Ludwig Wittbrodt – S/T

MC and digital | Releases November 13tha3742563403_10
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The Duo Ludwig Wittbrodt, that‘s Emily Wittbrodt on cello and Edis Ludwig on laptop and drums. The two develop a thicket of sounds and melodies that absorbs us in a completely unpretentious way and fills us with associations and warmth. Sometimes in the jungle, sometimes under water in the desert, we are reminded of the achievements of both Krautrock and Neue Musik, of early electronic music as well as Drone and Ambient.

At first glance, Emily and Edis seem to be an unequal couple. She has an academic background as a cellist, he is self-taught with his main instrument being computer and programming. She is active in Free Jazz, he drums with the rock band Düsseldorf Düsterboys. On the other hand, both have been active in the Free Improv scene in the German Rhine-Ruhr region for years – for example in ensembles such as The Dorf or Hilde (Emily) and Nasssau or Transport (Edis).

After some concerts and a first tour now is the time for the release of the group‘s debut album. Ludwig Wittbrodt will be released on cassette (yes, on real music cassette) and of course digitally. These four tracks, which evolved from a mixture of improvisation and joint composing, show the musical communication between Edis and Emily, but also the fun of combining moods, styles and instruments, which, according to our dusty listening habits, are surprising and irritating in a pleasant way.

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Nasssau – Anna-Lisa & Rosanne

MC and digital | Releases August 28tha3742563403_10
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In the heat of summer ’19, Nasssau staggered in a stuffy bus through parts of Europe. They pant in Dusseldorf, they splashed in Hamburg, they rejoiced in Brussels and they mumbled in Antwerp’s secret gardens. Along the way, Anna-Lisa and Rosanne found each other.

Each cassette is handmade and unique. The cases have been made in gravure printing. More precisely: They are line etchings with oil paint on handmade paper. The process also uses a titanium-zinc plate and a paint made of diluted tar. And finally, to match the music, the whole thing wanders through an acid bath.

Nasssau is an 8-piece improv band, formed in 2015 in the Makroscope Art Center in Mulheim a.d. Ruhr, Germany. Consisting of friends who’ve collaborated in a wide range of different musical styles and formations, Nasssau is the attempt to find an ever-changing and collective musical language.