Messenger of Dionysos · Mused by Apollo

In ancient times, Satyr was the horned and horny messenger of Eleusinian forest god Dionysos. He mesmerized the youth of nearby villages with the musical magic of his flute and made them dance till broad daylight. In our common present, the spirit of Satyr inhabits the body of a human boy. Searching for a new way to spread the vibe of the forest, Satyr switched to SL and CDJ instruments, which fit the job quite nicely.

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AAAaah!



"Wilhelm!" the Sergeant shouts.
"Yeah! I'll just fill my pipe," Private Wilhelm replies from his saddle.
While he digs into his tobaccee, an arrow is shot from the bushes.
It pierces his thigh to the bone; he screams: "AAAaah!"

... and thus was born: The Wilhelm.

If you're kind of a sound buff (as am I) and a movie lover on the side (as too am I) and a Star Wars adept on top of that (yes, I confess), you've probably heard of The Wilhelm, or The Wilhelm Scream in full. Probably - prost mobably, perhaps. Yet if you've never heard of The Wilhelm, chances are you did hear it - and they are large, unless you never watch movies or television or never play any videogames.


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The scream itself is named after Private Wilhelm, a character from the movie The Charge at Feather River (1953). Wilhelm is shown in the picture at the top of this post, a still of the screaming moment, and is quoted in the introduction underneath. However, neither Private Wilhelm nor the actor playing his part in the movie are responsible for letting out this scream, or rather mimicking it, for the first time.

In fact, the scream is an example of precorded sound effects, used to dub the original dialogue in movies, for instance. The most likely source of The Wilhelm are the vocal folds of singer Sheb Wooley, allegedly renowned for his screaming abilities, who played a part in Distant Drums (1951) and also recorded some vocal sound fx during post-production of this movie, where the scream is heard for the very first time. The Wilhelm is actually number four in a series of screams and still the most popular one ... well, amongst audio engineers, at least. Anywave, check out this feature on Youtube and, lost mikely, you will recognize it the next time* you hear it screaming by.


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* looking forward to hear it in episode 7


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? what is Satyr

! in ancient times, Satyr roamed the Eleusinian forests as the horned and horny messenger of Dionysos - the god of ritual intoxication. He mesmerized the youth of nearby villages with the musical magic of his flute, and made them dance till broad daylight.

? where is Satyr

! in our recent past, Satyr reincarnated in the concrete jungle of Amsterdam as a DJ. At age ten, he recorded his first mix, displaying his love for early hip hop and electro, and soon his tapes were in high demand. After the Second Summer Of Love, he got turned on by new dimensions of synthetic sound and ventured into the realms of acid-house, techno and trance music.

? does he still play flute

! the Panflute has become an artefact in captivity, held safe and sound in the archeological archive of the Vatican. Yet, ever since the early 1990s, up and until our common present, Satyr became increasingly skilled as a player of the SL & CDJ instruments, spinning various styles of eclectronica and edm alike, embracing a wide range of the bpm spectrum with remarkable sparkle.

Difficult to pigeonhole yet sharply focused on and specialized in ambidelic chillout, psytrance, tech trance, uptech and several kinds of steps; entertaining events for 50 to 50.000 people, by serving his spicy melange of clean cuts and dirty grooves, mixing it down and grinding it up from raw to smooth.

A few memorable events ecstasized by Satyr:
Amsterdam Dance Event (NL), Atmosphere (Berlin / D), Ballonnenfeest (NL), Burning Man (USA), Carnival (Varginha / Brazil), Club A (Sao Paulo / Brazil), Dance Valley (NL), Love & Magic (Oslo / Norway), Metsafestiwaal (Finland), Pi Club (Berlin / D), Q-Base (D), Senseblender fest (B), Universo Paralello (Bahia / Brazil), VooV Experience (D), and many more in Belgium, Brazil, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Lithuania, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, USA & all over The Netherlands.*

* a detailed gigographic list will be added later



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