Valk / Mahnig / Manderscheid / Sternal – POP

JHM 254
2018

1. The Boyish Chest (1'47) / 2. HD (2'06) / 3. Through (1'42) / 4. Skylla (0'44) / 5. Motus (5'47) / 6. Stonehenge (2'42) / 7. Pop (3'10) / 8. Water (3'38) / 9. Snow (7'15) / 10. F*** that engine (3'23) / 11. Stock house Meeting (5'05) / 12. Whistle (1'49) / 13. Ithaka (3'52) / 14. Menti diversi (1'39) / 15. Black Sheet (1'19) / 16. Les Jeux sont faits (4'29)


Valk-Mahnig-Manderscheid-Sternal is a band of musicians coming from different generations. An "Island tour through changeable seas", as metaphor of the project`s musical structure, runs like a thread through the release "POP". Its "natural ports" are the band`s original works and pieces of New York based colleague Thomas Heberer, but "open bays" are compositions of Claude Debussy and Karlheinz Stockhausen – inspiring interpretations by Valk-Mahnig-Manderscheid-Sternal. Spontaneous improvisations during changing wind and weather complete the structure of this release. As result there is a considerable different variation of POP music: dramatic, pensive, wild, groovy, spontaneous, ecstatic and especially not streamlined or "off the rack".


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Walter
14
Menti Diversi