Oberursel Taunus, Germany
Mr.Rod is into electronic Music since the end of the 80ìes, when he used to go into Clubs like Dorian Gray, Music Hall and Vogue (later Omen) located in the Rhein-Main-Area. Soon he started creating his own tunes mostly based on 303 sequences by building up a midi-studio with his friends Dr. Nick & J in the early 90ies. After releasing some four to the floor “12”s on several labels based in the “Taunus-Area”, they decided to get the focus more on their second love: Ambient Music. Therefore Phonosynthese was founded in 1995.Until today,Lebenstrom and Waldall are still two beautiful and timeless Ambient Longplayer released on Elektrolux 2002 and 2005. With his longtime friend Alex Azary he starts acooparation together with Shayde, a project of his DJ friend Phillip Lenz (Delenz) and Richard Hœtter, who will celebrate their debut with the track „Jupiter Swing“ on the legendary label Connaisseur Recordings in 2017.