Mintville

Mintville is an imaginary, rather small rural settlement where sophisticated gardeners and musicians live. Although they are a long way past their forties they are still in mint condition, like collectable vinyl records. All the women who have moved here after many years of travels and affairs are attractive, smart and warm-hearted. It is always a source of amazement at their recurring "39th" birthday parties that they have daughters in their late twenties. Gangs of cats and children are the secret rulers of this village.

Mintville is also a group of amateur musicians. Consisting of founder members Achim Susbauer (vocals & guitar), Peter Müller (piano, vocals, guitar & bouzouki) and Richard Bellinghausen (vocals & percussion) it was created among old friends when in spring 2011 we finally decided to meet for weekly rehearsals instead of the usual three times a year. Old buddy Franz-Johann Kremer (electric bass, double bass, flute & vocals) joined in 2015. Singers Steffi Giershausen and Hiltrud Triphaus came and went. Since 2012 our songbook has made a shift from cover versions to originals for which Achim and Peter provide music and Richard his English (sort of) lyrics.

The inimitable Roland Enders acts as studio wizard, capturing our songs for "posterity". A number of high-calibre guest stars assist us in achieving luxurious recordings while our sound is more basic when we play the same songs live as a four piece band.

Bats Bereft Of Radar

Their debut album from 2014. Currently, they are recording their next album which will be released in 2019.

Bats

Credits

Guest musicians:

  • Karl Beck
  • Wilfried Bellinghausen
  • Roland Enders
  • Roberto Fersini
  • Sebastian Frick
  • Lilo Gerdes
  • Steffi Giershausen
  • Franz Kremer
  • Sonja Lichtenberg
  • Sabrina Palm
  • Anne Schiranski
  • Michael Tamme
  • Hiltrud Triphaus
  • Edgar Zens

Artwork, images:

  • Richard Bellinghausen
  • Tom Birkhäuser
  • Franz Buhr
  • Elisabeth Enders

Credits for ambient-samples from freesound.org

Downloads

Bats-Ears - audio tracks (MP3)

Bats-Eyes - Artwork, Lyrics & more

Listen to:

Every Mouth You Kissed

Progress Stumbles On

Peppermint Patty

Cherry Blossom Time

Nobody There

Expecting Good Weather

A Sudden Glimpse Of Spring

A Matter Of Trust

A Word About Changing

Paint Me A Desert

Luxury In Solitude

Indian Summer Girls

Snow In Clonakilty

The Eve-Janine Rag