On Hyperdelia’s first release »Erster Teil - Zweiter Teil - Dritter Teil« the recording studio takes eight musicians on astral travelling. The Serenus Zeitblom Oktett’s album is the beautiful result of a complexly processed abstraction of a live acoustic jazz ensemble becoming a hyperdelic space tentacle, reaching into bass depths and pop dimensions: one moment zooming into microscopic miniature sounds only to branch out into free floating airy planes in the next.
»Erster Teil - Zweiter Teil - Dritter Teil« is the debut LP of the Berlin based ensemble Serenus Zeitblom Oktett. The Oktett from Berlin consists of musicians with a broad pop, free jazz and contemporary music background. All eight musicians have worked in various formations and with various musicians, ranging from Efterklang’s Martyn Heyne (who also did post-production on the record) and Matthew Herbert to Ingrid Laubrock, Stargaze, Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra and many more. These diverse backgrounds inform the Oktett’s artificial but organic live sound-production aesthetic.
The ensemble is accompanied by a ninth member, the Klanggestalter. Both in the studio as well as live every instrument is being amplified and processed by filters and live algorithms, neutralising the difference of acoustic and electric instruments. www.serenuszeitblom.de
The LP comes with a special video documentary by Roman Hagenbrock (i am just a video girl). The video adds another poetic layer of abstraction: confusing sound, action and image. www.romanhagenbrock.de
released June 12, 2017
Recording: 23.02. - 25.02.2015 Vox-Ton Studio, Berlin
Andreas Dzialocha (electric bass, composition), David Meier (drums), Moritz Bossmann (electric guitar), Karsten Lipp (electric guitar), Els Vandeweyer (vibraphone), Isabelle Klemt (violoncello), Shasta Ellenbogen (viola), Richard Koch (trumpet), Matthias Erb (Klanggestaltung)
Production: Andreas Dzialocha
Recording: Antonio Pulli (Vox-Ton Studio, Berlin)
Mix Fuzz & Fairy Dust: Martyn Heyne (Lichte Studio, Berlin)
Mixing: Matthias Erb, Andreas Dzialocha
Mastering: Francesco Donadello (Calyx Mastering, Berlin)
Video: Roman Hagenbrock
Tracklist (Total: 38:01)
1. Erster Teil (Einklang, Fläche A, Fläche B, Wunderwald, Unendlich, Gleichzeitig / Ausklang) - 16:01
2. Zweiter Teil (Kaleidoskop, Stasis, Null, Stasis #2, Glockenklang) - 09:01
3. Dritter Teil (Einklang, Linie A, Linie B, Eins, Ende) - 12:58
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This is beyond all unreasonable doubt one of the best albums I ever listened to. As a painter who needs the right music to be able to work - I often prefer silence - Nachtstuecke is the kind of surrounding that is present without ever demanding attention. It works like a kind of carrier wave. I am very impressed and the next album I will add is Stephan Mathieu's 'Before Nostromo'.