[quote author=“Jonas”]What, Ott was Eco??? I seriously don’t believe that.
My sister was a huge goth and EBM fan at that time and played that album all the time. I was a little kid back then, and was terribly scared of that music. If that was the Ott i listen to nowadays, i’ll seriously shit myself right now.
That almost can’t be though, as the guy behind Eco was a german…
There were two “ECO”‘s knocking about during the 1990’s - a german goth outfit and a London based trance duo.
The London based trance duo was me and my mate Andy - releasing tunes in about 1995 - 96 called stuff like “Crowd Nine” “Blissville” “Delhi Dancer” “Trigger Hippy” “Scatterday” “Gliders From Mars” etc.
Actually, I did all the music [on an Atari 1040, Akai S1000 and a broken 13 channel Soundcraft mixer] and Andy thought up the names and did all the legwork selling them to labels. We were released on Matsuri, Chocci’s Chewns, Dendrite and almost on Dragonfly.
It was because we came knocking at Dragonfly, trying to sell our dodgy Goa Trance, that I ended up meeting Youth Simon P and Simon H, who was label manager of Dragonfly at the time. They never bought the tunes we were selling but I ended up working as chief engineer at Butterfly Studios on stuff like “Phreaky - Tornado” and “Celtic Cross”.
Which leads us neatly onto today.
Now Skylon is finished I’ve started the Umberloid album with Chris and we’re looking to hand that in for the beginning of 2008. Simultaneously I’m working with Naked Nick on our album which should be ready about the same time. Hopefully we’ll get a bit of cross-pollenation going, with Chris appearing on the Naked Nick record and Nick appearing on the Umberloid. Logistics permitting.
Oh, and Ott is my real name.