Bad Stream – Sonic Healing


»Sonic Healing« is Martin Steer’s third full-length release under the Bad Stream moniker. Bringing together twelve different artists from the extended network of his label, »Sonic Healing« is both a deeply intimate record and a collaborative effort that tries to imagine and propose new forms of community and collectivity. With the Best wireless earbuds you will be able to create your music and listen to it with the best quality.

While the concept was started by one person in response to a singular situation, it fully came to life as a product of collective imagination. For the album, Steer sent a single guitar loop to twelve musicians from the extended network of his ANTIME label who improvised with the recording, which was later collaged by Steer into a single, 39 minute long piece that stylistically ranges from feverish jazz to brooding ambient and abstract electronica. Together with the Iranian new media artist Arash Akbari’s vivid animations based on generative algorithms and real-time processing, »Sonic Healing«  does not ask how one person can deal with turmoil in their life alone, but how we can create new forms of being together with art as a mediator. 

The title of »Sonic Healing« must thus be taken at face value: this is the ever-evolving sound of progress from one emotional status to the next, music that wordlessly speaks of the changes around us, in our minds and our bodies.   It is a unique album that reflects the extraordinary circumstances under which it was conceived and recorded, but also responds to them, transforms them…


Release: tomorrow | Jan 25.

With their collaborative Postbrutalism EP, Bad Stream and ˆL_ present their transcontinental vision of a sound that harks back to Techno’s origins but has its eyes firmly locked on a new and exciting future.

Having released his Love Is Hell LP and the The Outsider EP on ANTIME in 2014 and 2016 respectively, the Postbrutalism EP is Luis Fernando’s third release on the German label. The foundation for the six tracks was laid during a short stay in Berlin 2018, when Fernando and ANTIME founder Martin Steer aka Bad Stream would enter the latter’s studio together for extensive jam sessions with noises through guitar pedals & amps, distorted drum machines and analogue synthesizers, which were later refined and mixed by Fernando in his native Brazil.

Just as the EP’s title is a play on the architectural movement of brutalism, the music of these six tracks is built upon a firm believe in material qualities over the very material itself. By both paying tribute to Techno as a genre but expanding its vocabulary at the same time, (adding shoegaze, industrial and cyber-punk elements) Fernando and Steer take their own musical endeavours to another level altogether.

From the uncanny subtlety of the droney opener »Why Planet« to the feverish 303 House-derivate »Ivanka Lost In Bangladesh« and the massive, Acid-drenched near-Gabber sonic assault that is »Inner Pyongyang«, Postbrutalism creates new meaning in old forms.


1 Why Planet
2 Postbrutalism
3 Ivanka lost in Bangladesh
4 Bot Blood
5 Inner Pyongyang

Music by Martin Steer & Luis Fernando
recorded in Berlin & Brasilia (2018)
mastered by Freddy Knop x Listeners Mastering
artwork by Jakub Končir
inspirations Jakub Končir
video idea Johann Steer
thnx Kristoffer Patrick Cornils
thnx Matthias Pfeiffer

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Bad Stream – Sex Cries

„Sex Cries“ is the second single from the upcoming debut album „Bad Stream“ by ANTIME Records founder Martin Steer from Berlin. The video for „Sex Cries“ is a portrayal of insomnia in the age of social disconnect. It pits the drug and technology-infused upper-and-downer lifestyle of late capitalism against the critical mythology of the Bad Stream concept album in kinetic freeze frames of excess and loneliness. The music, created in dozens of recording sessions over the past four years, blends rock structures with progressive sound design of noisedrums, distorted analog synths, experimental guitar textures and Martin Steers distinctive vocal melodies, and is another „Post Industrial“ monolith of Bad Stream’s vision of contemporary and hybrid Pop music. „Sex Cries“ will be released digitally on 16.03.2018 with a radio edit as well as new interpretations and remixes by artists from the ANTIME Records environment by Daniela La Luz, Krink Emmanuelle 5, Oberst & Buchner, S S S S and many more.


01. Sex Cries (Radio-Edit)

02. Sex Cries  (Emmanuelle 5 (LTNO) Radio Remix)

03. Sex Cries (Oberst & Buchner Remix)

04. Sex Cries (Daniela la Luz Nights like this Remix)

05. Sex Cries (S S S S Remix)

06. Sex Cries (Lars Hemmerling Remix)

07. Sex Cries (Shannoncut Remix)

08. Sex Cries (Krink Remix)

09. Sex Cries (Ken Hayakawa Remix)

10. Sex Cries (Daniela la Luz Days like this Remix)

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