The Exodus Wave Interviews - Arend Westra

posted Dec 31, 2016, 4:47 AM by Ron Charron   [ updated Jan 23, 2017, 5:48 AM ]

"I just love the complete Exodus Wave Album. Very professional sound, mix and mastering.
 Everything from beginning to end fits fantastic in the great dramatic SF story" 

Arend Westra (Interview by Wolf Red) - January 2017


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Wolf Red:
Can you say a few words about some of your favorite synthesizers used during the production of  the Booster Separation track on The Exodus Wave album?

Arend: For the Booster Separation track I used mainly Kontakt Synths of CL-Projects such as the Hypernova polyphonic synthesizer from Frank Dierickx of Belgium. Just incredible stuff for producing tracks with that specific Tangerine Dream feel. Also used the REDTRON_SE v1.5 of Artifake_Labs for the Mellotron sounds. I use this a lot in tracks which are in the Berlin School style.

Wolf Red: How do feel about how your initial work on the track contributed to the album project was transformed by additions by Ron and Bernhard? 

Arend: I was very pleased when I heard the result of what Ron (Charron, aka.: Kuutana) had done to my track. After some tweaking it was just perfect in my opinion. The sounds, drama, emotion, composition and feel of the track made me very happy. Ron did an awesome job there! Also I was very surprised to find out that Bernhard Beibl did an amazing guitar Solo on the Booster Separation track. I didn't expect that he would also work on this track. An excellent contribution that fits perfectly!

Wolf Red: Your other project work under the project name “Eagle” also seems to be inspired by Tangerine Dream. Can you say a few words about this and other influences?

Excerpt from "Booster Separation"


Arend: You heard that right Wolf!!! My work is mainly influenced by Tangerine Dream.When I heard their music in my youth years I was struck by the wonderful sounds and mysterious atmosphere in their music. Tangerine Dream is my main influence. Other influences are some of the old masters such as Vangelis, Jean Michel Jarre, Klaus Schulze etc. and some new masters such as Paul Lawler/Arcane from the U.K. and Gert Emmens from Holland. The Berlin School Electronic Music style will always be my first love !!! 

Wolf Red: Any words on the final sound of the Sequential Dreams “The Exodus Wave” album? Would you contribute of another Sequential Dreams album?

Arend:  I just love the complete Exodus Wave Album. Very professional sound, mix and mastering. Everything from beginning to end fits fantastic in the great dramatic SF story.  I feel really honoured to be a part of the Exodus Wave album. It came to me as a big surprise when Ron Invited me to join this Project. When he asked me if I was interested in to have a collaboration track together for the next Sequential Dreams project album, I didn't have to think twice. For the future I hope that i can contribute with some more compositions for the SD project. It will be a great pleasure !!!