I was part of an unforgettable performance put together by my good friend Rupert Huber (from Tosca and Long) and the visionary folks at net:art. Rupert, Richard Dorfmeister and drummer Maria Petrova played in front of an audience in Vienna and myself and several others sang/played along in real-time via super high speed internet. Vienna, Ljubljana, Barcelona, Prague, NYC and Judenburg, Austria were all part of the soundscape.
Distance, Light & Sky is a new band I have with Chantal Acda & Eric Thielemans. The album was recorded and mixed by Phill Brown (Talk Talk/ Beth Gibbons/ Bob Marley) and was just released by Glitterhouse Records. We will be touring in April. Check out the opening track "Son" at Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/glitterhouse/01-son
Deluxe Reissues of their 1996 and 1997 classics with re-worked and extended artwork plus a bonus CD containing five unreleased tracks of that period. Comes in a multifold digipak with 16 page booklet and as a two-LP set (180 gram heavyweight vinyl, gatefold sleeve) plus two CDs! Also available is a boxed set with both albums plus the live album from the 1997 orchestra tour: Bruxelles. http://label.glitterhouse.com/releases.php?show=197
UNCUT (UK): "Global fusion at its most democratic and exhilarating" MUSIC OMH (UK): **** "Lion City is a strong, viscerally stirring album and a true highlight of intercultural awareness in the contemporary music climate." WONDERING SOUND (UK): "Like Troubles, Lion City does attempt a new, thrilling kind of fusion, gathering everything from blues to dub, rock to electronica together, and confidently pulling it all forward. It’s an album of real vision. Step by step, Dirtmusic are building a new world sound."
AUDIO (DE): ****
"A psychedelic trip of hand-played strings, ambient electronical sounds, uninterrupted dark rhythms and whispering echoes." MUSIC NEWS (UK): "Dirtmusic just keep getting better. With every release they seem to delve deeper into the heart and soul of their music and keep developing new ways to hypnotize and entrance the listener. This is music that has gone beyond and takes the listener with it." DISTORSIONI (UK): 8/10 "This extraordinary album ends with September 12, a song of love to the grandmother of a young senegalese singer Ibrahima Douf who reveals a rare sensitivity as an interpreter ...the echo of his singing seems to propagate a fascinating and mysterious African night." MONDOMIX (FR): "dark and sensual, Lion City indulges in the eddies of the night. Built on electronic strata, Malian acoustic instruments and vintage guitars, Lion City confirms the validity of their approach: by dipping into the dust, their hands come back with traces of gold nuggets." LOUDER THAN WAR (UK): 10/10 "The brilliance of Troubles clearly wasn’t a one-off, and I thought long and hard about what score to give this album. In the end, it was easy, Lion City is another classic."
Andrea Schroeder's album "Where the Wild Oceans End" has received rave reviews all over Europe. I produced and mixed the album and we recorded it at the famed Hansa Studios in Berlin and the gorgeous Ocean Sound Recordings in Giske, Norway. You can check out her video for "Helden", a German language cover of David Bowie's "Heroes".