Firnwald aka Stefan Aigner (*1981) is an electronic / IDM artist located in Bavaria, Germany, and is cofounder of the Austrian netlabel laridae.at where he’s released most of his work. He specialises in a form of IDM, maybe best described as “Hectic Folklore Breaks”, a combination of modern breaks and ancient instruments.His style is a mix of folklore mingled with drum’n bass, metal with breakbeats, classic songstructure with experimental beatprogramming. His tracks are usually very cinematic and tell tales of the world as it used to be, or at least, how fantasy writers depict it in their novels. The focus of the productions are complicated rhythms with simple melodies, strange ambience, and some kind of story (somewhere). Firnwald has been influenced by bands like Ulver, Jaga Jazzist, Squarepusher, Opeth, Four Tet, Prefuse 73.