the following hardware: a PC + ESI Duafire, Alesis M1 active MK II, M-Audio Evolution MK-449C, BCR 2000, Waldorf Blofeld.