Thursday, September 24, 2015

OCD027 : Morgen Wurde / Letzten Endes

Cover artwork by Lars Julien Meyer


OCD027 : Morgen Wurde / Letzten Endes

The majestic and threatening ambiguity of the forces of nature... set
to dark romantic space/doom/jazz music.
On this album, we empathize with a soul (symbolized by a trumpet)
exposed to his own and surrounding nature, reflecting circumstances
(ethereal vortexes of electronic soundscapes), accompanied by a
stoical instance (a piano).
There we have the trumpet - scared and forlorn, sometimes troubled and
rebelling, then again relieved and soaring... gliding through a
surging wall of sound, constituting grave monumental aural landscapes
with also a fierce, threatening quality at times.

The circumstances reflected by the trumpet are states of supreme lucidity.
In reality, desire for truth and certainty collides with the complex
and transitional nature of things and the freedom of interpretation.
Assuming that all questions are resolved, all answers are given and
all doubt is eliminated:
Man sees himself struggling and coming to terms with the given
incontrovertible conditions - resulting in painful knowledge and
relief all at once.

Music about ultimateness... with a sense of cinematic grandeur,
elegiac sadness, and high drama.

"Morgen Wurde" is Wolfgang Röttger's mission in creating haunting
musical ambiances.
For this album, he joined forces with like-minded trumpeters with
individual qualities and visions in free jazz and captivating
lyricism:

Tetsuroh Konishi from Saitama, Japan, developed a strong reputation
for his music composition and performance in Japan and beyond,
collaborating in the art scene across multiple genres including
writing, production, and education.
Australian born trumpeter Toby Mak was mentored throughout his
highschool years by Motown legend Gil Askey, today he is an in-demand
sideman and jazz soloist, currently living in Shanghai.
Frank Wilke is a classically trained tenor saxophonist who expanded
his skills to the trumpet and other wind instruments, bustling in
diverse ensembles in the German Ruhr district and worldwide
collaborations.
All of the three also being active in electronic music, they are a
perfect match for this project.

The material is augmented by interpretations from a number of unique
prolific producers:
Cogi from Manchester masters spaced out funky sampledelica.
Nightkites from Brighton deepens the cinematic qualities of today's
future garage grooves.
Firnwald breeds wondrous flows of electronic freestyle in the heights
of the German Allgäu.
Jan Nemeček from Belgrade is one of Serbia's finest electronic
musicians, here he delivers a truly epic psychedelic trip.
encym is a London-based sound alchemist, creating bizarre beauty out
of obscure or weirdly transformed sonic material.

Certain inspirations and influences:
trumpet - Nils Petter Molvaer, Toshinori Kondo, Arve Henriksen, Ben Neill
piano - Bohren & Der Club of Gore, E.S.T., Tord Gustavsen Trio,
Ryuichi Sakamoto, Ludovico Einaudi, Harold Budd
doom - Boris, Sunn O)), Earth
classical - György Ligeti, Henryk Gorecki, Philip Glass, Arvo Pärt,
Jóhann Jóhannsson, Max Richter
electronic - Gas (Wolfgang Voigt), Fennesz, bvdub, Tim Hecker, Pete
Namlook, Marsen Jules, Ulrich Schnauss.

Physical and digital release on the 25th of September.

Track listing:

1: Flutete über, Pt. 1 (feat. Tetsuroh Konishi)
2: Begann zu vollziehen (feat. Frank Wilke)
3: Wandlung zeigte (feat. Toby Mak)
4: Antworten gegeben, Pt. 1 (feat. Frank Wilke)
5: Herrschte Gewissheit (feat. Frank Wilke)
6: Flutete über, Pt. 2 (feat. Toby Mak)
7: Ging vorüber (feat. Frank Wilke)
8: Offenbarte sich (feat. Toby Mak)
9: Antworten gegeben, Pt. 2 (feat. Toby Mak)
10: Schreitet fort (feat. Tetsuroh Konishi)

Remixes:

11: Flutete über - Cogi Remix
12: Schreitet Fort - Nightkites Remix
13: Flutete über - Firnwald Remix
14:  Schreitet fort - Encym Remix
15: Antworten gegeben - Jan Nemeček Remix

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