WÆNDE
Neighbour I

The first piece of the ‘Neighbour’ duology exposes you to a persisting cello pad accompanied by meditative delay cycles and minimalist piano chords. As mentioned before, the walls in those prefab panelhouses were quite thin and our neighbours could hear every single minute of our practise. Some neighbours took this rather easy…
previously unreleased

X to Neue Meister, Friedrich Störmer, Martyn Heyne, Anne Krausz, Katharina Tress, Julia Grüßing, Wyndham Wallace, Hanna Komornitzyk and Torsten Posselt

 

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WÆNDE
Rectangles

Rectangles
In addition to the delay effect, we established a grainy beat by use of a sequenced multiple resonant filter on cello.
The piano underscores this trance-like atmosphere by mounting up deep chords from low to high.
Can you see the rectangles surrounding the playground?
In the end, the buildings were nothing more than giant, geometrical shapes.
previously released single

X to Neue Meister, Friedrich Störmer, Martyn Heyne, Anne Krausz, Katharina Tress, Julia Grüßing, Wyndham Wallace, Hanna Komornitzyk and Torsten Posselt

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WÆNDE
Winter Sleep

We actually know people who either completely missed the historic moment of the German reunification or chose to ignore it.
A slow but short piece marked by the cello’s deep bass progression and the calm triplets of Daniel’s right hand.
previously unreleased

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WÆNDE
Wænde

The album’s title track includes a characteristic cello arpeggio.
Even though we started out again with a quite experimental concept, the song gradually and naturally found its harmonic structure. In listening closely Daniel developed his very own pulse. In German, WÆNDE has a hybrid meaning.

On the one hand, we remember the oftentimes wafer-thin and rather clairaudient walls of our former home, the prefab estate. On the other hand, the title refers to the German term for the historic turning point in 1989 – an indefinable time between exuberant joy and complete perplexity. Typographically, we play with majuscule and miniscule in order to assign an original visual character to this unique mood and meaning.
previously unreleased

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WÆNDE
Union

Formerly known as ‘Based II’, we changed the tempo and added a delay pedal to the cello. You can hear Daniel play on our restored Union upright piano by East German piano manufacturer Alexander Herrmann.

Inspired by the sheer force of those echoes, we feel right at home with this song.

Each on his own instrument – freely and always prepared to react to the other’s ideas – ‘Union’ shows what it means to be part of a team.
inspired by the song ‘Based II’, original version included on ‘Concrete Fields’