“The main thing for me is that I can still listen to the music after making it. And yes, I can. More than that, I enjoy it.” This joy, but also the deeply felt authority of this music, instantly and directly transfers itself on whoever listens to it. Whatever goes on in the mind of the “stilistically sure frontier runner between DJ-esthetic, electronica and improvised traditional fragments” (Musikexpress), takes shape, form and colour in the mind of the listener.
“Hotel Alba” is the name of the third, completely new album of this electro-authentical playground, which previously excited and delighted with “Human Radio” (2004) and “Monolith” (2002). The music is still “tenderly avantgardistic” (Die Zeit), “maladjusted and good” (Stereoplay) and all the while like “Vanilla ice-cream with hot raspberries, but nowhere near as sweet” (Die Welt). On “Hotel Alba” the leader proves, accompanied by ten of his closest musical friends, that he can not only write beautiful songs, play sensational melodies and harmonies on all saxophones imaginable, plus flutes, Fender Rhodes, Philicorda and piano, bassclarinet, guitar and his computer, but that he can also sing rather well. This testifies to his character and charme – and further draws the listener into the music.
The highs and lows, the tension and release, that these twelve songs create, hit the mark. As everything flows, in Enders Room..o. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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