Solo album No. 7 from 2018 has again a proggy feel, without being too complex. My goal was to write sophisticated music, which still comprises catchy melodies. The hardware version includes a twenty-page booklet with the lyrics. Since I do not offer the CD for sale, you can download not only the music but also the complete artwork.
I had active support from:
Richard Bellinghausen, who wrote the lyrics for 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8. He also designed the booklet and sang lead and backing vocals on 3 and 6
Claudia Theisen performed the vocals on 1, 5 and 8.
Ute Grewenig provided me with some of her paintings that were photographed by Tom Birkhäuser.
Tanja Raffel worked as a model for some pages in the booklet, Karin Kämmerer took the pictures of Tanja.
A big thank you to all those involved, especially to Richard Bellinghausen, who contributed to this album with his smart lyrics and also was a helpful hand during some of the recording sessions.
Listen to the songs:
*) The siren sample is made available by FatLane on freesound.
Click on the picture above to view the art book. A new window will open. It might take a while to load the data.
Using the two windows, you may read the lyrics while listening to the music.
This is my sixth solo album. The download version is as always free and contains the songs in the best possible MP3 quality as well as the art book in PDF format. Click on the cover image to view a virtual version of the art book. Use the player below to listen to the songs.
I've been working on this album for two years. I had a lot of support from my friend Richard Bellinghausen. He performed the lead vocals on "The Present's Too Precious" and "Attracted To Foreign Shores" and wrote the lyrics for "Too Dumb For Paradise", "Attracted To Foreign Shores", "Something Fishy At The Outpost" and, together with me, "The Present's Too Precious". He also designed the art book and contributed some photos.
But he wasn't the only one who helped me. I would like to thank the following persons for their contributions:
Nikolas Mews performed the lead vocals on "The Acrophobic Balloonist" and "Beware Of Sirens".
Hiltrud Triphaus, Sonja Lichtenberg and Peter Müller together with Richard were my choir on "3000". Hiltrud also performed one of the background vocals on "The Present's Too Precious". Elisabeth Enders, Bernd Giershausen and Karin Kämmerer have contributed photos. Anne Schiranski worked as the model on the cover and in the art book.
Listen to the songs: