Musician, radio DJ, journalist and prose writer from Moldova. Between 1994 and 2003 author of programs on electronic music on the National Radiostation of Moldova, including programs "Techno Mix" and "Zona De Limita". Since 1994 author of numerous articles in the press, in publications Saptamina, Democratia, Sud-Est Cultural and Contrafort. Currently working for magazine Sud-Est Cultural and sustaining a permanent header in magazine Contrafort. I have a particular interest for Indian spirituality, most notably the Advaita Vedanta doctrine and the works of Sri Aurobindo. Studied classical composition. Music released on international labels and broadcasted on international FM radiostations.
Here are the sites of printed literary magazines Sud-Est Cultural and Contrafort, where I write my headers Brief and Trends. The archive editions are available as well.
The site of online science-fiction magazine Gazeta SF (Suceava, Romania) where I write my header Cinema SF, about sci-fi movies:
I would encourage you to translate the content in Romanian into your native language using Google Translate:
Megatone on Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/httpwwwmegatonecom
Megatone on LastFM: http://www.last.fm/music/Megatone
Megatone videos on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/megatonemarcelgherma
Megatone at SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/marcel-gherman-megatone
CONTACT: marcel_gherman at yahoo dot com
NEW ALBUM RELEASE!!! Album REALMS OF THE COSMIC TREE, soundtrack classical music inspired by my sci-fi modular novel Multiverse, my fantasy novel Last Testament of the Kingdom of Nirgalia and the collection of fantasy prose Stories from the Realm of Pandava. The music is in the style of the Japanese fantasy RPG games like Final Fantasy, Phantasy Star, Star Ocean or Xenogears.
NEW! My music has been included in the puzzle game Sound Blocks, for Android debices. The game is made by game developer Paulo Costa from Brazil.
NEW! A short animation film to which I made the music - Dirty Job episode 1:
NEW! Episode 2 Thriller:
NEW! Episode 3 Command and Conquer:
Marcel Gherman Symphonic Suite - A suite made out of my best orchestral synthesizer compositions - Best introduction to my music - NEW! Highly Recommended!
Album "Black and White" - A full-length collection of improvised piano tracls - NEW! 2014
Album "Black and White" now released on Portuguese netlabel Enough Records NEW! 2015
Album "HYMN TO PLANET EARTH" - A collection of synthesizer fugues with speeches of historical leaders - NEW! September 2013
Album "HYMN TO PLANET EARTH" Minus Version March 2014 NEW!
Album "LOST HOLOGRAMS" - IDM and Technoid with science-fiction and cyberpunk influences - 1 h 16 minutes of music, 23 tracks - NEW! August 2013
Minialbum "Cities of the Future" - Drone based on modular synthesis, in the style of Conrad Schnitzler and Klaus Schulze - Self-Released - NEW!
Album "Rose Of Novalis" - orchestral synthesizer compositions inspired by XVIII and XIX centuries romantic music and literature Self-Released - NEW!
Album "Night Music" - electronic jazzy tunes for a relaxing nighttime listening Self-Released - NEW!
Album "Metropolis" - A Drone tribute to the film Metropolis - Self-Released
Album "Pure Land" - SYMPHONIC SYNTHESIZER MUSIC - netlabel Silent Flow (Moldova)
track "Year Of The Dragon" - compilation "Footprints 2" - netlabel Bump Foot (Japan)
My book of essays THE MATRIX GENERATION (in Romanian), a collection of 50 essays about the ideas and the media products that influenced my generation, previously published in printed version, is now available as a free ebook. You can download it in several formats, including pdf and epub.
I offered an interview to Vitalie Raileanu, director of the Onisifor Ghibu Library, for the national television channel Moldova 1. My interview starts at time mark 5:00:
NEW! My science-fiction novel Blue Skies Over Arcadia (Prut Publishing House, 2014) has won the Writers Union of Moldova Award at the category Book for Children and Youth. It is my second Writers Union Award, after the Prize for Debut, for my book of fantastic stories The Book Of Dreams (Arc Publishing House, 2011).
NEW! A fragment from my new dark fantasy novel "Last Testament of the Kingdom of Nirgalia" has been published in science-fiction magazine Argos, issue 11 - Spring 2015 (see the Archive section):
NEW! Five fragments from my new science-fiction modular novel "Multiverse" have been published in online science-fiction magazine Gazeta SF:
NEW! I received the Editors Union Award. The award was given during the International Fair of Books for Children and Youth, at its closing ceremony on the 26th of April 2015.
NEW! My book "Cer albstru deasupra Arcadiei" was launched at the International Fair of Books for Children and Youth in Chisinau, on the 24th of April 2015.
My third book, "CER ALBASTRU DEASUPRA ARCADIEI" ("BLUE SKIES OVER ARCADIA") (2014) has been published at Prut Publishing House. It's a book of prose for teenagers, with fantasy, science-fiction and space opera elements. The book includes original illustrations made by Catrin Bespaliuc, maps and files on each planet to which the main character travels.
A review of the book in newspaper Jurnal de Chisinau, by Lucia Turcanu:
A set of music inspired by book "Blue Skies Over Arcadia", composed by Marcel Gherman.
The main theme "Blue Skies Over Arcadia", in a remixed version made in collaboration with American rapper King Pheenix:
Track "Brightest Future":
Album "Pure Land":
Album "Tales of Knights and Magic":
My new book of essays "THE MATRIX GENERATION" (2013), a collection of 50 essays about the media products and ideas that influenced my generation, has been published!http://www.jc.md/marcel-gherman-ganditorul-cibernaut/
Debut book of prose by Marcel Gherman,
"Cartea Viselor" ("The Book Of Dreams") (2011),
a collection of fantastic stories about dreams and visionary experiences, published at Arc Publishing House (Chisinau, Moldova) HAS WON THE WRITERS UNION OF MOLDOVA AWARD FOR DEBUT FOR THE YEAR 2012. The book is available
in all major book stores in Moldova, with some distribution in Romania.
According to a sociological questionnaire conducted by the National Library of Moldova, "Cartea Viselor" was voted among the Top 10 most read books of year 2011, and also the Nr. 1 most read Debut book of the same year.
NEW! Marcel Gherman has won the City Council of Chisinau Award for Youth, at the category Literature. The Award was given by the Mayor of Chisinau Dorin Chirtoaca, during a ceremony held on the 14th of December 2012.
An interview with Marcel Gherman in newspaper Jurnal de Chisinau 26th of June 2012 (in Romanian, use Google Translate for visitors from other countries): "In A Twisted Time Everything Is Fantasy"
A large new interview for science-fiction magazine Gazeta SF (in Romanian):
Book quoted in newspaper "Jurnal De Chisinau" as the Debut of the Year:
An interview for Portuguese netlabel Enough Records - 15 April 2013 NEW!:
story "2049" published in magazine Contrafort (in Romanian)
An audiobook based on story "2049" -
English version: http://youtu.be/Zf6peywtkW4
Romanian version http://youtu.be/l80m1A90IGw
story "Ar Riyad" published in science-fiction magazine Helion (Timisoara, Romania) (in Romanian)
story "Neantul" ("Void") published in science-fiction magazine Gazeta SF (Suceava, Romania)
An audiobook based on story "Neantul":
English version http://archive.org/details/MarcelGhermanMegatone-VoidAudiobookEnglish
Romanian version http://archive.org/details/MarcelGhermanMegatone-VoidNeantulAudiobookRomana
story "Dincolo de Nori" ("Beyond Clouds") published in science-fiction magazine Gazeta SF (Suceava, Romania) (in Romanian)
fragment from fantasy novel "Prince Indra's Space Quest" released together with album "Tales Of Knights And Magic" on netlabel Bump Foot (Japan) (in English)
A fragment from fantasy novel "Cer albastru deasupra Arcadiei" ("Blue Skies Over Arcadia"), an updated Romanian version. Includes a musical background for reading, and a map of planet Arcadia.
RELEASES ON CD:
"A Journey To The Core Of Reality" (2005) (Tibprod) (Norway)
"Mulberry Forest Voyage" (2007) (Krakilsk) (Norway)
"Vicious" (2008) (in collaboration with Japanese cyberpunk writer Kenji Siratori) (Hypermodern) (Japan)
Tracks on compilations:
"Flying Dragon" - compilation "Catzen-Jammer" (2005) (Tibprod)
"Space Station" - compilation "Noise To Meet You Europe" (2005) (Simlog) (Poland)
"Bindu (Lifeforce)" - compilation "The Scariest Weapon vol. 3" (2005) (Invasion Wreck Chords) (Belarus), ditributed thru Ant-Zen (Germany) and Adnoiseam (France)
"Eden 2007" - compilation "Season Of Snow And Ice" (2006) (Zaftig Research) (USA)
"Nirvana" - compilation "Tranchillizer (2008) (Peak) (Switzerland), (quoted as one of year 2008's most successful psychedelic chill out compilations)
"Universal Memory Access" - compilation "Dark Ambient Radio vol. 1" (2008) (Dark Ambient Radio ) (Germany)
"Obsidian" - compilation "60X60 International Mix" (2008) (Vox Novus Foundation, New York) ( from a project of electroacoustic tracks by international artists previously presented in concerts on over 20 events at festivals and universities in USA and abroad, including presentations at Oxford and Cambridge, featuring an audiovisual collaboration with video artist Zlatko Cosic, presented on French TV channel TNA. and included in project 60X60 Dance with a choreographic dimension by dancer Aja Graves).
Video from 60X60 Dance performance by Aja Graves:
"Blue Skies Over Arcadia Remix" (in collaboration with King Pheenix) - compilation "Here Comes A New Challenger 2 Turbo" (2009) (Scrub Club Records) (USA)
NEW: "Portal To Hyperspace" - compilation EMPortal - The Album" 2CD (EMPortal community) (Holland)
ONLINE MP3 RELEASES
"Pure Land" (2009) Tibprod Italy
"IDM MP3 EP" (2005) Tibprod (Norway)
"Eden" (2006) - netlabel Protoplazma (Latvia)
"First Space Voyage" (2006) - netlabel Enough (Portugal)
track "Moon" (2007) - netlabel Axesscode (France) (track deleted)
Selection of tracks on netlabel Electronichunt (Romania (2007)
Music inspired by game Tomb Raider - official Tomb Raider site (2008)
"Imago Mundi Nova EP" (2008) netlabel Enough
"Xenomorph" (2009) - netlabel Bypass (China)
"Machine Fury" (2009) - netlabel Pavillon36 (France)
"The Book Of Dreams volume 1" (2009) - netlabel Silent Flow (Moldova)
"Fractal Landscape" (2009) - netlabel Load And Clear (Belgium)
"Liquid Reality" (2009) - netlabel Shadowrunner (Russia)
"Underwater Luminescence" (2009) - netlabel Bypass (China)
"Four States" (2009) - netlabel Just Not Normal (Holland)
"Megatone Anthology" (2009) (a review of Megatone's musical activity within the last 5 years)
"Total Sensory Void" (2009) - netlabel Time Theory (USA)
track "Water Fragment" on compilation Artek (2010) - netlabel Audiotong (Poland)
"Five Elements" - netlabel TVK (Australia)
"Eden" (new edition) (2010) - netlabel Silent Flow (Moldova)
track "Journey 1" - compilation "Codigo Binario" (2010) - netlabel Tres Catorce (Spain)
"Secret Journeys" (Jazz) (December 2010) - netlabel Bump Foot (Japan)
track "Deconstructed Fugue" - compilation "International Email Audio Art Project volume 9" (2011) -Haltapes (USA)
track "Sea Crossing To Ephyra" - compilation "First... You Plant The Seed" (2011) - netlabel TVK (Australia)
"Tales Of Knights And Magic" (orchestral soundtrack) (including a fragment from my fantasy novel "Prince Indra's Space Quest") (2011) - netlabel Bump Foot (Japan)
track "Eden" - compilation "Walking Through" - netlabel Black Square (Russia)
track "Pure Land" - compilation "NX2010-08" - Miguel Parera Jaques's netlabel Computer Music Neix (Spain)
Album "Metropolis" - A Drone tribute to the film Metropolis - Self-Released
Album "Pure Land" - SYMPHONIC SYNTHESIZER MUSIC - netlabel Silent Flow (Moldova)
track "Year Of The Dragon" - compilation Fotprints 2 - netlabel Bump Foot (Japan)
Album "Rose Of Novalis" - orchestral synthesizer compositions inspired by XVIII and XIX centuries romantic music and literature - Self-Released - NEW!
Album "Night Music" - electronic jazzy tunes for a relaxing nighttime listening - Self-Released - NEW!
Many of the mp3 albums can also be found at archive.org with keyword Megatone.
A fragment from album "Four States" was used in project Sommeil: A Concert For Sleep presented at Antenna Gallery in New Orleans, an event organized by artist Tanner Menard
Music used on TV show Midnight Horror Theatre. Episode 1 (Ruckus Productions, USA)
On air radio and TV broadcasting
TV channel TNA (France) (60X60 International Mix collaboration with video artist Zlatco Cosic - show Elektra edition 11th of September 2008
Radio Romania Tineret - Doru Ionescu's show Underground - 2004
Radio Guerrilla - show Zona Libera
Resonance FM (London) - show Marvin Suicide - episode 94
Radio ARA AM (Luxembourg) - show Silent Running
HFM (UK) - Terry Hawke's Chill Out Sessions
WDIY FM (USA) - Bill Fox's Galactic Travels
WMUH FM (USA) - AM/FM Show (renamed to Thought Radio)
Radio Canal Thea FM (Spain) - show Articmist
EldoRadio MW (Dortmund, Germany) - show Codos Traumreisen
Radio Warendorf FM (Germany) - Uwe Reckzeh's show Atmosphere
KTRU FM (Houston, Texas) - JohnT's show Genetic Memory
WMUA FM (Massachussets, USA) - show Martian Gardens
Ambient Worlds podcast (UK) (also broadcasted on FM radio in Bologne, Italy)
Radio National (Moldova)
Radio Antena C (Chisinau)
Radio Serebryannyi Dojdi (Chisinau) - show X-Play
Megapolis FM (Chisinau) - show More Fire
Netradios, podcasts and mixes
Dark Ambient netradio (Germany)
Bezdna netradio (Moldova)
Moving Thru Space (UK) (365 netradio)
Tecuan netradio (Mexico City) - show Despues Del Eclipse
Ambientia podcast (Canada) Other Worlds podcast episode 6
Gamewave podcast (UK) episode 25
8bitX netradio (USA) - show Radio Free Gamer 10th of January 2010 World 2 Level 1
Robocast podcast (UK) episode 37 Fireside Favourites
Advanced Electronica podcast (Israel) episode 40
Night Guy Under The Rock podcast (Israel)
Tangerine Dream Fans Zone podcast (UK) 9 February 2008 and 23 February 2008
Vital Weekly Review podcast (Germany)
Rock247 netradio (UK) - show Synth Heaven
ARFM netradio (UK) - show Sunday Synth
Stillstream netradio (including shows NTNS and Zen Caffeine, over 30 broadcasts)
Temple Of Despair netradio (USA) - show Unknown Pleasures volume 42
Syndae podcast (Germany) - 2009 Christmas edition and episode 92
Pertin-nce podcast (Canada) - volume 013
Monographic podcast (Portugal) - edition dedicated to Bypass netlabel
Machtdose Aqualounge podcast (Italy) - episode 3
Load And Clear netlabel podcast (Belgium)
Best of NTNS Radio show podcast
Just Not Normal netlabel podcast part 4
Sonidos Impulsivos podcast
Global Vortex netradio (New York)
IMRadio netradio (USA)
En El Aire netradio (Spain)
Gary Huner's Myspace Music Radio Show (UK) july 2010 edition
Radio Mystic (USA)
Final Fantasy Radio (USA)
At The Waters Edge Radio Show - Special edition with my "Tales Of Knights And Magic" as featured album - over 4 hours of music - NEW! Highly Recommended!
An interview for Portuguese netlabel Enough Records 15 April 2013 NEW!:
New interview with Marcel Gherman in newspaper Jurnal de Chisinau 26th of June 2012: "In A Twisted Time Everything Is Fantasy"
Interview with Marcel gherman in newspaper Jurnal De Chisinau 2006: "My Music Is A Sonic Representation of Cyberspace"
Review on album Pure Land in Encyclopedia of Electronic Music
Review on album Pure Land (provisional version) at After Enigma
Review on album Pure Land in Bert Strolenberg's Sonic Immersion
Reviews on albums Pure Land and Tales Of Knights And Magic (provisional version) in magazine Geigertek
Article about Marcel Gherman by David MacFadyen, professor and Chief of the Department of Slavic Studies at the University of California (UCLA)
How to Apply Hindu Philosophy to Post-Soviet Society
An esssay of mine, called Cunoastere si Credinta (Knowledge and Faith), previously published in magazine Contrafort, quoted in the Newsletter of the Faculty of Philosophy from the University of Bucharest, Romania:
The Pot with Grasshoppers or About The Japanese Spirit - An article of mine, hommage to Japanese civilization, published in magazine Contrafort - I would like to invite the visitors from Japan to read it:
Many thanks to all the people involved!