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The musical chapters of DEEP IMAGINATION

Musical development and retrospective

Chapter 3 | 2019 - 2020 - 2021 - 2022

The chapter around the album "My Silent Celebration"

With the release of the single "Temple In Nowhere", Thorsten Sudler-Mainz ushered in a new chapter of DEEP IMAGINATION in 2019, with stylistic elements such as electropop, darkwave and gothic rock making their way into the ambient-artrock sound cosmos.

The band's own "Imagination Studio" underwent a complete technical reset in 2018. And if all productions of DEEP IMAGINATION were mixed in the Renaissance Studio in Cologne, "Temple In Nowhere" was for the first time completely produced and finally mixed by Thorsten Sudler-Mainz himself in the "Imagination-Studio" in Cleeberg|Hessen.

In October 2020 the fourth album "My Silent Celebration" was released after a two-year creative phase. Previously DEEP IMAGINATION released the single and video "In My Memory" and the video "Longing For Peace". In 2021 the video-single "Coming From The Cold" was released.

To conclude the releases around the album, the edits "Longing For Peace (single-edit)" and "Burning Sun (single edit)" were released in 2022.

DEEP IMAGINATION - "My Silent Celebration"

Press comments:

"The amount of dark wave has increased.... surprisingly strong... wonderfully ritualistic... hypnotic..." (Eclipsed Rock Magazine)

"The soundscape that Deep Imagination have put together on this work is a veritable descent into realms reminiscent of Dead Can Dance and Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio." (Orkus! Dark Rock Magazine)

"An incredible cosmos of sound that you are caught up in from the start.... his best work to date." (Musik Zirkus Magazine)

"I can't think of any other band that can do this at the moment.... Highly recommended!" (Empire Music Magazine)

"Deep Imagination indeed has a trademark of its own." (Music in Belgium)

"He celebrates his music so intensely that the inherent spirituality here develops on its own." (

"Already one of the best albums in 2020 in the genre." (Black Magazine)

"An extremely valuable deceleration process" (

"This production also reflects an impressive maturity." (Side Line Music Reviews)

"Thorsten Sudler-Mainz and his conception have gone beyond the bounds of reality." (R J Lannan / artisanmusicreviews)

DEEP IMAGINATION interviewed by Northern Art Music

(23.12.2020) With his new album, DEEP IMAGINATION mastermind Thorsten Sudler-Mainz has outdone himself. Sven Hauke Erichsen of Northern Art Music said in an interview about the album "My Silent Celebration", which was released in October 2020. The German musician, who produces electronic music with influences from art rock, ethno pop and darkwave, gives interesting insights and talks about his inspiration and the way the new work was created.

Interview PDF

More interview stories in German were published in 2021 by the music magazines Orkus!, Sonic Seducer, Empire and Streetclip.


Album and Singles 2020-2022

My Silent Celebration - CD-Booklet (2020)

In My Memory - CD-Booklet (2020)

Coming From The Cold (2021)

Longing For Peace (single-edit) (2022)

Burning Sun (single-edit) (2022)

Photo-Heft (2020)




New guest musicians at DEEP IMAGINATION

On the album you hear well-known guests like Ann Kareen Mainz (vocals) and Günter Kaufmann (guitars), but also new guest musicians like lead singer Torsten "Hardy" Hartmann. Guitarist Achim von Raesfeld, with whom Thorsten Sudler-Mainz had already founded one of his first bands in the mid-80s, is featured on the album.

Guest musicians on "My Silent Celebration"


1. In My Memory (3:31)
2. Longing For Peace (5:16)
3. Coming From The Cold (6:17)
4. Burning Sun (13:09)
5. Stopping To Run (7:55)
6. After The Glow (5:06)
7. Entering The Temple (11:56)
8. In My Memory (Extended Version) (14:43)


Thorsten Sudler-Mainz | keyboards, vocals, frame-drum, percussion, electric guitar (1, 3, 8), electric bass guitar (3, 8), voices and programming

with guests
Torsten 'Hardy' Hartmann | vocals (1, 8)
Ann Kareen Mainz | vocals, spoken words (2, 3, 4, 5, 7)
Leon Mainz | vocals (1, 8)
Oda Reiter | vocals (2)
Günter Kaufmann | electric guitar (4, 5, 6, 7), acoustic guitar (4)
Thorsten Rentsch | electric guitar (5)
Achim von Raesfeld | electric guitar (3)
Stefan Höllering | sopran-sax (7)

"Temple In Nowhere" single + video 2019

With the single "Temple In Nowhere" the German electronic project DEEP IMAGINATION heralds a new musical chapter.

With mysterious dark metaphors on the longing for distant paradises, mastermind Thorsten Sudler-Mainz creates a sound that takes the listener into an enchanting world of artpop, gothic and ambient.

A new video clip by DEEP IMAGINATION, shot on the Spanish island of Lanzarote, will be released at the same time as the single. Release date: 29.03.2019. (BSC Music / Prudence)

CD-Booklet PDF

Comments to "Temple In Nowhere"

"In its dark atmosphere this music is minimalistic, atmospheric and airy at the same time." (Music in Belgium)

"Warm, organic, very good". (Lord Litter)

"Sensational journey song into the 7th sacred direction!"  (from YouTube)

"That's a very chilled out and hypnotic groove right there, nice!" (from YouTube)

"Mystically, the piece seems to have been composed of 1,000 and one night." (Musikzirkus Magazin)