A portal for my work as a musician, record producer and soundtrack composer. You will find concert listings and updates for my various projects. Thanks for stopping by.



 

German Record Critics Prize (Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik) 

 This is one I didn't see coming. Though I have known this for a couple of days, today I can announce that my solo album "Where the Spirit Rests" is one of the ten winners of the 2021 "German Record Critics Prize" (Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik). This long running juried prize honors a cross-section of styles and genres and this year the selected records include a Mahler symphony and the live album from the incredible Angel Bat Dawid & Tha Brothahood.

https://www.schallplattenkritik.de/.../die-jahrespreise-2021


 

Bandcamp presale & video for new solo album "Where the Spirit Rests" 

Today we launched the pre-sale for my new solo album via Bandcamp. The album will be available via Glitterhouse (Europe) and Drums & Wires (North America). It will be out on June 4th. You can order the LP / CD / download here: https://bit.ly/33tXhp

Here's the video for the album's title track: https://bit.ly/3vMLGOE



The images for the video were generously loaned to me by Robin Mellway. I found his gorgeous super 8 films of the north american west on Youtube. I am very thankful that he allowed me to include his work in the video as I think there is a strong connection between the song and these images.

 

NEW SOLO SONG: "Early Snow" 

Here is the image video for my new song "Early Snow": 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eLvPeDtBfc

This was the first song I finished writing for the upcoming solo album - almost exactly a year ago. Alastair McNeill joins me on analog synth and production. 

The album "Where the Spirit Rests" is out on June 4th. It's available for pre-order via Glitterhouse mail order and "Early Snow" can be streamed at the usual places: https://linktr.ee/ChrisEckman​

2018 Album Releases 

After a few years of not making any new music, things got a little bit carried away. The 2018 discography: 


Dirtmusic - Bu Bir Rya 
The Strange - Echo Chamber 
Distance, Light & Sky - Gold Coast 
Katalena - Človek ni zver (producer) 
Chloe Mons - Hôtel de l'univers (producer) 

A big thanks to all the stand up, hyper-talented people I worked with on these. I feel damn lucky to have been included.

Near in the Distance 2 

I was part of an unforgettable performance put together by my good friend Rupert Huber (from Tosca and L/O/N/G) 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.

https://www.mdw.ac.at/558

Glitterhouse releases Walkabouts reissues 

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