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David Eugene Edwards & Alexander Hacke - Risha (ltd. purple vinyl)

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David Eugene Edwards & Alexander Hacke
Risha (ltd. purple vinyl)

Label Glitterhouse Records
Erstveröffentlichung 22.06.2018
Format LP+DLC
Lieferzeit 1 – 3 Werktage
Preis 19,75 € (inkl. 19% MwSt. zzgl. Versand)
Rezension

Wir freuen uns sehr am 22. Juni auf Glitterhouse Records endlich das erste gemeinsame Album von David Eugene Edwards und Alexander Hacke veröffentlichen zu können!

Edwards und Hacke kennen sich bereits seit den Anfangstagen von 16 Horsepower. Zusammen schrieben sie Musik für The Glasshouse, ein Filmprojekt, das von Alexander Hacke's Frau Danielle de Picciotto initiiert wurde. Gemeinsam arbeiteten die beiden an dem Reunion Album 'American Twilight' von Crime & The City Solution. Außerdem war Hacke als Mixing Engineer an dem Wovenhand Album "The Laughing Stalk" beteiligt. Nach all diesen Jahren fanden sie jetzt endlich die Zeit um ihr Debütalbum 'Risha' aufzunehmen: “David and I have been admirers of each others work for some time. We first got to play together for The Glasshouse, a movie project initiated by my wife Danielle de Picciotto and during the brief resurrection of Crime & the City Solution all three of us were involved with. Shortly after I worked on Wovenhand's Laughing Stalk album as a mixing engineer. We became close friends during these very diverse collaborations and started talking about creating music together, which would combine electronics with ethnical instruments and overdriven guitars with oriental rhythms and scales” sagt Alexander Hacke.

David Eugene Edwards (Wovenhand, 16 Horsepower), ist wohl einer der beeindruckendsten Gitarristen/Sänger, Songschreiber und Lyriker unserer Zeit, der in den letzten zwei Jahrzehnten unzählige Musiker und Künstler durch sein musikalisches Schaffen beeinflusste und inspirierte. “What I love about David is his approach to words and music, which to me seems to be all about tapping into a divine source of inspiration and to leave all profane concerns and conventions behind in order to create some true and truly great art.”

Alexander Hacke, einer der bedeutendsten deutschen experimentellen Künstler, ist vor allem als Mitglied der Einstürzenden Neubauten bekannt. "He has been a part of my life for so many years, long before I ever had the pleasure to meet him. I am a fan to say the least. He has been more than an inspiration to me. He is a true talent and I have the utmost respect and admiration for him as a person and a musician and all that he has been a part of. I have listened to religiously and learned so much from. When we finally did meet the image I had of him was only made greater, in person he is so kind and patient and generous, intelligent and such an all around bad ass“ sagt David und bestätigt damit umso mehr, dass zwischen diesen zwei Künstlern eine ganz besondere Verbindung existiert. Eigentlich ist es vollkommen unmöglich diesem Duo zu widerstehen.

“Our way of working together turned out to be really intuitive. We didn't have to discuss a lot of conceptual strategies and rather allowed ourselves to be guided by the music, which happened to just materialize in vast chunks. All we had to do was to merrily put the pieces together and discover the tale they were telling.” - Alex Hacke


David Eugene Edwards nahm alle Vocals und Saiteninstrumente auf; Alexander Hacke spielte Keyboards, Bass, Drums und sämtliche elektronischen Sounds ein. Gemeinsam kreieren sie auf 'Risha' eine geheimnisvolle und hypnotische Atmosphäre, eine Energie, der man sich nicht entziehen kann. Denver, die ursprüngliche Goldgräbermetropole, auch Mile High City genannt vs. Berlin, wenn man so will.

Man kann 'Risha' nicht mit normalen Worten beschreiben. Dieser einnehmende Sound ist eine Mischung aus Americana, Neo-Folk, Industrial, Ambient und Arabischen Einflüssen. Musik, die Elektronik mit ethnischen Instrumenten; übersteuerte Gitarren mit orientalischen Rhythmen und Tonleitern kombiniert.

'Risha' auf Arabisch “Feder” enthält 10 Songs: Angefangen mit dem mystischen 'Tryptich', gefolgt von dem furiosen Rhythmus von 'All in the Palm'. Hacke und Edwards halten das Tempo mit 'The Tell' und seinem treibenden Industrial Beat, brechen dann mit Track # 4 und fahren komplett runter, “standing stone, Helios”. 'Kiowa 5' beeindruckt durch einen fesselnden Schlagzeugrhythmus und die schamanischen Vocals von David Eugene Edwards. 'Lily' ist der Song, der wohl am stärksten von Wovenhand beeinflusst ist. Es folgen das dunkle und hypnotische 'Parish Chief' und das dronige 'Akhal' bevor 'Teach Us To Pray' und das finale und epische 'Breathtaker' das Album abschließen. Jeder Song steht für sich, ist aber zugleich Teil des Gesamtwerkes.

„To make our own record together has always been a dream and now because of his kindness we have done so. I am so grateful and honored to play with him and so excited for the world to hear what we have created together.“ - David Eugene Edwards


David Eugene Edwards & Alexander Hacke 'Risha' wird am 22. Juni via Glitterhouse Records veröffentlicht, gefolgt von einer ausgedehnten Europatournee.

Review

We're more than happy to announce that David Eugene Edwards and Alexander Hacke will release their first collaboration album entitled 'Risha' June 22nd via Glitterhouse Records.

Both know each other for ages. They have a connection since the early days of 16 Horsepower and collaborated on the reunion album 'American Twilight' by Australian Indie Rock outfit Crime & The City Solution (2013). Finally they found the time to record this astonishing piece of an album: “David and I have been admirers of each others work for some time. We first got to play together for The Glasshouse, a movie project initiated by my wife Danielle de Picciotto and during the brief resurrection of Crime & the City Solution all three of us were involved with. Shortly after I worked on Wovenhand's Laughing Stalk album as a mixing engineer. We became close friends during these very diverse collaborations and started talking about creating music together, which would combine electronics with ethnical instruments and overdriven guitars with oriental rhythms and scales” Hacke says.

Over the last two decades, Edwards' prolific work in both bands, 16 Hosepower and Wovenhand has influenced and inspired a generation of musicians. His music has always had an unparalleled intensity. His rich, billowing and emotive voice is always the driving force of his music. “What I love about David is his approach to words and music, which to me seems to be all about tapping into a divine source of inspiration and to leave all profane concerns and conventions behind in order to create some true and truly great art.”

Alexander Hacke, a musician from the start, is primarily known as a longtime member of German industrial music group Einstürzende Neubauten and one of Germany's most influential experimental artists. "Alexander Hacke has been a part of my life for so many years, long before I ever had the pleasure to meet him. I am a fan to say the least. He has been more than an inspiration to me. He is a true talent and I have the utmost respect and admiration for him as a person and a musician and all that he has been a part of. I have listened to religiously and learned so much from. When we finally did meet the image I had of him was only made greater, in person he is so kind and patient and generous, intelligent and such an all around bad ass“ David says. Almost impossible to resist such an exotic and amazing pairing.

“Our way of working together turned out to be really intuitive. We didn't have to discuss a lot of conceptual strategies and rather allowed ourselves to be guided by the music, which happened to just materialize in vast chunks. All we had to do was to merrily put the pieces together and discover the tale they were telling.” - Alex Hacke

David Eugene Edwards recorded all vocals, guitars and string instruments; Alexander Hacke played keyboards, bass, drums and electronics. Together they created an astonishing and hypnotical soundscape and atmosphere on their first full length LP.
'Risha' cannot be described in traditional terms. This sound is a sweeping tapestry of Americana, Neo-Folk, Industrial, Ambient, Electronic and Arabic Music. 'Risha' - which means 'Feather' in Arabic - contains 10 parts: Beginning with the mystic 'Tryptich' which is followed by the furious beat of 'All in the Palm'. Hacke and Edwards keep the pace with 'The Tell' and its driving industrial rhythm and break it down completely with track #4, “standing stone, Helios”. 'Kiowa 5' is shaped by fascinating drum patterns and the shamanic vocals of David Eugene Edwards. 'Lily' is the song that is inspired most by early Wovenhand, followed by the dark and hypnotic 'Parish Chief' with its almost Suicide-like vintage drumbeat, the drone excursion 'Akhal', before the memorable 'Teach Us To Pray' and the final and epic 'Breathtaker'. Each one a piece of the puzzle; made to be listened in its entirety.

„To make our own record together has always been a dream and now because of his kindness we have done so. I am so grateful and honored to play with him and so excited for the world to hear what we have created together.“ - David Eugene Edwards


David Eugene Edwards & Alexander Hacke 'Risha' will be released June 22nd via Glitterhouse Records followed by extensive touring.

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