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langer & raabenstein - Sourpuss

langer & raabenstein


Nonine Recordings

Released: 22nd June 2009 | 16 track breaks album
langer & raabenstein are uwe langer, trombone, euphonium, flutes, shells & bowls me raabenstein, keyboards & programming & lyrics guest musicians maxi jahn, spoken poetry paul kleber, double bass (micatone) volker meitz, keyboards (meitz) achim treu, guitar (künstlertreu, der plan) andreas koslik, guitar (sieg der liebe) thomas wydler, drums (nick cave and the bad seeds) kerstin kaernbach, violin (17 hippies) paul brody, trumpet (john zorn) andreas hierholzer flute, (the!she.) jörg miegel, tenor- & barritonsaxophone (mutashabubu) fréderic van de moortel, doublebass & soundscapes (sakuran) wake up each night from the dream called day and splash your face with a shimmying cocktail as the coives of jazz apear in the most phantom-like form and dance with the ghost which normally haunt you. langer & raabenstein break the windows and shave the hair or conventional jazz with a new tradition of scrub-lectro-funk. l & r's clever mix of me raabensteins mellow bottoms and uwe langer's whimsicle tops make up this album, to keep your mental cap untwisted for eighty minutes. and at the end for a moment you will see why mad men cackle and twitch, the witty spoken word of maxi jahn mixes gracefully with a jazz sauced sound scape, traping you in an urban jungle. it leaves you flopped on your belly with an owl eyed scanning grin, waiting for the next drug-yum course licking your sugar laced lips. langer and raabenstein obviously have some kind of fun we all want to have, skipping madly secretly in they're own world of cakd tossing riffs, wicked over-sexed commas; a universe all theyre own. enjoy the chunky brass fruit shakes uwe serves up for you and the air me gives you to breath. the trombonist uwe langer and me raabenstein met in 2005. coming from diverse point of musical views, l&r assembled and enriched their sonic knowledge in several studio sessions together with experienced musicians from the berlin jazz and club scene. three years later they now release sourpuss, a full length artist album of fine and self-contained craft. a product of several eventful studio sessions, sourpuss moves between soft jazz elements and electronica, smothly underlined with free improvisations. the woven spoken poetry passages complete the album, fulfilling its flowery atmospheres with a deep and voluptuous skill. langer & raabenstein offer a laid-back mix of varying musical stages, composed with an individual and far-ranging ambience and a mature character.