Joachim Spieth’s Tides LP Showcases the Affin Boss’ Penchant for Ambient Soundscapes

Joachim Spieth
Author : Marco Sgalbazzini
December 31, 2019

Joachim Spieth’s Tides LP Showcases the Affin Boss’ Penchant for Ambient Soundscapes

Ambient techno fans can celebrate the turn of the decade knowing that more musical goodness is coming their way courtesy of Joachim Spieth’s Tides.

Spieth’s first production came in the ’90s, making the upcoming release of his second Long Player at the turn of the new decade more significant than ever. He has proven his skills as a music producer through the likes of John Peel, Martin L. Gore, The Orb, Sven Väth, and Juan Atkins among others. Spieth’s musical inventory has grown and been shaped over the two last decades, allowing him to define a specific sound signature for his label Affin, oscillating between techno and ambient soundscapes.

In 2017, Spieth released Irradiance, his first full-length album, providing a cohesive feel of deep and atmospheric soundscapes with hypnotic bass drums. The album was well received in the underground scene. In 2018, Affin made its entry in Resident Advisor’s top 100 labels, sharing its vision with artists such as Reggy Van Oers, Svarog, Arnaud Le Texier, Deepbass, and Toki Fuko.

With Tides, Joachim Spieth ventures into the more ambient waters of his repertoire, putting together a selection of 8 tracks built by seemingly endless, sensitively interwoven surfaces that create curves of tension between immersive, melancholic and euphoric moments.

While not dancefloor centric, Joachim Spieth’s signature style is still as evident as ever in all of the productions within the album. Listeners are treated to layers of atmospheric soundscapes, engulfing them in a dense and engaging mood, flowing into a swirl of emotions.

You can preview the entire album below.

Joachim Spieth’s Tides is scheduled for February 2020 release via Affin


A1 Cahaya Bulan
A2 P 680
B1 Ultradian
B2 Solstice
C1 Antipodal
C2 Equinox
D1 Abscission
D2 Equilibrium

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