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cologne tape-welt 2lp (magazine)

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cologne tape: welt

The totality of the many in one -- Cologne Tape, an on-and-off gathering of artists from all over the world, counts as its members Ada, Barnt, Jens-Uwe Beyer, Jörg Burger, John Harten, Philipp Janzen (Von Spar), Mario Katz, John Stanier (Battles), and Axel Willner (The Field). These artists live in Berlin, Cologne, and Hamburg, and are rarely all in the same place, but whenever they are each of them always has the feeling that something relevant needs to be done. The ensemble's name represents a city and the musical recordings that are made in it. Their first release, Render, marked the start of the Magazine label in 2010 and found its way into DJ sets by famed artists like Dixon -- with music that didn't necessarily have the dancefloor in mind. Since then, small and absolutely sublime pieces of Cologne Tape have appeared in public, including a previously unreleased track that the group incorporated into their mix for Dummy and a contribution to Turner Prize-nominated English artist Phil Collins's 2015 double LP My heart's in my hand, and my hand is pierced, and my hand's in the bag, and the bag is shut, and my heart is caught, and the bag is shut, and my heart is caught. And now, Cologne Tape return with Welt, bringing the world eight musical arrangements performed and recorded at Dumbo Studios, Cologne. Stanier and Willner refined the unfiltered emotions of these sessions with drums and synths after the fact, before the group arranged the material into a dramatic story arc under the direction of Beyer. The recordings also feature friends of the collective including Mexican artist Rebolledo, guitarist Burkhard Mönnich, and singer Isis Lace, all of whom happened to be close by and joined the band spontaneously during their musical ritual. A freewheeling ceremony of grand piano, synthesizers, vibraphone, organ, drums, guitar, and more, Welt is a work of panoramic music that offers listeners entrance to a world of deeply reflective sounds and rhythms. gatefold jacket/includes download.

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