from Northern Germany, and you will hear that he definitely has a deep fascination for analogue synthesizers and multi-layered melancholic and melodic electro-pop. In the early 90's, he started composing and recording many tracks under the name of Dreams Encoded. Also,
was performing in The Convent in which he played synths and occasionally bass and guitar both live and in the studio.
In 2003, Stefan
founded the well-known German electro-pop-NDW group Sonnenbrandt
together with The Convent
's guitar player Jojo Brandt
's wife Frau Sonne
. Their debut album 'Gestern' was released in 2008 with great response and praise. His solo efforts as The Silicon Scientist
sees Stefan continue on a more melancholic path of electro-pop, recorded solely with analogue synthesizers and drum machines (and occasional sparse real bass and guitars). 'Windows on the World' was originally released as a vinyl LP+7" on Anna Logue Records in 2006, followed by The Silicon Scientist
's second album 'Poly' in 2009. 'Windows on the World' now sees its CD re-issue, digitally remastered by Stefan himself in 2011/12 and including an exclusive remix of 'Home' and the ending track 'Good-bye to Frog-eyes' from the 'Bookmarks' CDr that accompanied the first 200 copies of the original vinyl release. Stefan
is currently working on the third The Silicon Scientist
album which is hopefully due early 2013.