The album is introduced by a dreamy piano ballad, very puristic and instrumental. It’s the only track, which was not composed by Gerd Albers, instead by amateur musician Johannes Hahn, who played the keyboards too. The song was finally graded up with a soprano saxophon solo played by Marek Arnold.
As long as I can think it seems, that there are the same horror news of conflicts and war all around the world every day. Some of them attended me over decades, the crisis in near-east for example. Today I’m sure, no one is able to stop this never ending spiral of hate and incomprehension. I feel an emotional blunting and ask for myself, if I have a heart of stone, when I care for my own and family life and happiness?!
Someday everyone calls himself into question, if his life is according to the one he wants to. If not, there are two options: You won’t change anything and will stay unhappy. Or you shake up and risk a new start.
This song is dedicated to the nameless young female student from Dehli/India, who was brutally gang-raped and killed by six men in December 2012. May she rest in peace, hopefully at a better place.
Let’s stay in India for a while: What a curious country full of contrasts. Aerospace technology, nuclear power and a booming IT industry on the swings. A thousand of years old culture incl. a caste system, which has never been transformed into modern life. A break-up nation, on the threshold to an important economical force of the world, but in contrast very extreme poverty and hunger with an increasing population.
As a Business Manager you have to learn to live with the always-on pressure, and you have to be comfortable with hunting for revenues and earning money. I share this fate with my business partner and musical friend Kay Ernst. Together with him and the funk-slap bassman Jost Halenta this song was created within a jam session, which became more and more… curious, when recording it finally.
This song is a prevailing acoustic title with german words, which got some typical phrases of pop music, too. The textual concept and words were written and sang by my band singer Magdalena Sojka. She included some very personal things in this song. Even if you don’t hear it, the ground tone sequence is quite the same one than in the piano intro of the first song.
At the end of the recordings I had an idea of a classic influenced instrumental reprise track. The 4th part of the second track named Oblivion Things, transposed and played by other instruments, that was the inspiration. Thomas Orth again played the grand piano theme, like my band mate Matthias Becker on bass too. But the very special feature is the orchestra programming of Andreas Wimmer. It’s incredible, how he simulated a full orchestra with classic instruments only with a keyboard and professional plugins.
Long before I decided to produce a CD, I just wanted to write and record one own song. Because I’m a fan of epic longtracks, it had to be a longer one. The trigger for this song was the story of a little girl, who became witness of a brutal crime at a riverside. For weeks and months, policemen and psychologics tried to crack her catatonism silence, till the girl suddenly was able to tell about the crime, so the offender could be arrested.
During the recordings we made fatal mistakes because of lack of knowledge. So I’m still wondering, how well-sounding this track became.
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