Album information chronologically
The Children of the Moon - Album (2023)
Thorsten Sudler-Mainz offers his very own version of Dark Wave with the 6th album of his solo project. With "The Children Of The Moon", he reinvents DEEP IMAGINATION once again, but remains true to his characteristic electronic-ambient approach.
The story behind the album is that of a friendship that began in the 80s when Thorsten Sudler-Mainz and Achim von Raesfeld formed a gothic band.
When the two old friends make music together again in 2020 after more than 30 years, it rekindles an old fire. Thorsten Sudler-Mainz decides to produce an atmospheric dark wave gothic album. Achim von Raesfeld acts on the guitar and fits into the arrangements as a natural musical partner. The joint guitar playing of the two is merged again, as are the passionate vocals of Thorsten Sudler-Mainz and his partner Ann Kareen Mainz.
The dark romantic songs on "The Children Of The Moon" form a genre album of the New Dark Wave. It seems as if everything is there, but nothing is too much on this authentic work. (BSC Music/Prudence)
Find Your Own Way - Single (2022)
The anthemic "Find Your Own Way", which stands for individual decision and freedom, is carried by an atmospheric sound foundation and features DEEP IMAGINATION's typical vocals, intoned by mastermind Thorsten Sudler-Mainz with his partner Ann Kareen Mainz.
In the interplay with guest guitarist Achim von Raesfeld, the multi-instrumentalist creates timeless, gentle wave guitar sounds that hark back to their times together in the eighties.
The influences of revered greats like Dead Can Dance or The Chameleons are always present and point to the upcoming album (release date: 2023), on which DEEP IMAGINATION will present a style even more strongly influenced by Dark Wave. (BSC Music/Prudence)
Burning Sun (single-edit) - Single (2022)
The epic progressive-ambient longtrack "Burning Sun" from DEEP IMAGINATION's album "My Silent Celebration" tells the story of a man who realised too late that he cannot exploit the earth without consequences.
The idea for "Burning Sun (Single Edit)" came up during a hike in the mountains of Cran Canaria. On the cover, you can see the "Presa de Soria" reservoir, which lies in a spectacular landscape and has almost dried up as a result of climate change.
With this title, which is characterised by the virtuoso playing of guest guitarist Günter Kaufmann and the joint vocals with partner Ann Kareen Mainz, DEEP IMAGINATION founder Thorsten Sudler-Mainz also musically takes another look back at the progressive styles he has produced and celebrated many times over the past 25 years. (BSC Music/Prudence)
Longing for Peace (single-edit) - Single (2022)
With "Longing For Peace (Single-Edit)" BSC Music/Prudence releases the most successful track from the last album "My Silent Celebration" in a single version.
With slowly meandering ethnic percussion, magical sound scapes and ethereal singing, DEEP IMAGINATION transports with this composition a universal and deep longing for peace.
"Longing For Peace" is a timeless 'Cosmopolitan Music' that is understood by people all over the world. (BSC Music/Prudence)
Coming from the Cold - Single (2021)
A rhythm that refers to the Dead Can Dance classic "The Arcane", fine-sounding guitars from the universe of the early Fields Of The Nephilim, dark synth sounds between Richard Wright and Brendan Perry, a Floydy vocal and Heavenly Voices like from the heyday of the New Romantic.
This is how you could describe the ingredients that Thorsten Sudler-Mainz aka DEEP IMAGINATION has put together in the darkwave-gothic track "Coming From The Cold" to create an entertaining gothic opera. Guitarist Achim von Raesfeld and singer Ann Kareen Mainz are audibly musical soulmates. The excellent production from the band's own Imagination Studio convinces with a clear and wide sound.
A strong single release from DEEP IMAGINATION on BSC Music/Prudence, which once again throws the spotlight on the highly acclaimed 2020 album "My Silent Celebration". (BSC Music/Prudence)
My Silent Celebration - Album (2020)
DEEP IMAGINATION's fifth album comprises eight tracks, which mastermind Thorsten Sudler-Mainz produced in 2 years of loving detail work in the band's own Imagination-Studio near Frankfurt/Germany. The album title "My Silent Celebration" is symbolic of the power of creativity. You can hear on this album how much heart and soul was put into every single second of this production.
Besides well-known guests, new guest musicians like singer Torsten "Hardy" Hartmann or guitarist Achim von Raesfeld were integrated into the atmospheric sound cosmos of DEEP IMAGINATION. Pieces like the melodic opener "In My Memory", the hymnic "Longing For Peace", the gothic reminiscence "Coming From The Cold" or the progressive ambient long track "Burning Sun" make this album perhaps the strongest output of DEEP IMAGINATION so far.
Thorsten Sudler-Mainz presents a work that pays homage to the formative influences of acts such as Dead Can Dance, Pink Floyd or Depeche Mode. With an imaginative concoction of tribal ambient soundscapes, ethereal goth and artrock, "My Silent Celebration" is an album that reflects the entire work, on which the German musician spans an arc from his beginnings in the 80s to the here and now. (BSC Music/Prudence)
In My Memory - Single (2020)
With the single "In My Memory" DEEP IMAGINATION transforms wonderful and melancholic memories into the present.
From the musician's point of view, Thorsten Sudler-Mainz spans an arc from its beginnings in the 80s into the here and now, which is staged by the fantastic lead vocals of guest singer Torsten "Hardy" Hartmann.
Here, ambient, darkwave, ethnic drums and subtly interspersed art rock guitars become music that sounds like one piece and pays homage to the influences of acts such as Dead Can Dance, Pink Floyd or Depeche Mode.
With "In My Memory (Chillout Version)" the single offers an exclusive non-album track. (BSC Music/Prudence)
Temple in Nowhere - Single (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. (BSC Music / Prudence)
Wings to Fly - EP (2018)
On the album "Carefully Kept Secrets" appeared the 17 minutes long track "Wings To Fly". In the press and radio the song was widely praised as the soul of the work. With the EP "Wings To Fly", DEEP IMAGINATION is releasing the single version of the successful longtrack.
In terms of content, "Wings To Fly" is about using one's wings to fly in analogy. "Atmospheric, Floydian, Cinematic", perhaps no other piece of the solo project of the German electro-musician Thorsten Sudler-Mainz fits better to this claim than "Wings To Fly". Atmospheric electronics with ethereal vocals in combination with driving tribal rhythms and floydian guitars make "Wings To Fly" a fascinating sound experience.
With "Paradise In Space (ep-version)", an impressive 10-minute album medley and the outtake "Watching The Fire", DEEP IMAGINATION concludes its most successful chapter yet with this EP. (BSC Music / Prudence)
Carefully Kept Secrets (2017)
"Carefully Kept Secrets" is the fourth album of DEEP IMAGINATION, the solo project of Art Of Infinity founder Thorsten Sudler-Mainz.
In terms of content, it is about our dreams, the preservation of secrets and the search for solutions that everyone has to find for himself. Amongst others Ann Kareen Mainz (vocals), Günter Kaufmann (guitars) and US percussionist Byron Metcalf feature as guests.
The result is an ambient production, spiced with Pink Floydian elements and ethereal choir, with which DEEP IMAGINATION takes its sound to a new, complex level. (BSC Music/Prudence)
Carefully Kept Secrets - EP (2016)
On "Carefully Kept Secrets" even more art rock elements come into play than before. Guitarist Günter Kaufmann contributes floydian sounds, as well as US-percussionist Byron Metcalf with gently drifting rhythms, as they can only have come from him.
The angelic voice of singer Ann Kareen Mainz and a surprisingly progressive composition lead the listener to the search for the guardian of the "Carefully Kept Secrets". As an extra with the 16-minutes long "Dancing With Ghosts (epic version)", there is also one non-album track. (BSC Music/Prudence)
Dancing With Ghosts - EP (2015)
The captivating composition "Dancing With Ghosts" from Thorsten Sudler-Mainz blends Ambient, Art Rock and Gothic elements. Through the musical metaphors we are led by inner spirits which we can't deny.
The new single featuring the brilliant guest guitarist Günter Kaufmann and the three backing vocals of Ann Kareen Mainz, Tanja Bamberg and Oda Reiter, has been mixed by Thorsten Rentsch (Art Of Infinity) in Renaissance Studio Cologne. As an extra with the "Dancing With Ghosts (chillout version)" and "La Luna (b-side)", there are also two non-album tracks. (BSC Music/Prudence)
Live at Electronic Circus Festival - EP (2011)
With the 4-track "Live at Electronic Circus Festival" Deep Imagination Mastermind Thorsten Sudler-Mainz releases the core parts of their celebrated performance at the Electronic Circus Festival in Bielefeld in September 2010. On this recording the magic atmosphere of this highly acclaimed gig in the packed club "Movie" is vividly captured.
There is a thrilling feel throughout the set, from the gentle electronics at the beginning to classic art rock in the mould of Pink Floyd. With "The Dragons Flight" German Keyboardist Sudler-Mainz together with his guests Thorsten Rentsch (keyboard, guit., perc.) and Stefan Höllering (tenor- and electro saxophone) also presents a tune from the repertoire of his other band Art Of Infinity.
Additionally "Live at Electronic Circus Festival" offers unique live-versions of tracks like "Clouds", "Sense" and (in the encore) "Breath-Space" from 2010s successful Deep Imagination album "Awareness". (BSC Music/Prudence)
On the third album of his solo project Deep Imagination German composer/producer Thorsten Sudler-Mainz, known as founder of Art of Infinity, offers a very special brand of modern Electronica.
While the first two albums of Deep Imagination were dominated by mature Ambient music, on “Awareness”the listener is surprised by archaic rhythms and sounds. The ten tracks deal with diversefacets of human consciousness.
„Awareness“ is Instrumental electronic music, which finds a totally unique musical language – and sounds beautifully “warm” and sensual at the same time! (BSC Music/Prudence)
The first single by Deep Imagination includes "Awareness Part 3 - Surroundings (single edit)" as well as an exciting 10-minutes long medley of the album "Awareness".
This 2nd opus by Deep Imagination, "Gemstones", proposes a collection of tracks recorded live and remixes of the 1st CD, Scapes (released in 2005), thus 2 new tracks (Planetary System and Gemstones). As well as the first album it appeared on CD at the Syngate label and later as a digital release on BSC Music/Prudence.
Scapes, Deep Imagination's debut album from 2005, is a work within the frame of Space Ambient, full of poetry and beauty, which leads the listener to a world of wondrous soundscapes by means of the masterful use of synthesizers.
Each track is given an "elemental" title and constructed to evoke that spatial reality - Moon, Time, Mountain, Ocean, Sun, a/o. The result is strikingly powerful and breathtaking musically.
As well as the second album it appeared on CD at the Syngate label and three years later as a digital release on BSC Music/Prudence.